Colorado lawmakers are considering increasing oversight of its child welfare system following the deaths of 35 children under its care over the past three years…the University of Colorado regents are considering whether to raise tuition by 9 percent for in-state students and 5 percent for new out-of-state students…the union for mechanics at Frontier Airlines is going to court over plans to shift their work from Denver to Milwaukee…Interstate-70 through Glenwood Canyon is reopen after a rockslide closed the highway earlier this week. Loads over 14-ft. wide will still have to find an alternate route until repair crews can complete their work.

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October 25, 2016 | NPR · Remembering William Bowen, a former president of Princeton University and an important scholar of higher education, who died last week.

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October 24, 2016 | NPR · True authorship of Shakespeare has been debated for centuries. Now, the New Oxford Shakespeare edition will list Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe as co-author on the three Henry VI plays, part one, two and three. NPR’s Robert Siegel talks with Florida State University professor Gary Taylor, one of the general editors of the new volume.

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October 24, 2016 | NPR · Comic artist Steve Dillon died this weekend in New York City at the age of 54. He was responsible for some of the most iconic comics of the 1990s, including Hellblazer and Preacher.


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