The deadline to register to vote in the 2012 election is tomorrow…and both presidential campaigns are in an all out blitz to register voters up until the last minute.

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At its annual conference held in Cripple Creek this year, Action 22 invited congressional candidates for Southern Colorado districts to debate on issues and questions as asked by the audience. Here is the debate for Colorado’s 4rd Congressional District, featuring incumbent Representative Cory Gardner (R), and challenger Brandon Shaffer (D).

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At its annual conference held in Cripple Creek this year, Action 22 invited congressional candidates for Southern Colorado districts to debate on issues and questions as asked by the audience, and asked KRCC to moderate. Here is audio from the debate for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.

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This month we’re talking about politics and elections. The El Paso County ballot this year is quite large, with national, state, and county races and issues to consider, and even some special district measures. By comparison, the Pueblo County ballot is smaller, but still with national, state and local measures to consider.

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Coloradans across the state turned out for watch parties last night, as President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor squared off in their first debate at the University of Denver. Statehouse reporter Bente attended a watch party in downtown Denver. She talked to fellow reporters and voters about the debate’s impact and whether it […]

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A new survey shows that politicians in both parties may be missing the mark when it comes to courting the state’s crucial Hispanic voting block, which grew by 41 percent over the last decade. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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A new poll released to coincide with tonight’s Presidential debate at the University of Denver shows deep pessimism among Americans about the direction of the country and trust in government. KUNC’s Kirk Siegler has more on the National Journal’s “Heartland Survey” which was the subject of a pre-debate panel today.

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While many pundits and political prevaricators have argued that the present political situation in the United States is a figurative train wreck, local historian Richard Marold explores the history of a literal political train wreck that was organized by the Democratic Party in Colorado in 1896.
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The University of Denver will make history tomorrow by becoming the first Colorado school to host a presidential debate. The face off between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney is expected to attract a massive television audience. DU officials say the excitement on campus is palpable, even if few students will actually get […]

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Two separate interest groups plan to air advertisements before Wednesday’s presidential debate held at the University of Denver.

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This election, Colorado voters will decide on three statewide ballot questions. In addition to a measure to legalize marijuana recreationally, there’s an initiative to update state workforce rules, and a mostly symbolic campaign finance question. Bente Birkeland has more on Amendment 65 and Amendment S.

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Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan spent yesterday trying to win over Colorado voters. He started in Fort Collins in the morning, and finished in Colorado Springs in the late afternoon. KRCC’s Andrea Chalfin reports.

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As I was watching the Emmy Awards the other night and saw Giancarlo Esposito and Kerry Washington presenting awards, it reminded me of the time I interviewed the two of them and many more members of the Creative Coalition at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. In the 2008 election cycle, it seemed that […]

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A worker at the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility in southeast Colorado remained hospitalized last night after sustaining injuries in an incident where another woman was killed…At a rescheduled campaign stop in Pueblo yesterday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney criticized president Obama’s handling of the economy and the situation in the Middle East.

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At a rescheduled campaign stop in Pueblo Monday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney criticized president Obama’s handling of the economy and the situation in the Middle East. KRCC’s Shanna Lewis reports about 2000 people turned out for the event at the Pueblo airport.

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Some well-funded Pro-Mitt Romney super PACs are pulling their TV ad dollars out of Pennsylvania and Michigan and doubling down on efforts in what they consider to be more crucial swing states; such as Florida, Ohio and Colorado.

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Two former Governors joined with current Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper yesterday to kick off the ballot campaign to reform state personnel rules…The law enforcement team investigating the cause of this summer’s Waldo Canyon Fire says the blaze was human-caused…Some well-funded Pro-Mitt Romney super PACs are doubling down on efforts in what they consider to be more crucial swing states; such as Florida, Ohio and Colorado.

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Candidates for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District participated in a debate over the weekend in Grand Junction. Participating candidates were Tisha Casida (I), Sal Pace (D), and incumbent Scott Tipton (R). Click here for the full audio of the debate.

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Candidates for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional district battled it out in a debate over the weekend in Grand Junction. The sizable district covers most of the Western Slope, the San Luis Valley, and a handful of Southern Colorado counties—like Pueblo. Reporter Elise Thatcher was at the debate and has this report.

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A packed airplane hangar played host to GOP Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan yesterday, as the candidate spoke at a rally in Colorado Springs. KRCC’s Andrea Chalfin was there and has this report.

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On the final day of the Democratic National Convention, GOP Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan stopped to campaign in Colorado Springs. KRCC’s Andrea Chalfin was there and has this report.

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Democrats are convening in Charlotte, North Carolina this week for their party’s convention, and Governor John Hickenlooper will be among a half dozen Coloradans speaking. Durango Herald reporter Joe Hanel is there and also covered the Republican National Convention last week. Bente Birkeland caught up with him to get his take on both gatherings.

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Trinidad City Councilman Joe Bonato and Councilwoman Bernadette Baca-Gonzales are the only two candidates who have qualified to run for the recently vacated mayoral position in the town, the Pueblo Chieftain reports…

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News

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July 23, 2017 | NPR · In 1967, more than 150 riots erupted across the country. But one in particular seemed to consume the national conversation: Detroit. Three prominent Detroit figures share their stories from that time.
 

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July 23, 2017 | NPR · Snooty was the oldest manatee in captivity — and he was believed to be the oldest on record, according to the South Florida Museum in Bradenton.
 

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July 23, 2017 | NPR · A 5-year-old girl whose sidewalk lemonade stand brought a $195 fine in London has been invited to set up shop elsewhere. Her dad says, “Now she feels less sour about the experience.”
 

Arts & Life

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July 23, 2017 | NPR · Alisyn Camerota’s book is about a political newcomer fresh from Hollywood facing off against a female senator. But 2016 similarities aside, the CNN anchor says she wrote it long before the election.
 

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July 23, 2017 | NPR · Sam Kean’s funny, conversational new book reminds us not to take the air we breathe for granted — our atmosphere can tell stories about everything from dinosaurs and Julius Caesar to space flight.
 

Annapurna Pictures
July 22, 2017 | NPR · During the Detroit riots, three young black men were killed by white police officers at the Algiers Motel. The year was 1967, but Bigelow says, “It feels very much like it’s today.”
 

Music

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July 23, 2017 | NPR · For her latest project, the Detroit native wrote a double album in both English and Spanish. It’s a nod to the sounds of her city and to the cultures of her Cuban dad and Mexican-American mom.
 

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July 23, 2017 | NPR · As the electronic duo Quindar, Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen and art historian James Merle Thomas make music out of the sounds of space missions from the Apollo and Skylab eras.
 

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July 22, 2017 | NPR · Need some new summer jams? Our panel of public-radio music buffs recommends tracks by Nooky Jones, Juana Molina, Downtown Boys and more.
 

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