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Marijuana Votes, Refugees Adjust, Cuban Now Dances in Colorado, Blind Runner Plans Trek

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Voters in six rural Colorado towns will decide April 5 whether to lift marijuana bans or moratoria. Supporters of some of the measures say sales could boost their towns’ economies. Some opponents argue their communities’ reputations could suffer. Then, a new study says refugees who’ve settled in Colorado are adjusting well. The RISE study surveyed refugees from Somalia, Bhutan, Iraq and Burma for four years. Next, dancer Luis Valdes of the Colorado Ballet describes his 2003 defection from Cuba and his hopes for the country’s future. And, Jason Romero, an ultramarathoner who is legally blind, plans a 3,000-mile cross-country trek to inspire others through his “vision.”