Friday, July 29, 2016

The Agenda: Clinton accepts nomination; More downtown hotels; DOT staffers in corruption flap

More than 700 Dreamliners on Boeing backlog

Posted by Sam Spence on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 11:43 AM

Former Sec. of State, first lady, and U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton accepted the Democrats' nomination to be the first major party female presidential candidate in American history last night. In her acceptance speech, she warned of a coming "moment of reckoning" facing U.S. voters. Source: NYT, YouTube

Good omen from McClatchy: "Now, the nastiest, most unpredictable campaign you can imagine"

NPR has a little background on all those crazy and constantly-changing signs you saw waving in the Philadelphia convention hall this week. Source: NPR

Three former SCDOT employees and a contracter have been indicted by a state grand jury on an array of corruption charges. Source: P&C

Two new large hotels were approved by the BAR last night, one on Anson Street and the other at Concord and Calhoun Streets near the Aquarium. BAR also denied a large portion of the Courier Square development for a second time. Source: P&C

Boeing's Dreamliner order backlog ('skyline' in plane industry-speak) is currently filled nearly through 2019, with more than 700 orders waiting to be filled in North Charleston and Everett, Washington. Source: P&C

From ESPN's The Undefeated on Jim Clyburn: "A master class on the art of politics"

The Carolina Panthers opened training camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg yesterday. Source: G'ville News

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