Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is getting his first bill of the year from the state legislature…Farmers in 10 eastern Colorado counties are eligible to apply for emergency loans and other help under a drought disaster designation…University of Colorado president Bruce Benson is defending raises for top administrators after tuition was raised for students…and, Republican presidential candidates Ron Paul and Rick Santorum are scheduled to hit Colorado tomorrow.

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December 1, 2015 | NPR · But the commonwealth says it’s running out of cash and that its fiscal situation is tenuous.

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December 1, 2015 | NPR · The city is the first in the nation to require a sodium warning on menu items containing 2,300 milligrams of sodium or more. The rule applies to chain restaurants with 15 or more locations.

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December 1, 2015 | NPR · Perhaps best known for her work on Reno 911, Nash talks to Fresh Air contributor Anna Sale about playing a nurse on HBO’s Getting On, a series about an extended care facility for elderly women.

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December 1, 2015 | NPR · Zombie stories are everywhere, but David Towsey’s new book takes an unexpected turn — to a gritty, far-future world with echoes of the American West, full of undead who still have hearts and souls.


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December 1, 2015 | NPR · The Twin Cities rapper, who will release her second album on Dec. 11, won over crowds when she opened Sleater-Kinney’s reunion tour earlier this year.

December 1, 2015 | NPR · The holiday season has a dark edge in the new video for the band’s song “Christmas Without A Kiss.”

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December 1, 2015 | NPR · The Long Island post-hardcore band returns after a long absence — and sounds downright feral.

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