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1:21pm

Sun May 20, 2012
Politics

In Show of Bipartisanship, Congress Votes to Reauthorize Export-Import Bank

The U-S Senate this week voted to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, after rejecting efforts to weaken or abolish the institution’s power. The little-known federal agency has helped a number of Colorado companies boost export sales.

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8:49am

Sun May 20, 2012
Science

Partial Solar Eclipse Viewable Sunday From Colorado

The start of a total solar eclipse in 1999
T.Voekler WikiMedia Commons

A partial solar eclipse will be viewable today in our state and others west of Colorado. This is the first eclipse Coloradans have seen in about 15 years.

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8:41am

Sun May 20, 2012
Wildfires

Fire Crews Close to Full Containment on Hewlett Fire

U.S. Forest Service

Fire officials say the Hewlett Fire is nearly contained. The report that the blaze was 85 percent contained came late Saturday night. Earlier in the week it prompted officials to temporarily evacuate about 80 homes.

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1:27pm

Sat May 19, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Mississippi Fred McDowell

Black and white portrait, Mississippi Fred McDowell in 1972
Fred Seibert 1972 Wikimedia Commons

Fred McDowell was born in Rossville, Tennessee, in 1904. Which brings up the question: “Why was he known as Mississippi Fred McDowell”?

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6:00am

Sat May 19, 2012
Garden Report

Short on Space? Try Container Gardening

Tom Throgmorton

Container gardening is an easy and convenient way to have flowers and vegetables in small spaces. KUNC gardener Tom Throgmorton has tips and advice on starting your own container garden.

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