Colorado’s colleges would have to work with labor experts to find out where jobs are under a bill that received unanimous bipartisan backing in a state House committee today…The next stage of renovations on Colorado’s capitol dome is right around the corner, and contractors are getting ready to place a protective, weatherproof wrap around the structure to prepare for the next stage of the project….and, Colorado’s booming solar energy industry and its compromise over a controversial drilling is providing a backdrop for part of President Barack Obama’s post-State of the Union five-state tour.

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September 20, 2014 | WBHM · A federal judge in Alabama is facing mounting calls for his resignation. U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller was arrested in August for allegedly beating his wife.
 

September 20, 2014 | NPR · Scotland has a proud national tradition of poetry. Days after a historic referendum on independence, we look at how poems by Scottish writers can help us better understand this moment.
 

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