The snow storm that hit the Front Range last night is expected to drop more snow through today (KOAA, KRDO).

In Colorado Springs, the first of several public meetings occurred last night to talk about public safety and the city’s budget (KRDO, Gazette). The city sells its second police helicopter (KKTV, KOAA). Residents may see natural gas rates go down, while water rates are expected to rise in order to help pay for the Southern Delivery System (KOAA). Privatizing the Pioneer’s Museum is a possibility (KOAA). In Manitou Springs, the public library is getting major repairs (KOAA).

In Pueblo, Black Hills Energy is working to restore power to some residents (KOAA, KKTV). Renovations to City Hall are planned (Chieftain). D-60 is looking for action on problematic charter schools (ChieftainKRDO, KOAA). In D-70, the recent vote to head into a four-day school week has affected enrollment (Chieftain).

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May 5, 2016 | NPR · A doctor filed a complaint against a Washington, D.C., hospital, saying that by telling her not to say that she does abortions, the hospital is stigmatizing the procedure. The hospital cites safety.
 

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May 4, 2016 | NPR · The president told an energetic audience he “will not rest” until the city’s water is safe to drink. A federal state of emergency has been declared as a result of lead leaching into Flint’s water.
 

May 4, 2016 | MR · Who knows how much it takes to educate a child, and how do you find out? The state of Michigan is trying to answer those questions right now.
 

Arts & Life

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May 5, 2016 | NPR · The Pulitzer Prize-winning author says his blue-collar grandfather would have been astonished by the life Russo leads. His new book, Everybody’s Fool, is a sequel to 1993’s Nobody’s Fool.
 

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May 4, 2016 | NPR · Jennifer Haigh grew up in small town Pennsylvania, where jobs disappeared when coal mines closed. Her new novel explores the changes that mining — and now fracking — has brought to nearby communities.
 

May 4, 2016 | FA · Growing up in the tribal region of Pakistan, Maria Toorpakai pretended she was a boy in order to compete as a weightlifter. Later she became an internationally known squash player.
 

Music

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May 4, 2016 | NPR · The singer’s latest pop hit is — ironically — about the downsides of having a pop hit. But another song on his new album, At Night, Alone, focuses on his relationship with his mother.
 

May 4, 2016 | NPR · A lawyer for a California addiction doctor held a press conference Wednesday. He said his client was scheduled to meet with Prince the day after the singer died, and that he had dispatched his son, who works with him, to Prince’s Minnesota home.
 

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May 4, 2016 | NPR · Patterson casts light on the assumption people make about a woman: that she’s inexhaustibly strong, yet mysteriously dangerous. “I’m human, I’m human,” she reminds us.
 

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