XCel Energy is considering dropping plans for a new transmission line through the Southern Colorado (Denver Post, Pueblo Chieftain). Colorado’s agriculture commissioner says melon safety rests largely in the hands of growers (Pueblo Chieftain).

In Colorado Springs, a councilman comes under fire for comments regarding public input over the mayor’s proposed budget (Gazette). El Paso County voters have the chance to actually see the ballot counting process (KOAA).

Pueblo voters to decide on a number of local issues, and state Prop 103 (Pueblo Chieftain). Pueblo County turns 150 today (Chieftain).

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December 18, 2014 | NPR · Soccer’s governing body will, among other things, discuss preparations for the 2018 World Cup. But it’s the resignation of Michael Garcia over his corruption report that is likely to draw attention.
 

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December 18, 2014 | NPR · Public health has a way of slipping off the radar when people aren’t scared about Ebola or anthrax. But that doesn’t mean the threats go away. And most states aren’t prepared for the next one.
 

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December 18, 2014 | NPR · The Death Penalty Information Center, which opposes capital punishment, says executions dropped in part because some states had issues with their lethal injections.
 

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December 18, 2014 | NPR · A long-awaited review of public libraries in the U.K. calls for them to expand digital services and offer a “retail-standard environment” akin to coffee shops.
 

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December 18, 2014 | NPR · This playlist includes some blockbuster TED talks that have already inspired millions.
 

December 18, 2014 | NPR · In this final round, every correct answer will start with a jolly “Ho!” sound. Which goalkeeper has won two Olympic medals with the U.S. women’s soccer team? That would be Ho Ho Hope Solo!
 

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December 18, 2014 | NPR · Just a guess — you’re not done shopping yet, are you? Allow us to ease your load a bit with some thoughtful ideas for the hip-hop head on your list.
 

December 18, 2014 | NPR · Renee Montagne talks with Miles Hoffman about the history of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite. Hoffman is the violist of the American Chamber Players, and authored The NPR Classical Music Companion.
 

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December 18, 2014 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · As New York prepares for its January music marathon, watch performances from last year, including Gretchen Parlato, Donald Harrison, Rudy Royston, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.
 

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