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The state Education Department is asking South Carolina lawmakers to increase pay for all teachers by 2% next school year. The agency’s budget request also said leaders want to tweak pay for teachers in their first five years of service so they get the full annual cost of living increases given to all teachers. More: Associated Press

In other headlines:

S.C. heritage group backs lawsuit against proposal to loan Calhoun statue to L.A. art show. A preservation group known as the American Heritage Association is helping fund a lawsuit, which centers on the statue’s trust, filed in Charleston County’s probate court by the Bill Connor Law Firm. More: The Post and Courier

Carnival cruises set to resume from Charleston, bring millions to S.C. Ports. Carnival Cruise Line is readying to resume embarkations as long as the pandemic stays under control. More: Charleston Business Journal

One80 Place asking for move-out kit donations this holiday season. A Charleston-based shelter is asking for help to get people who have experienced homelessness established in new apartments or homes in time for the holidays. More: WCSC TV

Charleston City Council OKs King Street BID, permanent equity commission. Charleston City Council at a Tuesday night meeting unanimously passed the first reading of a measure to form King Street Business Improvement District and passed 8-4 the first reading of a measure to make the Commission on Equity, Inclusion and Racial Reconciliation permanent. More: Charleston City Paper, WCBD TV, WCSC TV, The Post and Courier

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