State and federal leaders gathered in Denver today to talk about ways to improve forest health. Lawmakers from both parties agree Colorado forests face many challenges, and any solution will require collaboration. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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May 4, 2016 | NPR · The legislation would raise the age limit for buying tobacco products to 21. If approved, the bills would also let counties enact local cigarette taxes.
 

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May 4, 2016 | NPR · Jennifer Haigh grew up in small town Pennsylvania, where jobs disappeared when coal mines closed. Her new novel explores the changes that mining — and now fracking — has brought to nearby communities.
 

May 4, 2016 | FA · Growing up in the tribal region of Pakistan, Maria Toorpakai pretended she was a boy in order to compete as a weightlifter. Later she became an internationally known squash player.
 

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May 4, 2016 | NPR · A lawyer for a California addiction doctor held a press conference Wednesday. He said his client was scheduled to meet with Prince the day after the singer died, and that he had dispatched his son, who works with him, to Prince’s Minnesota home.
 

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