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Charleston police to attend hate crime prevention training. The Matthew Shepard Foundation, an LGBTQ nonprofit, will host training Friday for Charleston Police officers that will help them recognize and fight hate crimes. Cynthia Deitle, the organization’s director of Civil Rights reform, says based on the population of Charleston, police may be underreporting hate crimes. Source: WCSC TV

Charleston County Council chairman won’t share who drafted former county attorney’s exit contract. Four days after the public learned of Charleston County’s ethically questionable $216,000 contract with a federal judge who had been the county’s attorney, only one councilman thought it worth discussing at a council meeting the night of Feb. 11. Source: The Post and Courier

Proposed legislation would end ‘sub-minimum wage’ for those with disabilities. Legislation in the state Senate would ban employers from paying people with disabilities less than minimum wage, currently allowed under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. Source: WSPA TV

Lawmakers ready to pass ‘heartbeat bill’ banning most abortions. A bill that would effectively ban most abortions in South Carolina has been advancing quickly through the Statehouse after multiple failed past attempts. Similar laws have been passed in almost a dozen other conservative states, but none are enforced because of court challenges. Source: The Post and Courier