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5:31pm

Wed May 25, 2011
Arts

New Book Vindicates Polar Explorer Robert Scott

First “conquered” by man 100 years ago, Antarctica savaged early European expeditions with its blinding week-long storms scouring an ice cap two miles thick and its record-cold of minus 129 degrees. A new book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Larson describes the science and agony of polar explorer Robert Scott in this alien land. KUNC’s Peter Johnson has more.

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3:51pm

Wed May 25, 2011
Business

Colorado Governor Urges Passage of Free Trade Deals

Exports of Colorado meat and dairy have risen steadily in recent years.
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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has joined a bi-partisan group of governors calling on Congress to ratify three long-pending free trade agreements with Panama, Columbia and South Korea.

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1:20pm

Wed May 25, 2011
Education

Colorado Eligible for Round 3 Race to the Top Funds

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The U.S. Department of Education announced today that Colorado will be one of nine states eligible to compete for $200 million in school grant money this year. This will be the state’s third try competing for so-called Race to the Top funds.

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12:53pm

Wed May 25, 2011
Wildlife

DOW Launches New Bear Study

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The Colorado Division of Wildlife is launching a five-year study of black bears to determine how to reduce conflicts between the bears and humans.

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9:15am

Wed May 25, 2011
Politics

Colorado Senators Oppose Medicare Changes

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Colorado’s Democratic senators firmly oppose a budget plan coming up for a vote this week that would overhaul Medicare.

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