A new report says Colorado’s small business jobs grew by .2% in October (Denver Business Journal). Colorado continued to pay money to a tire dump despite fraud allegations and federal investigations (Denver Post). The state capitol may be haunted (Pueblo Chieftain).

Falcon School District 49 will consider a building for online and other programs, costing an estimated $1.4 million (Colorado Springs Gazette).

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September 5, 2015 | NPR · Friday’s decent but unspectacular jobs report didn’t answer the question of whether the Fed is about to raise interest rates. But even if the Fed finally takes the plunge, it will do so very gradually.
 

September 5, 2015 | NPR · Hundreds of migrants began walking from Budapest to the Austrian border on Friday after becoming frustrated by Hungary’s closing of rail links towards Germany. Meanwhile, Austria and Germany announced that they would allow migrants into their countries.
 

September 5, 2015 | NPR · The National Park Service is developing ways to increase diversity. One initiative is the Urban Archeology Corps. Teens in Virginia recently got their hands dirty exploring a little-known chapter of African-American history.
 

Arts & Life

September 5, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Scott Simon talks to Jonathan Evison about his new novel, This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance, in which the title character finds herself on an Alaskan cruise with the ghost of her husband and a daughter she can’t trust.
 

September 5, 2015 | NPR · Historical novelist Cecelia Holland ventures into fantasy with this tale of a mute princess and a dragon. Critic Jason Heller says the book has an intriguing and unexpected core of Gothic romance.
 

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September 5, 2015 | NPR · “Everything I write upsets somebody,” Rushdie tells NPR’s Scott Simon. His latest book, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, sweeps the reader into a turbulent, magical, mythological world.
 

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September 5, 2015 | NPR · Rock superstars Led Zeppelin face a claim that “Stairway to Heaven” was lifted from an earlier instrumental by the band Spirit. But what does it take to prove a song’s ownership?
 

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September 5, 2015 | NPR · The Kentucky folk singer says her onstage adrenaline “comes from a focus, rather than doing the high Van Morrison kicks in my velvet jumpsuit.”
 

September 4, 2015 | NPR · With a name like Destroyer, you might expect a heavy metal band. Led by musician Dan Bejar, the band’s latest album, Poison Season, has a lighter sound with interesting, uniquely delivered lyrics.
 

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