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Everything about your local elections — take an interest, wouldja? But you’re probably going to be especially interested in the outcomes of the proposed referendum on “corporate personhood” and the proposal to allow Boulder to break up with Xcel Energy and make its own energy utility.

Also last night, Fort Collins voted to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in that city — probably. Final vote counts apparently aren’t in as I type this.

You can take about a million courses online thanks to iTunes U and other, longer-established programs, but here are 10 online classes you might really like if you’re into science, including Penn State’s Astronomy 001. 

Some of us at the Daily are soccer fans, and we want to tell you that your local team, the Colorado Rapids, are on the brink of elimination tonight in the MLS playoffs. If you get Fox Soccer, watch them try to come back from a two-goal deficit as they take on Sporting Kansas City in the second half of the MLS quarterfinals

And, not that you’re surprised, but something’s on fire in your city

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