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    Don’t reopen Barnwell nuclear landfill to nation

    Some state lawmakers are under pressure from the operators of the nuclear waste disposal site in Barnwell County to reopen the site to waste from around the nation. To do so would risk returning the state to the status of a national dumping ground, a stigma the state held for decades until the Legislature...

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    Saving S.C. State will be challenging

    While the actions proposed by state lawmakers to save South Carolina State University are drastic, they at least offer evidence that the Legislature is determined to prevent the state’s only public historically black university from closing its doors.

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    State bond package addresses vital needs

    Despite Gov. Nikki Haley’s objections, we hope the state Legislature will proceed with a plan to borrow nearly $500 million for a variety of much needed projects across the state. Now, with extremely low interest rates, is an ideal time to borrow the money.

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    S.C. counties are right to be skeptical

    Since the beginning of the 2008 recession, as state revenues dropped, lawmakers never adjusted the amount

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    Divide DHEC into two different agencies

    The state Department of Health can Environmental Control has always been a bad marriage. Rather than burdening a new director with the task of running this unmanageable agency, we hope lawmakers will carry through with a proposal to eliminate it and disperse its duties to other state agencies.

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    State needs more women in Legislature

    While the recent sexist remark by state Sen. Tom Corbin was stunning in its obtuseness, perhaps it shouldn’t have been so unexpected in such a male-dominated workplace. And maybe the only effective antidote is to elect more women to the Legislature.

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    Making the right choice for Winthrop

    The past nine months have been challenging for Winthrop University. Now, as the university goes about choosing a new president, we hope the prospects are strong for stability, progress and continuity in the high quality of education for its students in the months ahead.

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    Video is not the only evidence in DUI cases

    Technology can be a boon to law enforcement, including the increasing use of cameras to record traffic stops and various other interactions between police and civilians. But members of South Carolina law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and victims’ advocates have complained that, in too...

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    Rock Hill considers a smarter school calendar

    We think the proposal to adjust Rock Hill’s school-year calendar to end the first semester before winter holidays makes good sense. It would end a conflict that has plagued students and teachers alike for years.

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    S.C. Senate punts on ethics reform bill

    Some or all of the state senators who helped defeat an ethics reform bill last week must have something to hide. What else could explain the abrupt end to a nearly three-year effort to enact meaningful changes in the way ethics charges against lawmakers are handled?

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