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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August 17, 2017 | NPR · Kasatka, believed to be 42 years old, was a matriarch of the orca pod in San Diego. Orcas typically live to at least 50 in the wild.
 

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August 17, 2017 | NPR · Joshua Wong was the 17-year-old face of massive pro-democracy protests in the semiautonomous city. Now, he and two others have been given stricter sentences that bar them from office for five years.
 

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August 17, 2017 | NPR · Psychologists Bruce Jessen and James Mitchell devised a list of brutal methods that included waterboarding; the methods were meant to condition detainees into a state of helplessness.
 

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August 17, 2017 | NPR · Over the years, Hollywood filmmakers have used solar eclipses as devices to mark moments of irrevocable transformation for their characters.
 

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August 17, 2017 | FA · Cho, who moved to the U.S. from South Korea as a child, says the cultural distance his Columbus character feels towards his immigrant father was “an unwelcome reflection of my own life.”
 

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August 17, 2017 | NPR · Judith Light has done soaps, sitcoms, theater, drama — and now, she sits down with Pop Culture Happy Hour to talk about her long career.
 

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August 17, 2017 | KCRW-FM · Watch the Mexico City singer-songwriter perform an original composition from her latest album, Musas, live in the studio for KCRW.
 

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August 17, 2017 | NPR · Play The Songs You Like is the latest Radiator Hospital record, 16 power-pop songs that no doubt run at fast clip, but giddily stick like those stretchy hands you buy for a quarter.
 

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