In Colorado Springs, the city council is considering what to do with nearly a $600,000 revenue excess from the city that it can’t touch due to TABOR laws (Gazette, KRDO). Colorado Springs Utilities will be negotiating again with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation this week to negotiate water contracts that will be needed for the Southern Delivery System pipeline (Gazette, Chieftain).

El Paso County Commissioners are going to hold a public hearing on medical marijuana regulations Tuesday (KOAA).

The Business Journal is reporting furloughs and a hiring freeze at the state Department of Revenue have slowed the processing of income-tax refunds.

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September 5, 2015 | NPR · The town of Naraha, which had 7,400 residents, was evacuated in the wake of a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011 that triggered the release of radiation at the power plant.
 

September 5, 2015 | NPR · When Congress returns from summer recess Tuesday, it will tackle the Iran nuclear deal, but that won’t be its only big issue. NPR’s Scott Simon gets the details from correspondent Scott Horsley.
 

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September 5, 2015 | NPR · The refugees from Syria, Iraq and elsewhere have been blocked for days from leaving Hungary.
 

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September 5, 2015 | NPR · We recorded the show in Louisville, Ky., this week — the capital of horse racing. So we’ve invited Lee to play a game called “It’s just like horse racing, if you pretend they’re tiny horses.”
 

September 5, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Scott Simon talks to Jonathan Evison about his new novel, This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance, in which the title character finds herself on an Alaskan cruise with the ghost of her husband and a daughter she can’t trust.
 

September 5, 2015 | NPR · Historical novelist Cecelia Holland ventures into fantasy with this tale of a mute princess and a dragon. Critic Jason Heller says the book has an intriguing and unexpected core of Gothic romance.
 

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September 5, 2015 | NPR · Rock superstars Led Zeppelin face a claim that “Stairway to Heaven” was lifted from an earlier instrumental by the band Spirit. But what does it take to prove a song’s ownership?
 

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September 5, 2015 | NPR · The NPR Music team shares a few of its favorite work-related tracks in honor of Labor Day.
 

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September 5, 2015 | NPR · The Kentucky folk singer says her onstage adrenaline “comes from a focus, rather than doing the high Van Morrison kicks in my velvet jumpsuit.”
 

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