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The Joint commission, a nonprofit group enforcing health care standards, found a condition in Roper Hospital that “poses a threat to patients or other individuals served” after it inspected the health care facility in downtown Charleston. The group has taken the first step toward denying accreditation for the hospital, which could leave it unable to receive federal payments for its services. More: The Post and Courier 

In other headlines:

Top-ranked Lady Gamecocks seek second national championship. The USC Lady Gamecocks are the first team since Connecticut in 2017-18 to be ranked No. 1 in every Associated Press Top 25 throughout the season. The 29-2 team starts its trek to try to win a second national championship with a 2 p.m. game today against 21-9 Howard. More: The Post and Courier, Associated Press 

S.C. Senate unanimously votes to split up DHEC. The state Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a bill to dissolve the Department of Health and Environmental Control. More: WCSC TV, WCBD TV

S.C. House budget provides big pay increases for K-12 education. The S.C. House this week approved a $14 billion spending package, giving massive pay raises to teachers and state employees. The new budget proposal now goes to the Senate with over $4 billion of additional money to spend. More: SC Public Radio

Charleston County outlines funding plan for 2022-2023 HUD money. Charleston County recently released its 2022 Action Plan, outlining several projects it hopes to fund to improve communities and meet housing and community development needs. More: WCSC TV

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