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A forecast from Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project calls for 19 named storms, nine hurricanes and four major hurricanes of Category 3 or higher. Forecasters say the season is expected to be more active than usual. Last year, for example, was the third most active season on record with 21 named storms, including seven hurricanes. More: The Post and Courier, The State, The Weather Channel, National Public Radio 

In other headlines:

S.C. schedules first execution by firing squad or electric chair for April 29. South Carolina scheduled its first execution after corrections officials updated the death chamber to prepare for executions by firing squad. The execution is scheduled for April 29. More: Associated Press, The State, The Post and Courier 

Charleston continues efforts to combat homelessness. The City of Charleston partners with several homeless support programs and homeless shelters to provide assistance to those forced to live without a roof over their head. More: WCSC TV

S.C. leaders react to Jackson joining U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s backers in Congress said they saw the confirmation as an uplifting occasion for the U.S. Senate and a mark of how far the country has come. The 53-47 confirmation vote was a bipartisan rejection of Republican attempts to paint her as an extremist activist judge who coddled criminals, they said. More: The New York Times, The State, The Post and Courier 

Berkeley County weighs study to solve years-long stormwater backup, drainage issues. Berkeley County is looking at drainage rerouting in some areas based on recurring flooding events that have not gotten better in years. More: WCSC TV

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