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The ongoing residential real estate market boom in South Carolina and beyond is, by some measures, even less affordable than the housing bubble of 2005-2007. In a related story, an estimated 1 in 8 renters in the U.S. have fallen behind on rent in the economic slump during the coronavirus pandemic. More: The Post and Courier, The Washington Post

In other headlines:

2nd S.C. inmate looking to block execution. An inmate scheduled to die later this month under South Carolina’s recently reworked capital punishment law is asking to take part in another inmate’s federal request to block his electrocution. More: Associated Press

S.C. legislators add $3M to state budget to improve treatment of mentally ill in prisons. Legislators could send the state Department of Mental Health an additional $3 million in the wake of Jamal Sutherland’s death in the Charleston County jail to improve treatment of the mentally ill who wind up arrested. More: The Post and Courier

S.C. House budget sets $23M aside for waterfront convent land purchase. South Carolina’s budget is setting aside $23 million to the state spending plan to buy a convent that includes waterfront land on Charleston Harbor. More: SC Public Radio

Downtown Charleston building dedicated with historic marker. A historic marker commemorates the L. Mendel Rivers Federal Building that is now known as the Dewberry Hotel. The city says the building was the first major federal project completed in the state after World War II. More: WCSC TV

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