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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March 30, 2017 | NPR · An article in this week’s New Yorker writes about youngsters who fell into a coma-like state in reaction to the news that their family may be deported. We interview the author.
 

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March 30, 2017 | NPR · President Trump has called NAFTA a “catastrophe” and threatened to impose a border tax on Mexican imports. How does that impact produce companies with operations on both sides of the border?
 

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March 30, 2017 | NPR · The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says there’ll be a few new safeguards following the Best Picture flub, including not allowing electronic devices backstage.
 

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March 30, 2017 | WXPN · Adams performs the best of his new album, Prisoner, live for World Cafe‘s 25th anniversary celebration.
 

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