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5:33am

Tue March 13, 2012
Politics

Colorado Legislature Examines Child Literacy Laws

KUNC

A bipartisan bill that would recommend third graders repeat the grade if they can’t read, passed a house committee on Monday on a vote of 10 to 3.

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4:29pm

Mon March 12, 2012
Arts & Culture

Brevity is the Soul of Fic: NPR Kicks Off Round 8 of Three-Minute Fiction

William Warby Creative Commons/Flickr

This weekend, NPR launched the latest round of its innovative writing contest Three-Minute Fiction. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole spoke with Weekend All Things Considered host and contest creator Guy Raz about Three-Minute Fiction’s evolution and its enduring popularity – something he says he never anticipated...

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2:13pm

Mon March 12, 2012
Energy

Senate to Take Up Wind Tax Credit Extension

Wind Farm located just north of Colorado in Arlington, WY.
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Colorado’s wind energy industry is closely watching an anticipated vote in the US Senate Tuesday on a one-year extension of a popular wind power production tax credit. 

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12:45pm

Mon March 12, 2012
Politics

Lawmakers Want to Go Paperless at the Capitol

The senate clerk used to lock bills in this safe to prevent theft.
Bente Birkeland

The Colorado legislature generates millions of pieces of paper each year, costing the state thousands of dollars in printing costs. In fact, many state lawmakers say they’re buried in paperwork. But as KUNC’s Bente Birkeland reports, much of that paper could one day be a thing of the past.

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11:56am

Mon March 12, 2012
Transportation

More People Taking RTD Light Rail

VXLA Flickr: Creative Commons

More people are traveling by light rail across the metro area. That’s according to a new report by the American Public Transportation Association.  But while light rail ridership is up, fewer people are taking the bus.

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