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    Ferguson decision raises many questions

    Frustration among many nationwide over the decision of a grand jury not to indict Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by Wilson in a daytime encounter Aug.9, is understandable. But that doesn’t justify...

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    Rules needed for sale of e-cigarettes

    Yes, so-called e-cigarettes have certain health advantages over regular cigarettes. But that doesn’t mean manufacturers should be permitted to market e-cigarettes to kids.

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    Education leaders approve AP history course

    We think the State Board of Education made the right decision in refusing to bow to pressure to change guidelines for the Advanced Placement U.S. history course.

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    After court ruling on S.C. schools, legislature needs to act

    It took 21 years for a court ruling that said South Carolina is not providing an adequate education to children in poor school districts. Let’s hope it doesn’t take another two decades for the Legislature to come up with a solution.

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    More regulation needed for child-care programs

    South Carolina should work to ensure the safety of young children in day-care and after-school programs no matter how many children are served or how many hours a week they participate.

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    Panel’s road plan falls way short

    Dumping the problem of fixing South Carolina’s state roads on the counties is not a solution. It’s an evasion of responsibility.

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    Roddey wants action on stormwater issues

    York County Councilman William “Bump” Roddey’s decision to use his support for Rock Hill’s Knowledge Park project as leverage to force the city to fix stormwater problems afflicting his constituents is understandable. But if the city goes along, Roddey would be obligated...

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    With cold days ahead, homeless need shelter

    A 2014 report by the South Carolina Coalition for the Homeless states that 137 people are homeless in York County. Such surveys, however, often underestimate the number of homeless because they are not easily located to be counted.

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    Ethics reform still a top priority

    Gov. Nikki Haley appears to be in a much better position to press for comprehensive ethics reforms in the Legislature than she was when first elected. And she also appears eager to use any new clout to accomplish that.

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    Try harder to change name of Tillman Hall

    Yes, we know that South Carolina law prohibits changing the name of buildings or monuments named for historic figures. But we wish members of the York County state legislative delegation and members of the Winthrop University Board of Trustees would do more than just shrug their shoulders and give...

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