The senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee unanimously voted to confirm Jim Martin as the head of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. He faced questions on oil and gas regulations, water, and the state’s roadless rule. Bente Birkeland reports from the statehouse.

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December 16, 2017 | NPR · The Minutes is a new drama by Tracy Letts, who won a Pulitzer and a Tony for August: Osage County. It’s a dark comedy about a city council meeting — and a secret the town is hiding.
 

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