For the first time in state history one of the most powerful water organizations in Colorado is proposing a statewide plan to address water needs. Some of the recommendations include water efficiency standards and aggressive conservation measures. Experts say the cost of inaction is dire, but many of the changes require legislation that may not be popular politically. Bente Birkeland explores the next steps.

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October 20, 2017 | NPR · A lower court had ordered the government to allow the minor who is in the U.S. without permission to seek an abortion “without delay.” The appeals judges say first she needs a sponsor.
 

October 20, 2017 | NPR · A panel of federal judges said Friday that a 17-year-old Mexican girl in the U.S. illegally has a right to an abortion — but she’s not being allowed to get the procedure yet.
 

October 20, 2017 | NPR · The Justice Department has ended contracts with several halfway houses across the country. That change means inmates will likely stay in prison longer and have a tougher transition back to society.
 

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October 20, 2017 | NPR · Yorgos Lanthimos’ deadpan film explores the friendship between a cardiologist (Colin Farrell) and an odd young man (Barry Keoghan) with mysterious intentions.
 

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October 20, 2017 | NPR · Bannon, the man who helped steer and engineer President Trump’s recent political success, underwent an evolution during his time in — of all places — Hollywood.
 

October 20, 2017 | FA · A heart surgeon develops a strange relationship with a teenage boy in Yorgos Lanthimos’ new film. Reviewer Justin Chang says The Killing of a Sacred Deer is an “unnervingly strange” horror movie.
 

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October 20, 2017 | NPR · On Beck’s latest, thrift-store sounds, abrasive noise and his father’s ear-stretching orchestrations all vie for attention at once.
 

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October 20, 2017 | NPR · Their overnight surprise mixtape release comes with an honorable mention for one of Atlanta’s instrumental sonic architects.
 

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October 20, 2017 | WXPN-FM · This year marks the 30th anniversary of her album Solitude Standing, and the 25th of 99.9F°.
 

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