Lead Stories


Mon November 24, 2014

What's Next For Colorado State's On-Campus Stadium Decision

Grace Hood KUNC

It’s decision time. After years of debate over whether to build an on-campus stadium, Colorado State University President Tony Frank is expected to issue a final verdict on whether to spend millions on the project.

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Mon November 24, 2014
Life In A Boom Town

In The Bakken, The Self-Defense Business Is Good, But Is It Necessary?

Pepper sprays and blunt striking objects for women to hang on their key chains at a Damsel in Defense party in Dickinson, North Dakota.
Emily Guerin Inside Energy

On a recent Tuesday night in Dickinson, North Dakota, five women were sitting in the living room. It felt like a slumber party — no shoes, no husbands and no children — except these women were passing a stun gun back and forth. It's a purple stun gun with a rhinestone wrist strap.

Business is booming for Damsel in Defense, an Idaho-based company that throws home sales parties for self-defense products. In 2011, there were no sales reps in North Dakota. Now, there are about 30. Boom towns have never been friendly places for women.

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Sat November 22, 2014
marc on the blues

Regardless Of Leadership, The Teardrops Keep On Keeping On

Magic Slim pictured in 2008.
Otávio Nogueira Flickr - Creative Commons

For many years the Teardrops were the backup band for the great Magic Slim (Morris Holt) but now are fronted by the late Slim's son Shawn Holt. No matter, Holt the younger can certainly deliver and the Teardrops have truly delivered since the 1960s.

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Sat November 22, 2014

Larimer, Weld Counties Short On Turkey Donations

Turkey requests are greater than ever in Larimer County.
Credit Cobalt123 / Flickr - Creative Commons

With Thanksgiving nearly upon us, the Weld and Larimer County food banks are urging residents of Northern Colorado to consider the less fortunate. The Weld County Food Bank has so far only procured one-third of the turkeys requested by the needy this holiday season, while Larimer County is seeing an unprecedented number of people facing food scarcity.

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Fri November 21, 2014

Agriculture Industry Calls For More Immigration Reform

Specialty crop farms, like orchards, rely heavily on migrant labor to hand pick fruit.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

In the debate over immigration reform, farm and ranch groups have been among those calling for change the loudest, and most frequently. But after President Obama announced changes to the immigration system, the response from the agriculture industry so far has been mixed.

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