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1:00pm

Thu August 4, 2011
Around the Nation

L.A. County Refuses To Turn Over Records On Child Deaths

Los Angeles County supervisors are refusing to turn over subpoenaed records involving the deaths of youngsters under supervision by the Department of Children and Family Services. The state auditor, who is also looking at child deaths in Alameda, Fresno and Sacramento, says L.A. county's refusal is a crime. The Legislature ordered an investigation into the L.A. deaths earlier this year after a Los Angeles Times report found that more than 70 children have died since 2008 of abuse or neglect after coming under the purview of county social workers.

12:30pm

Thu August 4, 2011
The Record

The 'Father' Of Jazz Festivals Takes Newport Non-Profit

George Wein has managed the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals for almost six decades. This year, he's making an important change to keep the festivals running.
Catherine Welch NPR

The 57th Newport Jazz Festival kicks off Friday in Newport, Rhode Island. The thousands of attendees grooving out to jazz may not be able to hear it, but festival's founder, George Wein, has taken both the Newport Jazz and Newport Folk festivals in a new direction this year.

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12:04am

Thu August 4, 2011
Business

Oil and Gas Officials Pitch Weary Public

Former Governor Bill Owens (R-Colo) speaks as part of a roundtable at a Colorado Oil and Gas Association conference in Denver Wednesday.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Oil and gas industry leaders say support for cleaner-burning natural gas is on the rise among policymakers in western states.  But officials attending the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s annual meeting say support for actually extracting the natural gas on western lands is another story.

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3:27pm

Wed August 3, 2011
Education

2011 CSAP Results ‘Stable,’ but Not Showing Aggregate Growth

Poudre School District

The Colorado Department of Education released Colorado Student Assessment Program results today. Some of the greatest gains for students came in the area of writing, but overall statewide numbers were flat.

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1:59pm

Wed August 3, 2011
Business

Halliburton Chief: Fracking is Safe, Proven

Halliburton president and CEO Dave Lesar speaks at the Rocky Mountain Energy Epicenter conference in Denver Wednesday.

Oil and gas industry officials meeting in Denver say the drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a safe technology that doesn’t pollute groundwater.  But they say it’s getting a bad rap among some policymakers and in the media.

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