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Last week Colorado College, a private liberal arts college in Colorado Springs, announced that it had reached carbon neutrality. They say they are the first institution of higher education in the Rocky Mountain region to do so.

Ian Johnson, Colorado College’s director of sustainability, joined KUNC’s Colorado Edition to discuss how the college did it, and what work is left to be done.

Stacy Nick / KUNC

Today on Colorado Edition: We speak with one of the lawmakers hoping to repeal Colorado's death penalty. We also get the latest on U.S. Rep. Jason Crow's involvement in the impeachment trial. Plus, we explore Colorado College's carbon neutrality, the latest NEA survey about how people interact with the arts, and a Colorado-based reproductive rights group splitting from the national organization.

Colorado's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped to 2.5% in December, the lowest level in at least 44 years.

An unemployment rate of 2.6% in October and November tied the previous record low rate in early 2017. The lowest rate before that, 2.7%, occurred in 2000, The Denver Post reports.

Molly Albright / Amazone Studios

Every review of the new Les Misérables will probably start the same way – this movie is not the megahit Les Mis or anything like it. It’s not even an adaptation of the original 1862 novel by Victor Hugo. The movie is directed and co-written by Ladj Ly, born in Mali, and this Les Misérables is unique.

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Today on Colorado Edition: we’ll discuss misinformation in the news industry and on social media. Plus, why the Boulder City Council is keeping its severe weather shelter open longer. And, we’ll look back at nuclear testing, and a failed experiment in nuclear fracking.

Scott Franz/Capitol Coverage

Colorado's legislative session is just over two weeks old, and lawmakers have already introduced more than 270 bills and counting. With hundreds more bills expected to land in the coming weeks, here are some of the ones we are starting to watch at the state Capitol.

Daniel Chehayl / Courtesy of the Ouray Ice Park

The 25th annual Ouray Ice Festival, a celebration of ice climbing, began on Thursday and runs through Sunday in Ouray, Colorado in the southwestern part of the state.  

Luke Runyon / KUNC

Today on Colorado Edition: We look at firearm legislation that's up for debate in the legislature. We also explore the future of Lucky's Market after news it would be closing dozens of stores. In the presidential race, we check in on Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet's campaign in New Hampshire. Plus, a Colorado River fish could be down-listed from "endangered" to "threatened," and we get advice on surviving an avalanche.

Courtesy of Eva Bednar

Today on Colorado Edition: we’ll learn about a new bill that focuses on prescription drug prices. And, we’ll look at why Larimer County residents are questioning the future of prescribed burns. Plus, what lawmakers are trying to do about teacher shortages, and a look at a task force aimed at reforming behavioral health care in our state.

Jordan Johnson / Colorado Department of Human Services

Colorado is working hard to address behavioral and mental health and addiction. During his annual State of the State address earlier this month, Gov. Jared Polis said reducing costs in the health care system will help tackle these issues.

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