Governor Bill Ritter’s latest bill is focusing on clean energy (KOAA). Republican Senate candidate Jane Norton says she would oppose federal wilderness bills she refers to as land grabs (KOAA).

The Chieftain reports El Paso County is facing a medical marijuana quandary.

Las Animas County and the city of Trinidad are seeking a feasibility study on purchasing the Trinidad State Nursing Home from the state (Trinidad Times).

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September 16, 2014 | NPR · The air attacks on Islamic State forces were requested by Iraqi security forces engaged in combat south of Baghdad.
 

EPA/Landov
September 16, 2014 | NPR · The parliament voted to strengthen economic ties with the EU beginning in 2016. It also approved a deal to allow self-rule in some separatist-held areas, a move likely to be rejected by the rebels.
 

AP
September 16, 2014 | NPR · But most Americans are far from clear as to what this “ISIL” monster is, other than a few shadowy, portentous figures on disturbing videotapes.
 

Arts & Life

NationalBook.org
September 16, 2014 | NPR · Also: recently discovered letters by Jack Kerouac; Will Self doesn’t like hipsters.
 

September 16, 2014 | NPR · Musician John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats tries his hand at fiction in Wolf in White Van, the story of a disfigured genius who creates an immersive roleplaying game set in an imagined world.
 

NPR
September 15, 2014 | NPR · The musicians and artists of Baghdad work under a government that prefers religious festivals to classical concerts. But with a little cunning, they’re finding ways to keep the arts alive.
 

Music

Courtesy of Drafthouse Films
September 16, 2014 | NPR · Cave is the subject of a different kind of rock documentary called 20,000 Days on Earth, which attempts to debunk the creative process for what Cave says it actually is: “just hard labor.”
 

Courtesy of the artist
September 15, 2014 | KCRW · Hear new music from Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus, and Redinho in a two-hour EDM mix from Jason Bentley.
 

Mountain Stage
September 15, 2014 | NPR · The roots-folk band, led by Dashboard Confessional singer Chris Carrabba, performs live in concert.
 

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