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State

    • Legislators in Congressional races work to balance duties at the statehouse (Denver Post).
    • House committee approves PERA pension change (Denver Post).
    • Prescription drug abuse on the rise (KOAA).


Regional

    • Representative Scott Tipton (R-D3) mistakenly promotes campaign event with taxpayer dollars, violating House rules (Denver Post).


Colorado Springs/El Paso County

    • Cyber attacks give rise to niche business opportunities (CSBJ*).
    • A new scanner at the Criminal Justice Center aims to catch contraband at bookings (Gazette).
    • Former CEO of Springs-based Spectranetics acquitted of all but one charge (Gazette).
    • Air Force Academy continues base readiness exercises (KKTV).
    • Streetlights still a question in the budget (KXRM).


Pueblo/Pueblo County

    • Young Pueblo drivers are among the worst in the state (KOAA).
    • Groups advocate for the demolition of contaminated buildings near the Colorado State Fair (Chieftain).
    • Cooperative Care Center opens new doors (Chieftain).
    • Power plant dedicated (Chieftain).
    • Longstanding tradition seeking the return of the USS Pueblo gets big reaction from North Korea (Chieftain).


LaJunta/Otero County


Trinidad/Las Animas County


Raton/Northern New Mexico

    • Redistricting splits Colfax County (Raton Range).
    • Raton residents face a full ballot (Raton Range).
    • Colfax County to build a new fire-training facility at Philmont Scout Camp (Raton Range).


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September 2, 2014 | OZY · A growing grass-roots movement aims to establish paid sick leave in the U.S., enjoying some success at the city and state level. The issue is already playing big in 2014 political races.
 

September 2, 2014 | NPR · The Pentagon said it was still “assessing the results of the operation.” Local Somali officials said the U.S. airstrikes hit near a meeting of the al-Qaida affiliated group.
 

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September 2, 2014 | NPR · A company called WTAS is reviving the defunct accounting firm’s name and hoping clients have forgotten its associations with the Enron scandal.
 

Arts & Life

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September 2, 2014 | NPR · Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy comes to an end with Acceptance; reviewer Jason Sheehan says it’s a maddening, fascinating read that will stay with you long after you finish the last page.
 

September 1, 2014 | NPR · The process of becoming a man isn’t always an easy one, but poet Saeed Jones says that reading Real Man Adventures by T Cooper, can make the journey more joyful.
 

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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Until Guardians of the Galaxy came along, this year’s box office figures were the worst in years. But critic Bob Mondello says there are bound to be some fall films that get pulses pounding again.
 

Music

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September 2, 2014 | NPR · Check out our favorite dance tracks from the past month, featuring a new anthem from Recondite and some not-so-Basic House from the founder of Opal Tapes.
 

September 1, 2014 | NPR · Guitarist Joe Beck said he thought of the guitar as a six-piece band. Music reviewer Tom Moon says that’s exactly how Beck’s music sounds: layers of overlapping ideas. He reviews Beck’s posthumous release, “Get Me Joe Beck.”
 

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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Plant’s 10th solo album lovingly layers elements in ways that mirror memory, creating new constructs from floating shards of the musical past.
 

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