In Colorado Springs, it’s a slow growth for jobs that produce exported goods (Gazette). The Colorado Springs Business Journal reports that the local economy is improving. A standoff near Memorial Park has ended (KOAA, KKTV, KRDO, KXRM).

The Pueblo Chieftain takes a closer look at medical marijuana concerns in the city, from zoning and licensing, to the conflict between state and federal laws.

And, in case you missed it the commission looking into the sale of Memorial Health System in Colorado Springs has added a third consultant (Gazette). The LaJunta Tribune-Democrat reported on medical marijuana dispensaries in the Arkansas Valley. The Raton Range looks into issues facing the racing license originally awarded to the city. And, the Salida Mountain Mail reports on the draft environmental assessment regarding Christo’s proposed “Over the River” art project.

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August 16, 2017 | NPR · It’s just simply factually wrong to compare Confederate generals to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
 

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August 16, 2017 | NPR · Heather Heyer was killed when the driver of a car rammed into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in the Virginia city. Two people have filed a lawsuit against the car’s driver and others.
 

August 16, 2017 | NPR · Workers removed four statues linked to the Confederacy, hauling away monuments that honored Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Roger B. Taney, author of the Supreme Court’s Dred Scott opinion.
 

Arts & Life

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August 16, 2017 | NPR · Camille Bordas keeps things light in her smart, charming new novel, but there are serious underpinnings to this story about the youngest member of a family of quirky, emotionally closed overachievers.
 

August 16, 2017 | NPR · Rachel Martin graduated from Idaho Falls High School 25 years ago. She’s checking in with some of the people she knew in high school — including Eric Hsu, who served as her senior class president.
 

August 15, 2017 | NPR · NPR’s Robert Siegel talks to Mark Lilla, author of the book, The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics, which looks at the failure of American liberalism over the past two generations.
 

Music

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August 16, 2017 | WXPN-FM · Hear a live recording from the Latin Grammy nominee performing live at Nuevofest 2017 in Philadelphia.
 

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August 16, 2017 | NPR · Rap’s masked villain drops the first single from KMD’s third album, Crack In Time.
 

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August 16, 2017 | NPR · The album, titled I Believe In You, has Parton revisiting one classic and delivering several new ones, like “Makin’ Fun Ain’t Funny.”
 

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