The mountain pine beetle continues to be the most damaging pest infestation in Colorado forests, but there is some good news. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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October 6, 2015 | NPR · The state’s highest court had ordered its removal this summer. But the argument over the monument’s propriety had been simmering for years.

October 6, 2015 | NPR · Rich lobbyists, lawyers and contractors will no longer be able to pay someone to hold a place in line to get a much-in-demand seat at a Supreme Court argument or a congressional hearing.

October 6, 2015 | NPR · As he announced those conditions this morning — and showed a live picture of downtown Columbia under sunny skies — TV meteorologist Tim Miller got a bit emotional.

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October 6, 2015 | NPR · “Meta” isn’t quite sufficient to describe Rainbow Rowell’s latest, which brings a fictional Harry Potteresque series described in her previous novel Fangirl to warm, messy, beautiful life.

October 6, 2015 | FA · FX’s American Horror Story returns for season five this week. TV critic David Bianculli says this season, which is set in a lavish old hotel, is “the most visually arresting and twisted one yet.”

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October 6, 2015 | FA · Chef Michael Solomonov sees his mission as connecting people to the food of his homeland. “That, to me, is my life’s work,” he says. Solomonov’s new cookbook is Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking.


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October 6, 2015 | NPR · Do the struggles at SFX Entertainment reflect the challenges of turning the dance-music experience into big business? Or is it something bigger?

October 6, 2015 | NPR · Now in its fourth decade of music-making, Los Lobos just released its first studio album since 2010. Rock critic Ken Tucker says Gates of Gold is “full of thick, mysterious music.”

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October 6, 2015 | NPR · Laurie Anderson bears witness — videographic, sculptural, and musical — to Guantanamo’s ongoing legacy in Habeas Corpus.

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