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The agency that owns and operates the Port of Charleston will pay $40 million to the city of North Charleston to settle a nearly decades-long dispute involving overpasses on city streets where miles-long trains regularly block traffic. The agreement follows an earlier settlement of $11.5 million to pay for 2.5 acres of city-owned property where the rail yard’s southern loop would be built. More: The Post and Courier 

In other headlines:

CCSD officials report higher suicide assessments, violent threats over 2 years. Charleston County School District officials reported a 50% rise in student threats to others and a 45% increase in suicide referrals from before the pandemic. More: The Post and Courier 

Mace’s district stays competitive in S.C. redistricting plan. In addition to keeping South Carolina’s 1st District competitive, the House’s proposed congressional plan significantly alters district lines in Richland County and the Lowcountry. More: The State 

National Democrats meeting in Charleston this week to discuss 2022. State and national leaders from the Democratic National Committee will be meeting in Charleston for an in-person gathering this week. More: The Post and Courier 

43 N. Charleston police, fire departments after vaccine mandate deadline. The city of North Charleston says 43 employees left the city’s police and fire departments since the deadline to get vaccinated, but say not all of them left specifically because of the mandate. More: WCSC TV

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