Colorado Springs Mayor Lionel Rivera is calling for a three-year timeout from the part of the Taxpayers Bill of Rights that limits how much tax money the city of Colorado Springs can spend as the economy recovers (Gazette, Business Journal). Some city council members boycotted Mayor Lionel Rivera’s final state of the city speech (KOAA).

The Colorado job-loss prediction for 2010 has been raised sharply (Denver Post).

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June 19, 2018 | NPR · This is Kim’s third visit to China, and comes just one week after his summit with President Trump in Singapore.
 

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June 18, 2018 | NPR · In the latest move in a nascent trade war, the president announced he wanted to impose a 10 percent tariff on more Chinese products, in addition to the $50 billion announced Friday.
 

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June 18, 2018 | NPR · As many as 40 percent of students who intend to go to college don’t show up in the fall. Education researchers call this phenomenon “summer melt,” and it has long been a puzzling problem.
 

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June 18, 2018 | FA · Critic Maureen Corrigan says Tommy Orange’s novel, which centers on a cast of native and mixed-race characters whose lives intersect at a powwow, features “a literary authority rare in a debut.”
 

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June 18, 2018 | NPR · Mary Shelley’s timeless novel gave us not only an enduring trope — the misunderstood monster — but an equally enduring way to talk about what happens when human knowledge outpaces responsibility.
 

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June 18, 2018 | NPR · In his new book Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture, Ken Jennings takes humor seriously, tracing how comedy infiltrated every aspect of our lives — and what it’s doing to us.
 

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June 18, 2018 | NPR · The Floridian first gained attention in 2016, when his SoundCloud single “Look At Me” went viral. He released two popular albums after, but was awaiting trial on charges brought by an ex-girlfriend.
 

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June 18, 2018 | NPR · A season full of high-profile hip-hop releases just got hotter. NPR Music’s Ann Powers and Rodney Carmichael break down the surprise release of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s collaborative album.
 

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June 18, 2018 | NPR · With work spanning much of the Soviet era, the conductor served as an important and prominent conduit between Russia and the West. He died Saturday at age 87.
 

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