With a new city council in Colorado Springs, the Gazette takes a look at the city’s relationship with El Paso County. An illegal mountain bike trail pops up in Garden of the Gods (Gazette). Assaults on police officers in the city is on the rise (KOAA). The Colorado Springs Business Journal takes a look at how federal budget issues could affect the city*.

The homicide rate in Pueblo rises dramatically (Gazette). The Pueblo County Commissioners are set to decide on the possibility of a nuclear power plant (Chieftain, KRDO, KKTV).

Baca County faces serious drought issues (Chieftain). Representative Scott Tipton (R) is scheduled to visit the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (Chieftain). A grant awarded to ECHO Family Center Council will help address postpartum depression in Fremont County (Canon City Daily Record).

Computer labs at Eckhart Elementary in Trinidad get an upgrade (Trinidad Times-Independent). Las Animas County Commissioners seek a declaration of drought disaster (Trinidad Times-Independent).

Snowpack in the state means a good rafting forecast (Colorado Springs Business Journal*).

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January 21, 2018 | NPR · Republican Rep. Patrick Meehan of Pennsylvania, who has investigated sexual misconduct claims as part of the House Ethics Committee, was removed after a report on his own alleged sexual misconduct.
 

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January 20, 2018 | NPR · The second annual Women’s March drew a wide range of ages and races to the nation’s capital. The year since President Trump took office has given first-time and veteran marchers new reasons to attend.
 

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January 20, 2018 | NPR · Marchers united largely in opposition to President Trump, who tweeted Saturday that protesters should be celebrating “the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success” of his presidency.
 

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January 20, 2018 | NPR · Kamayan is the traditional Filipino way of eating — without utensils. But it’s also a generous shared meal of time-honored colorful foods that creates camaraderie. And it’s catching on in the U.S.
 

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January 20, 2018 | NPR · The Today show anchor answers three questions about the hit-making British band that was founded 20 years ago.
 

January 20, 2018 | NPR · Contrary to what you might see on TV, homicide, assault and rapes have decreased in big cities since the 1970s. Patrick Sharkey attributes the change, in part, to something that happened in the ’90s.
 

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January 20, 2018 | NPR · When singer-songwriter MILCK performed at the Women’s March last year, her song, “Quiet,” went viral. Some called it the anthem of a new movement. She talks about her new EP, This Is Not The End.
 

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