In Colorado Springs, medical marijuana dispenaries compete for business (Gazette). A vacancy on the D-49 School Board is still open (Gazette). The Gazette takes a look at one park volunteer who’s had enough of hauling trash. A solar-powered car heads to the top of Pikes Peak (Gazette).

Ellicot District 22 closes for the day after the unexpected death of a teacher (KOAA, KRDO, KKTV).

The Pueblo Chieftain profiles one effort to help clean up a mine field.

The LaJunta Tribune-Democrat looks at three government entities in the area opposed to statewide ballot initiatives 60, 61, and 101.

Courthouse Square in Trinidad prepares for a makeover (Trinidad Times-Independent). Las Animas County commissioners listen to concerns over proposed low-level training flight proposal (Times-Independent).

The Wet Mountain Tribune reports on groups opposed to statewide ballot initiatives 60, 61, and 101, and a government class at Custer County High School that’s examined the issues.

The Canon City Daily Record reports on a bond issue that voters will decide upon, aimed at renovating schools in Florence and Penrose.

The Denver Post reports on a strong harvest for Colorado farmers.

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May 29, 2020 | NPR · Americans continued to express their grief and outrage in demonstrations across the country, with violence emerging in some cities. A 19-year-old man was killed during Friday’s protests in Detroit.
 

May 29, 2020 | NPR · The department settled for $3 million and offered training for officers in how to restrain people in custody more safely in the 2010 case.
 

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May 29, 2020 | MPBN · Many but not all out-of-state visitors were told to self-quarantine because of the coronavirus. The Justice Department says that is unconstitutional. Some other states have the same rule.
 

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May 29, 2020 | NPR · NPR’s Ailsa Chang talks to Tracee Ellis Ross about starring in The High Note, a movie about an over-40 superstar singer navigating the music industry with her assistant, who has her own music dreams.
 

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