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    Obama’s plan to destroy Islamic State

    President Barack Obama’s plan for destroying Islamic State incorporates nearly every strategic option available to the United States – short of sending a large contingent of American troops to fight the terrorist group. Those who criticize the president for not doing enough to combat...

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    Who should maintain York County roads?

    York County is accepting responsibility for the maintenance of new roads when it can’t afford the upkeep on roads that already exist. As County Council members recently acknowledged, maybe it’s time to look at alternatives.

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    Raising the gas tax for road repairs is an option

    Analysts recently announced that Rock Hill’s gasoline prices are the lowest in the nation. And that’s good news.

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    Schools have embraced new technology

    Decades from now, this year is likely to be remembered as the year when area schools fully embraced new technology in the classroom.

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    Boat ramp for Broad River is a good idea

    More people taking advantage of a scenic natural resource doesn’t always mean more damage to the property. We hope that will be the case if York County goes ahead with plans to build a boat ramp on the Broad River.

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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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    Replacing exit exam a good idea

    Like most standardized testing, South Carolina’s high school exit exam – the High School Assessment Program – was designed to help ensure that schools were doing their job.

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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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    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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