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  • Despite New Law Allowing It, SC Families Can’t Get Cannabis Oil

    Despite New Law Allowing It, SC Families Can’t Get Cannabis Oil

    Friday, July 11 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-07-11 22:55:40 GMT
    A new South Carolina law allows the possession of cannabis oil, with a doctor’s prescription, for the treatment of epilepsy. But there’s a big problem—no one can get it. Federal law prohibits the cannabis oil, which is made from the marijuana plant, from being shipped across state lines.
    A new South Carolina law allows the possession of cannabis oil, with a doctor’s prescription, for the treatment of epilepsy. But there’s a big problem—no one can get it. Federal law prohibits the cannabis oil, which is made from the marijuana plant, from being shipped across state lines.
  • SC House Furloughs Did Not Cut Lawmakers’ Salaries

    SC House Furloughs Did Not Cut Lawmakers’ Salaries

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-08 22:28:14 GMT
    The SC House didn't meet for three weeks this year but members' salaries were not cut.The SC House didn't meet for three weeks this year but members' salaries were not cut.
    When the South Carolina House took three weeks of furlough this year to save taxpayers money, it saved about $150,000 in mileage reimbursements and food and lodging costs that House members are paid. But unlike most furloughs, House members’ pay was not reduced at all, even though they weren’t meeting those three weeks.
    When the South Carolina House took three weeks of furlough this year to save taxpayers money, it saved about $150,000 in mileage reimbursements and food and lodging costs that House members are paid. But unlike most furloughs, House members’ pay was not reduced at all, even though they weren’t meeting those three weeks.
  • Interchange at I-85 and I-385 is Top Priority for New SC Road Money

    Interchange at I-85 and I-385 is Top Priority for New SC Road Money

    Thursday, July 18 2013 6:22 PM EDT2013-07-18 22:22:26 GMT
    The SCDOT met Thursday and talked about the priorities for new money.The SCDOT met Thursday and talked about the priorities for new money.
    South Carolina lawmakers agreed this year to borrow up to $500 million to improve state roads, and now we know where a big chunk of that money is likely going: the I-85/I-385 interchange in Greenville County.
    South Carolina lawmakers agreed this year to borrow up to $500 million to improve state roads, and now we know where a big chunk of that money is likely going: the I-85/I-385 interchange in Greenville County.
  • Restaurant Report Cards: Can You Trust The Inspection Score?

    Restaurant Report Cards: Can You Trust The Inspection Score?

    Friday, June 28 2013 4:33 PM EDT2013-06-28 20:33:50 GMT
    Can You Trust The Inspection Score?Can You Trust The Inspection Score?
    7 On Your Side Investigation shows some restaurants maintain "A" rating even after investigators find unsafe or unsanitary conditions.
    The investigation showed some places earn "A"s with what the state calls "Critical Risk" factors, including potentially unsafe food.
  • Cameras Could Target Drivers Who Blow By Stopped School Buses

    Cameras Could Target Drivers Who Blow By Stopped School Buses

    Thursday, May 23 2013 7:00 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:00:51 GMT
    A grassroots effort is gaining ground that would equip school buses with external surveillance cameras as a way to deter -- and ticket -- drivers who blow past stopped school buses. David Poag is a route
    A grassroots effort is gaining ground that would equip school buses with external surveillance cameras as a way to deter -- and ticket -- drivers who blow past stopped school buses.
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