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Wed January 4, 2012
Occupy Boulder

City Council Adopts Parks Rule; Backs Boulder City Manager

Tents in front of the Municipal Building, Boulder, CO
Jackie Fortier KUNC

Last night the Boulder City Council passed a rule closing Boulder's parks overnight. The rule makes it illegal to be stationary in any of the parks between 11p.m. and 5 a.m.

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Wed January 4, 2012
Around the Nation

Teen Sleeps Through Stop On Southwest Airlines

Erik McBee, 15, faced a test of his survival skills. He was traveling on Southwest Airlines, and fell asleep. He slept through the landing at his destination, Tulsa. KPHO TV says he woke up in St. Louis with no contacts, no money and no phone.


Wed January 4, 2012

Legislative Leadership Series: Frank McNulty

Randolph M Hildreth Creative Commons

In advance of the 2012 legislative session – KUNC’s state capitol reporter is talking to key leaders in the state House and Senate about their expectations and priorities. On Monday and Tuesday we heard from members of the Senate. Today we move to the House and hear from Speaker and Republican Frank McNulty…

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Wed January 4, 2012

N. Korean Kaesong Workers Mourn Kim Jong Il

Originally published on Wed January 4, 2012 10:36 am



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And I'm Linda Wertheimer.

Throughout this morning, we're tracking the results of Iowa's Republican presidential caucuses, where Mitt Romney edged Rick Santorum by just eight votes. We're also following other news, including developments from a country that changed its leader with no election at all.

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Wed January 4, 2012
Election 2012

Obama Wins Iowa's Democratic Caucuses

The Iowa caucuses — the first contest of the 2012 presidential nominating season — were held Tuesday night. President Obama was unopposed, but Democrats met in caucuses across the state for what was essentially a pep rally.