On Wednesday, the Southern Poverty Law Center released its “Year in Hate and Extremism” report, finding an additional three hate groups operating in S.C. The report tracks the number and types of hate groups across the country. Source: P&C

Betsy DeVoss, U.S. Secretary of Education, is in S.C. today visiting underperforming schools in what is known as the “Corridor of Shame.” This comes as S.C. legislators are trying to figure out how to improve the state’s education system. Source: AP

Remember when Charleston politicians were concerned about the number of hotels? Charleston’s Board of Zoning Appeals voted unanimously to approve a 252-room hotel–the largest in Charleston–on the site of what is now a parking lot. Source: P&C

The houses on Charleston’s Rainbow Row weren’t painted to reflect the goods they sold–they were originally storefronts with tenement housing upstairs. The buildings were bought in the depression as a safe investment and then fixed up, often replacing the storefronts with carriage gates. Source: P&C

A new ordinance proposed by the Tourism and Livability Committee would ban walking tours from blocking sidewalks and roadways, calling it a public safety issue. Source: Live 5