Former CSU-Pueblo president Joe Garcia becomes Colorado’s Lt. Governor (Chieftain). A state water agency upholds a water quality certification associated with the planned Southern Delivery System, and appealed by an environmental labor group and Pueblo County’s District Attorney (Gazette, Chieftain). Mountain communities in Colorado see a higher foreclosure rate (Denver Post). The Lower Arkansas Valley sees decent snowpack, but drought conditions persist (Chieftain).

In Colorado Springs, council has approved zoning regulations for medical marijuana businesses (Gazette) and a tax incentive for a Lowe’s hardware store (Gazette), while Mayor Lionel Rivera proposes changes to the city charter that would better enable the ‘strong-mayor’ style of government recently approved by voters (Gazette). Business Journal columnist John Hazelhurst has left the paper (Gazette). Councilman Tom Gallagher plans to run for mayor (Gazette). Some residents seek to keep street lamps off (KKTV, KRDO).

El Paso County commissioners are pleased with one of Governor Hickenlooper’s first executive orders (Gazette). Commissioners table discussions on term limits (Gazette). The Department of Human Services, which assists with food stamps and Medicaid, sees a record number of cases (Gazette). And, in case you missed it, outgoing Colorado Springs Philharmonic Conductor Lawrence Leighton Smith has been diagnosed with a debilitating disease (Gazette).

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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News explains a federal appeals court ruling Tuesday that overturns subsidies provided to low- and middle-income people in states that use the federal health exchanges.
 

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July 22, 2014 | NPR · The agency said commercial jets were banned from flying to Israel for 24 hours, after it received reports that a rocket landed a mile from the airport.
 

July 22, 2014 | KHN · If the decision stands, at least 5 million Americans would face an insurance premium increases of at least 76 percent, according to one estimate. The case could wind up in the Supreme Court.
 

Arts & Life

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July 22, 2014 | NPR · This year’s Television Critics Association press tour found networks pitching hard for the view beyond overnight ratings. But getting the right number isn’t the end of the issue.
 

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July 22, 2014 | NPR · In 1990 when the episode first aired, AIDS testing was still new, and myths and misinformation ran rampant. But Rose, Blanche, Dorothy and Sophia taught us that AIDS can happen to anyone.
 

July 22, 2014 | NPR · Also: A survey suggests that the dispute between Amazon and Hachette may be deterring customers; Harper Lee apparently has questionable taste in coffee.
 

Music

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July 22, 2014 | NPR · On this week’s All Songs Considered, a premiere from the The Rentals and new music from Perfume Genius, The Bots, Zammuto and more!
 

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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Hear the world premiere of a piece by Samuel Adams — son of composer John Adams — and watch the orchestra’s signature encore, from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.
 

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July 22, 2014 | NPR · The prolific singer-songwriter will showcase some of his new songs — and many others from his long and frequently glorious catalog — on Friday, July 25, in a live webcast from Newport, R.I.
 

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