The US Senate has passed legislation to speed government contracts to modernize the aging fleet of Forest Service tanker planes that dump suppressants on Western wildfires…

A 227-acre wildfire in northern Colorado is fully contained…

Drivers in downtown Colorado Springs may find traffic detours this weekend.

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September 22, 2014 | KQED · You’d think that mosquitoes wouldn’t like drought, but that’s not what’s happening in California, where stagnant water breeds more mosquitoes. Cases of West Nile virus have doubled since last year.
 

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September 22, 2014 | NPR · The eruption has been going for weeks. So far it hasn’t been catastrophic, but it has been creating new ground.
 

September 22, 2014 | NPR · The men are described as senior Afghan army officers who were vetted before being allowed to participate in the exercise. They are not considered a threat, officials say.
 

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September 22, 2014 | NPR · As the fall TV season begins this week, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans gives his picks on new shows to watch and a few to avoid (or hate watch, if you like).
 

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September 22, 2014 | NPR · On Friday night, Shonda Rhimes spoke about her hugely successful television career, her love of the National Spelling Bee, and the New York Times article that called her an “angry black woman.”
 

September 22, 2014 | NPR · A working-class activist anchors this graphic novel portrayal of British suffrage. Sally Heathcote is a compelling mix of visual ingenuity and historical accuracy.
 

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September 22, 2014 | KCRW · A new collaboration between Mary J. Blige and Disclosure, Tokimonsta and more on this week’s two-hour mix of EDM and house music from KCRW’s Jason Bentley.
 

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September 22, 2014 | NPR · Amalie Bruun, the Danish musician behind the atmospheric black-metal project Myrkur, communes with the forest and summons the oceans.
 

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September 22, 2014 | WQXR · Stream a performance by the stellar Berlin Philharmonic and conductor Simon Rattle in a program of Rachmaninov, Bruch and Stravinsky with dazzling violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.
 

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