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State

    &#8226 Zero percent containment and one still missing in the Lower North Fork Fire (Denver Post).
    &#8226 Colorado’s budget writers move closer to finalizing the state budget (KKTV).
    &#8226 Literacy bill faces education commitee (Denver Post).
    &#8226 A bill that would reduce drug possession penalities is heard in the state Senate today (KKTV).


Colorado Springs/El Paso County

    &#8226 City Council votes 6-2 in favor of downtown camera instillation (KXRM).


Pueblo/Pueblo County

    &#8226 Pueblo County commissioner hopeful launches job-hunting website (Chieftain).



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August 18, 2017 | NPR · The adventuresome ensemble, along with a science-friendly composer, transforms the rare solar event into music in real time.
 

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August 18, 2017 | NPR · On Monday we’ll turn the All Songs Considered 24/7 stream into a giant mixtape to score the solar eclipse and we want your help.
 

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