Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa Unharmed After Explosion At Campaign Rally

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrW6k2Dgst4 An explosion narrowly missed Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa Saturday at a rally filled with his supporters, in what the state-owned newspaper The Zimbabwe Herald is calling an assassination attempt. A video circulating social media shows Mnangagwa walking off the stage, fists in the air, as he's accompanied by a small group of officials. Seconds after they exit, there's an explosion, knocking people over and spewing smoke and debris into...

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This month, Colorado became the first state in the nation to allow school nurses to administer medical marijuana to students. But not all nurses may be on board.

The last Republican governor of Colorado, Bill Owens, ended his term in 2007. That's why the GOP is pushing hard to replace term-limited Gov. John Hickenlooper.

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It's officially Hemp History Week. The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution that recognizes the “full growth potential of the industrial hemp industry.” But at the state level, real progress for the hemp industry is still all over the map.

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Hot, dry weather is forcing fire bans across southern Colorado. Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs are the latest to enact restrictions.

The Trump administration is forcing the head of Yellowstone National Park out of his job. Dan Wenk said the National Park Service will replace him with a new superintendent this August.

Suicide rates have increased in nearly every state over the past two decades, and half of the states have seen suicide rates go up more than 30 percent.

Suicide is a major public health issue, accounting for nearly 45,000 deaths in 2016 alone. That is why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta decided to take a comprehensive look at suicides from 1999 to 2016.

  • The renowned faculty from the Colorado College Summer Music Festival will perform chamber music in the intimate setting of Packard Hall, tonight at 7:30 p.m.
  • Tomorrow evening, from 6 to 9 p.m., Wirewood Station will perform as part of the Forest Lakes Summer Concert Series in Monument, in the pavilion next to Bristlecone Lake at Waterfront Park. 
  • The Woodland Music Series will present “City Above the Clouds” performed by the Woodland Park Wind Symphony on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. at the Ute Pass Cultural Center in Woodland Park.
  • Check out peakradar.com for more information on these and other events.

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Ballots for the 2018 Primary Election are arriving in voter's mailboxes this week. There is a change in the process this year, though, as unaffiliated voters are now able to cast votes in the primary. El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman shares details what voters should expect. 

Tuesday's primary election in New Mexico moved the country one step closer to putting the first Native-American woman in Congress.

Deb Haaland won the Democratic nomination in New Mexico's heavily Democratic 1st district. The former state party chair beat two other candidates. Haaland is a member of the Laguna Pueblo tribe.

In her victory speech Tuesday night, Haaland said "New Mexico made history," adding that hers was a "victory for working people, a victory for women and a victory for everyone who has been sidelined by the billionaire class."

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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson is a 1982 graduate of the Air Force Academy. Now she's responsible for the more than 670,000 active-duty Air Force personnel and their families. She also oversees the military branch's more than $132 billion budget. Wilson was in town recently for the Air Force Academy graduation and the change in command at NORAD and NORTHCOM. While here, she sat down with 91.5 KRCC's Andrea Chalfin to talk about space.

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Blues Under the Bridge 2018

12th Annual Blues Under The Bridge Festival Featuring Los Lobos

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91.5 KRCC's Converge Lecture Series Podcast

A Podcast From 91.5 KRCC And Converge Lecture Series

Conversations with some of the biggest names in contemporary literature and poetry about life, art, and the topic of "moral beauty." Hear the second episode now, featuring poet Richard Blanco.