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On April 24, 2009 By

Colorado’s Attorney General issues a warning regarding a popular newspaper, and a “Trash Treasure Hunt.”

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A bill to repeal the death penalty in Colorado cleared the house on Tuesday, but not after some high drama at the state capitol. The swing vote came down to a single lawmaker who was undecided until the very end. Bente Birkeland reports from Denver.

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On April 21, 2009 By

Bill to repeal the death penalty in Colorado moves forward…and a water pipeline gets approval.

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After hours of passionate debate, a bill that would get rid of the death penalty in Colorado initially cleared the House by a narrow margin on Wednesday. The measure aims to use the savings to help investigate unsolved murders and beef up the state’s budget. Bente Birkeland reports from Denver.

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The sponsor of a measure to repeal the death penalty in Colorado says he’s hopeful that his bill will pass the legislature this time around. House Bill 1274 cleared the house judiciary committee on a party line vote late last month, but won’t be up for debate for another few weeks. The bill […]

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On January 30, 2009 By

Rocky Mountain News employees hold a candlelight vigil, and a Colorado man faces federal charges.

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Republican state lawmakers are circulating a petition criticizing Governor Bill Ritter for saying he would support Guantanamo Bay prisoners being housed in Colorado. The state is home to “Supermax,” one of four federal prisons the Obama administration is considering moving Guantanamo detainees to. Bente Birkeland reports from Denver.

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June 2, 2015 | NPR · Poet and publisher Jonathan Galassi knows just about everyone in his industry, and a lot of them turn up in his debut novel, Muse. Lynn Neary talks to Galassi about the writing (and publishing) life.
 

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June 2, 2015 | NPR · The English actress has been nominated for a Tony Award for her role in the Broadway revival of Skylight. She also stars in the film adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel Far From the Madding Crowd.
 

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June 2, 2015 | WXPN · Florence + The Machine’s charismatic lead singer spins some of her favorite music.
 

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June 2, 2015 | NPR · The Ritchies were one of the great folk song families of the Appalachians. They favored ballads and Jean Ritchie became a master, preferring to sing unaccompanied in a striking, crystalline voice. Alan Lomax recorded her, and she was known as “The Mother of Folk.” Ritchie died Monday at 92.
 

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