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Book News: Harper Lee Says New Biography Is Unauthorized

NPR Books - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:53am

Also: Marvel's Thor is now a woman; the origins of cool.

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'Pirates In The Heartland': At Least This Review Is Safe For Work

NPR Books - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:03am

Pioneering underground comic artist (and R. Crumb collaborator) S. Clay Wilson's work is not for the faint of heart — or uneasy of stomach. Volume 1 of a new anthology of his work is out now.

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Jamil Ahmad, Who Published Debut Novel At 79, Dies At 83

NPR Books - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 3:02am

The Wandering Falcon received high praise and was shortlisted for the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize. (This piece initially aired June 16, 2011 on Morning Edition).

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Citizen’s group: Newberry double-charged for mileage

Local News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 6:05pm
A Grand County citizens group has leveled accusations of “double dipping” for mileage reimbursement against a Grand County commissioner. The group, Citizens for Transparency in Grand County Government, presented documents at the July 15 county commissioner’s meeting that appear to indicate Commissioner James Newberry had filed expense reports for the same mileage to both the Colorado River Water Conservation District and Grand County. The group obtained the documents through open records requests to the county and the Colorado River Water Conservation District. Newberry, who is the board president for the River District, told the Sky-Hi News on Monday that he …

Tabernash grow operation depends on county rezoning

Local News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 5:03pm
The Grand County commissioners decided to table a proposal to rezone the former Highland Lumber building on U.S. Highway 40 in Tabernash, which might become a medical-marijuana grow facility. Wells Fargo Bank took ownership of the 11-acre parcel and building after foreclosing on the owner. Realtor Lance Gutersohn, who represented Wells Fargo, is seeking to rezone the land from tourist to business. The property is already under contract with a potential buyer who intends to turn the facility into a medical marijuana grow operation, Gutersohn said. Whether the buyer closes on the contract is contingent on rezoning, county and state …
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