On December 31 2020, the newsrack service will be shut down permanently.

It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it is time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

If you need to access any data, email me: subbu at newsrack.in

 
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Meet the “flexcation,” the new travel trend hitting Colorado during the pandemic 4.12.2020 Denver Post: Outdoors
Colorado mountain towns attract couples, families for work, school and play.
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Marielena DeSanctis selected as next president of Community College of Denver 3.12.2020 Denver Post: Local
Marielena DeSanctis was selected as the next president of Community College of Denver after a nationwide search, the Colorado Community College System announced Thursday.
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Divided prospects: The fight over an immigration detention center 1.12.2020 Current Issue
When a private prison company came to Evanston, Wyoming, local officials believed an economic revival was at hand. Instead, it unleashed a bitter debate.
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A helpline connects Indigenous immigrants to crucial COVID-19 information 30.11.2020 Current Issue
For communities who speak Indigenous Mayan languages like Mam, the Oregon program is a vital resource.
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People are the weakest link for apps tracking coronavirus exposure 30.11.2020 Denver Post: Local
The app builders had planned for pranksters, ensuring that only people with verified COVID-19 cases could trigger an alert. They’d planned for heavy criticism about privacy, in many cases making the features as bare-bones as possible. But, as more states roll out smartphone contact-tracing technology, other challenges are emerging. Namely, human nature.
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Coloradans are creating mutual aid networks to deal with devastating needs amid COVID-19 28.11.2020 Denver Post: Local
Eight months in, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt and endanger Coloradans’ lives. In the wake of this loss, Coloradans across the state formed mutual aid networks to address people's needs.
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The dust-up over California’s off-road beach 25.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
COVID highlights conflicts over air pollution, crime and accidents on California’s Central Coast.
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Mayors blame “dysfunctional” board for Denver Public superintendent’s resignation 24.11.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and former Mayor Federico Peña say the Denver Public Schools Board of Education is to blame for the departure of district Superintendent Susana Cordova.
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Guest Commentary: Colorado students need to be in school. Here’s why. 22.11.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
We are prioritizing our adult playgrounds -- bars, gyms, and restaurants -- over the urgent need to ensure that schools remain open.
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Latina community health workers combat COVID-19 in the West 20.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Promotoras de salud work to build trust and improve health outcomes with people on their own turf.
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Elections in the West highlight divisions and diversity 19.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Justice, power and environment: The 2020 elections were defined by grassroots organizing and deep partisanship.
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Guest Commentary: Denver Public Schools is losing an extraordinary leader in Susana Cordova 17.11.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Susana Cordova's resignation letter passed on the opportunity to blame someone else for her decision. It only praised the district that educated her family, that gave a young Latina the opportunity to become superintendent.
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Wilderness rescuers brace for a busy winter 11.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Snow is on the way — and amid COVID-19, recovery missions are on the rise.
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Looking for fresh reads? Western authors weigh in. 10.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Here are some books from 2020 you don’t want to miss this winter.
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Bernie Buescher: In Amendment B, Coloradans came together to deliver significant change 10.11.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
I ran for Lt. Governor in 1998 on an appeal to replace the Gallagher Amendment. Twenty-two years later, that dream is complete because a supermajority of legislators, a cavalry of committed citizens, and an army of community leaders said enough, let’s come together for Colorado.
COVID-19 cases surge four-fold in nursing homes in states where pandemic is worsening 8.11.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Despite Trump administration efforts to erect a protective shield around nursing homes, coronavirus cases are surging within facilities in states hard hit by the latest onslaught of COVID-19.
Schools clamored for Seesaw’s app. That was good news, and bad news. 7.11.2020 Denver Post: Business
The first requests that upended Seesaw, a popular classroom app, came in January from teachers and education officials abroad. Their schools were shutting down because of the coronavirus, and they urgently wanted the app adjusted for remote learning. The company figured it could do that with a single short hackathon project.
California voted to keep affirmative action ban in place 6.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
It’s a setback, but students have been fighting to diversify their college campuses for years.
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Cherry Creek schools shifting all students to remote learning as COVID-19 cases surge 6.11.2020 Denver Post: Local
Students in Cherry Creek School District will move to remote learning for the foreseeable future, as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to surge across Colorado.
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Biden looks to restore, expand Obama administration policies 31.10.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Stop and reverse. Restore and expand. Joe Biden is promising to take the country on a very different path from what it has seen over the past four years under President Donald Trump, on issues ranging from the coronavirus and health care to the environment, education and more. The Democratic presidential nominee is promising to […]
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