The South Carolina House overwhelmingly approved its new districts Thursday that would maintain Republican dominance in the chamber and protect most incumbents. Five, however, appear to be in danger. The state Senate will also meet next week to consider new district lines required by the U.S. Constitution following the 10-year census. More: Associated Press, WCSC TV, The State, The Post and Courier, SC Public Radio
In other headlines:
- National group urges CCSD to adopt abstinence-until-marriage curriculum. A national sexual education curriculum group wants Charleston County schools to adopt its abstinence-until-marriage education program. More: WCSC TV
- Crab Bank restoration project complete, meaning more habitat for coastal birds. A project to restore the Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary has been completed, and birds are expected to begin returning to the area in the spring. More: The Post and Courier, WCSC TV
- Atlantic hurricanes becoming more frequent, destructive, study finds. Previous research had suggested a possible increase in storm intensity in recent decades, tied to climate change. This study also finds that hurricanes are increasing in frequency. More: The Washington Post
- Charleston Co. County to designate $30M property for affordable housing. Charleston County Council moved to require affordable housing on a county-owned Charleston peninsula property that’s estimated to be worth $30 million. More: The Post and Courier, WCSC TV
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