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South Carolina’s public library leaders are fighting a Statehouse proposal that would ban sexual-related books from children’s sections, calling it censorship that threatens what they call the “freedom to read.” The proposal by a vocal minority of S.C. senators calls for cutting aid to libraries that allow kids access to ‘prurient material.’ Small libraries say they could be devastated if the censorship passes. More: The Post and Courier, The State, WLTX

In other headlines: 

Mount Pleasant charter school district transfer could upend state charter regulations. Oceanside Collegiate Academy could flip the regulation of charter schools in the state upside down as it transfers school districts while being out of compliance with state standards. More: The Post and Courier 

Trident breaks ground on new James Island emergency room. Trident Health leaders are breaking ground on a new freestanding James Island emergency room Monday morning. More: WCBD TV

Charleston police to invest in software, staff to deal with opioid crisis. The Charleston Police Department is planning to hire new staff members and invest thousands of dollars into software to help deal with the ongoing opioid crisis in the Lowcountry. More: WCSC TV

Charleston named 11th in U.S. for inbound rental moves despite soaring rental rates. A new study by online firm StorageCafe ranks Charleston 11th in the nation for net inbound rental moves among 100 U.S. cities with populations of more than 100,000. More: The Post and Courier 

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