People who want to vote in the Aug. 10 primary election have until Monday to register (Gazette, KOAA). The El Paso County commissioners have given their approval on a plan to turn Powers Boulevard into a freeway (KRDO). The Air Force Academy now has a new Commander of Cadets that has been sworn in Friday morning (KOAA).

The Falcon School District 49 board on Thursday accepted the resignation of President Danielle Lindorf and now begins a search for a replacement board member (Gazette).

The Colorado chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business ranked Colorado lawmakers for their pro-business stance during the this years session, and a few Colorado Springs legislators earned top grades (Business Journal).

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January 30, 2015 | NPR · Poverty is the backdrop to so many discussions about learning. But do we have a good way to measure it in schools?
 

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January 30, 2015 | NPR · The country’s justice minister said he was ordering the release of Eugene de Kock in the interest of “nation-building and reconciliation.” De Kock had been in jail for more than 20 years.
 

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January 30, 2015 | NPR · Scientists studying HIV and Ebola have noticed another virus hitching along for the ride in some blood samples. Now they’re trying to figure out whether the lurker helps the body fend off disease.
 

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January 30, 2015 | NPR · In part two of David Greene’s conversation with Bill Parcells, the legendary football coach discusses how he dealt with players’ drug use, and redemption for the former Baltimore Raven running back.
 

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January 30, 2015 | NPR · In God’s Bankers Gerald Posner explores the history of money, power and the church. During World War II, he says, the Vatican made money off of the life insurance policies of Jews sent to death camps.
 

January 29, 2015 | NPR · In Natalie Babbitt’s celebrated classic, a young girl stumbles upon a secret spring and the family the spring has given eternal life to. Babbitt says she wrote the book to help kids understand death.
 

Music

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January 29, 2015 | NPR · Count on 2015 as the year many will fall in love with Courtney Barnett, the best lyricist in rock. Barnett’s debut album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, comes out in March.
 

Mountain Stage
January 29, 2015 | NPR · The band draws on the rich traditions of American folk music while still sounding modern.
 

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January 29, 2015 | NPR · January’s roundup features music from Panda Bear, Father John Misty, Waxahatchee and more.
 

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