Monday, March 19, 2018

The Agenda: How Naval hospital deal got screwed up; Gowdy and Graham warn Trump; NYT on Mepkin Abbey's plight

Charleston County taxpayers on the hook for uncertain $33 million project

Posted by Sam Spence on Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 12:13 PM

click to enlarge Charleston County will pay more than $30 million for the mostly-vacant Naval Hospital on Rivers Avenue after it cut short a 25-year lease and was sued - GOOGLE STREET VIEW
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U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Congressman Trey Gowdy both warned President Donald Trump against taking steps to interfere with the special counsel investigation of the Trump campaign, with Graham reiterating that a Mueller firing would spell "the beginning of the end of his presidency." Source: The State

The New York Times talked with Trappist monks who live a solitary life of work and worship at Mepkin Abbey near Charleston, where the average age is up to 77 from around 30 since the mid-1950s. Source: NYT

Abortion is down in S.C., but lawmakers are attempting more laws to limit it. Source: Greenville News

P&C calls the selection of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to become Secretary of State a 'snub' for ex-S.C. governor U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley. Source: P&C

Charleston County taxpayers are paying $33 million to rescue the old Naval Hospital which the single dissenting county council voice on the deal called a "financial disaster." P&C's David Slade has a look at how that deal went to shit, leaving all of us on the hook. Source: P&C

P&C editorial board: "String of failures at Navy hospital"


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