There’s a pretty good chance that a local ballot in Colorado this year has a question about banning medical marijuana dispensaries on it. More than 40 cities, towns and counties are asking voters to forbid or otherwise regulate marijuana-related businesses. KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney surveys the election landscape.

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May 5, 2015 | NPR · Fresh fighting around Najran comes after a nearly six-week Saudi-led air campaign against Houthi rebels. Aid agencies urge a halt to bombing Yemen’s airports so humanitarian supplies can be delivered.
 

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May 5, 2015 | NPR · People have been farming — and eating — a GMO for thousands of years without knowing it. Scientists have found genes from bacteria in sweet potatoes around the world. So who made the GMO?
 

May 5, 2015 | NPR · Loretta Lynch is also scheduled to meet with police, local officials, members of Congress and community groups.
 

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May 5, 2015 | NPR · Journalist Asne Seierstad chronicles the 2011 shooting massacre in her country in her latest book. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls the work “engrossing, important and undeniably difficult to read.”
 

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May 5, 2015 | NPR · Journalist Barry Estabrook wanted to know more about the animal and its journey from the farm to his plate. In a new book, he explores the dichotomies of the industry that’s raising our pork chops.
 

May 5, 2015 | NPR · British artist Brian Catling’s fiction debut, about a mysterious forest in an alternate-universe Africa, is finally in the U.S. Reviewer Jason Heller calls it an “eye-gouging, mind-bending spectacle.”
 

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May 5, 2015 | NPR · Instead of throwing a typical Cinco De Mayo party, Alt.Latino creates a new holiday to celebrate an icon who’s become a Mexican obsession on both sides of the border.
 

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May 5, 2015 | NPR · At 14 minutes, “Beargrass Creek” gently rocks to and fro, seeking rhythmic harmony in synths and strings.
 

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May 5, 2015 | NPR · It’s hard to wrap your head around the amount of work it must have taken to create the new video for Son Lux’s “Change Is Everything.”
 

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