Researchers who study active shooter events say it can be difficult to draw broad conclusions from individual situations, but a review of data from 2000-2021, sparked by the botched response to a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, may reveal more details in how active shooter events start, and how they stop once they’ve begun. With gun safety legislation still being debated in Washington, lawmakers say these answers are invaluable as they discuss funding for mental health services, school safety and other measures aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people. More: The New York Times, The State, The Post and Courier, The Washington Post, WIS TV
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S.C. medical ethics law prompts LGBTQ+ health care concerns. A new law that allows S.C. health providers to deny doing procedures that violate their ethics has prompted concern over healthcare options for the state’s LGBTQ+ population. More: Associated Press
Charleston OKs nearly $11M to finish West Ashley drainage project. Charleston City Council on Tuesday approved an allocation of $10.9 million for the final phase of a draining project to help a West Ashley community after a four year pause. More: The Post and Courier
Charleston City Council discusses deadline to fill commission on racial conciliation vacancies. Charleston City Council still has to fill some vacant seats on a commission created to ensure racial equity in Charleston. More: WCSC TV
Charleston memorial garden honors victims, families of Mother Emanuel attack. The Susie Jackson Freedom Memorial Garden, an all-season memorial park, serves as a reminder of the racist attack at Charleston’s Mother Emanuel AME Church. More: Charleston Regional Business Journal
Damage still to be assessed after Charleston airport parking deck fire. Sixteen vehicles plus the nearly indiscernible remains of a Ford F-150 pickup cannot be moved until the extent of the damage in the wake of a fire can be assessed. More: The Post and Courier
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