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 19, 2018 | NPR · “I love being on Team USA and representing our country. My teammates were there for me during my events, and now I NEED to be there for them,” said Adam Rippon, further endearing himself to a nation.
 

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February 18, 2018 | NPR · Aleksandr Krushelnitckii’s second sample will be tested Monday. He’s accused of taking meldonium — the same drug that got tennis star Maria Sharapova banned back in 2016.
 

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February 18, 2018 | NPR · Steeped in cultural significance, the film opened to $192 domestically, the biggest February debut ever, said Disney. It’s also already the highest-grossing film by a black director.
 

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February 18, 2018 | NPR · Rhiannon Navin’s Only Child, a novel about the aftermath of a school shooting came out shortly before a fatal school shooting in Florida. NPR’s Michel Martin talks to Navin about overcoming tragedy.
 

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February 18, 2018 | NPR · The Bible’s famous verse and chapter structure is relatively recent — and surprisingly unpopular. And a new version out now aims to make it more approachable by structuring it like any other book.
 

February 18, 2018 | NPR · Fred Rogers’ pioneering childrens’ show debuted on Feb. 19, 1968. We look at what made the series different for its time and how Fred Rogers contributed to saving public broadcasting.
 

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February 18, 2018 | NPR · For Black History Month, Alt.Latino offers up some new Latin music with African roots.
 

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February 18, 2018 | NPR · With a Pultizer, an Oscar, five Grammys and over 100 works to his credit, the American composer is still hard at work.
 

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February 17, 2018 | NPR · The Canadian singer covers the Chess Records catalog, from Chuck Berry to Etta James, on her debut album.
 

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