Parkland Canyon fire is over 85% contained now (KOAA, Chieftain).

Unemployment benefits legislation has died in Washington and will affect many state citizens (Chieftain).

In Colorado Springs city officials say contracted lawn crews will begin limited maintenance on street medians soon (Business Journal).

A bill in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Family Farm Estate Tax Relief Act of 2010, would exempt in-use farmland and ranches from a reinstated estate tax if authorized (Trinidad Times).

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January 27, 2015 | NPR · At the same time, a new Interior Department designated nearly 10 million acres in Alaska as off-limits to any future oil and gas leasing. Reaction has been mixed to the draft plan.
 

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January 27, 2015 | NPR · The line on the left went to the gas chambers, but an SS guard shoved Jack Mandelbaum to the right. Thus began a three-year nightmare in seven camps for a Jewish teenager who refused to give up hope.
 

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January 27, 2015 | NPR · The president cut short his visit to India to travel to Saudi Arabia. There, he met King Salman, who ascended to the throne last week following the death of his half-brother, Abdullah.
 

Arts & Life

January 27, 2015 | NPR · Esther Freud’s new novel Mr. Mac and Me traces an unlikely friendship between a lonely boy and a struggling artist. Reviewer Heller McAlpin says the book has both technical prowess and grace.
 

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January 27, 2015 | NPR · Critic Kenneth Turan says Going Clear and The Hunting Ground are among the films that “blew people away” at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
 

January 26, 2015 | NPR · From flying like a bird to walking through a refugee camp in Syria, virtual reality has enabled journalists, filmmakers and artists to immerse their audience in their stories like never before.
 

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January 27, 2015 | WXPN · The former lead singer of Men At Work tells the story of his band’s international success.
 

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January 27, 2015 | NPR · Hear the Portland string band, with members of The Decemberists and Bearfoot, as it performs live.
 

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January 27, 2015 | NPR · The Nashville singer writes with acidic wit in lines worthy of his old mentor, Shel Silverstein.
 

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