Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper says if elected as the state’s next Governor he would ask oil and gas companies for a voluntary increase in severance taxes to help fund college scholarships. Hickenlooper made the comments to the Durango Herald earlier this week. The suggestion took many energy companies by surprise. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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February 25, 2018 | NPR · The 2,920 athletes who participated set a new record; so did the number of nations — 92 – they represented in South Korea.
 

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February 25, 2018 | NPR · “I was proud greatly. It was from one side, tears of pride and happiness. From another side, I regretted greatly we can’t see our flag,” said Natalia Kim, who lives in South Korea.
 

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February 25, 2018 | NPR · The Olympic Athletes from Russia won 4-3 against Germany in a game where neither team had much to lose.
 

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February 24, 2018 | NPR · NPR’s Sarah McCammon speaks with poet Li-Young Lee about his new collection of poetry, The Undressing. The book explores love, violence and the confusion between those emotional states.
 

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February 24, 2018 | NPR · Captured in one 72-minute take, U — July 22 re-enacts the 2011 murders at a summer camp through the eyes of its victims — in order to shift focus away from the extremist killer.
 

February 24, 2018 | NPR · Before Michelle McNamara died in 2016, she was working on a book that aimed to bring a serial rapist and murderer to justice. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark has now been published.
 

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February 24, 2018 | NPR · The British singer discusses making a staggered comeback after a career full of ups and downs and celebrating the changes in R&B.
 

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February 24, 2018 | NPR · If he succeeds, it would be the first piano made in his country — and the first made in Africa since 1989. Skeptics wonder if it’s an impossible mission.
 

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February 24, 2018 | NPR · This month’s playlist includes a new track from an Austin up-and-comer, a song about white privilege from Tune-Yards and a jazz instrumental cover of Amy Winehouse.
 

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