As the Colorado legislature continues to debate gun-control proposals (and Republicans attempt to counter by attacking a Democratic rep for his comments about rape), we're hearing about a mom's decision to turn in Richard Lancaster, her mentally ill son, who allegedly managed to collect an arsenal o ... More >>
Metal is often stereoptyped as being a violent genre. And while violence is a indeed a common theme in the lyrics of many bands -- and granted, even the concept of mosh pits is violent -- when you combine that with the violence we're all exposed to in movies, TV and video games, it's easy for metal- ... More >>
Big photos below.Most local news outlets aren't using the name of the sixteen-year-old Utah student who met with Columbine principal Frank DeAngelis a month before being arrested, along with eighteen-year-old Dallin Morgan, in an alleged plot to blow up their high school. But Utah media is id ... More >>
Sam Granillo.There was a time when you could hardly turn on the TV without seeing the footage over and over: terrified teens fleeing the school with hands in the air, running past the bodies of slain classmates; SWAT teams smashing windows; the badly wounded young man who fell out of the libr ... More >>
Big pics below.Update: At 2 p.m. this afternoon, Earl Albert Moore is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Denver to be advised of the charges against him in relation to an attempted bombing at Southwest Plaza mall on the twelfth anniversary of the shootings at nearby Columbine High ... More >>
Tom Mauser Grief alters people. It can devastate and give a new sense of purpose. The murder of his son Daniel in the Columbine shootings has set Tom Mauser on a crusade against gun violence that, over twelve years, has yielded small victories and gradual change -- and plenty of blowback from ... More >>
Kristin Hermeler.Update: The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office has released surveillance footage and photos of Kristin and Candice Hermeler, Australian twins who acted out a suicide pact at the Family Shooting Center; Kristin died, while Candice was gravely wounded but survived. The footage ce ... More >>
The photo and message atop Tom Mauser's ad (click to enlarge).Last year marked the tenth anniversary of the shootings at Columbine High School -- the sort of round number the media can't resist. As such, there were a number of notable commemorations, including the release of two books on the ... More >>
Alex Youshock.Alex Youshock, an appropriately named 17-year old, has been identified as the person arrested yesterday for bombing his old school, San Mateo's Hillsdale High; no one was injured in the attacks. And predictably, the word "Columbine" figures in much of the coverage, even though n ... More >>
Photo by John JohnstonBrian Rohrbough. A report about the tenth anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School that was originally slated to run on Oprah's April 20 program, but host Oprah Winfrey ordered it yanked at the last minute. In a statement, Winfrey says she made the decision because ... More >>
Sarah BogerSpeaking with Aaron Howell, the frontman of Forth Yeer Freshman, is a lot like listening to his band's music: the things he says are generally over the top and somewhat ludicrous, yet you get the sense that there's a certain amount of earnestness attached to his sentiments. In advance of ... More >>
There have been other school shootings in the ten years since Columbine, horror scenes with even bigger body counts. But for some reason, Columbine is the crime that resonates; "Columbine" is the word that keeps getting repeated in the tales of similar plots -- some carried out, some foiled. It was ... More >>
Having a near-death experience causes you to rock like your life depends on it.
Despite official denials at the outset that gunman Matthew Murray had any connection to New Life Church, where he killed two young women on Sunday, a very different picture is emerging from Murray's copious online postings. A 2004 visit by Murray to the New Life campus apparently drove a deeper wedg ... More >>
The untimely death of Ed Bradley at 65 from leukemia is one more sad milestone in the diminution of network news. The Wallace-Safer-Bradley team at CBS in its heyday was a gathering of Big News Guys, brimming with smarts and integrity and ferocious teams of young and unfettered producers, the likes ... More >>
Congress is putting on the squeeze, but Colorado's private investigators still can't agree how -- or if -- they should be regulated.
From the week of May 12, 2005
Rubber Planet is Out There, which is just where it wants to be.
Michael Moore's gun-culture study uncovers fear itself.
Meet taxidermy's hair Jordan, the man who brings dead animals to life.
From the week of April 11, 2002
Elvis is dead -- but Columbine lives on.
The society columnist for a neighborhood newspaper is the talk of the upper crust.
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Gangs steal firearms to build their arsenals -- and gun laws don't stop them.
This year started not with a bang, but with a whimper.
If the news is offensive, how does local media report it? Very carefully.
Are Jake Jabs and Ted Nugent really the same person?
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Four Columbine art students move out of the shadow of the shootings.
From the week of April 20
Public schools accepting private-sector funds is becoming commonplace. But not everyone's money is good enough.
Look who's talking now.
DIA lands in bear country...
The Colorado Legislature has its Ten Commandments.
Colorado sports went on a downhill slide in '99.
The wheels of justice keep spinning in Jeffco.
The toughest executive in Denver radio pleads his case.