In Colorado Springs, a group pushing for a ‘strong mayor’ style of government has released its proposed charter (CSBJ). D-11 has approved changes at Wasson High School (KRDO). And, King’s Chef Diner gets national attention (KOAA).

Cotter uranium mines and mills face cleanup after lawmakers pass HB1348 (Chieftain). Victor votes on medical marijuana (CS Independent). The Independent also reports on toxic waste in ponds south of Ellicot.

Officials with Pueblo City Schools cut credit requirements (Chieftain). Officials with the Colorado State Fair testify at the statehouse on proposals for a racing operation in Pueblo (Chieftain). The state prepares to release water from Lake Pueblo (Chieftain).

The East Otero School Board begins refining next year’s budget (LaJunta Tribune-Democrat).The Tribune-Democrat highlights agricultural research at the Arkansas Valley Research Center.

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July 23, 2017 | NPR · In 1967, more than 150 riots erupted across the country. But one in particular seemed to consume the national conversation: Detroit. Three prominent Detroit figures share their stories from that time.
 

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July 23, 2017 | NPR · Snooty was the oldest manatee in captivity — and he was believed to be the oldest on record, according to the South Florida Museum in Bradenton.
 

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July 23, 2017 | NPR · A 5-year-old girl whose sidewalk lemonade stand brought a $195 fine in London has been invited to set up shop elsewhere. Her dad says, “Now she feels less sour about the experience.”
 

Arts & Life

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July 23, 2017 | NPR · Alisyn Camerota’s book is about a political newcomer fresh from Hollywood facing off against a female senator. But 2016 similarities aside, the CNN anchor says she wrote it long before the election.
 

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July 23, 2017 | NPR · Sam Kean’s funny, conversational new book reminds us not to take the air we breathe for granted — our atmosphere can tell stories about everything from dinosaurs and Julius Caesar to space flight.
 

Annapurna Pictures
July 22, 2017 | NPR · During the Detroit riots, three young black men were killed by white police officers at the Algiers Motel. The year was 1967, but Bigelow says, “It feels very much like it’s today.”
 

Music

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July 23, 2017 | NPR · For her latest project, the Detroit native wrote a double album in both English and Spanish. It’s a nod to the sounds of her city and to the cultures of her Cuban dad and Mexican-American mom.
 

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July 23, 2017 | NPR · As the electronic duo Quindar, Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen and art historian James Merle Thomas make music out of the sounds of space missions from the Apollo and Skylab eras.
 

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July 22, 2017 | NPR · Need some new summer jams? Our panel of public-radio music buffs recommends tracks by Nooky Jones, Juana Molina, Downtown Boys and more.
 

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