The Denver Post takes a statewide look at the new census data.

The Census Bureau has released more data, some at the neighborhood level, which includes data confirming that El Paso County is now the most populous county in the state (Gazette). A new report shows Ft. Carson expansion helped the local economy grow faster (Gazette). School officials in District 11 look to hold negotiations with teachers’ unions in meetings open to the public (Gazette, KRDO). The Colorado Springs Independent takes a look at the corporate contribution flap in city elections, and a dollar drop for the Colorado Springs Utilities’ solar rebate program.

Pueblo West has driven county growth, according to census data (Chieftain). County commissioners are concerned over appraisal methods pertaining to the planned SDS pipeline (Chieftain).

In Florence, city council approves funding for nonprofit organizations (Canon City Daily Record).

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July 28, 2015 | NPR · George Washington University is the latest and one of the largest private universities to drop its admissions testing requirement.
 

July 28, 2015 | NPR · Already, researcher Stuart Russell says, sentry robots in South Korea “can spot and track a human being for a distance of two miles – and can very accurately kill that person.”
 

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July 28, 2015 | NCPR-WUNC · This summer, even the most crowded pools are struggling to hire enough lifeguards, and are cutting hours as a result. In a rebounding economy, teens are opting for higher-paying jobs or no job at all.
 

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July 28, 2015 | NPR · Bill Cosby was instrumental in opening the door for black stuntmen in Hollywood early in his career. He was to be a central figure in a new documentary about black stuntmen, but that has now changed. He will be mentioned, but his interviews have been pulled, following the latest revelations about the comedian, who admitted in court documents that he drugged women for sex.
 

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July 28, 2015 | NPR · On demand is on demand, as it turns out, whether it’s video or audio. Even Tina Fey says so.
 

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July 28, 2015 | NPR · Artists are reinventing the humble tea bag, letting its contents and simple shape and color shine in beautiful, fragile art. Some are even farming out the tea drinking to get to the used bags.
 

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July 28, 2015 | NPR · Almost 140 years ago, Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote a solo piano piece for every month of the year called The Seasons. Now saxophonist Ben Wendel has taken this famous body of work and reinterpreted each piece by bringing along a different artist every month. Reviewer Michelle Mercer says through these collaborations, Wendel is giving the listener insight into some of today’s sharpest musicians.
 

July 28, 2015 | WXPN · In Swedish culture, ABBA holds a significant place — one big enough for an entire ABBA museum that doesn’t have to wait for visitors. Hear the World Cafe interview with the curator.
 

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July 28, 2015 | NPR · He was with the Boston Symphony for 50 years, and his name was also stamped on the sticks of drummers from Buddy Rich to Charlie Watts to Questlove. Firth died Sunday at age 85.
 

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