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Jon Batiste talks social music and election night

Jon Batiste is a renowned jazz musician and has been the band leader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert since 2015. He was in Aspen over the weekend performances and conversations. Arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock caught up with him backstage after his Friday night show with his band Stay Human under the Benedict Music Tent.

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District Attorney Jeff Cheney is trying new tactics for recruiting and retaining top talent.

UPDATE June 14, 2017: The 8-year-old boy's name was released by the Garfield County Coroner's office today. His name was Noah Ragon; he was a resident of Highlands Ranch, CO.

The Republican Obamacare-replacement, the American Health Care Act, is now in the Senate after passing the House in May. Recent reports suggest Senate Republicans are hard at work on a version of the bill they hope to put to a vote before the July recess.

Architect of the Capitol

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee at 2:30pm ET today, as the investigation continues into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election. 

The list of Democrats wanting to be Colorado’s next governor is growing. Democratic Rep. Jared Polis of Boulder said he’ll run against his colleague Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter, along with other high profile opponents.

Friday was the last day for Gov. John Hickenlooper to sign, veto or let bills become law without his signature. He only vetoed two bills passed during the legislative session, and the final bill he signed was controversial.

The Arts Campus at Willits, or TACAW, is nearly a go with both temporary and permanent performance spaces forthcoming. The temporary space is set to open August 3.

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Roaring Fork Valley native Rickey Gates is a little over halfway through a 3,500-mile run across the country. Aspen Public Radio’s Elizabeth Stewart-Severy caught up with him on his stop-over in Aspen last week, which included a little friendly competition.

 

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Mountain Rescue Aspen received high marks in a recent assessment.

The nation's top legal officer is set to go before Congress on Tuesday to try to defuse a bomb that the former FBI director dropped into his lap.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee less than one week after James Comey told the committee he could not discuss openly certain information about Sessions' recusal from the investigation into Russia's election meddling last year.

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The state office that focuses on energy efficiency will no longer be funded starting in July. A special last minute request from Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office to save state funding for the Colorado Energy Office failed along party lines Tuesday.

A last-ditch effort to save Colorado’s Energy Office takes place Tuesday. During the legislative session, state lawmakers cut state funding for the office that oversees weatherization and other energy saving programs for residents. 

The list of Democrats wanting to be Colorado’s next governor is growing. Democratic Rep. Jared Polis of Boulder said he’ll run against his colleague Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter, along with other high profile opponents.

Friday was the last day for Gov. John Hickenlooper to sign, veto or let bills become law without his signature. He only vetoed two bills passed during the legislative session, and the final bill he signed was controversial.

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