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South Carolina ranks No. 2 in nation for marijuana arrests. A report from the American Civil Liberties Union ranks South Carolina at number two in the country. Darlington County ranked No. 5 i the country; Marion County ranked No. 7. Source: WBTW TV

Gun owners could carry openly in public under proposed bill. Trained South Carolina gun owners could carry their weapons openly in public under a new bill that some top state legislators expect to pass as soon as this year. Source: The Post and Courier

Lack of diversity among S.C. judicial election winners angers Black lawmakers. South Carolina legislators sent two dozen judges to the bench across the state Feb. 3, but all of them were white, sparking outrage, but not surprise, among several Black members of the state legislature. Source: The Post and Courier

South Carolina revamps system to notify crime victims. South Carolina has updated the Victim Information and Notification Everyday system, which provides information to crime victims such as a suspect’s custody status or hearing date. The new website and app are easier to use, state Attorney General Alan Wilson said. Source: Associated Press

Charleston police sponsors training to fight hate crimes. Charleston Police Department will hold a daylong training Friday for officers and prosecutors on hate investigation and prevention. The training event will include how to assure evidence of hate crimes and how to work with prosecutors. Source: Associated Press