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2014 Pikes Peak All Reads selections are announced

News: Local News Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

The 13th annual All Pikes Peak Reads program asks readers to engage the extraordinary, a theme reflected in the choice of books that the Pikes Peak Library District announced Thursday.

Educators: Colorado Springs area ripe for innovation

News: Local News Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Seeds of innovation have been planted in the field of education in the Pikes Peak region, and what's growing now is just the beginning, according to the cultivators.

Parenting resources

Life Updated: Tue, Mar 25, 2014

Here are links to help keep you and your family busy, including things to do and places to hold birthday celebrations. It is not a comprehensive list, but there are lots of options.

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  • More Latino than white students admitted to UC

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More Latino than white students in California have been offered admission to the state's premier public universities for the first time, officials said Friday, a milestone that reflects the diverse racial makeup of a state where Latino children represent a majority of students in public schools. Preliminary admissions...

  • NASA's space station Robonaut finally getting legs

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first out-of-this-world humanoid robot is finally getting its space legs. For three years, Robonaut has had to manage from the waist up at the International Space Station. This new pair of legs means the experimental robot won't be stuck on a pedestal and can go mobile. The robot's legs are packed aboard a...

  • Bunny, chick owners: Stick to Peeps, chocolate bunnies this Easter

    Fluffy ears and doe eyes are just the beginning of a rabbit’s decade-long life. Families who own rabbits talk about the joys of watching Thumper or Roger spring into the air in hopping bursts affectionately called popcorning. Human owners brag about the small creatures loyally following them around the house or yard when they let them out...

  • Millennials often stuck on entry-level carousel

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Briana Tony hasn't graduated from college yet, and she's already frustrated with the job market. She's been through four jobs and said she moved on from each because of a lack of respect and poor upward mobility. "Our generation isn't taken seriously at all," Tony said. Experts say the young workers of the...

  • Student fought bureaucrats for Holocaust justice

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam's city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that the city was forcing them to pay back taxes and late payment fines on property seized after they were deported...

  • Find a flair for flea markets

    The arrival of spring means that flea markets are reopening for business around the country. Shoppers will hunt for treasures amid acres of used goods. A few will come home with just the right vintage art or quirky piece of furniture to make their home more beautiful. Many interior designers and decorators will be joining the flea-market...

  • Bonfils offers other ways to help 10-year-old who needs bone marrow transplant

    Gazette readers who wish to help 10-year-old Aden Knar, who suffers from lymphoblastic leukemia, but cannot make it to the bone marrow drive this weekend have other opportunities to help. The Gazette published Wednesday ( about the...

  • Your Easter weekend guide: Egg hunts, services, bunnies, brunch and more

    Here are some of the highlights this weekend in the Pikes Peak region: Chocolate bunny walk and egg hunt 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Lane; Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road; $5-$7, for kids ages 2-10, reservations required; 520-6745, --- Hop along the bunny...

  • Colorado makes child abuse information public

    DENVER — Colorado has created a website that provides the public with child-protection and child-abuse information for each county following a number of child deaths. The new website is part of a series of reforms for the state's child protection system. The Denver Post and KUSA-TV reported ( ) caseworkers often made...


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