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SC Lede: No Rest for the Weary Frontline

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The battle over the budget proviso prohibiting schools from imposing a mask mandate reaches the state Supreme Court this week as the federal government opens a civil rights investigation over the matter.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 31, 2021, we look at the latest on lawsuits against mask mandates in the state as well as a civil rights investigation by the US Department of Education on the matter. Also in this episode: South Carolina's new Office of Resilience seeks to reduce future flood damage; how Palmetto State hospitals are handling an surge in COVID-19 cases; and more.


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Gavin Jackson graduated with a visual journalism degree from Kent State University in 2008 and has been in the news industry ever since. He has worked at newspapers in Ohio, Louisiana and most recently in South Carolina at the Florence Morning News and Charleston Post and Courier.