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Michael de Yoanna / KUNC

Today on Colorado Edition: with a large number of states involved in the latest nationwide opioid litigation, we turn to Denver's City Attorney to learn more about how Colorado fits in. We'll also talk to a writer from The Colorado Sun about their statewide reporting collaboration on mobile homes called "Parked: Half the American Dream," and we answer a listener question about the Young Gulch Trail.

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Today on Colorado Edition: as the emerald ash borer spreads around Colorado, we learn about what the state is doing to stop it. And, 50 years ago, scientists in Colorado tried to drill for natural gas using a nuclear bomb. We look back at that history. We'll also learn about how Fort Collins is dealing with West Nile Virus. And we'll talk with Kali Fajardo-Anstine, author of the new short story collection, Sabrina & Corina.

Desert Research Institute

Today on Colorado Edition: as a handful of state Republican cancel their 2020 primaries, we look at Colorado's rules, and how our elections will look this cycle. Plus, a federal lawsuit has put Colorado's Aid in Dying law in the spotlight. We'll also learn about an Opportunity Zone controversy in Boulder, and how prescribed burns could help with wildfires. Finally, we'll visit a 9/11 memorial ceremony at Red Rocks. 

Rae Ellen Bichell / Mountain West News Bureau

Today on Colorado Edition: a look at efforts to change how recalls work in the state.  Plus, we'll visit a workshop designed to teach teachers how to safely carry weapons at schools. We also discuss how kindergarten assessments work, and how a report documenting kindergarten readiness can be improved. Finally, we'll turn to the future of work. 

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Today on Colorado Edition: a pair of conversations about air quality in the state. Plus, a look at an active shooter training drill at a charter school in North Denver, and a conversation about urban broadband access concerns. We also learn about a sulfurous cave in Steamboat Springs.

For the last two months, the city of Longmont hasn't had enough fluoride to add to its drinking water.

The temporary suspension is due to a shortage of sodium fluorosilicate. Longmont has added the mineral to its drinking water since 1958, to aid in dental health. Since the last sodium fluoride mine in the country shut down this year, supplies have been restricted along the Front Range.

Scott Franz / KUNC

Today on Colorado Edition: we'll go to Paonia to learn about how businesses are changing now that high speed internet is in town. Plus, now that the city of Fort Collins has lifted its topless ban for women, we'll look back at the legal battle. And, we'll discuss how state lands are managed in Colorado. We'll also visit the annual tarantula migration in Southern Colorado. 

Skyline Fire
Poudre Fire Authority

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office says it has arrested an arson suspect in connection to the fire burning in the northeast end of Horsetooth Reservoir.  

The sheriff’s office says when deputies arrived on the scene, they were told a man involved in the fire left. They found him on Country Road 23. The Fort Collins man has been charged with 2nd degree Arson, and Criminal Mischief.

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Today on Colorado Edition: what new gun policies from Kroger and Walmart mean in Colorado. Plus, a look at upcoming recall deadlines. We'll also hear about the state's move to bring broadband to the tiny town of Ophir. And we'll discuss how the outdoor recreation industry is affecting elk populations.

Scott Franz/Capitol Coverage

Today on Colorado Edition: We'll discuss how Adams County voted on setbacks and truck curfews using Senate Bill 181. Plus, a look at what's getting in the way of bringing high-speed internet to rural parts of the state. We'll also discuss the latest with Space Command, and why it matters to Colorado, and we'll look at air conditioning, or the lack thereof, in schools.