Last month, opponents of Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act dismissed retired Denver Police Lieutenant Tony Ryan as a "pro-pot rent-a-cop." But being personally attacked clearly didn't intimidate Ryan. He's the face of a new Amendment 64 television ad, in which he says law enforce ... More >>
Yesterday, the backers of Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, held a press event at which retired Denver Police Lieutenant Tony Ryan appeared alongside other law-enforcement representatives who support the measure. Afterward, the head of the main anti-64 group dubbed him a "pro-po ... More >>
Former stolen valor arrestee Rick Strandlof has been many people in his life...two of whom were completely fabricated. But he has never been formally charged with profiting from his personalities -- nor is he the only person to have spun tall tales to change his life. Click through for stories from ... More >>
Last month, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned the national Stolen Valor Act of 2006. That decision led to the dismissal of charges against local college student Rick Strandlof ("Will the real Rick Strandlof please stand up?"), whose friends became suspicious when he pretended to be a ... More >>
In this week's cover feature, "Will the Real Rick Strandlof please stand up?," Westword delves into the fascinating story of 35-year-old college student Rick Strandlof, whose past false identities ended with a second chance last month. On June 28, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned th ... More >>
For five days this week, ten veterans selected to represent the range of issues that come with their careers will tell their stories to four professional songwriters chosen to promote the strengths that come with theirs. During that time, the two groups will combine forces on a musical experi ... More >>
Renowned forensics experts say a Pinal County, Arizona deputy's high-profile tale about getting shot after encountering drug smugglers doesn't add up
A Flickr photoAmerica loves its wounded soldiers. So much so that the Colorado Wildlife Commission will offer free big-game hunting licenses this fall to Colorado veterans severely wounded in action overseas over the past nine years. Still, that might not be much consolation for possibly tho ... More >>
Dashawn Longfellow's ID.Littleton's Dashawn Longfellow was a U.S. Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, reportedly receiving the Purple Heart during the course of his service. But he died in Thailand, allegedly at the hands of British kickboxer Lee Aldhouse, who may have stalked and then ... More >>
George W. Bush's recent press conference in Iraq has gotten a lot of attention for obvious reasons; a journalist chucked not one but two shoes at the president during the session. But less attention has been paid to the fate of White House press secretary Dana Perino, who reportedly suffered a minor ... More >>
Rollin', rollin', rollin'. Keep them bloggies rollin'... Today in Cafe Society: • It's getting harder to find deep-fried Twinkies at Wingin' It. • A Milking It review of Lucky Charms with the New Hourglass Marshmallow Charm. • How we get from here to there on Urbanspoon. • Another spoonful ... More >>
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