P&C took a deep dive on the growing cost of living in the Charleston Metro on Sunday, taking a look at the disparity between the cost of buying a home and average wages in the area. Post and Courier’s owner Evening Post Industries is in the midst of redeveloping a large chunk of its property downtown, including a high-rise apartment building where monthly rents start just under $2,000 for less than 750 square feet. EPI officials also pushed back on a city proposal Source: P&C
P&C’s Brooks Brunson also gives S.C. residents the rundown of how the VC Summer nuclear project fell apart after billions of dollars were collected from customers who will likely never see the result of what they paid for. Source: P&C
The families of those killed in the Emanuel AME Church shooting are answering questions today about yet another mass shooting in a church after a 26-year old man shot and killed at least 26 people in a small-town Texas church Sunday. Source: P&C, San Antonio
AP headline: “S.C. lawmakers still studying education overhaul, 24 years after rural districts sued the state”
Brian Hicks column: “Lawmakers are in perpetual study hall when it comes to education funding”
P&C looks at former Trump campaign leader Paul Manafort, served a federal indictment last week, worked closely with notorious race-baiting consultant Lee Atwater in Washington in the 1980s. Atwater was raised in S.C. and cut his teeth working in state politics before ascending the ranks to national work. Source: P&C
After it came to light recently that President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions likely knew about Russian contacts, which contradicts Sessions’ confirmation hearing testimony, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said he wants Sessions to return to the Senate and “tell us everything you know about Russia.” Source: NYT, The Hill
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