The State Senate today passed a bill that would require children stay in booster seats in the back seat of cars until they turn 8 years old…State lawmakers are expressing concern that a new national focus on nuclear energy will allow uranium mines in Colorado to postpone cleanup of radioactive wastes…Las Animas County officials are taking a closer look at revising land use regulations after interest from wind energy companies, the Trinidad Times reports…and, Denver International Airport officials have announced a plan for nonstop flights between Denver and Tokyo to start by 2012.

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July 26, 2016 | NPR · More students are getting affordable payments, a new report says. But they might not be the ones who really need it.
 

July 26, 2016 | NPR · Outside the convention arena in Philadelphia, protesters unwilling to give up on Bernie Sanders’ candidacy weathered a heat index that local officials say reached 109 degrees.
 

July 26, 2016 | NPR · Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren had the headline speaking roles. But for many, Michelle Obama stole the show. A look at highlights from the opening night at the Democratic National Convention.
 

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July 26, 2016 | NPR · Who needs the Olympics? Renee Montagne talks with music commentator Miles Hoffman about the intense world of classical music competitions.
 

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