The Colorado unemployment rate hit 9.1% in January, inching it above the national average of 9% for the month. The Gazette reports that the unemployment rate in Colorado Springs hit a record 10.2% in January…Governor John Hickenlooper says state employees and contractors will have to make more sacrifices as the state grapples with the economy…and, Colorado’s senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, both Democrats, have sent a letter to Secretary of the Army John McHugh asking for reassurance in writing that the Army is not seeking to expand the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site.

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February 10, 2016 | NPR · “The Bay calls the day. The Eddie is No Go,” read the website of the Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau contest, called “The Eddie” for short.
 

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February 10, 2016 | NPR · One day after the Ferguson City Council voted to change a police and court reform plan, negotiated with DOJ, the feds filed a lawsuit against the city. The council said the deal was too costly.
 

February 10, 2016 | NPR · The book, called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II picks up the story of Harry and co. where the series epilogue left off. It will comprise the script of a play of the same name.
 

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February 10, 2016 | NPR · “But it’s not a show about women stuff,” Jo Miller says. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee covers refugees, mental health, prison and climate change, among other things.
 

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February 10, 2016 | NPR · Lucas is the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which runs the National Book Awards. Her priority? Inclusivity: “Everyone is either a reader or a potential reader,” she says.
 

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February 10, 2016 | NPR · The viral video of DeJesus’ routine doesn’t show an athlete dominating in a traditionally white sport despite her race. She’s an athlete celebrating her identity in the sport she loves.
 

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February 10, 2016 | NPR · Whether found on record shelves or on hard drives, great performances endure across generations.
 

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February 10, 2016 | WXPN · Singers Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig perform songs from their forthcoming album, Good Grief.
 

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