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4:50pm

Mon July 18, 2011
Politics

Colorado’s Role in the Debt Showdown

Colorado Statesman

The clock is ticking as lawmakers grapple with budget issues that could cause the nation to default on its loans. The Republican-controlled House is expected to pass a balanced budget amendment this week as a part of any deal. KUNC’s Brian Larson spoke with Colorado Statesman Publisher Jody Hope Strogoff about Colorado’s role in the negotiations.

12:40pm

Mon July 18, 2011
CO Republicans

GOP Pushes to Increase Number of Hispanic Candidates for State Offices

Republicans hope to recruit 100 Hispanic candidates for legislative seats across the nation in 2012, looking to deepen its bench of GOP officeholders.  And Colorado’s Republican Party is expecting to be part of the effort to recruit and support likely candidates.

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7:10am

Mon July 18, 2011
Around the Nation

Deep Fried Kool-Aid Ball? Oh Yeah

At this year's Indiana State Fair, concessionaires Dennis and Cheryl Reas have a product for the whole family: deep fried Kool-Aid balls. They tell the Indianapolis Star the snack looks like a red hush puppy.

6:57am

Mon July 18, 2011
Business

iPad Deal Was Too Good To Be True

Bargain hunters browsing the Sears website over the weekend must have thought they'd struck gold. The site featured an ad for the Apple iPad for only $69. That's a fraction of the usual $745 price tag. The typo was the result of a third-party seller. Sears issued a statement apologizing, but said it wouldn't make good on any orders.

6:00am

Mon July 18, 2011
Commentary

An Easy Source for Knowledge for Americans

Dr. Pius Kamau

Some of the most meaningful conversations take place around the dinner table. But sitting down together almost seems to be a lost art in our 24/7 society. KUNC commentator Pius Kamau says such gatherings could do a lot to help us learn more about the world in which we all live.

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