A new study ranks Colorado as the least obese state in the nation…The new Colorado Parks and Wildlife board is meeting for the first time today and tomorrow…and, the Air Force Academy is getting 19 new gliders for cadet training.

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The Air Force Academy estimates its impact on the Colorado Springs-area economy as up about 9 percent, largely because of construction spending…and, Republicans in Washington will soon begin a new push to limit how much money can be won in medical malpractice suits.

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Concerns are growing about a controversial federal immigration program aimed at deporting violent illegal immigrants…and, more than 1000 cadets graduated from the Air Force Academy today.

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An Air Force officer who was among nine Americans killed by an Afghan military pilot in Kabul was buried today at the Air Force Academy, where he taught foreign languages…Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn is taking aim at the Obama administration’s regulatory approach, blaming it for the country’s high gas prices…and, the Colorado Wildlife Commission […]

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The state senate gave initial approval to a bill today that would require elementary school children in Colorado to have 30 minutes a day of physical activity…Religious tolerance will be the focus of a review at the Air Force Academy…and, a wildfire north of Boulder that’s prompted the evacuation of more than 200 homes […]

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Southern Colorado is no stranger to the armed forces. With a collection of military installations, it’s not uncommon to see uniformed men and women around Colorado Springs and beyond. This month, we take a look at some of the issues concerning the military, from the very worst, to perhaps, some of the very best.

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April 23, 2018 | NPR · A new exhibit at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum contextualizes American action — and inaction — during the Nazi rise to power. A 96-year-old Holocaust survivor says it’s about time.
 

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April 23, 2018 | NPR · “I did that completely out of a selfish act,” says the man who disarmed the gunman. “I was completely doing it just to save myself. Now, me doing that, I did save other people.”
 

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April 23, 2018 | NPR · The former Soviet nation of Georgia now consumes more power in mining cryptocurrencies than the United States. What’s going on?
 

Arts & Life

April 23, 2018 | NPR · An exhibit at the National Building Museum has been adapted from Matthew Desmond’s 2017 Pulitzer-Prize-winning book Eviction: Poverty and Profit in the American City into an “immersive” experience.
 

April 22, 2018 | NPR · Kathleen Belew’s new book explores the impact of the Vietnam War on America’s white power movement; Belew says that movement was behind a lot of domestic terror attacks attributed to “lone wolves.”
 

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April 22, 2018 | NPR · Zoologist Lucy Cooke says humans aren’t doing animals any favors when we moralize their behavior. Her book The Truth About Animals is organized around “fact and not sentimentality.”
 

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April 23, 2018 | NPR · The grueling, noise-punctured punk band amplifies the “marginalized majority” on its new EP.
 

April 23, 2018 | NPR · The songstress who sang “That Don’t Impress Me Much” now says she’s sorry for saying she would have voted for Donald Trump if she were an eligible American voter.
 

April 23, 2018 | NPR · The country music legend is still writing and recording original material at age 84. His latest stresses good cheer in the face of hard times.
 

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