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State

    • President Obama visits Colorado today (Denver Post).
    • Safety concerns reach 15 schools built by the same developer (Denver Post).
    • Tracing voted ballots raises concerns (Denver Post).
    • Legislative committee weighs lowering late vehicle registration fees (Denver Post).
    • State health officials want mandatory flu shots for most hospital and nursing home workers (Denver Post).


Regional

    • First poll shows Rep. Tipton (R) ahead of challenger Sal Pace (D) in Colorado’s 3rd congressional district (Chieftain).
    • Representatives from the state’s Office of Film, Television & Media visit with commissioners of six counties in southeastern Colorado (LaJunta Tribune Democrat).


Colorado Springs/El Paso County

    • The city charter raises questions over power distribution (Independent).
    • Recent water main breaks in the city are not a budget concern (KRDO).
    • Miami-Yoder school makes the list of those built by Neenan Company and needing repair (Gazette).
    • Longtime El Paso County DA Bob Russel dies (Gazette, KRDO).
    • Army set to cut brigades, impact Fort Carson (Gazette, KOAA, KXRM).
    • Organizers with the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb expect record year (CSBJ).
    • New Life to create a presence in downtown Colorado Springs (Independent).


Pueblo/Pueblo County

    • D60 decides elementary school boundaries (Chieftain); Carlisle to have 6th graders (Chieftain).
    • Destruction of chemicals at the Pueblo Chemical Depot moves slowly (Chieftain).

LaJunta/Otero County



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March 5, 2015 | CPR · A Colorado program has allowed more than 30,000 women to get long-term contraception for free, lowering teen birth and abortion rates. Now lawmakers have to decide if it can qualify for state funding.
 

Youth Radio
March 5, 2015 | NPR · A new poll shows that fewer young people see gender as limited to female and male. Youth Radio reporter Nanette Thompson talks with two students about their experiences at school.
 

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March 5, 2015 | NPR · Even at low doses, the potent poison damages organs and causes cancers. Now scientists have found a population high in the Andes Mountains that has adapted to the toxic metal over thousands of years.
 

Arts & Life

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March 5, 2015 | NPR · A new film follows daters ages 70 to 90 looking for love in five-minute intervals. “Speed dating for seniors” may sound funny, but The Age of Love is really about our lifelong need for intimacy.
 

March 5, 2015 | NPR · Kazuo Ishiguro’s latest recalls the plays and novels of Samuel Beckett. It’s a masterful blend of fantasy, Arthurian romance, myth, legend and postmodern absurdity — and it’s unforgettable.
 

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March 5, 2015 | NPR · The comedian wrote and stars in Fish in the Dark, a play about rivalries and dysfunction when a family patriarch dies. David says the idea came to his “twisted mind” when his friend’s dad passed away.
 

Music

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March 5, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · For trumpeter and composer Igmar Thomas, much in contemporary music has clearly evolved from the jazz of eras past. It’s the insight behind his big band, which recently visited his alma mater.
 

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March 5, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · When trumpeter and composer/arranger Steven Bernstein started working with the virtuoso pianist Henry Butler, certain unique ideas — “Henryisms” — came to the fore.
 

March 5, 2015 | NPR · Eddie Henderson may never have quite gotten his due, but there’s still time to correct that.
 

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