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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December 16, 2017 | NPR · He will also dedicate his annual communication message next year to the topic of “fake news.”
 

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December 16, 2017 | NPR · Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analysts have been told to omit words such as “vulnerable,” “transgender” and “evidence-based” from an upcoming budget. Critics say it amounts to censorship.
 

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December 16, 2017 | NPR · The country’s chancellor finalized a deal Friday to form a governing coalition with a party that has Nazi roots.
 

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December 16, 2017 | NPR · The Minutes is a new drama by Tracy Letts, who won a Pulitzer and a Tony for August: Osage County. It’s a dark comedy about a city council meeting — and a secret the town is hiding.
 

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December 16, 2017 | NPR · The correspondent and anchor, known for her reporting from Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, fields questions about the multi-poultry Thanksgiving delicacy.
 

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December 16, 2017 | NPR · Our occasional series on storytelling in video games returns with This War of Mine — a game about surviving during wartime that proved so wrenching, our critic couldn’t bring himself to finish it.
 

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December 16, 2017 | NPR · Listen to a playlist of the All Songs Considered host’s favorite songs of the year.
 

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December 16, 2017 | NPR · Eminem joins Michel Martin to talk taking on President Trump, racial disparity and his own maturing career on his ninth studio album.
 

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December 16, 2017 | NPR · Members of the Ann Arbor, Mich. convent perform in the NPR studios and discuss their holiday album.
 

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