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 23, 2018 | NPR · One worker was taken to a hospital and 16 others made it out of the area safely. The fire was put out Monday night but rescue workers can’t search for the missing until the site cools down.
 

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January 23, 2018 | NPR · Mount Kusatsu-Shirane suddenly erupted Tuesday morning, spewing volcanic rocks and belching a curtain of black smoke. An avalanche that followed injured at least 10 people.
 

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January 22, 2018 | NPR · The move has met with both praise and criticism from the solar energy industry. Manufacturers lobbied for the tariffs, while solar installers warned that American jobs will be lost.
 

Arts & Life

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January 22, 2018 | NPR · We’ve all experienced miscommunications. Their consequences can range from hilarious… to disastrous. The actor Alan Alda — yes, that Alan Alda — wants to help us avoid them.
 

January 22, 2018 | NPR · The Oscar nominations come out tomorrow — and there are plenty of movies that won’t make the cut. NPR’s Kelly McEvers talks with entertainment reporter Joe Reid about 2017’s top movies that once had Oscar buzz but lost it.
 

January 22, 2018 | NPR · The hit film Get Out may be the first horror film to get a Best Picture Oscar nomination since The Silence of the Lambs. A TSA officer plays a prominent –and positive — role in the movie. After years of being mocked, real TSA agents are delighted.
 

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January 22, 2018 | WXPN-FM · A rock ‘n’ roll reunion, releasing its first new album since breaking up nearly 30 years ago.
 

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January 22, 2018 | NPR · At the second Women’s March in New York, the pop singer shared a series of stories, in poem and with deeply affecting intensity, about sexual assault and violence.
 

January 22, 2018 | FA · The new album by British songwriter and performer Charli XCX features collaborations with Carly Rae Jepsen, Tove Lo and others. Rock critic Ken Tucker says Pop 2 is highly enjoyable.
 

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