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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September 30, 2014 | NPR · Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order Tuesday that raises the hourly rate from under $11.90 to $13.13 an hour for thousands of fast-food and retail workers.
 

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September 30, 2014 | NPR · A wearable PET scanner and lasers that could control individual brain circuits are among the projects funded by a $46 million federal effort to accelerate research on the human brain.
 

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September 30, 2014 | NPR · Commerce and payments are splitting up. Ebay is breaking away from PayPal and its payments operation will turn into a separate, publicly traded company.
 

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September 30, 2014 | NPR · Tess Taylor reviews Christian Wiman’s new collection of poems, “Once in the West.”
 

September 30, 2014 | NPR · Rachel Martin talks to food writer Mark Bittman about his new cookbook, “How to Cook Everything Fast,” which thumbs its nose at the French tradition of having ingredients prepped before you cook.
 

September 30, 2014 | NPR · Matt Bai says that while voters have always cared about candidates’ characters, some news used to be off limits. His new book looks at Gary Hart’s 1987 affair that destroyed his political ambitions.
 

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September 30, 2014 | NPR · Two new albums, a solo effort and a collaboration with the band 3RDEYEGIRL, mark Prince’s return to the studio. Tom Moon says that only one fully captures what an explosive performer he can still be.
 

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September 30, 2014 | NPR · The label has become a crucial ambassador, introducing many world-music artists to American fans. Hear 10 songs from across Nonesuch’s remarkable 50-year history.
 

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September 30, 2014 | NPR · On this week’s All Songs: We share great new electronic music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ unsettling Gone Girl soundtrack, Thom Yorke and Aphex Twin, plus new music from Robert Plant and more.
 

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