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SC Lede: Pain in the Gas

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Gavin Jackson
Worldwide energy demand has pushed up oil, which recently topped $80 a barrel, leading to higher gas prices at the pump. The cost of a regular gallon of gas in South Carolina is $3.02 according to AAA. A multitude of factors, driven by the pandemic, have led to increased energy costs worldwide

On this edition of the South Carolina Lede for October 12, 2021, we look at criminal justice reform trends in the state, the multitude of reasons why energy prices are rising, the debate over natural immunity to COVID-19, and much more.

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Gavin Jackson graduated with a visual journalism degree from Kent State University in 2008 and has been in the news industry ever since. He has worked at newspapers in Ohio, Louisiana and most recently in South Carolina at the Florence Morning News and Charleston Post and Courier.