A new website offers state rankings of public schools as letter grades (Denver Post).

In Colorado Springs, three area school district earn the state’s top accreditation honors (Gazette). The Business Journal starts a three-part series on downtown rejuvenation*. Postal workers plan a rally today to show the effects of possible cuts (KKTV, KXRM). A homeless program is in danger of losing funding (KOAA). Police confirm the city’s 30th homicide (KOAA). And, in case you missed it, the task force for branding the city plans to scrap the “Live it Up!” slogan (CSBJ).

Officials say a new snow fence on Hwy. 160 between LaVeta and Walsenburg is effective (LaJunta Tribune-Democrat).

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November 22, 2017 | NPR · The Russian baritone known for his burnished voice died Wednesday. He announced in 2015 that he had been diagnosed with brain cancer.
 

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November 22, 2017 | NPR · Saad Hariri will remain in his role — despite an address he gave from Riyadh saying he’d step down. The about-face is more fuel for speculation that Saudi Arabia was forcing him to resign.
 

November 22, 2017 | NPR · Also: An ex-Bosnian Serb general is convicted of genocide by a U.N. panel; less than half of Puerto Rico has gotten power back weeks after a hurricane; and German police recover stolen Beatles items.
 

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November 22, 2017 | NPR · If you’ve got hours stuck on an interstate or an airplane in your near future, this list — four hours of entertaining listening — is our gift to you.
 

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November 22, 2017 | NPR · Gary Oldman (and a pair of latex jowls) star as Winston Churchill reckoning with the lonely decisions that imperil thousands of soldiers’ lives.
 

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November 22, 2017 | NPR · The Russian baritone known for his burnished voice died Wednesday. He announced in 2015 that he had been diagnosed with brain cancer.
 

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November 22, 2017 | NPR · The singer and songwriter has been thinking a lot — about Harriet Tubman’s hair, her grandmother’s handwriting and how to craft love songs with revolutionary potential.
 

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