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 4, 2016 | NPR · The president told an energetic audience he “will not rest” until the city’s water is safe to drink. A federal state of emergency has been declared as a result of lead leaching into Flint’s water.
 

May 4, 2016 | MR · Who knows how much it takes to educate a child, and how do you find out? The state of Michigan is trying to answer those questions right now.
 

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May 4, 2016 | NPR · Gov. Pat McCrory responded in a statement, saying, “We will be reviewing to determine the next steps.” The state has until Monday to respond.
 

Arts & Life

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May 4, 2016 | NPR · Jennifer Haigh grew up in small town Pennsylvania, where jobs disappeared when coal mines closed. Her new novel explores the changes that mining — and now fracking — has brought to nearby communities.
 

May 4, 2016 | FA · Growing up in the tribal region of Pakistan, Maria Toorpakai pretended she was a boy in order to compete as a weightlifter. Later she became an internationally known squash player.
 

May 4, 2016 | FA · The Irish director and screenwriter talks to Fresh Air’s Ann Marie Baldonado about his new film, which tells the story of a young teenager in 1980s Dublin who discovers pop music and starts a band.
 

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May 4, 2016 | NPR · The singer’s latest pop hit is — ironically — about the downsides of having a pop hit. But another song on his new album, At Night, Alone, focuses on his relationship with his mother.
 

May 4, 2016 | NPR · A lawyer for a California addiction doctor held a press conference Wednesday. He said his client was scheduled to meet with Prince the day after the singer died, and that he had dispatched his son, who works with him, to Prince’s Minnesota home.
 

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May 4, 2016 | NPR · Patterson casts light on the assumption people make about a woman: that she’s inexhaustibly strong, yet mysteriously dangerous. “I’m human, I’m human,” she reminds us.
 

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