Colorado is cutting its medical marijuana enforcement staff by more than half because the state isn’t collecting enough licensing fees to pay for them…and, despite the current cold and snowy conditions, recent abnormally high temperatures and a lack of precipitation means increased fire danger.

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March 19, 2018 | NPR · Woods is starting to show renewed spark in his golf game. The former world No. 1 found himself in contention on Sunday. He seems to have found his game again after a five-year winless streak.

March 19, 2018 | NPR · The Associated Press working with New York’s Housing Rights Initiative has uncovered dozens of cases in which false applications were filed for building permits in rent-controlled properties.

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March 19, 2018 | KQED · California’s legislature will soon take up a bill requiring doctors to screen new mothers. Many doctors oppose the idea, and similar laws elsewhere haven’t increased the number of moms treated.

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March 19, 2018 | NPR · Love, Simon is only the latest in a surprisingly long line of films that have explored what it’s like to come out in high school. Here’s some of the smaller, quirkier films that paved the way.

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March 18, 2018 | NPR · As part of our Missed Connections series, NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro reunites Sharony Green and Beth Hegab, former childhood friends who drifted apart, according to Green, in part because of race.

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March 18, 2018 | NPR · It’s a coming-of-age story that’s also a coming-out story — and it’s in mainstream theaters around the country. Director Greg Berlanti says that’s a big deal.


March 19, 2018 | NPR · Cornelius’ Keigo Oyamada deconstructs and reassembles music like it’s a neon cubist-pop sculpture. On a rare U.S. tour, the Japanese band brought its complex cool to the Tiny Desk.

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March 19, 2018 | NPR · The choirmaster is known as the “Ed Sullivan of gospel” and has helped launch the careers of artists like Kirk Franklin and Yolanda Adams.

March 18, 2018 | NPR · The blast comes on the heels of three package-bomb explosions that killed two people and injured two more, as well as a bomb threat that canceled a Saturday concert at the South by Southwest festival.

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