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With the election now only one week away, nearly a quarter of Colorado voters have already cast their ballots. Early in person voting ends on Friday. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol…

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach has announced the formation of what he’s calling the Pension Solutions Team. The goal is to provide the city with advice on achieving long-term sustainability of the city’s pension program. In a press release, Bach said the current pension situation could lead to General Fund insolvency, and needs to be changed to ensure long term sustainability.

El Paso County Health officials are reporting the first hospitalized flu patients this season. Three elderly people and one youth have been hospitalized, dating back to October 9th. Flu season typically peaks in January or February, and last year nearly 50 people in the county were hospitalized due to flu-related symptoms. The El Paso County Health Department is urging anyone 6 months of age and older to get vaccinated now.

The Wetmore Fire is 100% contained as of yesterday afternoon. The nearly week-old blaze burned nearly 2000 acres in Pueblo and Custer Counties, and destroyed 15 residences. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, and the public may smell smoke in the area for the next few weeks.

The National Wildlife Federation recently released the results of their Hunters and Anglers survey. KRCC’s Kate Dunn says the report shows conservation continues to be an important issue for many sportsmen.


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October 25, 2016 | NPR · Remembering William Bowen, a former president of Princeton University and an important scholar of higher education, who died last week.

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October 25, 2016 | NPR · Nearly half of American adults have been entered into law enforcement facial recognition databases, a new report shows. But problems with the accuracy of the technology could affect innocent people.

October 25, 2016 | WVXU · Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing shot and killed Sam DuBose in July 2015. Unlike some other shootings involving police, Tensing was quickly indicted for murder.

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October 24, 2016 | NPR · True authorship of Shakespeare has been debated for centuries. Now, the New Oxford Shakespeare edition will list Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe as co-author on the three Henry VI plays, part one, two and three. NPR’s Robert Siegel talks with Florida State University professor Gary Taylor, one of the general editors of the new volume.

October 24, 2016 | NPR · They finally did it: The producers of The Walking Dead kicked off season seven by ratcheting up the onscreen gore and brutality until it matches what appears in the original comic.

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October 24, 2016 | NPR · Comic artist Steve Dillon died this weekend in New York City at the age of 54. He was responsible for some of the most iconic comics of the 1990s, including Hellblazer and Preacher.


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October 24, 2016 | WXPN · The Austin artist’s inventive new EP, Never Understood, was produced by Spoon drummer Jim Eno. Hear two songs.

October 24, 2016 | NPR · The long-running rock band holds a mirror to the hard realities of America right now on American Band. Watch Drive-By Truckers’ emotional performance at the NPR Music office.

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October 24, 2016 | NPR · Gone ‘Til November, transcribed from the journal he kept while at Rikers, isn’t particularly revealing, but it offers a chance to stop and take stock of where the rapper has been since.

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