Colorado officials say the owner of a uranium mill near Canon City is terminating its license, putting it on a path to closure…and, communities have little more than a month to apply for what’s being called a Creative District Designation.

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Thousands of Coloradans expecting up to $700 in government rebates for buying energy-saving furnaces or insulation are still waiting for their rebates, some for up to a year…and, the Better Business Bureau is warning people about an email scam that appears to come from them.

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Pueblo City Council is reviewing documents related to City Manager Jerry Pacheco’s alleged misconduct, according to KRDO…Planned post office closures in Colorado and across the nation have been put on hold…Energy Secretary Steven Chu visited a Colorado solar facility today. He said the global market for solar energy remains huge, and it’s […]

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The Sangre de Christo Electric Association has brought in two more crews to help repair downed power lines in Custer and Fremont Counties…Colorado’s Democratic House leader is stepping down from the post to focus on his race against incumbent Republican Congressman Scott Tipton…and, Colorado parks and wildlife commissioners have adopted changes in […]

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Educators consider third grade reading a barometer for success in school and for high school graduation rates. But nearly 30 percent of the state’s third graders are reading below average. Some in the state say those children should be held back a year…Nearly half of audited Colorado employers are not complying with a state […]

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September 28, 2016 | NPR · An endangered whale was found dead over the weekend, entangled in derelict fishing gear. Such incidents have been on the rise in recent years. A new California law aims to combat the problem.
 

September 28, 2016 | FA · Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold says the Trump Foundation doesn’t operate like a typical charity: “[Trump] doesn’t seem to have understood that a charity isn’t set up to benefit you.”
 

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September 28, 2016 | NPR · World leaders at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species agreed to ban all commercial trade in pangolins, a small and endangered mammal that also resembles an aardvark.
 

Arts & Life

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September 28, 2016 | FA · Robert Kanigel’s new biography recounts the life of Jacobs, a Greenwich Village public intellectual who championed street life and community. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it a powerful work.
 

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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.
 

Music

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September 28, 2016 | NPR · Sample some recent releases from favorite artists and rising names. This week’s show includes Celtic Fiddle Festival, The Bills and Iona Fyfe Band.
 

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September 28, 2016 | NPR · The new video is breathlessly beautiful, brooding and unsettling.
 

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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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