The senate president has delayed a bill that would merge two of the biggest divisions in the Department of Natural Resources, wildlife and parks. Governor John Hickenlooper came up with the idea saying the consolidation would save money and keep parks open in the face of budget cuts. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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May 25, 2018 | NPR · The writer/director has turned a Neil Gaiman short story into a film starring Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning. It follows an alien exploring the 1970s punk music scene of Croydon, England.
 

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May 25, 2018 | FA · As the story goes, on Valentine’s Day 1900, several students and their teacher slipped away from a holiday picnic and never returned. Amazon’s new six-part TV miniseries explores the legend.
 

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May 26, 2018 | NPR · This month’s playlist includes the eclectic meditations of Shannon Shaw and the nostalgic melodies of Coach Phillips.
 

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