The state of Colorado has delayed medicaid payments to area health agencies (Trindad Times).

The Fremont County School Board will vote next month on whether to pass random drug tests for students (KRDO).

In Pueblo, a no vote on medical marijuana dispensaries at the latest city council meeting has left some angry (KRDO, Chieftain). Jim Montoya has withdrawn from the treasurer race in Las Animas County (Trinidad Times).

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August 24, 2016 | NPR · Roxanne Quimby donated nearly 88,000 acres of land — once used to harvest timber for paper mills — to the federal government. Now it’s the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.
 

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August 24, 2016 | NPR · It’s not exactly close — 25 trillion miles from Earth, say the scientists who spotted it. But that might be near enough for further exploration. It’s about Earth’s size, with mild temperatures.
 

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August 24, 2016 | NPR · Modern bakeries rely on industrial mills for their flour. But a small and growing number of bakers, chefs and pasta makers are making their own flour with the age-old method of stone milling.
 

Arts & Life

August 24, 2016 | FA · Krasinski says he’s thankful for his big break “every single day.” Three years after the wrap of The Office, he continues to branch out — he’s now directing and co-starring in the film The Hollars.
 

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August 24, 2016 | NPR · News of a 1999 rape case against Nate Parker raises some age-old questions about culture. Can art be separated from its creator? What moral obligations, if any, do the consumers of culture bear?
 

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August 24, 2016 | NPR · Imbolo Mbue’s debut novel is one of the best books to deal with the financial crisis of 2007-2008. It’s the story of a Cameroonian immigrant couple and the rich, troubled Americans they work for.
 

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August 24, 2016 | FA · E. T. Mensah, who died 20 years ago, played highlife, an offshoot of jazz that for years was the most popular style of music in southern Africa. Milo Miles reviews a new anthology of Mensah’s music.
 

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August 24, 2016 | KCRW · The Godfather of Funk has announced new music on Flying Lotus’ label, but he stuck to the hits in a session at KCRW. Watch him perform “Flash Light” with special guest Thundercat.
 

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August 24, 2016 | NPR · The latest song from Angel Olsen, “Sister,” is both epic and reflective, a melancholy meditation on heartache and coming to terms with lost love.
 

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