In Colorado Springs, the Gazette reports little issues with the city’s recent camping ban (also, KOAA). The paper also reports the county’s return rate for census forms is higher than the national average. A campaign for a strong mayor in city government names leaders (Gazette, KKTV). Some residents are stepping up with private donations for cultural centers threatened by budget cuts (KKTV).

In Pueblo, the Chieftain reports on efforts to help the homeless. The paper also looks into issues affecting the Pueblo City-County Health Department.

The LaJunta Tribune Democrat publishes a piece from Democratic Representative Betsy Markey (CO-4) on why she voted for the health care overhaul bill.

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · Accusations of rampant corruption at FIFA came just days before Sepp Blatter stands for reelection Friday. Europe’s UEFA says it will back Blatter’s opponents.
 

May 28, 2015 | KQED · Prices for common medical procedures vary widely, and it can be really hard find out the true cost up front. This crowdsourcing project aims to help draw back the curtain on colonoscopy costs.
 

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · For most voters, the name George Pataki might not ring a bell. But he was the last Republican elected to major statewide office in New York in more than 20 years. And he’s running for president.
 

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · As a writer and critic, I am not just bored with this conversation. I am sick of it. I have written these sentences before. I will write them again.
 

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · Equal parts thriller and alarm call, Paolo Bacigalupi’s new novel depicts a future America ravaged by drought. Reviewer Jason Heller says Bacigalupi keeps the plot taut and the dialogue slashing.
 

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · The debate over whether digital books are better continues. But in the age of Amazon, the number of independent booksellers is up. The revival is fueled, at least in part, by digital natives.
 

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · Frazey Ford takes her discontent to the streets in the new video for her scathing breakup anthem “Done.”
 

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · Hear a set from the roots trio that includes the song which inspired its name: Richard Thompson’s “1952 Vincent Black Lightning.”
 

Mountain Stage
May 28, 2015 | NPR · Leigh and Eric Gibson evoke the sounds of classic sibling duos like The Stanley Brothers.
 

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