The Agenda: Colbert's 'Late Show' starts tonight; LGBT candidates in Chs.; Midtown nearing completion

'Mother Emanuel Way Memorial District' proposed

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Stephen Colbert's "Late Show" premieres tonight on CBS the final step in the Charleston native's transition from "well-intentioned, poorly informed, high-status idiot" newsman into network late-night, taking over the Ed Sullivan Theater in Midtown Manhattan from TV icon David Letterman. Source: P&C, CBS Sunday Morning

This week, the Greenville News visited with one Upstate school to see how they were using money pledged as part of Colbert's rally to fund South Carolina school projects on the website DonorsChoose.org earlier this year. Source: G'ville News

Charleston City Councilman William Dudley Gregorie, also a candidate for mayor, says he'll introduce a resolution that would create the "Mother Emanuel Way Memorial District" between Meeting and Concord Streets along Calhoun Street. Source: Live 5

No other lawmakers have gotten caught up in ethics troubles as part of the investigation into former House Speaker Bobby Harrell since his resignation earlier last October, a fact the P&C says is "disappointing for government watchdogs." Source: P&C

The $80 million two-hotel complex that's been in the works at the corner of King and Spring Streets for years will be finished by the end of this month, officials say. The two Hyatt-branded hotels in the development are accepting reservations beginning October 17, but could open earlier dates depending on the construction timeline. Source: P&C

A number of LGBT candidates running for office in the Charleston area this November say the changing social climate means their sexual orientation won't be a big factor for many voters this election. Source: P&C

A North Charleston ultra-marathoner will attempt to run through the Park Circle neighborhood for three full days beginning on Thursday as a benefit for the American Cancer Society.

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