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State

    &#8226 President Obama visits Colorado today (Denver Post).
    &#8226 Safety concerns reach 15 schools built by the same developer (Denver Post).
    &#8226 Tracing voted ballots raises concerns (Denver Post).
    &#8226 Legislative committee weighs lowering late vehicle registration fees (Denver Post).
    &#8226 State health officials want mandatory flu shots for most hospital and nursing home workers (Denver Post).


Regional

    &#8226 First poll shows Rep. Tipton (R) ahead of challenger Sal Pace (D) in Colorado’s 3rd congressional district (Chieftain).
    &#8226 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

    &#8226 The city charter raises questions over power distribution (Independent).
    &#8226 Recent water main breaks in the city are not a budget concern (KRDO).
    &#8226 Miami-Yoder school makes the list of those built by Neenan Company and needing repair (Gazette).
    &#8226 Longtime El Paso County DA Bob Russel dies (Gazette, KRDO).
    &#8226 Army set to cut brigades, impact Fort Carson (Gazette, KOAA, KXRM).
    &#8226 Organizers with the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb expect record year (CSBJ).
    &#8226 New Life to create a presence in downtown Colorado Springs (Independent).


Pueblo/Pueblo County

    &#8226 D60 decides elementary school boundaries (Chieftain); Carlisle to have 6th graders (Chieftain).
    &#8226 Destruction of chemicals at the Pueblo Chemical Depot moves slowly (Chieftain).

LaJunta/Otero County



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Arts & Life

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Music

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