“Uncovered” is a comprehensive look at how the lack of watchdog journalism in communities, combined with weak ethics laws, is a perfect storm for corruption to run amok in South Carolina. The stories were written by the Post and Courier of Charleston’s Watchdog and Public Service Team and are being reprinted with that newspaper’s permission.

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Corruption festers when people aren’t looking, when the spotlight doesn’t shine. Without fair scrutiny, public officials with weak ethical backbones bend the rules. They help themselves to public money. They help their cronies instead of people they represent. Like a virus, corruption mushrooms, and so do the costs to you and other members of the public.

Sunlight can disinfect, but South Carolina has lost some light.