El Paso County looks to adopt permanent regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries (Gazette). In Colorado Springs, strong mayor proponent offers up an implementation plan (Gazette). The Colorado Springs Independent takes a look at and depreciation in the area.

In Pueblo, the West Fourth Street Bridge nears completion (Chieftain). The Colorado State University System appoints a board for finding a new CSU-Pueblo president (Chieftain).

The Gazette profiles Canon City and its opportunities for trails. Canon City also adopts its 2011 budget (Chieftain).

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British Medical Journal
December 15, 2017 | NPR · Much of the information doctors hand patients before surgery is too complex and hard to understand. So British researchers asked 9-year-olds to rewrite a brochure about a hip replacement.
 

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December 15, 2017 | NPR · Apparently people are showing up in the ER with nerve injuries from improperly cutting the pit out of an avocado. So now there’s a cute new seedless variety.
 

AP
December 15, 2017 | NPR · Retail and food sales were up 5.8 percent in November over the same time last year, the Commerce Department said. Retailers are hoping for their best year since before the economic recession.
 

Arts & Life

TED
December 15, 2017 | NPR · When Shabana Basij-Rasikh was six, the Taliban forbade girls from getting an education. Rather than giving in to their threats, she dressed up as a boy and went to a secret school for girls in Kabul.
 

TED
December 15, 2017 | NPR · When his childhood friend was connected with a terrorist attack, Mubin Shaikh set out to help combat Islamic extremists–even though he used to be one. So he joined the Canadian Intelligence Service.
 

TED
December 15, 2017 | NPR · When journalist Jamie Bartlett dove into the secret, hidden part of the Internet known as the Dark Web, he was surprised by what he found lurking there.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
December 15, 2017 | NPR · The band’s new album Time & Space comes out Feb. 23. You are moshing.
 

NPR
December 15, 2017 | NPR · Effortless storytelling is at the heart of This Is The Kit. And the stories the band’s only permanent member, Kate Stables, weaves are profound but sweet with a tone that quietly reels you in.
 

Courtesy of the artist
December 14, 2017 | WXPN-FM · Metric’s lead singer drops the wailing guitars and radical synths for a solo performance behind the piano.
 

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