Educators, advocates and legislators say more funding from state and federal sources is needed to expand high-speed internet access.

It would cost an estimated $1.42 billion to get South Carolina’s more than 365,000 unconnected homes and businesses wired to broadband internet services, according to the state’s Office of Regulatory Staff, which is responsible for utility regulation. More: The Post and Courier

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Poll shows statewide support for medical marijuana, senate expected to debate next year. While there is solid support from some, many South Carolina senators still are on the fence, a survey by The State shows. But they expect the bill to be debated next year. More: Johnson City Press/The State

North Charleston residents respond to findings of racial bias police audit. While police and city leaders in North Charleston are disseminating results of the racial bias audit, as one woman put it, nothing was new to the Black community. More: The Post and Courier 

Mace called herself ‘new voice’ for GOP, then pivoted. U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace’s, R-S.C., political shift reflects how rank-and-file Republicans have decided it is too perilous to openly challenge former President Donald Trump. More: The New York Times

Ashley River bicycle-pedestrian bridge project moving along. A long-time effort to build a bicycle-pedestrian bridge spanning from downtown Charleston to West Ashley is making strides. More: The Post and Courier

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