Universal background checks for all gun purchases, and a ban on high capacity magazines are among the five Democratic backed gun bills clearing the state senate after a vigorous debate yesterday…Amidst possible gun legislation at the statehouse and in Washington, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa and County Commissioner Peggy Littleton have scheduled a public town hall-style meeting Thursday…A teacher from Center High School in rural Southern Colorado has been awarded a prestigious national teaching award for science and technology.

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A teacher from Center High School in rural Southern Colorado has been awarded a prestigious National teaching award for science and technology. KRCC’s Hannah Sohl reports.

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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has announced a deal that will permanently protect nearly 170,000 acres of land in southern Colorado’s San Luis Valley. Dubbed the Sangre de Christo Conservation Area, the new national wildlife refuge is in part on a large private ranch.

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A jobs proposal from Democrats that would give state bidding preferences to companies that hire Colorado workers has cleared the Senate, but appears headed to certain death in the Republican-controlled House…

Attorney General John Suthers says Colorado is joining a multistate lawsuit against electronic book publishers and Apple…

The Bureau of Land Management’s San […]

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Who could resist the intrigue of a novel about a young idealistic lefty learning the messy lessons of life during the 1960s against the backdrop of the civil rights movement and the San Luis Valley, especially when the book is illustrated by none other than Colorado Springs’ own ultra-conservative political cartoonist […]

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May 26, 2018 | NPR · A prolific fundraiser who had held the confidence of the Board of Trustees, Nikias faced mounting opposition from faculty who demanded his resignation.
 

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May 25, 2018 | NPR · Researchers said the discovery of pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs in local harbors is not uncommon, but the agency noted that this is the first time that oxycodone has been found in shellfish.
 

May 25, 2018 | NPR · President Trump’s pardon this week of boxer Jack Johnson is his latest grant of clemency to a prominent figure. It’s an example of his hands-on approach to pardons.
 

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May 25, 2018 | NPR · The writer/director has turned a Neil Gaiman short story into a film starring Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning. It follows an alien exploring the 1970s punk music scene of Croydon, England.
 

May 25, 2018 | FA · We listen back to excerpts from Roth’s interviews about The Plot Against America and Everyman. Roth died Tuesday at age 85. He spoke with Terry Gross seven times over the years.
 

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May 25, 2018 | FA · As the story goes, on Valentine’s Day 1900, several students and their teacher slipped away from a holiday picnic and never returned. Amazon’s new six-part TV miniseries explores the legend.
 

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May 25, 2018 | NPR · This week’s Piano Jazz from 1998 remembers lyric soprano Barbara Cook, a Broadway star, staple of the New York cabaret scene and favorite of audiences around the world.
 

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May 25, 2018 | NPR · The Scottish-born musician, still busy writing music, celebrates her 90th birthday on May 27.
 

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