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    Special zoning should be limited in York County

    The York County Council needs to respect zoning designations and stick to its comprehensive plan when considering rezoning requests. But we can see a need for allowing conditional zoning changes in certain situations where conflicts among different interests can be resolved by doing so.

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    Screen newborns within three-day window

    South Carolina hospitals jeopardize the lives of scores of newborn children each year by failing to test them on a timely basis for deadly genetic disorders. Fortunately, fixing the problem is relatively easy – if hospitals resolve to do it.

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    It’s time for more secure credit cards

    Kudos to South Carolina banks that voluntarily issued new debit and credit cards to all their customers as a result of the massive Target data breach during the Christmas shopping season.

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    Haley weighs in on education reform

    Whatever the motivations, the fact that South Carolina’s leaders are having a serious conversation about how to improve education in the state is a welcome development.

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    Keep unemployment benefits coming

    The consensus of many economists is that supporting the long-time unemployed while they seek new jobs is both compassionate and good economic policy.

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    Restoring lakefront park is worthy goal

    Everyone who lives in or visits York County should be able to enjoy Lake Wylie, not just those who own boats or have houses along the shore. And that is one of the key functions of Ebenezer Park

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    Zais drops effort to repeal standards

    State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais said he wanted to permanently repeal state standards for K-12 class sizes and staffing to give local school districts more “flexibility.” The reaction of much of the education community: No thanks.

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    We need to act to avoid climate change

    A recent study concluded that by 2047, average yearly temperatures in South Carolina will be subtropical because of climate change. We need to act sensibly worldwide to do something to prevent it.

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    Don’t eliminate class size caps, other state education requirements

    A plan to eliminate state education standards covering, among other things, class sizes in public schools, teacher workloads, certification requirements for teachers and the number of guidance counselors, aids and librarians schools must have is likely to mean a faster race to the bottom for South...

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    Did leaders learn their lesson from the shutdown?

    If there is a silver lining in the shutdown of the federal government and the run-up to a potentially catastrophic default on the national debt, it is that lawmakers might now be more reluctant to use that tactic again.

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