When Jesse Watters, a correspondent for The O'Reilly Factor, visited Denver last month, he interviewed a number of colorful homeless characters about marijuana. He spoke briefly with a guy who said he was "medicating" but couldn't name his ailment, and another guy who said he's been smoking dope sin ... More >>
Colorado and Washington might get some company next week. Marijuana legalization initiatives are on the ballots in Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C., and the proposals all strongly resemble what Colorado voters approved in 2012. See also: Pot Lies Being Used to Justify Police Shootings of Young B ... More >>
Most people don't associate Deadspin with incisive political coverage, and there's a reason for that. The enjoyably snarky sports website published a piece accusing Colorado senatorial candidate Cory Gardner of lying about having played high school football, only to have this dubious scoop explode w ... More >>
In January, Keith Kilbey, 23, was among the first people to be arrested for driving under the influence of drugs in the wake of limited recreational marijuana sales becoming legal; he crashed into a Colorado State Patrol vehicle and damaged a second one. Local media organizations that covered Kilbe ... More >>
This is the 100th day since recreational marijuana sales became legal in Colorado, and to mark the occasion, Michael Elliott of the Marijuana Industry Group has put together eight reasons it's working, supported by coverage from national and local media outlets. Yes, the items are cherry-picked, and ... More >>
As we enter day three of the U.S. government's partial shutdown, ripple effects are being felt far and wide -- and while Washington, D.C. has the country's most federal workers, it may not be the hardest-hit city. The Washington Post has assembled a list of the ten cities with the most federal jobs ... More >>
Yesterday's decision by Governor John Hickenlooper to grant murderer Nathan Dunlap a reprieve from the death penalty -- one that will stand as long as Hickenlooper is in office but can be reversed by successors -- doesn't stand alone. As noted by the Death Penalty Information Center, more than 270 d ... More >>
On the same day that a new, wild-eyed mug shot was released of James Holmes -- one that shows his hair close-cropped and returning to its natural dark color -- the accused Aurora theater shooter has been charged with ten additional counts of attempted murder at the request of prosecutors. The docume ... More >>
What do Governor John Hickenlooper and chef-restaurateur Frank Bonanno have in common?
The front page of today's Denver Post -- the physical version, not its website -- features a note from editor Greg Moore announcing that the paper has been "reordered." Specifically, local news, which previously ran after national and international stories, will now appear in the lead section -- a ... More >>
A local Latina advocacy group is asking women to call President Obama and give him an earful about birth control. The details are complicated: As explained in this Washington Post story, Catholic bishops are pressuring Obama to dilute a proposed rule that would allow women access to birth control wi ... More >>
Big pic below.The GLBT Community Color Guard, made up of gay and lesbian veterans, has sought permission to march in the annual Veteran's Day parade before, but the answer's always been no -- until this year. With the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, an invitation to take part in tomorrow's e ... More >>
Last year, Colorado's health department refused to approve medical marijuana for treating post-traumatic stress disorder -- but one branch of the federal government appeared ready to test pot's PTSD effectiveness. Now, however, the plan's on hold, much to the chagrin of Brian Vicente, who's long fou ... More >>
So many secrets.In case you haven't seen the exhibit, or have been living under a rock for the past five years or so, PostSecret is a project from Frank Warren that began when he handed out blank postcards to strangers in the Washington, D.C. area, inviting people to decorate the postcards wi ... More >>
A Washington Post editorial reprinted today in the Denver Post calls for a moratorium on the deportation of gay immigrants who are legally married or in civil unions until after federal courts decide the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
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If the Interwebs are to be believed, Josh Allen may just be the funniest wordsmith Denver has to offer. His 40,000-follower Twitter feed @fireland has been named among the best by the likes of the New York Times, the Washington Post, Gawker and Boing Boing, thanks to his 140-word gems like "It's so ... More >>
Rolly Fischer on Channel 7.For the past three days, the Denver Post has run big stories about guv wannabe Scott McInnis. Day one's offering, about apparent McInnis plagiarism in lousy water articles, was a slam dunk -- and likely dooms his campaign, with even the likes of Dan Caplis turning a ... More >>
While Facebook entries will come back to haunt college students of today, earlier generations get to hide their more humiliating chapters -- unless, of course, they worked on their college papers, as Andrew Romanoff did. Not only do those papers mean hard copies of history exist, but so do ... More >>
"It's nice to feel wanted."In recent weeks, senatorial hopeful Andrew Romanoff has been under increasing pressure to talk about alleged job offers from the White House if he wouldn't challenge Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet in November, especially in light of similar claims made by Penns ... More >>
Department of the InteriorThe explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig still hasn't been explained.The finger-pointing over the massive oil slick threatening the Gulf Coast is spreading almost as fast as the spill itself. While critics on the right chortle over Department of the Interior c ... More >>
Ever wish you could be a fly on the wall when an act signed its record deal? Wonder what the scene is like? Some instances, we imagine, have been more memorable than others. The members of the Fray, for instance, signed their deal with Epic onstage at the Fox Theatre back in December 2004, in fron ... More >>
A Flickr photo"I've been clean for years. I just like to grit my teeth."The Washington Post is reporting that former Bronco Bill Romanowski is interviewing for a job with his old coach, Mike Shanahan, now helming the Redskins. The gig? Strength-and-conditioning coach. Cue peals of laughter. ... More >>
A mere four years ago, at the height of the mid-Bush economic frenzy (post-9/11 recession, pre-mortgage meltdown), a certain Niwot-based manufacturer of plastic boat shoes could do no wrong. Crazily colored, beloved by gardeners and ER personnel and children of all ages, Crocs were conquering ... More >>
Timing is everything. Early on, as president-elect Barack Obama started filling his Cabinet, Ken Salazar's name kept surfacing -- but so did word that what the first-term senator and former Colorado Attorney General ultimately wanted was a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, and in the meantime, he wa ... More >>
Joel C. Hunter. There have been loads o' rumors about who else will be in the spotlight during Barack Obama's August 28 Invesco Field at Mile High acceptance speech. For instance, the Denver Post's Bill Husted puts odds of a Bruce Springsteen appearance at 95 percent. But someone who's publicly co ... More >>
While the Denver Post didn't taste Pulitzer glory in 2008 -- see this More Messages blog to learn more -- the Rocky Mountain News scored a couple of unexpected successes as part of the April 7 announcements. The finalists in the features category didn't leak out in advance, unlike the competitors i ... More >>
The Bureau of Prisons is as good at keeping prisoners in as it is at keeping reporters out.
Each year, RegretTheError.com catalogs the biggest, funniest and most outrageous print gaffes from the previous twelve months. This year's offering, headlined "Crunks '06: The Year in Media Errors and Corrections," sports just one Colorado item: Attention-seeking student Cassidy Grigg is acknowledge ... More >>
The People & Prime Time page of today's Rocky Mountain News features a blurb headlined "'FoxTrot' Cartoonist Ending Daily Strip." The copy references a press release revealing that Bill Amend, the creator of this popular (and actually entertaining) family comic strip, has decided to discontinue dail ... More >>
This week, the Denver Post launched its newly redesigned website. The project has been in the works for months, as Mark Cardwell, the paper's managing editor for digital media, confirmed in this August Message column. He noted that the site was being reworked to accomodate today's larger computer sc ... More >>
Among the elements added to the CBS Evening News when anchor Katie Couric took over the broadcast is freeSpeech. Each night in this segment, an individual is given a minute or so to share his or her views about a topic of interest, and CBS, which has long been attacked by conservatives as a bastion ... More >>
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