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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February 12, 2016 | NPR · He had the resume — swing-state governor, veteran, ex-party leader — but there’s a good chance you had no idea he was running. Judging by vote totals, Iowa and New Hampshire may have missed it too.
 

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February 12, 2016 | NPR · The reliever is the first player to be banned permanently from Major League Baseball for failing three tests for performance-enhancing drugs.
 

February 12, 2016 | NPR · The U.S. and Cuba will sign a civil aviation agreement in Havana on Tuesday. The signing formalizes the arrangement reached in December, allowing for a limited number of U.S. flights to Cuba.
 

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February 12, 2016 | NPR · NPR’s Kelly McEvers talks to author Sayed Kashua, an Israeli-Palestinian whose satirical weekly columns in Haaretz newspaper are collected in his new book called Native.
 

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February 12, 2016 | NPR · A War is a contender for the best foreign film Oscar. It’s about a soldier in Afghanistan placed in an impossible situation, and NPR film critic Bob Mondello says it brings the big questions home.
 

February 12, 2016 | NPR · Bordertown is about two families on both sides of the immigration debate. One is a white border patrol agent and his family and the other is a Mexican-American immigrant family.
 

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February 13, 2016 | NPR · In spite of civil war, Mali has produced extraordinary artists and music. NPR’s Linda Wertheimer speaks with one of the country’s stars about her new album Né So — meaning “home.”
 

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February 12, 2016 | NPR · Grappling with the event, the album and the artist, under different circumstances — none ideal.
 

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February 12, 2016 | WXPN · The L.A. band lays down songs from its new album, Give It Back To You, live in the studio.
 

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