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Xcel files plan to close coal-fired power plant in Pueblo

Nov. 24, 2021 18:13 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Xcel Energy has proposed a tentative agreement to close Colorado's largest coal-fired power plant by 2035, well ahead of its original retirement date of 2070, as regulators consider how the largest utility operating in the state can reduce its carbon emissions. ...

National Public Radio books editor Petra Mayer dies at 46

Nov. 14, 2021 19:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Petra Mayer, books editor for National Public Radio, died Saturday of what’s believed to be a pulmonary embolism, the news organization said. She was 46. Mayer is remembered for her reporting at Comic-Con and helping put together NPR’s Book...

Remote Hawaiian immersion option 2 months into school year

Oct. 21, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii education officials have launched a distance learning program for Hawaiian language immersion students -- two months in the school year. The Hawaiian Immersion Distance Learning Program started this week with 49 students and officials plan to...

GBH News names executive editor to oversee content

Sep. 23, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — GBH News in Boston has hired an award-winning journalist with a background in public media to oversee news content and editorial strategy across all platforms, management announced Thursday. Lee Hill will take over as executive editor in mid-November. ...

Judge: NPR can air recordings of newspaper shooting trial

Sep. 22, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — National Public Radio can air audio recordings from the trial of the gunman who killed five Capital Gazette newspaper employees in 2018, a federal judge has ruled in a case challenging Maryland's ban on broadcasting court proceedings. U.S....