Colorado Springs City Council today voted to approve funds geared toward surveillance cameras downtown along Tejon Street, the Gazette reports. Police Chief Pete Carey previously told KRCC the idea for the cameras was to both address crime, and address the perception of crime in the downtown area…

A railroad tie manufacturer could hire more than 100 employees at a new facility in Pueblo…

The Colorado Department of Human Services has agreed to reduce the amount of time people charged with crimes must wait for mental illness evaluations to determine if they are fit for trial.

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March 30, 2015 | NPR · An animal rights group says it now has permission to bring the Andean bear to a sanctuary in Colorado along with more than 30 lions that have been removed from circuses.
 

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March 30, 2015 | NPR · More money is expected to be raised and spent in 2016 than in any election in U.S. history. But, as candidates ditch old ways of campaigning, more of it is expected to be undisclosed and untraceable.
 

March 30, 2015 | NET · More than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. Critics say the system has gaps, and we’d all be safer if federal food safety efforts were under one roof.
 

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March 30, 2015 | NET · More than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. Critics say the system has gaps, and we’d all be safer if federal food safety efforts were under one roof.
 

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March 30, 2015 | NPR · Clive James was diagnosed with leukemia a few years ago. “There is a grief in all poetry,” he writes in his latest book of essays. “Poetry holds itself together, and eventually we ourselves do not.”
 

March 30, 2015 | NPR · Kevin Kruse’s book looks at how industrialists in the ’30s and ’40s recruited clergy to preach free enterprise. And under the Eisenhower administration, Christianity and capitalism moved center stage.
 

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March 30, 2015 | NPR · Fresh Air jazz critic Kevin Whitehead says that Art Pepper played like he was making up for lost time.
 

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March 30, 2015 | NPR · Delving into exploratory jams, the band plays songs from its new album live in West Virginia.
 

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March 30, 2015 | NPR · Performed softly in the light of day, the duo’s year-old material feels fresh and lovable when performed outside of a dark, loud club setting.
 

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