Wiretap: Todd Helton is out

We’ll take a day to say goodbye here to Todd Helton, the greatest Rockies player of them all. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale pens a warm tribute.

Helton goes out just as you’d expect — on his own terms.

Hickenlooper sends $65 million more for flood effort. It’s still just the beginning of the enormous rebuilding effort.

There are 1254 orphaned wells Wyoming needs to fill–which could cost $34.5 million. via WyoFile

Liberals turn on liberal media. Via National Journal.

Fewer than one percent of public elementary and secondary school teachers have a PhD. The Atlantic asks why more Ph.D.s aren’t teaching in public schools.

When the NSA spied on Art Buchwald. No, really. Via the New Yorker.

The latest SAT scores are in, and the news is not good. Via The Atlantic.

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