The Denver Post reports on a federal grant aimed at helping to build high-speed internet across the state.

In Colorado Springs, City Council is set to consider a proposal to add land to the Corral Bluffs Open Space (Gazette). Utilities plans a burn on Pikes Peak (Gazette). The police department says there’s no relationship between medical marijuana businesses and an increase in crime (Gazette). Homeless advocates focus on families (KKTV). El Paso County sees a rise in residents (KOAA).

KRDO takes a look at wildfire risk and mitigation in Teller County.

EPA regulations have halted a plan to destroy chemical agents at the Pueblo Chemical Depot (Chieftain). City Council has scheduled a town hall meeting (Chieftain). Organizers launched a new program aimed at restoring Fountain Creek (Chieftain). CSU-Pueblo sees a rise in the enrollment of international students (Chieftain).

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July 25, 2014 | NPR · On Thursday, a psychiatric patient opened fire at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital outside Philadelphia, killing a caseworker and injuring his psychiatrist. The psychiatrist returned fire with a gun of his own, injuring the gunman. Both patient and psychiatrist survived the gun fight.
 

July 25, 2014 | NPR · Both the government and the people of Israel have been determined to continue the country’s ground invasion in Gaza, despite a growing wave of international criticism. Israelis have been shaken by claims that Hamas has a heavily fortified network of tunnels leading from the Gaza Strip into Israel.
 

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July 25, 2014 | NPR · Thirty years ago this week, Prince’s mythmaking movie showed the world a new philosophy of what it meant to be a pop artist. NPR’s Michele Norris and Eric Deggans remember the moment vividly.
 

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