In a recent interview, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said he's open to the possibility of legalizing marijuana in his country -- a significant statement, given that he's opposed such a move in the past. An advocate for progressive marijuana policies in the U.S. believes the pot-legalization ... More >>
Over the past few weeks, critics of marijuana legalization have drawn attention to several news stories they see as demonstrating the dangers of more accessible weed. First, the death of a college student and the murder of a mom were linked to marijuana edibles, and now, the local and national media ... More >>
Rocker/gun-rights fan Ted Nugent is backing Tom Tancredo for governor and has even authorized a fundraising letter in which donors are entered into a contest for a new AR-15. (See it below.) But will such support cost Tancredo as much as it gains? After all, Texas gubernatorial hopeful Gregory Abbot ... More >>
When the Obama administration announced that it wouldn't sue to stop Amendment 64 and other state cannabis laws, anticipation about yesterday's Senate hearing on marijuana shifted from whether the feds could be forced to make a decision to what they'd say about allowing measures to take effect. As s ... More >>
The signing of Amendment 64 has plenty of folks talking about marijuana legalization -- even the Obama administration drug czar. Project SAM, which will formally launch in Denver tomorrow, is against the wider availability of cannabis. But the group, whose acronym stands for "Smart Approach to Marij ... More >>
Update: The latest development in the bizarre story of John McAfee, supporting player in our recent feature "The Hot Yoga War"? The software pioneer, who somehow managed to flee cops in Belize who wanted to question him about a murder even as he launched a publicity blitz, has traveled from Guatemal ... More >>
Update: We've been following bizarre developments involving antivirus pioneer John McAfee, a co-star in the July feature "The Hot Yoga War," who's wanted for questioning about a murder in Belize that he says he didn't commit; read previous coverage below. At this writing, McAfee remains on the run f ... More >>
Days after accused gunman James Holmes fired shots at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, there have been heated discussions about gun control, along with debates on whether it is an appropriate time to tackle the subject. We gave Denver Mayor Michael Hancock an opportunity to wei ... More >>
This morning, a freshman girl at Columbine High School allegedly attacked two fellow students with a hammer. It's a story that would likely have remained local had it happened elsewhere. But because the incident took place at Columbine, outlets from ABC to the Sydney Morning Herald are covering it. ... More >>
R.I.P. FML 2008-2011Yes, 2012 is creeping up on us like my 32nd birthday (no need to send presents -- I will only be accepting fan letters as gifts and creepy Facebook messages of adoration from high school stalkers). Since the world is not going to be ending as some of us maybe thought it wa ... More >>
Denver's homegrown airline, Frontier, was once a local darling. Its local ties, funny animals and scrappy attitude gave people the alternative they needed a decade ago to United Airlines, which dominated the gates at Denver International Airport for a long time and pissed off just about ever ... More >>
Reuters photoChina has a new crop: exploding watermelons. Apparently Chinese farmers trying to fill an increased market demand for watermelons -- it's backyard barbecue season, after all -- hosed down 115 acres of melons with the growth accelerator forchlorfenuron, causing the fruits to rand ... More >>
On Tuesday, Amazon surprised everyone by introducing Amazon Cloud Drive. Everyone was literally surprised, including the record labels, consumers, journalists -- nobody had a clue this was coming. In case you've missed it, Amazon Cloud Drive is an online file locker where you can store your f ... More >>
Yes, we know that drinking Corona can be hazardous to your health. There's the alcohol factor, of course. Then there's the fact that ordering a Corona in Colorado, which is microbrew country, is a danger all its own, since other drinkers will mock your choice of the not-exactly-macho Mexican ... More >>
flickr / Professor MLast week, John Mellencamp was quoted by Reuters as saying, "the Internet is the most dangerous invention since the atomic bomb." His argument was two fold, beginning with the destruction of sound quality courtesy of MP3 compression (perhaps, but who the hell has an ear th ... More >>
