The Agenda: Roads talk in the Statehouse; James Island development worries; Tiny house, big idea

Citadel's Houston leaves for JMU

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Statehouse lawmakers get back to work today after the new legislative session began last week. Much-anticipated roads repairs could get attention as soon as this week. But government watchdogs surveyed by The Nerve believe that ad hoc "working group" discussions taking place behind closed doors are illegal. Source: The State, WIS-TV, The Nerve

Citadel coach Mike Houston has departed to take a job at James Madison University. Source: P&C

Town of James Island officials are growing concerned over a Charleston County development on the island outside of town limits that would add 330 apartment units, retail space, and parking garages. Source: Live 5

Activists gathered outside the Statehouse on Monday for Martin Luther King Day were there for the first time in 17 years without a Confederate flag flying overhead. Those gathered instead directed their focus at systemic inequality, particularly in education. Source: P&C

Can someone claim a 'stand your ground' defense if they kill their partner inside the home they share? That's the question raised in an appeal out of North Charleston in which a woman killed her reportedly abusive boyfriend in 2012. Source: P&C

On Monday, volunteers unveiled the progress made so far on a 'tiny house' constructed near a homeless encampment as a demo of one possible step toward resolving the issue of homelessness in Charleston. Source: News 2

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