In Colorado Springs, the Independent takes a look at the strong-mayor question some in the city want, and the affects of the VA’s new stance on medical marijuana. Artist Christo comes to the area to explain his “Over the River” project (Gazette, KXRM), while the Canon City Council has given its support to the project (KRDO).

InPueblo, the county plans to use a land-use permit provision when it comes to the Southern Delivery System pipeline (Chieftain).Groups work on a compromise for the destruction of mustard agent at the Pueblo Chemical Depot (Chieftain).

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February 24, 2017 | NPR · The enclosure in China’s Heilongjiang province, where the drone video was filmed, has been accused of keeping animals in “deplorable conditions.”
 

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February 24, 2017 | NPR · The plan would replace insurance subsidies for low-income families with tax credits for everyone, eliminate the requirement to buy health care, and end taxes on medical devices.
 

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February 24, 2017 | NPR · A colorless, odorless liquid, similar in consistency to motor oil, VX kills in tiny quantities that can be absorbed through the skin. It is among the deadliest chemical weapons ever devised.
 

Arts & Life

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February 24, 2017 | NPR · The film tells the story of Ruth Williams, a London typist, and Seretse Khama, heir to the throne of modern-day Botswana. In 1948, their interracial marriage sparked a political firestorm.
 

February 24, 2017 | NPR · If Lin Manuel-Miranda wins an Academy Award in the Best Original Song category, he will become only the 13th person in history to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. We hear from past EGOT winners.
 

February 24, 2017 | FA · A young white woman brings her black boyfriend home to meet her parents in director Jordan Peele’s first feature film. Critic David Edelstein says Get Out is a comic thriller worth seeing.
 

Music

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February 24, 2017 | WXPN · La La Land is poised to win big at Sunday’s Academy Awards, and it wouldn’t be the same without Hurwitz’s music.
 

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February 24, 2017 | WXPN · Movie buffs, gather around. How many films can you name based on the iconic songs they featured?
 

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February 24, 2017 | NPR · His work helped fuel the careers of artists like Marvin Gaye, The Isley Brothers, Michael Jackson, and Ike and Tina Turner — and also provided a wellspring of samples to hip-hop.
 

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