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2014 Pikes Peak All Reads selections are announced

News: Education 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.

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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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  • 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...

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