Some state lawmakers spent time at the former Fort Lyon Correctional Facility near Las Animas today, considering whether to repurpose the prison under a proposal from Governor John Hickenlooper…Colorado’s Latino and black residents are falling further behind the state’s white residents in some of the most important measures of social progress…and, Hundreds of people turned out for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. marade in Denver today.

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The federal government is cracking down on medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado for the first time, today ordering 23 dispensaries near schools to shut down within 45 days or face criminal prosecution and seizure of their property.U.S. Attorney John Walsh sent warning letters to the unidentified dispensaries and said in a news release that many are closer than 1,000 feet to K-12 campuses.

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News

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September 28, 2016 | NPR · A cartoon frog became popular, then a pariah. Now the Anti-Defamation League has identified it as a hate symbol. We take a short look at the amphibious, ambiguous meme.
 

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September 28, 2016 | NPR · After weeks of negotiations, agreement over aid to Flint, Mich. will keep the government running through mid-December, narrowly avoiding a Sept. 30 deadline.
 

September 28, 2016 | NPR · Suspended Fox News host Andrea Tantaros has accused former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes of sexually harassing her. She says Ailes’ former chief deputy, Bill Shine, acted to shut down her complaints.
 

Arts & Life

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September 28, 2016 | NPR · The movie titles of the late splatter-film director are evocative … and wonderfully terrible. Can you tell them apart from the titles of some less-than-classic kids’ books?
 

September 28, 2016 | NPR · Fran Wilde built a glorious world of living bone towers and wing-gliding people in last year’s Updraft. Her new Cloudbound has stunning skyscapes but lacks some of the first book’s emotional heft.
 

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September 27, 2016 | NPR · For the first time in a decade, someone other than Jerry Seinfeld tops Forbes’ ranking of the highest-paid comedians.
 

Music

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September 28, 2016 | NPR · Watch the late leader of Buckwheat Zydeco reminisce about his early days playing at El Sido’s Zydeco & Blues Club in Lafayette, La.
 

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September 28, 2016 | NPR · Gallant, one of our favorite new singers, takes a backseat (literally) to Aiko in this mysterious video.
 

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September 28, 2016 | NPR · Named for a Drive Like Jehu song, Super Unison proves that melody can still leave a nasty bruise.
 

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