Supporters of mental health programs ask Governor Bill Ritter to spare programs from budget cuts…Citizens Assessing Local Mayorship falls shy of the number of signatures needed to get a strong-mayor issue on Pueblo’s November ballot, the Pueblo Chieftain reports…Republican Representative Doug Lamborn (CO-5) plans a town hall meeting in Woodland Park…and previewing the Leadville 100.

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April 1, 2015 | NPR · People who rely most on their smartphones to get online, often deal more frequently with service interruptions, because of financial hardship and data caps.
 

April 1, 2015 | NPR · The announcement to lift martial law goes into effect immediately. The new law, Article 44, gives coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha sweeping powers over the Thai government.
 

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April 1, 2015 | NPR · Much of the state depends on that snow for its water. In the Central Valley, the nation’s most productive farming region, that means another year of fallowed fields and emergency water measures.
 

Arts & Life

Emli Bendixen
April 1, 2015 | NPR · Ronson’s new So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed looks at the ways social media shaming affects both the targets and those doing the shaming. Critic Eric Weiner calls it sharp-eyed and often hilarious.
 

April 1, 2015 | NPR · The multitalented filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky turns to fiction (sort of) with Where the Bird Sings Best, a semi-autobiographical novel that critic Juan Vidal calls “brilliant, mad, unpredictable.”
 

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April 1, 2015 | NPR · “There are some lessons that only grief and responsibility can teach us,” says Weekend Edition host Scott Simon. His new memoir, Unforgettable, is about the life and death of his mother.
 

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Mountain Stage
April 1, 2015 | NPR · With its unique fusion of Western swing and hot jazz, the trio performs live in West Virginia.
 

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April 1, 2015 | NPR · In the first taste of the band’s forthcoming Restless Ones, Heartless Bastards’ big, bluesy sound feels slick and streamlined, with choruses that get grander and grander as the song chugs along.
 

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April 1, 2015 | NPR · The folk music icon was hospitalized in Los Angeles after being found unconscious in her home Tuesday.
 

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