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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February 27, 2017 | NPR · “I told them I didn’t want to make a scene about it, but my conscience wouldn’t let me talk to him,” says William Owens of the chance to meet President Trump. Owens’ son died in a raid in Yemen.
 

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February 27, 2017 | NPR · The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, seen as China’s response to the rival TPP, has benefited from a shift in American politics.
 

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February 27, 2017 | NPR · First-time candidates are seeking offices across the country. And several nonprofits are helping American Muslims get involved in the political process.
 

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February 27, 2017 | NPR · It wasn’t a terribly exciting or unusual Academy Awards telecast — until all of a sudden, it made all kinds of history.
 

February 26, 2017 | NPR · After a shocking end-of-night flub, Moonlight won Best Picture after an incorrect announcement awarded the honor to La La Land.
 

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February 26, 2017 | NPR · The finalists were a Palestinian, a Yemeni and a Palestinian Israeli citizen. The show highlights and erases the region’s borders. The Israeli citizen was given an honorary permit to travel to Beirut.
 

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February 27, 2017 | NPR · The trio joins up with trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith for a jazz-rock track that reverberates with moments of victory.
 

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February 26, 2017 | NPR · The finalists were a Palestinian, a Yemeni and a Palestinian Israeli citizen. The show highlights and erases the region’s borders. The Israeli citizen was given an honorary permit to travel to Beirut.
 

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February 26, 2017 | NPR · The duo discusses its nonlinear approach to songwriting and arrangement, and how tales of Hollywood scandal and murder inspired its newest project, Hang.
 

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