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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AP
August 23, 2014 | NPR · Uber is hiring David Plouffe, the mastermind of Obama’s 2008 campaign, to power its own political strategy. What can a tech-savvy political animal offer a ride-sharing service?
 

Reuters/Landov
August 23, 2014 | NPR · The United Nations special representative in Iraq describes the situation in Amerli, besieged by Islamic State militants, as one of “unspeakable suffering.”
 

AP
August 23, 2014 | NPR · Pentagon officials have identified the Chinese interceptor that made a “dangerous intercept” of a U.S. Navy maritime patrol aircraft as an Su-27.
 

Arts & Life

Fox
August 23, 2014 | NPR · The Fox animated show Bob’s Burgers, which won the Emmy last weekend for Outstanding Animated Program, brings nuance and style to its female characters – particularly young Tina, who almost never was.
 

August 23, 2014 | NPR · The younger Scarry, also an illustrator, found a draft of Best Lowly Worm Book Ever! in his dad’s Swiss chalet. He says all that was missing was the final art, “so that’s what I did.”
 

August 22, 2014 | NPR · The scent of fresh pencils is in the air, and homework assignments are around the corner. In honor of back-to-school season, author Alexander Aciman recommends The Lost Estate by Henri Alain-Fournier.
 

Music

NPR
August 23, 2014 | NPR · A veteran of Little Joy and Los Hermanos, Amarante makes warm, tender music as a solo artist. Here, he strips songs from Cavalo down to their essence using just his voice and a guitar from the ’30s.
 

August 23, 2014 | NPR · You’re more likely to catch a reality show on MTV, than any music these days. As Spin editor Craig Marks tells NPR’s Scott Simon, the VMA awards on Sunday will play homage to television from the past.
 

Courtesy of the artist
August 23, 2014 | NPR · In song after song on the Detroit artist’s genre-hopping full-length debut, one thing is consistent: a powerful, undeniable voice.
 

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