As we near the end of the year, it seems only natural that we take time to reflect on 2009, and begin to look forward toward 2010. In today’s “Citizen Report,” Fresh Ink editor Tim Bergsten does just that.

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(“Citizen Report” is a collaboration between the Colorado Springs Gazette and KRCC. More citizen journalism is available at Fresh Ink.)

 

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December 12, 2017 | NPR · Late last week the Department of Transportation announced it would withdraw proposed measures that would require airlines to show the full cost of booking, including baggage, at ticket purchase.
 

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December 12, 2017 | NPR · Escape from the holiday whirl with three tasty romances, featuring a duke with an epic library, a young girl finding herself in the big city and a proper lady finding love where she least expects it.
 

December 11, 2017 | NPR · The 75th Golden Globe nominations were announced on Monday. Among the nominees is actor Christopher Plummer, for his role replacing Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World, after Spacey faced allegations of sexual misconduct.
 

December 11, 2017 | NPR · It’s the time of year when you start hearing superlative lists — best of, worst of, least, most, etc. This week on All Things Considered you’ll hear some “Highly Specific Superlatives.” First up, a movie roundup including best prop trend, worst accent and best coats.
 

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December 12, 2017 | NPR · NPR Music’s list of the 50 best albums of 2017.
 

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