In Colorado Springs, the Gazette reports the Colorado Springs Utilities won’t discount water for city parks, while KRDO says the city has asked water experts to prioritize parks.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports the Colorado State Penitentiary II in Canon City might open earlier than expected.

The La Junta Tribune-Democrat looks at acreage expiring in the national Conservation Reserve Program, and that Otero County officials are seeking a solar and meteorological station.

The Colorado Springs Business Journal reports state legislators have decided to keep tourism funds in place.

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · A hot wind blows from the Sahara Desert across West Africa each winter. This year, the clouds of sand are so thick that flights are grounded, cocoa trees are suffering and everyone has a cough.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · The organization, an offshoot of Egypt’s banned Muslim Brotherhood, controls the Gaza Strip.
 

February 28, 2015 | NPR · Racial tensions between blacks and whites are at the heart of the “Ol’ Man River” musical. Asian-American actors say it doesn’t make sense to get on board.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · Marky Ramone, who has just written a memoir called Punk Rock Blitzkrieg, will see if he can correctly answer three questions about Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.
 

February 28, 2015 | NPR · Racial tensions between blacks and whites are at the heart of the “Ol’ Man River” musical. Asian-American actors say it doesn’t make sense to get on board.
 

February 28, 2015 | NPR · Wonky produce can take on absurdly entertaining shapes. But one food activist says learning to love these crazy contours is key to stopping mounds of food waste.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · From Lana Del Rey to Father John Misty, musicians in the current pop moment who expose themselves, warts and all, do so in isolation, without support or challenge from a like-minded community.
 

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February 28, 2015 | NPR · A Californian by way of North Dakota, with a voice that belies his gender, the singer-songwriter takes pride in being hard to pin down.
 

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February 27, 2015 | NPR · In honor of Black History Month we went down to NPR’s Washington, D.C., headquarters to show Sam Greenlee’s 1973 film and host a conversation about its resonance.
 

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