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Climate change is becoming impossible to ignore in Charleston, with “sunny day” flooding happening across the Lowcountry with increasing frequency. Downtown, groundwater burbles up through storm drains and roads become impassable even on days with no wind. But despite the challenges, Charleston is booming. The city’s population grew 25% from 2010 to 2020, growing to roughly 150,000. And in the two years ahead of the pandemic, builders added about 7,700 multifamily apartments, and 6,000 were slated for 2020. This article also gives a nod to City Paper’s own Crane Count series. More: The New York Times 

In other headlines: 

S.C. DNR to protect ACE Basin horseshoe crabs. The state Department of Natural Resources won’t open a coastal area in the ACE Basin to horseshoe crab harvesters due in part to legislative pressure. More: The Post and Courier 

Charleston only $1M short of funding for Ashley River pedestrian bridge. The Charleston Area Transportation Study policy committee on Monday approved $14 million more for a pedestrian bridge connecting West Ashley to the peninsula, bringing the project just $1 million shy of the needed $42.1 million. More: The Post and Courier 

Dorchester County adopts first-ever public safety plan. Dorchester County has adopted its first-ever public safety plan, which will guide the area’s policy for the next three years in hopes of improving residents’ quality of life whenever they need help from emergency services. More: WCSC TV

Charleston dockworkers union claims stevedores fixing prices. The union that represents dockworkers in Charleston accused the stevedoring firms that operate at ports in both cities of forcing shipping lines to pay what amounts to a monopoly for cargo services. More: The Post and Courier 

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