Under provisions in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, six new test sites for unmanned aircraft vehicles, or UAVs, will be established by the Federal Aviation Authority and the Department of Defense. As KRCC’s Molly Sinnott reports, several Front Range business groups have come together to promote Colorado as one of the new test sites.

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Women’s rights and progressive groups rallied at the state capitol today to protest what they see as an attack on women’s reproductive health. Republicans held a separate rally. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Monday News Index

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Colorado cities selling water to oil and gas companies for fracking… CSU endorsing tuition breaks for illegal immigrants… And more. Click for the full Index.

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The state’s legislative session is half over, and leaders in both parties are taking stock of where things stand. Not surprisingly Republicans and Democrats have very different takes on how well the session is progressing. Bente Birkeland discusses it as part of our capitol conversation series.

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In case you missed the segment of last week’s This American Life that added the all-too-familiar treatment of Colorado Springs’ recession budget woes, complete with the usual cast of characters including streetlights, medians, etc., you can listen to it, HERE.  Despite the well-tread ground that the story covers, there is some fresh [...]

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Man stands on top of tall ladder mounted on truck to replace a light in street lamp. Another man stands on flatbed of truck below. Photo identified as East Platte Avenue.

Click HERE to browse more images at the Pikes Peak Library District’s Digital Photo Archive.

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The state’s legislative session has reached its mid-point and Democrats and Republicans in the house are blaming each other for not coming up with innovative ideas to create jobs and boost the economy. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Since 1936, American farmers and gardeners have been able to select plants best tailored for their land by using the Plant Hardiness Zone Map, which is produced by the Agricultural Research Service, a branch of the USDA. The map uses average extreme low temperatures to divide the nation into climate zones. The 2012 version of [...]

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In this episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn contemplates the joys of a rare Spring cleaning indulgence.

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Click HERE to listen to more great songs at the Free Music Archive.

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Young men standing in stadium at Cossitt Hall with hockey sticks. Some are leaning on their sticks, some are practicing and others are watching. One man in a suit stands in the center of the field. Photo is numbered 257 on bottom right of print.

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Colorado Senator Mark Udall is an outspoken critic of indefinite military detention for terror suspects captured on US soil. Today, the Democrat introduced legislation he says will protect both civil liberties and national security…and, Animal scientist and advocate for people with autism Temple Grandin was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame today.

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Thursday News Index

On March 8, 2012 By

Colorado’s richest resident named by Forbes… Democrats show lower numbers at this year’s caucus…Gov. Hickenlooper perfers state regulation for the oil and gas industry… And more. Click for the full Index.

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If state lawmakers don’t pass a budget on time they won’t get paid. That’s the premise of a bill currently under consideration in the senate. Democratic Senate President Brandon Shaffer is the main sponsor, and while it passed its first test yesterday, Bente Birkeland reports that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle remain [...]

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During one of our many sojourns in the Digital Photo Archives at the Pikes Peak Library District’s website we noticed that many of the aerial photographs taken of Colorado Springs have a decidedly tilt-shift look about them, everything looks like a minature set. Though not all have this accidental effect, these aerial [...]

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Click HERE to browse more amazing free songs at the Free Music Archive.

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Crowds gather around three hot air balloons.

Click HERE to browse more historic images at the Pikes Peak Library District’s Digital Photo Archive.

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Most Colorado hospitals reported strong profits to the federal government for 2010, as consolidation has given them clout to demand more money from insurance companies.

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CO health researchers advocate for tougher anti-smoking rules…Beetle infestation in Rio Grande National Forest has increased by 80,000 acres…CS delays action on surveillance cameras…and more. Click for full Index.

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The Colorado legislature generates millions of pieces of paper each year, costing the state thousands of dollars to print. In fact, many state lawmakers say they sometimes feel like they are buried in paperwork. But as state capitol reporter Bente Birkeland tells us, all that paper could one day be a thing of the [...]

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Since we’re in the midst of our 2012 Winter Membership Drive, we thought it would be fun to fire up the old Radio Time Machine and take a listen to what KRCC Membership Drives sounded like a quarter of a century ago. Before you listen, it’s important to remember that though you’ll hear some familiar [...]

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