The Colorado Springs’ City Council heard from officials on a proposed homeless camping ordinance (Gazette, KKTV, KRDO), and are scheduled to vote on the ordinance today (KOAA). Yesterday, council also heard a proposal aimed at regulating medical marijuana (Gazette, KRDO, KOAA). In El Paso County,Sheriff Terry Maketa has changed his mind and decided to run for another term (Gazette, KKTV, KRDO, KOAA).

In Pueblo, the Chieftain reports on the opening of a new East Side satellite police substation, and on Fountain Creek standards, and supporters of those new standards.

The LaJunta Tribune-Democrat reports on candidates entering political races.

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February 27, 2017 | NPR · The Trump Justice Department will ask a federal court to dismiss the Obama DOJ’s earlier claim that the ID law was enacted with the intention of discriminating against minority voters.
 

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February 27, 2017 | NPR · Authorities cut off service to the capital, Santiago, following torrential rains that contaminated the water supply. People are now scrambling to find alternative sources of drinking water.
 

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February 27, 2017 | NPR · Former President George W. Bush repeatedly declined to criticize Obama or offer him unsolicited advice. But on NBC’s Today, Bush weighed in on President Trump’s travel ban, Russia and the media.
 

Arts & Life

February 27, 2017 | FA · Paxton, who died Saturday due to complications with surgery, appeared in the TV series Big Love, as well as in blockbuster films like Titanic, Aliens and Apollo 13. Originally broadcast in 2002.
 

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February 27, 2017 | NPR · The off-Broadway musical, in which a barber’s clients become filling for meat pies, may make you lose your appetite. But former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses bakes a tempting pre-theater treat.
 

National Geographic
February 27, 2017 | FA · National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore is on a mission to document every captive animal species in the world. He talks about getting an arctic fox to hold still, and Photoshopping out poop.
 

Music

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February 27, 2017 | NPR · Janel Martinez, founder of the blog Ain’t I Latina, talks about Afro-Latina identity and the power of visibility in the media and music.
 

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February 27, 2017 | WVPB · Sam Beam plays a cinematic neo-folk cut from his recent collaboration with Jesca Hoop, Love Letter For Fire, live in Charleston, W.Va.
 

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February 27, 2017 | NPR · Moonlight‘s Oscar win for Best Picture was well-deserved — and a new, freelance soundtrack is, too.
 

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