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We mapped Vincent Sheheen's contributions to his gubernatorial race both nationally and locally. See the interactive maps here. Last update: Jan. 9, 2014.
See the salaries of employees for the State of South Carolina who make at least $50,000 a year. Last update: Nov. 12, 2013.
The following database includes all campaign expenditures by elected S.C. House and Senate members from 2009-13. Last update: Oct. 1, 2013.
See the salaries of local government and school employees who make more than $50,000 a year.
Database of high school coaching salaries in public school districts of South Carolina.
Pew Research data on Latino population distribution and changes in the US
Listings of SC railroad crossings by county and current signal projects.
Explore real-time maps and lists of area gas prices, fuel tips, trends and more.
Fatalities by S.C. county by year, 2008-2011
Explore interstate collisions data for interstates 20, 26 and 77 in the Midlands.
Find campaign contributions by politician, industry or organization.
Columbia Municipal Court's jury trial docket
Crime maps from the Columbia Police Department.
Daily crime report from the Richland County Sheriff's Department (pdf).
Track crime as reported by the Town of Lexington Police Department.
View live USGS charts on area streamflow data.
Census data at the national, state and local levels for population and apportionment changes and other basic facts. +Data visualization gallery
Information about soldiers with an association to South Carolina who have died in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Assessing health of county populations nationwide based on a variety of factors. Link goes to SC page.
Growing portal to machine-readable data sets generated by the executive branch of the federal government.
Find statistics maintained by the US Dept. of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Check hotel prices across South Carolina at a glance.
Watch how federal money allocated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is spent.
Monthly and yearly summaries of agency spending, plus other resources. Managed by the S.C. Comptroller General's office.
Federally required reporting by S.C. DHEC on rates of infections acquired by patients in hospitals
County-by-county appropriations of S.C. Education Lottery proceeds since January 2002 (from educationlottery.com).
Medicare's tool to compare nursing homes in your area.
Richland County and other sheriff's agencies offer "OffenderWatch", an online tool to check the status and location of registered sex offenders