New Census Bureau figures show Colorado’s poverty rate is about two percentage points lower than the national rate in one of the worst economic years in recent history…The Colorado Community College System has announced the resignation of Dr. Tony Kinkel, president of Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs…and, The Bureau of Land Managemet plans to round up an estimated 138 wild horses in northwestern Colorado that are outside of a designated herd management area.

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October 19, 2017 | NPR · Zach and Kelly Weinersmith’s accessible, occasionally goofy new book lays out futuristic fantasies (like matter-printed cocktails) and connects them to projects scientists are working on right now.
 

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