A commission redrawing the state’s legislative lines is expected to vote on preliminary maps today (Denver Post). Colorado ranks 6th in the country for suicide rates (Chieftain). The BLM schedules a meeting to discuss the Army’s use of Pinon Canyon land (Chieftain).

El Paso County Commissioners look back at the past six months (Gazette). In Colorado Springs, Mayor Steve Bach considers higher pension contributions for public safety employees (Gazette). Second-hand stores see greater activity (Colorado Springs Business Journal*). A teacher at Air Academy High School has been killed by lightening (Gazette). The Gazette reports on the frequency of employees looking at medical records. Thousands head to Acacia Park for the gay pride festival (KXRM).

In Pueblo, city council is set to talk about the future of open space along the city’s riverwalk (Chieftain). The police department’s SWAT team downsizes (Chieftain).

The Trinidad School District faces tough budgeting issues (Trinidad Times-Independent). Trinidad City Council explores a switch to LED lighting (Trinidad Times-Independent).

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August 27, 2015 | NPR · The president said that what started out as a natural disaster became something much worse as government failed “to look out for its own citizens.”
 

August 27, 2015 | NPR · Simmons College in Boston has announced it will transition its brick-and-mortar program to an online-only degree.
 

August 27, 2015 | NPR · Given two choices of attractive mates, female frogs pick the top vocalist. But add a third, inferior male to the mix, and females go for No. 2. The “decoy effect” shapes some human choices, too.
 

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August 27, 2015 | NPR · Brazilian filmmaker Anna Muylaert’s comedy suggests that to look at a society’s political health, you look at the way the help is treated — like the housekeeper at the story’s center.
 

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August 27, 2015 | NPR · Zac Efron is little more than a good-looking void in this story of dance music in the San Fernando Valley, but the film is intermittently engaging as a medley of themes and genres.
 

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August 27, 2015 | NPR · The latest from director Alex Ross Perry stars Elisabeth Moss in the story of a woman who spends a very hard week in a very isolated place.
 

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August 27, 2015 | NPR · When you have a hit like “Call Me Maybe,” there’s no escaping the pressure to follow strong. Jepsen says the moody shimmer of her new LP, Emotion, emerged only after she’d written more than 200 songs.
 

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August 27, 2015 | NPR · Senegalese percussionist Doudou N’Diaye Rose has died at age 85. He mastered his local drum language and brought it to the world, creating rhythms for the likes of Miles Davis and the Rolling Stones.
 

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August 27, 2015 | NPR · From the Chiquita Banana Girl to the Banana Republic, Alt.Latino takes a knife to the rich, fruit-themed songs that pervade Latin music.
 

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