Back to the grindstone with some relief now that this election is over. This is what we're thinking about this week. Obviously, we won't get to them all, but some will stick around, we'll start working on them and they'll show up in the future. Have ideas of your own? Have something you think we should consider before writing? Please chime in.
Hacking scandal | I wrote some about this last week and will probably just update it a bit for print. The breach itself aside, the way it's been handled has been shoddy, bumbling and uninspiring.
Post-election congratulations | Now that the vote's been counted and the races are over, the real work begins. Congratulations to those who won, but you're taking on the hard task of governing at a tough time for the nation. Don't forget the promises you made while running and don't forget that the people who put you in office can just as easily vote you out.
E-waste regulations | The state changed its regulations for the disposal of e-waste this summer. Seems innocuous enough, but the change means that what cost Horry County about $6,000 in the 3rd quarter last year jumped to more than $175,000 this year. That's a lot of money, unbudgeted and unplanned for. What's the deal?
NMB tent rules | City rethinking its strict rules on tents on the beach, taking the first step to get rid of the requirement that they all be 10 feet from each other. It's a good example of leaders seeing how their decisions play out in the real world and deciding that perhaps they went a bit too far and it's worth rethinking.
Sweepstakes parlors | These are popping up all over the place. Are they even legal? If they are, do we want them?