Governor John Hickenlooper is requesting drought assistance funds for nine southern Colorado counties, including Pueblo, Chaffee, and Las Animas…and, Xcel Energy has agreed to buy 200 megawatts of power from a wind farm being built near Limon.

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May 27, 2015 | NPR · Nebraska just repealed its death penalty. Here’s a look at where the law stands in your state.
 

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May 27, 2015 | NPR · Even with cheap rent, the cost of doing business is high. With the nation’s highest commercial property taxes, one business mogul says this stunts entrepreneurship in a city that needs more jobs.
 

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May 27, 2015 | NPR · Cost and lethal-injection complications have led some states to reconsider the death penalty. U.S. support for the practice has declined over the last two decades, but three-in-five still support it.
 

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May 27, 2015 | NPR · For this final round, every answer contains an article of clothing or wardrobe accessory. So if we said, “colorful wasps sometimes mistaken for bees,” the answer would be “yellow jackets.”
 

May 27, 2015 | NPR · We all remember Clint Eastwood’s character Dirty Harry and his famous line, “Go ahead, make my day.” In this game, contestants deliver that line… Ask Me Another-style. So go ahead, make our pâté.
 

May 27, 2015 | NPR · It’s hard to keep a good rock band together; you’re always losing members. In this game, we take the names of famous bands and drop a letter to make a whole new band.
 

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May 27, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Robert Siegel sits down with 9-year-old pianist, Oscar Paz-Suaznabar, who has played at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and on the NPR show, From The Top.
 

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May 27, 2015 | NPR · The titanic 85-year-old jazz saxophonist and composer says two much younger musicians had no right to release a recording with him.
 

May 27, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel update listeners on our crowdsourcing music project, the All Things Considered Road Trip Playlist. NPR has received nearly 2,000 song suggestions, and on Wednesday shares some of the most literal picks — songs that are all about the feeling and adventure of hitting the road.
 

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