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Wed November 16, 2011
Rural Issues

USPS Calls “Time Out” on Proposed Post Office Closures

An announcement from the USPS in the New Raymer post office over the summer. The town was one of thousands the USPS was considering for closure.

The United State Post Office is putting its plan to close thousands of rural post offices on hold for now. The office had announced the proposed closures over the summer.

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Wed November 16, 2011

Lt. Governor, Indian Affairs Commission Defend Carole Harvey Firing Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs

Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia is defending his decision to fire the executive secretary of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs, a move that’s angered some activists in Indian country.

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Wed November 16, 2011

Obama Campaign Mobilizing Grassroots Supporters in Colorado

Then-candidate Barack Obama drew large crowds campaigning in Colorado in 2008.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

The top man in charge of President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election bid says the campaign is taking a page out of the 2008 election playbook by focusing on mobilizing grassroots support in swing-states like Colorado. 

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Wed November 16, 2011
Strange News

Obama Insured Against A Crocodile Attack



Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. President Obama has one less thing to worry about, thanks to an Australian insurance company. On his visit down under, he's insured against a crocodile attack. When he gets to the city of Darwin, he'll be presented with a $51,000 policy. Now, it's not the first time locals have instituted extra measures to protect the American president. When Mr. Obama visited India, crews trimmed coconuts off the trees to ensure none fell on his head. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.


Wed November 16, 2011

Petition Asks Target To Open Later On Black Friday

Target is scheduled to open at midnight on Black Friday. Target employee Anthony Hardwick of Nebraska started the petition asking the retail chain to open later. He says before working all night, he'd have to miss a Thanksgiving gathering to get enough sleep.