In Colorado Springs, I-25 Southbound reopens after a semi catches fire (Gazette, KOAA, KKTV). Reservists from Peterson Air Force Base deploy to Iraq (KXRM). Academy School District 20 begins using Twitter (Gazette). Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group takes on a new name (Business Journal). Focus on the Family receives eight nominations from the National Religious Broadcasters organization (Gazette).

In Pueblo, D-70 board opposes statewide ballot measures (Chieftain). City Council approves a contract to fix up condemned buildings (Chieftain).

A transportation service that serves Las Animas and Huerfano Counties looks to continue expanding (Trinidad Times-Independent). The value of Las Animas County’s assessed property has fallen, but not as much as feared (Times-Independent).

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February 20, 2018 | NPR · Also: Pro-Syrian fighters kill dozens of civilians in heavy bombardments; potential flooding may come to the central U.S. today; and students will lobby for gun control at the Florida state capitol.
 

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February 20, 2018 | NPR · When parents transition a baby from breast milk or formula to cow’s milk, it can seem like a big jump. We talk with a researcher who looked at just what’s in the array of toddler drinks on the market.
 

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February 20, 2018 | NPR · The U.S. has sanctioned the Venezuelan president and labeled him a “dictator.” And Nicolas Maduro’s tweet Monday came not long after he was uninvited from a summit of Western Hemisphere countries.
 

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February 20, 2018 | NPR · This new essay, edited by Ernest Drucker, argues that mass incarceration — more than 2 million Americans are locked up — tears at our social fabric and leaves people with no option but to reoffend.
 

February 19, 2018 | NPR · NPR’s Audie Cornish talks to Greta Gerwig, the Oscar-nominated director of the film Lady Bird about teenage friendship and complex, sometimes messy, female characters.
 

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February 19, 2018 | FA · Doug Jones has made a career out of playing strange, otherworldly creatures. “I find the heart and soul of a character before I find his elbows and his hands,” he says.
 

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February 20, 2018 | NPR · There’s brilliant new music from the Asheville-based quartet. The song, “Van Dyke Brown,” is a revelatory coming-of-age tune.
 

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February 19, 2018 | WXPN-FM · Its roots are in the all-ages punk scene, but the band has evolved into one of the city’s most musically compelling and lyrically insightful ensembles.
 

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February 19, 2018 | NPR · The groundbreaking Irish rapper discusses his debut album Dear Annie, finding his identity through music and what it’s like to create out of your comfort zone.
 

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