In Colorado Springs, the Gazette and Business Journal report on a proposed ban on medical marijuana shops within a certain proximity of religious institutions. KKTV has this look at flu shots. KRDO profiles a graffiti unit in the city. Colorado Springs ups the current fire ban (Gazette), while El Paso County initiates its own fire ban (KXRM). The Colorado Springs Independent takes a look at a support group for veterans with PTSD.

The Gazette profiles a couple and their recent purchase of an historic hotel in Cripple Creek. KRDO is tracking a landlord in Cripple Creek who may own several homes in poor condition.

Freemont County adopts a fire ban (KXRM).

The Pueblo City-County Health Department plans to study the rising rate of teen pregnancy (Chieftain). Ceasar Chavez Academy officials have reached an agreement with a bond holder (Chieftain).

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September 16, 2014 | KHN · Parts of the Affordable Care Act seek to curb states from setting their own mandates requiring insurers to cover specific care. But many state legislators are trying to work around the restrictions.
 

NPR
September 16, 2014 | NPR · When his homebrew tasted bad, a college student decided to pursue microbiology. After more than a decade as a scientist, he’s going back to brewing — but this time, he’s moving up to bourbon.
 

Marriott
September 16, 2014 | NPR · An initiative launched with Maria Shriver’s input is raising questions over how the hotel company pays its staff — and whether guests should be expected to tip.
 

Arts & Life

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September 16, 2014 | NPR · Also: recently discovered letters by Jack Kerouac; Will Self doesn’t like hipsters.
 

September 16, 2014 | NPR · Musician John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats tries his hand at fiction in Wolf in White Van, the story of a disfigured genius who creates an immersive roleplaying game set in an imagined world.
 

NPR
September 15, 2014 | NPR · The musicians and artists of Baghdad work under a government that prefers religious festivals to classical concerts. But with a little cunning, they’re finding ways to keep the arts alive.
 

Music

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September 16, 2014 | Q2 · My Brightest Diamond’s busy and enigmatic singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist is a dizzying blur of creativity. Watch Q2 visit with Shara Worden in her Detroit home.
 

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September 16, 2014 | NPR · Cave is the subject of a different kind of rock documentary called 20,000 Days on Earth, which attempts to debunk the creative process for what Cave says it actually is: “just hard labor.”
 

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September 15, 2014 | KCRW · Hear new music from Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus, and Redinho in a two-hour EDM mix from Jason Bentley.
 

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