Today at All Things Considered, we continue a project we're calling NewsPoet. Each month, we bring in a poet to spend time in the newsroom — and at the end of the day, to compose a poem reflecting on the day's stories.
Plans to build a regional crime lab in northern Colorado are becoming more concrete. Weld County, Larimer County, Loveland and Greeley have signed on to contribute staff to the crime lab and money for operational costs. Fort Collins will decide whether to sign on to the project at the city’s meeting next month.
Colorado 6th District Congressman Mike Coffman has apologized for saying the President isn’t an American at heart. Whether the issued comes back to hurt him at the ballot box remains to be seen, but his Democratic challenger is hoping to capitalize on the issue.
In 2008, Kimberly Fague was diagnosed with organ failure. Plagued by nausea, she lost a third of her body weight. She suffered from confusion and constant fatigue. Her liver and surrounding organs swelled to the point that she developed a hernia.
The end of Round 8 of our Three-Minute Fiction contest has finally arrived. With help from our readers at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, New York University, the University of Oregon and the University of Texas, at Austin, we've read through more than 6,000 stories.
Submissions had to be original works of short fiction — no more than 600 words. They also had to begin with this sentence: "She closed the book, placed it on the table, and finally, decided to walk through the door."