South Carolina is unhealthy because our communities don’t work to promote healthy lifestyles. Columbia tried recently with a plan to install bike lanes, but the first one is being removed because it slows down drivers.
The race between Henry McMaster and James Smith for governor guarantees that South Carolina will elect the first chief executive from Richland County since Wade Hampton won from his adopted home county in 1878.
The SC Department of Social Services was more problem than solution when Susan Alford became director in 2015. But she worked to solve problems and make lives better for the children that DSS is responsible for protecting.
A solar energy cap that makes it more expensive for SC residents to use rooftop solar panels survived the 2018 legislative session, despite efforts to lift or repeal it. Duke Energy could reach its cap within days.
SC 20-somethings don’t want to be teachers because the pay is lousy and anti-school ideologues have spent two decades blaming them for everything as they tried to defund public schools and send tax money to unaccountable private schools.
The University of South Carolina increased its African-American freshman enrollment by 25 percent last year, and the graduation rate is more than twice the national average, thanks to ongoing efforts to improve diversity and support.
Next month SCANA shareholders will vote on a proposed merger with Dominion Energy, one year to the day after SCANA and its partner Santee Cooper pulled the plug on the V.C. Summer nuclear expansion project in Fairfield County. These utilities spent $9.4 billion and staked our state’s energy future on this now-abandoned project. If shareholders approve the merger, the state’s Public Service Commission will decide whether to accept or reject it.
The TERI teacher incentive program isn’t a good solution to South Carolina’s teacher shortage, but legislators need to make it easier for retired teachers to return to the classroom until we can recruit more new teachers.
Many people have begun to doubt whether college is worth the investment, at exactly the time that a college diploma is more valuable than ever and when colleges are proving to be essential community partners.
The SC Public Service Commission is helping SCE&G by not forcing the utility to turn over documents needed to prove that power bills should be reduced because the utility mismanaged construction of nuclear reactors at the VC Summer plant.
The State’s new publisher, Rodney Mahone, explains how his Southern upbringing shaped his values, and talks about his commitment to tell your essential stories, help build community and never shy away from what is challenging.
Climate change seems obvious when you look at the Keeling Curve, a graph based on an astounding 60-year record of global carbon dioxide levels. The case seems less clear when you think of the millennia of data we don’t have.
The SC Pregnancy Accommodations Act will help mothers continue to work during pregnancy and after childbirth, by requiring reasonable accommodations, such as work breaks, sitting down. It will help businesses retain good employees.