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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AP
August 30, 2016 | NPR · The EU Competition Commissioner says Ireland gave the tech giant tax breaks that are illegal under European law. Now Ireland must recover that money, with interest, the commissioner says.
 

Getty Images
August 30, 2016 | NPR · Ahead of a major immigration speech, it’s not entirely clear what Trump’s policies are. But maybe his voters just don’t care.
 

Exact Sciences
August 30, 2016 | KHN · Most screening tests for colon cancer are covered by insurance. But if the results are positive, patients may require a diagnostic colonoscopy that may not be fully paid for by insurance.
 

Arts & Life

The Underground Museum
August 29, 2016 | NPR · When Noah Davis founded the museum, he wanted to bring world-class art to a neighborhood he likened to a food desert, meaning no grocery stores or museums. Davis died a year ago Monday.
 

August 29, 2016 | NPR · NPR’s Robert Siegel talks to Jordan Walker-Pearlman, the nephew of Gene Wilder, who died Monday at 83. Wilder is best known for his roles in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and The Producers.
 

New York Botanical Garden/LuEsther T. Mertz Library/Biodiversity Heritage Library
August 29, 2016 | KUOW · Those tangled brambles are everywhere in the city, the legacy of an eccentric named Luther Burbank whose breeding experiments with crops can still be found on many American dinner plates.
 

Music

August 30, 2016 | NPR · The Kentucky singer-songwriter’s 2015 album Over And Even was a year-end favorite. Now, she’s got a new 7″ single and a gorgeous, subtly animated video for “Cost Of The Cold” to go with it.
 

Courtesy of the artists
August 30, 2016 | NPR · All Songs Considered heads to Splitsville with a look at some of the bands they’ve broken up with or grown apart from over the years, along with some of the artists they’ll stand by no matter what.
 

Courtesy of The Valory Music Co.
August 30, 2016 | NPR · Tara Thompson comes from a long line of women who find humor in life’s messier situations, including distant relative Loretta Lynn.
 

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