The day after Charleston-native Stephen Colbert retired his nine-year old late night show and its faux-blowhard (fauxhard?) persona, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery says it’s unveiling a new portrait of the Comedy Central host in Washington, D.C. The new canvas plays off the earlier portrayal, depicting Colbert standing in front of another portrait of himself-times-five. See the portrait on display in the NPG until April 19, 2015. Source: National Portrait Gallery

The State of South Carolina says it erred in awarding a standardized testing contract to an Iowa company after a suit filed by a company that submitted a bid $20 million lower than the winning contract. Source: P&C

The $560 million tire plant set to be built in Chester County is battling against local procurement issues and federal Commerce regulators that want a significant tariff targeted at Giti Tire, a Chinese company. Source: Rock Hill Herald, The State

Gov. Nikki Haley has nominated Marcia Adams to head up the state’s new Department of Administration. Adams is currently the director of the Budget and Control Board, which will be dissolved to make way for the DOA. Source: The State

One USC Law professor says state prosecutors should appeal a ruling vacating the conviction of George Stinney, the 14-year old executed for a double-murder in 1944, saying that a ruling either way from the State Supreme Court would carry more weight. Source: The State

South Carolina does not have as many coal ash ponds as North Carolina does, but Duke Energy announced yesterday that it will close and move the waste still present in a handful of remaining S.C. coal ash sites. Source: The State, G’ville News

You may soon have to go to one of a few taxi stands on upper King Street to hitch a ride in a cab under new local rules that would change the way cars for hire can pick up rides in the area. Source: P&C

Tune in tonight to see if a pair of dentists from Columbia, finalists in CBS’ ‘Amazing Race’, will go home with $1 million. Source: The State