Pueblo’s City Council decides to vote October 9th on benefits for domestic partners…The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded $200-thousand dollar grant to conduct a feasibility study on locating a spaceport in Denver.

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Colorado Springs voters yesterday overwhelmingly approved plans to lease city-owned Memorial Health System to University of Colorado Health…Residents in and around the Waldo Canyon burn area looking to purchase flood insurance should do so before September 8th in order to take advantage of a waiting-period waiver…Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Littleton was recently chosen to build and operate the next Mars Spacecraft.

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Some politicians are already calling for stricter gun laws nationally in the wake of last week’s deadly shootings in Aurora, but several Colorado lawmakers say it’s still too soon to say what the policy impacts could be….and, the Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation says the death of astronaut Sally Ride means the loss of a truly inspiring leader.

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The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation says the death of astronaut Sally Ride means the loss of a truly inspiring leader.

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The nonprofit organization advocates for the space industry, and calls the first American woman in space a trailblazer and brilliant scientist.

Ride eventually went on to create Sally […]

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Colorado wants to go “where no man has gone before”–by throwing its hat into the ring to try and become a hub of commercial space flight. The Colorado Spaceport is expected to be in place next year. But as Bente Birkeland reports, the journey is just beginning and Colorado does have competition.

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February 23, 2017 | NPR · A “March for Science” is set for April 22 in Washington, D.C., to show support for evidence-based public policy. But some worry the march will be seen as partisan, and may even undermine sound policy.
 

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February 23, 2017 | NPR · Entrepreneur Keitra Bates is opening a shared commercial kitchen to help keep culinary traditions alive on the city’s gentrifying west side.
 

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February 23, 2017 | KHN · A lot of people are confused about when and if Republicans can “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. Kaiser Health News’ Julie Rovner clears things up in the first of a series.
 

Arts & Life

February 22, 2017 | NPR · The Mall of America, located in Bloomington, Minn., is the largest mall in the United States, and it is now looking for a writer-in-residence.
 

February 22, 2017 | NPR · Late night TV shows heavy on sharp satire of President Donald Trump are scoring well in the ratings. NPR takes a look at the phenomenon.
 

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February 22, 2017 | FA · Set amid the political swirl of late ’60s Chicago, Emil Ferris’ graphic novel debut reflects on race, class, gender and the holocaust. Critic John Powers says readers won’t want to put it down.
 

Music

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February 23, 2017 | NPR · It’s rare for a band to make a comeback album like Last Place that stands up alongside its best work.
 

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February 23, 2017 | NPR · Nigerian singer Eno Williams has crafted a collection of irresistible, multidimensional anthems that reach far beyond the borders of geography, music and emotion.
 

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February 23, 2017 | NPR · The Los Angeles band’s distinct sound includes touches of Rio de Janeiro’s tropicalia, Lima’s cumbia, and American soul and funk.
 

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