Earlier this month, eight former DEA administrators wrote a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder encouraging him to crack down on new marijuana laws in Colorado and Washington, in part because they see the measures as violating international treaties regarding drugs. Officials in at least on ... More >>
As we reported earlier today, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder didn't choose his appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee to share the Justice Department response to marijuana laws in Colorado that contradict federal policy. The measures contradict international treaties, too, as a new rep ... More >>
Last week, we noted that Weld County Sheriff John Cooke was among several Colorado sheriffs raising constitutional concerns about potential gun-control measures. Now, the Weld Count Commissioners have pulled a similar trigger, passing a resolution -- read it below -- expressing their support for the ... More >>
It was quite cold in Denver today where hundreds of people gathered just outside the Canadian consulate to stand in solidarity with indigenous groups in that country who are fighting with the government there over a wide range of issues. But organizers of the local protest said supporters of First N ... More >>
There have been plenty of theories about James Holmes's actions in the Aurora theater shooting, including some that appear semi-plausible (e.g., reactions to antidepressants) and others that seem unmoored from reality (the assault was staged to promote a United Nations gun control measure). The pos ... More >>
The war in Iraq has forced many Iraqi students to abandon their hopes of an education. Some fled the country and had to put their education on hold, while others found their schools destroyed. Recognizing these problems, the Iraqi Student Project, a St. Louis-based organization that has volunteers ... More >>
The government of Burma (also known as Myanmar) is undergoing a transformation of sorts. As explained in this week's cover story, "A World Away," Burma has been a dangerous place for decades due to civil wars and the oppressive policies of the former ruling military junta. In the past year, a new no ... More >>
Big pics below.This weekend's Western Conservative Summit at Colorado Christian University attracted four announced or prospective Republican presidential candidates, including high-profile Texas governor Rick Perry. But while long-shot Herman Cain's victory in a straw poll may have startled ... More >>
Video below.Want more evidence of soccer's growing popularity in this country? Look no further than yesterday's White House ceremony honoring your Colorado Rapids, winner of the MLS Cup. Owner Stan Kroenke and the whole crew were on hand as President Barack Obama, self-declared "soccer dad," ... More >>
Gerardo Noriega.Gerardo Noriega, a twenty-year-old Smoky Hill High School graduate, will be able to stay with his family until at least December 5. He was granted a continuation at his second deportation hearing in Federal Immigration Court today. Noriega moved to Colorado when he was nine a ... More >>
If there's hardly any beef, then why not go vegan?Taco Bell has been sued by Alabama-based law firm Beasley Allen, which claims the chain was using too little beef in its "beef." And because this country loves meaty litigation, Taco Bell turned around and sued right back, claiming that not on ... More >>
Dan Maes.John Hickenlooper's inauguration as governor, slated to start shortly, stirs thoughts of those Hick defeated -- not just Tom Tancredo, but also Republican nominee Dan Maes, whose campaign imploded so spectacularly. Since then, Maes has released occasional musings on issues, including ... More >>
Would CU's Mark Serreze beat Al Gore in an intellectual duel?In Copenhagen for the UN climate conference, inconvenient truther Al Gore suggested that the Arctic Ocean could be almost free of ice by 2014. Problem is, Dr. Wieslav Maslowski, the scientist whose work Gore cited in connection with ... More >>
Justin Dillon. Musician Justin Dillon had never made a film before, but he felt he had to do something about the horrific reality of human trafficking. Thus was born Call Response, a part-documentary, part-concert film that opens Friday, October 10 at the Starz FilmCenter in the Tivoli Student U ... More >>
Capsule reviews of current shows
A new theater production sings and dances through the Iraq War.
Twenty years later, our one-man military machines still going Rambo.
DU law professor David Akerson and his students sum up justice.
The Minutemen toot their own horn.
When visiting Colorado, tourists are advised to shop around.
Laura Flanders lays it on the White House women.
Homegrown wiseguys give pieces a chance in Team America.
Keep your eye on the birdie
From the week of June 24, 2004
Get Your Goat
A Week in the Life
Man does not live by bread alone -- it's what's sandwiched inside that counts.
Denver native Ted Bettridge finds inspiration in L.A.
The media's massive buildup to battle makes war seem almost anti-climactic.
A local band leader urges musicians to give peace music a chance.
Sevilla spins more than salsa, but the Pavilions ain't down with that.
The Stout Pub keeps the home fryers burning.
Black Hawk Down pays grim, gritty homage to real American warriors.
Bill Richardson's political aspirations go up in smoke.
From the week of May 4