Some residents in Pueblo County are asking county commissioners to make Xcel Energy shut down its new power plant until the utility can stop the noise that has driven some out of their homes…State offices will be closed Friday for another mandatory furlough day…and, a state report says that efforts to prevent the spread of invasive mussels after they were first found in a south Colorado lake two years ago are apparently paying off, but warns the fight isn’t over.

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February 26, 2017 | NPR · NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with Nina Gilden Seavey, director of the Documentary Center at George Washington University, about what this year’s documentary lineup mean for the art and industry.
 

February 26, 2017 | NPR · The translation of a rare Jewish text is almost done, thanks to Berkeley scholar Daniel Matt. This May, publishers will release the final volume of the authoritative English translation of the Zohar.
 

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February 26, 2017 | NPR · The finalists are a Palestinian, a Yemeni and a Palestinian Israeli citizen. The show highlights and erases the region’s borders. The Israeli citizen was given an honorary permit to travel to Beirut.
 

February 26, 2017 | NPR · NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with Nina Gilden Seavey, director of the Documentary Center at George Washington University, about what this year’s documentary lineup mean for the art and industry.
 

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February 26, 2017 | NPR · West African funk, disco, post-punk and electro-pop collide in the music of Ibibio Sound Machine. London-born Nigerian singer Eno Williams talks about the band’s new album, Uyai.
 

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