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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May 28, 2017 | NPR · A study adds to evidence that it’s a matter of blood and genes. “Hopefully, there will be huge medical implications,” says one researcher.
 

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May 28, 2017 | NPR · A House committee has approved a measure allowing the Service to spend more to protect the president’s many homes, and Trump’s proposed budget would increase the number of agents.
 

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May 28, 2017 | NPR · Children of people in the country illegally often experience fear and worry — with the shadow of deportation as a constant presence. How can they work through those emotions? One workshop uses comics.
 

Arts & Life

May 28, 2017 | NPR · Sarah Gailey’s alternate-history romp takes place in a United States that went ahead with a wild plan to farm hippos for meat. It’s a delightful read that suffers only from being too short.
 

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May 27, 2017 | WBUR · Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering “radical empathy” and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts hear from people who have estranged themselves from their parents.
 

May 27, 2017 | NPR · Singer-songwriter Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band died on Saturday at the age of 69. Music journalist Amanda Petrusich takes a look back at Allman’s legacy with NPR’s Michel Martin.
 

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May 28, 2017 | NPR · As the album turns 50, critic Colin Fleming argues that the cultural impact of Peter Blake’s iconic record sleeve equaled that of the music.
 

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May 28, 2017 | NPR · Givonna Joseph, founder of OperaCréole, explains why it’s so important to perform the works of composers of color, which she says were historically “hidden on purpose.”
 

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May 27, 2017 | NPR · One of the most recognizable voices of his generation, Allman was one of the namesakes of a band that pioneered Southern rock — yet his music was always haunted by a sense of mortality and loss.
 

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