by Sam Spence
After being forced by a family court judge, DHEC has amended the birth certificate for the children of Katie and Tracie Bradacs, a married same-sex couple who have fought a three-year legal battle over their marriage to both be recognized as parents of their twins. The Bradacses' suit was filed after DHEC reportedly refused to make the change when their landmark same-sex marriage case was upheld in 2014. Source: The State
Lemurs come and lemurs go at the South Carolina Aquarium. Source: P&C
State column by Cindi Scoppe: "SC House Ethics Committee had no choice but to make Bobby Harrell pay his attorney fees"
The reviews are rolling in on Colbert's new-look 'Late Show,' which debuted on Tuesday night with, as the AV Club put it, "a joyful, weird, distinctly Stephen Colbert-like sound." Vulture says Colbert "didn't reinvent the wheel, but he took it for quite a spin." In an interview with a doggedly-stiff Jeb Bush, Colbert explained the familiar host's likenesses which still adorn his new home, "I used to play a narcissistic conservative pundit ... Now I’m just a narcissist.” Source: AV Club, Vulture, WaPo, NYT
From yesterday's P&C, a heartwrenching visit with the survivors of the Mother Emanuel shootings: "Emanuel AME survivors feel forgotten as life moves forward"
BMW will reportedly pay $1.6 million to settle a federal racial discrimination lawsuit stemming from its Greer, SC manufacturing plant. Source: G'ville News
The CEO of United Airlines resigned this week after a federal investigation into whether the airline kept running a half-empty route between Newark Airport and Columbia, S.C., near where chair of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey kept a vacation home in Aiken. The investigation into the EWR-CAE route grew out of an inquiry into 'Bridge-Gate.' Source: NYT, WaPo, CRBR