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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April 27, 2017 | NPR · And hours before his scheduled execution, lawyers for death-row inmate Kenneth Williams continued to try to stop it in court. He is the fourth and final inmate scheduled to die in Arkansas this month.
 

April 27, 2017 | FA · Bruce Weber and Margalit Fox have written obituaries for thousands of people, ranging from heads of state to the inventor of the Etch-a-Sketch. They are featured in the new documentary Obit.
 

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April 27, 2017 | NPR · The president went on a tweetstorm Thursday blaming Democrats for a possible shutdown, even though one’s unlikely. Why? Democrats happened to be plastered on cable news talking about Michael Flynn.
 

Arts & Life

April 27, 2017 | FA · Bruce Weber and Margalit Fox have written obituaries for thousands of people, ranging from heads of state to the inventor of the Etch-a-Sketch. They are featured in the new documentary Obit.
 

NPR
April 27, 2017 | NPR · Kate Moore’s account of the sufferings and struggles of the Radium Girls — factory workers who were poisoned by the glowing radium paint they worked with — reads like a true crime narrative.
 

April 27, 2017 | NPR · Cory Doctorow’s latest novel is set in a ripped-from-the-headlines near future dystopia, where the creative and the capable — and the lost — are walking into the wilderness to build a new world.
 

Music

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April 27, 2017 | NPR · Foster The People will return with its third, as-yet-untitled album this summer. In the meantime, the L.A. band has just released three new songs.
 

KCRW
April 27, 2017 | KCRW · The dance-pop quartet’s new album, Season High, is its most upbeat yet. Watch a live performance of “Sweet,” captured at KCRW’s studios.
 

April 27, 2017 | FA · Emotions like lust and love serve as metaphors for social and political struggles on Lamar’s new album. Critic Ken Tucker says the music on DAMN. signals the artist’s bold refusal to back down.
 

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