This fall, the state Supreme Court will be deciding whether new statehouse legislative maps are indeed fair, balanced and follow the Colorado constitution. A bi-partisan committee spent several months drawing the maps, and the court will give its final approval. If adopted, the new districts would be in place for the November 2012 election. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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June 24, 2017 | NPR · At least that’s the assessment of judges in Petaluma, Calif., where the mastiff took the crown at this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog Contest. And she defeated some formidable pupposition (also pictured).
 

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June 24, 2017 | NPR · The court upheld a regulation preventing a Wisconsin family from developing part of their land, denying them government compensation. The decision is a huge win for regulators and environmentalists.
 

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June 24, 2017 | NPR · Anne Helen Petersen’s new book is a thoughtful consideration of several public women — from Nicki Minaj to Hillary Clinton — who’ve run up against the invisible expectations our culture has of them.
 

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June 24, 2017 | NPR · On her eponymous debut album as Bedouine, folk musician Azniv Korkejian explores her itinerant, transnational upbringing and the war in Syria, where she was born.
 

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