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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Courtesy of Clean Water Services
January 28, 2015 | OPB · An Oregon company has developed a high-tech process for turning sewage into pure drinking water. Now it’s asking the state for permission to give its recycled water to a group of home brewers.
 

January 28, 2015 | NPR · Kenya’s passenger vans have a reputation for getting into deadly crashes. A new campaign has cut the accident rate with a simple intervention: Stickers that urge riders to speak up!
 

AP
January 28, 2015 | NPR · If negotiations are successful, the Smithsonian would join other attractions at the site of London’s Olympic Park.
 

Arts & Life

AP
January 28, 2015 | NPR · If negotiations are successful, the Smithsonian would join other attractions at the site of London’s Olympic Park.
 

 Lydia Daniller
January 28, 2015 | NPR · Poet, novelist, memoirist and queer icon Michelle Tea makes a rare misstep in How To Grow Up, an essay collection that reviewer Michael Schaub calls “a well-intentioned, exasperating mess of a book.”
 

Flickr
January 27, 2015 | NPR · Lost in a deep depression, Marie Mutsuki Mockett visited a temple owned by her mother’s family near Fukushima. There, she found traditions and ways of thought that helped her work through her grief.
 

Music

OPB
January 28, 2015 | opbmusic · The band’s moody, autumnal “Arms Unknown” receives a welcome jolt of gritty electric guitar.
 

WBGO
January 28, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · The supergroup of contemporary Blue Note Records artists — names like Robert Glasper, Lionel Loueke and Ambrose Akinmusire — gather together for a program of originals and Blue Note classics.
 

Alejandro Reinoso for NPR
January 28, 2015 | NPR · In South America, left-wing governments hostile to the U.S. are tossing out diplomats or shunning them entirely. In Ecuador, U.S. Ambassador Adam Namm is using music to do something about it.
 

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