A 96-page report released Tuesday details shortfalls in and cures for the Palmetto State’s criminal justice system. And while many of the findings show ongoing issues within the S.C. Department of Corrections, such as mass incarceration continues disproportionately affecting communities of color — other key aspects are worth noting. More in Statewide: Charleston City Paper, The Post and Courier
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Charleston food workers rally for higher minimum wages. About a dozen organizers with the group Fight for $15 marched outside their fast-food restaurant business on Rivers Avenue with signs demanding better pay and a union. More: The Post and Courier, WCSC TV
State Board of Education approves 33 school district virtual learning programs. The South Carolina Board of Education has approved 33 school district virtual learning programs for the 2021-2022 school year. More: WCSC TV
MUSC awarded $39k in cancer charity scam settlement. The Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center is set to get a nearly $40,000 grant after a nationwide cancer charity scam settlement. More: The Post and Courier
Charleston City Council rolls back emergency property tax increase. Charleston homeowners are getting a property tax break after city officials rolled back emergency measures passed late last year amid a major budget shortfall caused by the coronavirus pandemic. More: The Post and Courier
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