The Denver Post reports on a rise in child poverty rates in the state.

In Colorado Springs, candidates for El Paso County sheriff debate a second time (Gazette). The candidates also spoke to KKTV. City Council looks to enact medical marijuana regulations (Gazette).

In Pueblo, City Council approved medical marijuana licensing, and is calling on the federal government for comprehensive immigration reform (Chieftain).

Otero County unemployment numbers are up (LaJunta Tribune-Democrat).

Candidates for various offices in and around Las Animas County held a televised debate (Trinidad Times-Independent). Las Animas County commissioners take a look at two ballot measures, one pertaining to the state owned nursing home, the other regarding medical marijuana (Times-Independent). The A.R. Mitchell Museum in Trinidad will soon receive three new original Mitchell paintings (Times-Independent).

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October 16, 2017 | NPR · The wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was nominated in May to represent the United States at the Holy See.
 

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October 16, 2017 | NPR · Federal authorities say the case is a “glaring reminder” of the dangers of human smuggling across the Southern border. The driver is to be sentenced in January.
 

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October 16, 2017 | NPR · The Hall of Fame coach had been on unpaid administrative leave since last month, after the school was implicated in a federal bribery and fraud investigation.
 

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October 16, 2017 | NPR · His commitment to traditional forms, with tight patterns and taut construction, stood out among his contemporaries. He said his craft was finding order in pain and chaos — not creating it.
 

October 16, 2017 | NPR · Poet Richard Wilbur won two Pulitzer Prizes and was the second poet to hold the title of Poet Laureate of the United States. He died Saturday at the age of 96.
 

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October 16, 2017 | WXPN-FM · Hear songs from the band’s latest album, Destroyers Of The Soft Life, performed live.
 

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