After weeks of sitting on the legislative calendar a bill to allow civil unions is on the move again. It cleared the senate appropriations committee today on a party line vote. The next stop is a full debate on the senate floor.

Colorado Springs is getting a new director of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services, pending Council confirmation.

And, The Air Force’s top space commander told attendees at the National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs says his operation needs to shift from thinking about satellites to thinking about the information those satellites produce.

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April 27, 2017 | NPR · The Cassini probe has orbited Saturn for 13 years. This is the first time it entered the gap between the planet and its rings.
 

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April 27, 2017 | NPR · The White House said that President Trump spoke by phone with the leaders of Canada and Mexico Wednesday, and “agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time.”
 

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April 26, 2017 | NPR · After walking back a demand for border wall funding, President Trump is no longer threatening to stop health care subsidies under Obamacare, as conservatives renew a bid to repeal and replace the law.
 

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April 26, 2017 | NPR · Elisabeth Moss and Samira Wiley star in Hulu’s TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel — in which fertile women become reproductive surrogates for powerful men and their barren wives.
 

April 26, 2017 | NPR · Filmmaker Jonathan Demme died this morning in his New York apartment, of complications from esophageal cancer. He was 73 years old. Demme had the seemingly effortless ability to cross over from big budget Hollywood movies like “Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia” to documentaries about Haiti and rockumentaries about Talking Heads and Neil Young.
 

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April 26, 2017 | NPR · This week, the Internet discovered that Nordstrom sells premium denim with a “crackled, caked-on muddy coating” — that is, fake dirt. Former Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe had some thoughts about that.
 

Music

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April 27, 2017 | NPR · On the Argentine singer’s new album, she’s reached a zen place where the very texture of a tone becomes its own language.
 

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April 27, 2017 | NPR · Adele, Pearl Jam, The Avett Brothers, Dolly Parton and 10 more beloved musicians cover songs from Carlile’s revered album, The Story.
 

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April 27, 2017 | NPR · Will Oldham and his band pay tribute to Merle Haggard by reaching across the country legend’s discography to paint a vivid, chronology-busting, album-length portrait.
 

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