In Colorado Springs, mayoral candidates make a final effort for votes (KKTV). The Colorado Springs Independent checks in with the city’s new council members. The paper also brings an account of what soldiers from Fort Carson are doing in Afghanistan (CSIndy). Local job numbers remain unfavorable, despite a report that shows hiring is on the rise nationally (KXRM). A D-49 charter school will close (Gazette). A D-11 Montessori school seeks to add 6th grade (Gazette). A Colorado Springs police officer is arrested under suspicion of child pornography (Gazette, KXRM, KRDO, KOAA, KKTV, Denver Post). Plans have changed for a bridge replacement plan at Cheyenne Canon Park (Gazette). The Old Colorado City Historical Society obtains an original map of the area (Gazette). One family’s home-buying experience becomes a lesson in methamphetamine contamination laws (Gazette).

In Pueblo, residents are being notified over a parolee who’s classified as a sexually violent predator (KRDO). Operators of an area landfill defend their policies (Chieftain). The Fremont Heritage Commission to grow to nine members (Canon City Daily Record). An architect presents a rendering of the Canon City library renovations to the Public Works committee (Canon City Daily Record). In Custer County, school board officials talk budget cuts (Wet Mountain Tribune). The Custer County sheriff reports offenses have dropped (Wet Mountain Tribune).

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Denver’s Red Rocks venue celebrates 100 years of shows (Denver Post).

 

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August 29, 2015 | NPR · Three Al-Jazeera English journalists and several student activists were sentenced to up to three years and six months in prison in Cairo on Saturday.
 

August 29, 2015 | NPR · In Beirut, the Lebanese capital, bars and restaurants closed Saturday night in solidarity with anti-government protests that have grown over the last week.
 

August 29, 2015 | NPR · Ankara, long hesitant to commit to the coalition against the self-declared Islamic State, said “[the] fight against the terrorist organization is a priority.”
 

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August 29, 2015 | NPR · Phillips’ new collection is both raw and refined, drawing on intimate experience while shunning autobiography. “I become uncomfortable when people make an equation between author and poem,” he says.
 

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August 29, 2015 | NPR · This weekend, the NPR Books Time Machine is rewinding Scott Lynch’s swashbuckling Gentleman Bastard series, a combination fantasy of manners, heist caper and heartfelt buddy comedy. With pirates.
 

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August 29, 2015 | NPR · Popular bands like The National, The Black Keys, Wilco and Bon Iver have spawned spin-offs in recent years. Should their fans be nervous, or should they embrace the change of pace?
 

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