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    Two bills would ban abortions

    South Carolina abortion foes who would have no chance of passing a bill to ban abortion outright instead are pushing bills in the state Senate that would achieve that goal by giving fertilized eggs legal rights at conception. We hope sensible lawmakers will reject this tactic.

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    County, museum group finally reach a deal

    By any reckoning, the York County Council gained little or nothing from its lawsuit against the Culture and Heritage Foundation. But county taxpayers are left with a $140,000 tab for the nine-months-long legal battle.

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    Rock Hill welcomes new superintendent

    Kelly Pew has all the credentials she needs to be an excellent superintendent of the Rock Hill school district. We hope she will prove to be as effective a leader for Rock Hill as she was for the Pickens County school district.

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    S.C. lawmakers punish university again

    South Carolina lawmakers are back to meddling in the curricula of state universities again, and once more gay themes have sparked the intrusion. The question that residents who value free expression need to ask is, where does this stop?

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    Limit increase in ticket prices

    Fans of Rock Hill high school football probably could absorb a dollar increase in the cost of a ticket at the gate for a Friday night game. But bumping up the cost of an inter-city game to $10 might be going too far.

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    Bus system provides valuable service

    Two York County Councilmen would like to put Access, the county’s subsidized bus system, out of business. We hope other council members stand fast in resisting calls to end this valuable service.

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    Pay heed to report on climate change

    Last week’s report by the United Nations climate panel will be dismissed by some deniers as just another effort to scare us about global warming. They’re right about the report being scary but wrong to dismiss it.

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    Bill gives school districts new option

    A bill that would give more school districts the option of collecting a 1-cent sales tax for construction projects would offer some needed flexibility to the districts.

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    Chappell steps down from York County Council after 22 years

    Politics can reward colorful characters. And Curwood Chappell owes at least part of his success as a long-time York County councilman to his penchant for plain talk, common sense and flamboyant rhetorical outbursts.

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    Another milestone in hospital battle

    Tuesday’s decision that Piedmont Medical Center should be allowed to build a new Fort Mill hospital is no guarantee that the matter is settled. We hope, though, that this is one significant step toward resolving a competition that has lasted nearly a decade.

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