2 People Dead In S.C. Public Housing Complex, 411 Evacuated After Gas Leaks

Officials in Columbia, S.C., have evacuated more than 400 people from a public housing complex after finding multiple gas leaks that constituted an "imminent danger to life." Two men were discovered dead in separate units on Thursday morning. Police haven't confirmed the deaths are tied to the gas leaks, but say they don't suspect foul play. On Thursday evening, residents of the complex reported smelling gas. The city's fire department responded and discovered numerous gas leaks, including...

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Shutdown Pressures Freshman Democrats To Deliver On Promise To Break Gridlock

Democrats won control of the House of Representatives in November in part by promising to work across the aisle and get things done. Now the newly elected freshmen must decide how they will use their newfound power in the face of the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history. The sharply partisan battle of President Trump's demand for a border wall with Mexico started before the new Democrats even took office and has dominated their first days in Congress. As the stalemate drags on,...

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A tri-partisan group of lawmakers in Vermont is seeking to postpone mandatory school mergers under Act 46.

(Airs 1/18/19 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: NY US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announces a run for President in 2020, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts about the Governor’s state of the state address and budget proposal, and environmentalists praise a proposed bottle bill expansion and plastic bag ban, but want to ensure it goes far enough.

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Last summer, All Things Considered and Atlas Obscura took a road trip up the West Coast. Along the way, they met Bob Carr, the creator of Bob's Crystal Cave near Joshua Tree, Calif., where he welcomed visitors for 15 years.

Bob died earlier this month at age 80. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth and daughter Zena. Bob "died as he lived — on his own terms and with dignity and grace," Elizabeth says.

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are back with a mysterious show.

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