The Agenda: BAR's tricky position; Feds' interest in Slager case; Questions about CCSD's shortfall

Rents up in Charleston and across country

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Controversy over the Sgt. Jasper development has triggered a challenge to the Board of Architectural Review - JONATHAN BONCEK FILE PHOTO
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  • Controversy over the Sgt. Jasper development has triggered a challenge to the Board of Architectural Review

The State profiles State Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal as she prepares to leave the Court at the end of the year. Source: The State

During a hearing on the timing of the state's case against former North Charleston officer Michael Slager, accused of murder in the death of Walter Scott, his defense attorney Andy Savage and Solicitor Scarlett Wilson indicated that there may be federal prosecution coming in the case against the former cop, who has been in solitary confinement since his arrest. Source: Reuters

Meanwhile, Savage raises questions about a secretive surveillance program known as "Seahawk" reportedly being used to monitor Slager. Source: ABC News 4

Vince Graham, the new urbanist developer behind i'On and Morris Square, has been named by Gov. Nikki Haley to lead the state's Transportation Infrastructure Bank. Source: P&C

NYT analysis: "95,000 words, many of them ominous, from Donald Trump's Tongue"

A drop in the number of people buying homes and instead turning to rentals has triggered an increase in rents in Charleston and across the country. Source: P&C

Charleston County Schools officials are having to answer some tough questions as they try to figure out what contributed to a surprise $18 million budget shortfall during the last fiscal year. Source: P&C

The Beach Company's legal challenge to the Charleston BAR is being called "unprecedented" and puts unique development control panel in the tenuous position of defending the legality of its own existence. Source: P&C

NYT Sunday op-ed by California professors featuring Charleston: "America needs a national slavery memorial"

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