A chemical leak from a train car near Monument forces evacuations (Denver Post, Gazette, KRDO, KKTV, KXRM). KOAA reports the leak has been contained, and the evacuation area could get larger. Colorado sees improved joblessness rates (Denver Post, KOAA).

In Colorado Springs, the new city council is sworn in (Gazette, KXRM). 2010 saw a 12% rise in serious crime, but a drop in rapes (Gazette). A grant and partnership at UCCS looks to help nursing in rural areas (Gazette).

El Paso County Sheriff returns from Israel (KRDO). In Fort Lyon, honor guard fails to show for WWII vet’s funeral (KRDO). Otero County sets fire restrictions (LaJunta Tribune-Democrat). The Trinidad School District plans an upgrade to curriculum (Trinidad Times-Independent).

The Pueblo airport looks to expand (KRDO). Senator Mark Udall (D) meets with Pueblo economic leaders (Chieftain). One of the two finalists for CSU-Pueblo’s presidential job has withdrawn (Chieftain).

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March 27, 2017 | NPR · Leaders of large pro-democracy protests that roiled parts of Hong Kong in 2014 were told to report to police on charges of causing a public nuisance.
 

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March 27, 2017 | NPR · The president showed little interest in policy details. If he continues to focus superficially on getting a win instead of learning, Republicans warn that his priorities will continue to be derailed.
 

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March 27, 2017 | NPR · The Zika virus may have infected more than one million people in Puerto Rico, including thousands of pregnant women. Doctors are watching babies born to infected moms who don’t show birth defects.
 

Arts & Life

March 27, 2017 | NPR · Emma Donoghue tackles a tough topic with light and humor in The Lotterys Plus One, her new kids’ book about a boisterous blended family learning to accommodate a difficult grandfather with dementia.
 

March 26, 2017 | NPR · Bruce Feiler speaks about his new book, “The First Love Story,” and how the story of Adam and Eve is still important to relationships between men and women today.
 

March 26, 2017 | NPR · Deb Olin Unferth’s story collection delights in going in unexpected directions, and her sensitively-drawn characters feel the full, real, often contradictory and uneasy layering of human emotion.
 

Music

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March 26, 2017 | NPR · With 18 new shows — half of them musicals — opening this March and April, just before Tony nominations are announced, producers have to take risks to get their shows to stand out.
 

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March 26, 2017 | NPR · The singer-songwriter entered NPR Music’s contest with the song “¿Cómo Hacer?” She says it expresses her emotions about being unable to return to her family back home in Mexico.
 

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March 25, 2017 | NPR · Charley Pride, one of the first African-American stars in country music, has sold more records for RCA than anyone not named Elvis Presley.
 

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