Election results by county:

El Paso.
Pueblo. (Still counting–KOAA).
Teller.
Chaffee
Otero
Freemont County

Voters say a firm ‘no’ to Proposition 103 (Denver Post). The state is looking at ways to keep insurance exchanges away from federal influence (Colorado Springs Business Journal*).

Xcel Energy’s possible decision to back out of a proposed power line in the San Luis Valley doesn’t mean others are backing away (Denver Post). Colorado’s Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has released a new draft of rules for drilling in the state, which includes tougher disclosure requirements for hydraulic fracturing fluids (Denver Business Journal).

Gazette owners, Freedom Communications, sells its television division (Gazette).

Pueblo elections result in Chris Nicoll beating incumbent Vera Ortegon, and winning races for Eva Montoya and Sandy Daff (Chieftain). County D70 initiatives fail (Pueblo Chieftain).

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October 18, 2017 | KQED · “It’s a power dynamic that’s difficult even for female lawmakers,” said Samantha Corbin, a lobbyist in Sacramento., “Men often control fundraising, your ability to get bills passed.”
 

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October 18, 2017 | NPR · The armored catfish erodes shorelines and devastates marine plants — and its numbers have exploded. So researchers, chefs and fishermen are trying to rebrand it by promoting its flavor and nutrition.
 

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October 18, 2017 | NPR · China’s president has embraced a strongman style of personal rule. The 19th Communist Party Congress, now underway in Beijing, is expected to strengthen his ability to bend the system to his will.
 

Arts & Life

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October 18, 2017 | NPR · Malinda Lo’s new book sets up a classic conflict — townie kids versus prep schoolers — and adds nuanced queer characters. Despite a flawed second half, A Line in the Dark has much to offer.
 

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October 18, 2017 | NPR · The Irish novelist is known for his sense of humor — but his latest, about a man abused in his youth by Catholic priests, is distressing and at times almost unbearable. It’s also his best book yet.
 

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October 17, 2017 | NPR · It’s the second year in a row that an American writer has taken home the prestigious literary award.
 

Music

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October 18, 2017 | NPR · The heart of “Capable” from The Wild Reeds is spelled out in these lyrics by Sharon Silva: “You’re capable of so much more/Than these people give you credit for/And you just need to show it.”
 

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October 18, 2017 | NPR · Red Death is a D.C. thrash band raised on hardcore. Its burly new single takes direct aim at the systemic flaws that ignore black lives.
 

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October 18, 2017 | NPR · Recorded during the No Cities To Love sessions, the new single is part of the 7-inches For Planned Parenthood box set.
 

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