Colorado lawmakers deal with a rash of family deaths during the legislative session (Denver Post). KOAA takes a look at who pays when firefighters face another city’s fire. KRDO reports on a payday loan scam.

It’s election day in Colorado Springs, and candidates make a last effort for votes (Gazette). Area schools say they’re ready for children of soldiers in Ft. Carson’s new aviation brigade (Gazette). The El Paso County Sheriff looks to make big purchases (KOAA).

A coal-fired electric plant near Pueblo shuts down for repairs (KOAA). Lakes in City Parks will soon have water again (Chieftain).

Fremont County and Holcim cement factory have reached an agreement over property taxes, one that’s prompting school officials to look at a tax hike to make up for lost property tax revenues (KOAA). St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City ran a test of emergency response, simulating a transferred inmate with a firearm (Canon City Daily Record).

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May 3, 2015 | NPR · An estimated 14,000 people survived April’s earthquake in Nepal with serious injuries. NPR’s Rachel Martin gets a picture of medical conditions there from American E.R. doctor Bianca Grecu-Jacobs.
 

Kyodo/Landov
May 3, 2015 | NPR · Another man and a woman were rescued from wreckage in a village a full week after the devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake that has more than 7,000.
 

NPR
May 3, 2015 | NPR · Many of Nepal’s historic treasures crumbled in last week’s earthquake. But generations of wood and stone carvers have spawned a tradition that all but guarantees that monuments will be revived.
 

Arts & Life

May 3, 2015 | NPR · Each word provided is an anagram of something you might see in a kitchen. For example, “skin” is an anagram of “sink.”
 

May 3, 2015 | NPR · Orson Welles, born 100 years ago this week, is well-known for breaking new ground in theater and film. But, as author Colin Fleming tells NPR’s Rachel Martin, he also did significant work in radio.
 

May 3, 2015 | NPR · Have you ever stared at a piece of art and thought, I just don’t get it? Artist Grayson Perry gives NPR’s Rachel Martin the answers to questions about art that some are too embarrassed to ask.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
May 3, 2015 | NPR · The singer and pianist went from busking on the streets of Paris to eliciting Nina Simone comparisons and headlining sold-out shows, but he says he’s just lucky to be able to express himself.
 

Courtesy of the artist
May 3, 2015 | NPR · “Boy, the truth of that song really came out,” says the 71-year-old soul artist and former lead singer of The Persuasions. He spent three months in a hospital due to an infected esophagus.
 

Courtesy of HBO
May 3, 2015 | NPR · “The idea was not to tear him down, nor was it to put him on a pedestal,” says director Brett Morgen. Instead, executive producer Frances Bean Cobain told Morgen to “make it honest.”
 

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