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Internet access program opens applications for $30M in grant funds. South Carolinians in rural communities are one step closer to getting access to reliable internet services. The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff today opened the vendor application component of the rural broadband grant program. Source: WCSC TV

Boeing delivers first 787 jet in months. Boeing South Carolina has delivered a 787-9 Dreamliner to United Airlines, the first plane delivered from the manufacturing site in North Charleston in several months. Source: Charleston Business Journal

Wall Street pushes S&P 500 past 4,000 for first time. Wall Street started the month of April and the second quarter with a milestone, as a rally in technology stocks helped drive the S&P 500 past the 4,000 mark for the first time. Source: The Post and Courier

S.C. Senate green-lights five-day in-person school for all by April 12. The South Carolina Senate has unanimously passed a proposal that would require all schools to provide in-person classes five days a week starting as soon as April 12. Source: WIS TV

Charleston County EMS looking for more resources, totaling $2.8M. With area growth straining the Charleston County EMS services, county leaders are looking to make major upgrades to keep up with the increased demand. Source: WCSC TV

Republican lawmaker thinks medical marijuana bill can finally pass. A bill that would allow medical marijuana use in South Carolina has again made it to the Senate floor, and the Republican lawmaker who has pushed unrelentingly for the proposal for the past seven years said he thinks it can finally pass. Source: Bluffton Today