Listeria cases linked to melons has hit 55 in 14 states (KKTV). The youth vote is sized up as the 2012 Presidential election cycle gets started (Denver Post).

In El Paso County, Ellicot school officials are concerned over how a recent scandal may affect a bond issue on the ballot (Colorado Springs Gazette). The Gazette looks at the black market for guns. Postal workers are set to rally tomorrow at City Hall (Gazette).

In Pueblo, plans to destroy chemical weapons edge closer (Chieftain). The Chieftain gets a glimpse inside one of the storage igloos at the facility, and profiles a historical society magazine.

New signs in Fountain target council members (KRDO).

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October 17, 2018 | NPR · Pot sales begin today in Canada, which is only the second country after Uruguay to legalize the drug for recreational use.
 

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October 17, 2018 | NPR · Roberts says history shows the court has made great decisions when it doesn’t yield to political pressures or passions.
 

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October 16, 2018 | NPR · One cellphone company says it already had begun crediting customers for the lack of service due to outages in Florida counties hit by Hurricane Michael.
 

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October 16, 2018 | FA · Jarrett J. Krosoczka was raised by his grandparents. The author and illustrator says he got a lot of practice telling stories as a kid — “making up excuses for where my biological parents were.”
 

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October 16, 2018 | NPR · French artist Sophie Calle’s cat died in 2014. To mourn him, Calle asked dozens of musicians — including Michael Stipe, The National and Jarvis Cocker — to memorialize him.
 

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October 16, 2018 | NPR · The author of Man Booker Prize finalist Washington Black began her new book on a plantation in 1830s Barbados. “I really have no idea where my story is going at the outset of it,” she says.
 

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October 16, 2018 | NPR · The Augusta-born soul singer’s ballads, floor-burners and soaring motivational anthems took the might of Motown’s peak and sharpened it to fight the impossible.
 

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October 16, 2018 | NPR · French artist Sophie Calle’s cat died in 2014. To mourn him, Calle asked dozens of musicians — including Michael Stipe, The National and Jarvis Cocker — to memorialize him.
 

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October 16, 2018 | NPR · The first single from Twain’s New Miami Sound EP shines in the face of heartache, and thanks life for the lesson.
 

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