In Colorado Springs, inactive voters still have a chance to pick up a ballot for tomorrow’s mayoral runoff election (Gazette). Area leaders who went on an economic development trip to Oklahoma City come back brimming with ideas (Gazette). The city’s engineer leaves job for one in Arizona (Gazette). Warrior Games kick off today (KRDO). Memorial Park hosted a memorial service for homeless veterans (Gazette). Area K9 units fare well in annual testing (Gazette). Air Force Academy graduation tickets are available today (KOAA, KKTV, KRDO, Gazette). Memorial Hospital officials say uncertainty about the health system’s future has led to a drop in patients (Colorado Springs Business Journal*). Colorado Springs Philharmonic shows stronger finances, but still a way to go (CSBJ*).

The Pueblo Chieftain looks back 40 years ago with the Catholic Diocese in the city closed all its schools. Results of research looking at the Arkansas Valley Super Ditch project and a proposal to allow land to fallow will be released Wednesday (Chieftain). Otero Junior College is set to begin its new Soil and Crop Science program, and has extended its scholarship deadline (LaJunta Tribune-Democrat).

In Trinidad, a new building code proposal is causing concern (Trinidad Times-Independent). Las Animas County plans to return the airport to profitability (Trinidad Times-Independent).

Canon City‘s District 4 race gets a candidate (Canon City Daily News). Florence cuts the ribbon on a community-wide arts project (Canon City Daily Record).

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June 18, 2018 | NPR · Patrick Soon-Shiong takes over the Los Angeles Times on Monday. He said he hopes it will be perceived “not just as a regional paper, but indeed a national paper and hopefully an international paper.”
 

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June 18, 2018 | NPR · With 113 locations in the U.S., Brain Balance says its drug-free approach has helped tens of thousands of children. But experts say there’s insufficient proof for its effectiveness.
 

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June 18, 2018 | NPR · Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended the administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy in a series of tweets. Former first lady Laura Bush said the policy “breaks my heart.
 

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June 18, 2018 | NPR · In his new book Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture, Ken Jennings takes humor seriously, tracing how comedy infiltrated every aspect of our lives — and what it’s doing to us.
 

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June 17, 2018 | NPR · This Father’s Day, we celebrate what our dads have taught us, from how to run to being a good listener.
 

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June 18, 2018 | NPR · Watch the 20-year-old star perform acoustic versions of “Location,” “Saved” and “Young Dumb & Broke.”
 

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June 18, 2018 | NPR · Growing up, Josiah Wise says, he was closeted because he didn’t have the language to express himself. His new album is intended to put words to his identity that go beyond sex and attraction.
 

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June 17, 2018 | NPR · Brown University doctoral students Julian Saporiti and Erin Aoyama submitted an outstanding entry in this year’s NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest. Together, they make up No-No Boy, the duo that presents the Asian-American experience through song.
 

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