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From the Editor

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Two meetings last week got me thinking about entrenched ways of looking at issues and how much different — and better — our society might be if we could break away from those mindsets.

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State Column

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RALEIGH — Almost exactly one year ago, South Carolina’s state senate was presented with a measure to raise the default age at which those accused of committing crimes were treated as adults rather than as juveniles. For decades, that age had been 16 in South Carolina.

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