Hick makin' copies.Today, Denver Post columnist Mike Littwin notes that guv candidate John Hickenlooper wouldn't be running ads depicting him taking a shower with his clothes on in a normal campaign -- an observation reinforced by Hick's latest spot, which shows him saving money by using tap ... More >>
Probably not Gary Coleman's favorite photo.Update, 1:15 p.m.: Gary Coleman has died. Read the Washington Post's obituary here, and look below to read our original item, published at 7:29 a.m. this morning. When last we heard from former Denver resident Gary Coleman, back in February, he'd br ... More >>
There's a saying that war is not won on an empty stomach, but American officers on the battlefields of Afghanistan seem to have forgotten that adage, since Reuters reports that some American eateries have been stricken from the menu there. Kandahar, the location of our biggest base in that ... More >>
Assurant CEO Donald Hamm assured Congress his company's rescission process was "fair and thorough."Assurant Health, the country's oldest provider of individual health insurance policies, has had a few public relations problems lately. In addition to the debate over such companies making hund ... More >>
Yesterday was a long day in Idledale, the tiny town in the foothills where Dawn Engle and Ivan Suvanjieff put up their feet when they're not pounding the pavement on behalf of PeaceJam, the non-profit they founded over a dozen years ago that links up youth from around the world with Nobel Pea ... More >>
Today's supposed to be the day when an auction for Frontier Airlines gets underway, with most observers expecting that Southwest Airlines would walk away with the Denver-based carrier. Moments ago, however, Reuters reported that negotiations between Southwest and Frontier pilots, which were s ... More >>
The latest deadline in talks between United Food & Commercial Workers Local #7 and representatives of King Soopers stores is midnight tomorrow -- and while neither side seems to want a work stoppage to begin one second later, there's disagreement over how long an negotiations extension should be. ... More >>
The most dogged and enterprising journalist to write about the Rocky Mountain News' closure saga came from the Rocky's own newsroom. Business columnist and reporter David Milstead broke story after story. For example, he unearthed a confidential letter from executives at E.W. Scripps, the Rocky's fo ... More >>
Andrew Bulkeley is a Littleton native who attended journalism school at Colorado State University with an eye toward working in the media. Little did he know that he'd find his greatest success only after leaving the United States. Today, Bulkeley is a Berlin-based correspondent for TheDeal.com, a N ... More >>
Layoffs aplenty at other Scripps properties -- but not at the Rocky. The Reuters headline "E.W. Scripps Posts Loss, Cuts Jobs, Suspends Dividends" is undeniably bleak -- and it accurately reflects the article that follows. Today, Scripps, which owns the Rocky Mountain News among many other print a ... More >>
50 Cent suing Taco Bell Last month a letter from Taco Bell addressed to 50 Cent went out to various media outlets asking 50 to change his name to 79 Cent, 89 Cent or 99 Cent, to help promote their menu and “Why Pay More” ad campaign. But ironically, the letter never went directly to 50, real na ... More >>
Of all the people who've written about the newspaper industry for the Denver dailies, Rocky Mountain News business writer and columnist David Milstead (pictured) has always been the toughest and most clear-eyed. Instead of giving his pieces a quasi-promotional flavor in deference to the people who s ... More >>
Locals Only There’s a lot of rappers in Denver, but there’s only a handful who can really shine on the microphone. Check out this video, “The Crown” from up-and-coming group Infinite Mindz with a verse from SP Double and O.N.E. singing the hook. Don’t sleep!!!
Here's a brief rundown of some of the top search items on Google.com today: Tropical Storm Dean Reuters reports that energy markets are going crazy over what could develop into the first Atlantic hurricane of the season, as oil prices surged today because Tropical Storm Dean has developed in the At ... More >>
There have been plenty of ugly developments in the newspaper industry of late: buyouts, layoffs, Rupert Murdoch's likely purchase of the Wall Street Journal, and so on. But few have been as flat-out tragic as word that the Weekly World News, a tabloid that made news by making up the news, will soon ... More >>
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