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Marijuana Is Legal in Colorado — But Only If You're a U.S. Citizen

12 days ago by Joel Warner
Claudia didn’t think anything was wrong when United States Customs and Border Protection agents flagged her for an in-depth security screening after the early-morning flight from her native Chile landed at Los Angeles International Airport early on October 8, 2015. “It’s normal,” she says. “Sometimes the officers review people.” Besides,...
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31 Colorado Businesses on Outside Mag's Best Places to Work in the U.S.A.

5 months ago by Michael Roberts
As we were assembling a recent post about Outside magazine's best towns in America contest, an ongoing tournament in which several Colorado communities are competing, we realized we hadn't checked to see how many businesses from our state made the mag's latest list of the best places to work in the...
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The Safest States in the U.S. and Colorado's Depressing Ranking

3 months ago by Michael Roberts
Lately, we've reported about a slew of disturbing crimes, including a triple killing on an early June weekend that saw plenty of other violence, plus a series of sex assaults at DU. Against this backdrop comes Wallethub's list of the safest states in the country — and Colorado's ranking is pretty dispiriting...
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Gamma Acosta Represents the U.S. at North West Walls in Belgium

1 year ago by Lindsey Bartlett
Do not come to North West Walls if you are afraid of heights. Artist Gamma Acosta, a Longmont native whose street art is a familiar sight around Denver, has spent the last few weeks painting these giant piles of stacked shipping containers in Brussels, Belgium. He is the only U.S representative...
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Cory Gardner part of the most anti-environment House of Representatives in U.S. history?

5 years ago by Michael Roberts
Denver blog posts go great with either meat or fish. The Colorado Independent's Troy Hooper cites a report that singles out Cory Gardner as being part of "the most anti-environment House in the history of Congress." That's making a mark. Coyote Gulch: Colorado's dry east and west of the Great...
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Ten Best U.S. Cities for Tech Workers, Including Two in Colorado

4 months ago by Michael Roberts
Last year, NerdWallet's list of the ten best U.S. cities for tech jobs featured one community in Colorado — that being Boulder. This year, Homes.com conducted a similar study for its New Tech City Index 2016, and once again, Boulder made the grade. But another Colorado city did, too —...
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U.S. Executions Drop to Record Low

9 months ago by Alan Prendergast
Support for the death penalty continues to decline dramatically across the United States, according to a new report released by the abolition-inclined Death Penalty Information Center. The number of new death sentences imposed in 2015 was a third less than the number in 2014, while the number of actual executions dropped...
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Inside Lawsuit Over House Destroyed by SWAT Team

1 month ago by Michael Roberts
In the late spring of 2015, a home in Greenwood Village was utterly destroyed after Robert Seacat, a suspected Walmart shoplifter, took refuge inside and refused to come out for nearly twenty hours. In the wake of this bizarre episode, the trio that had been living in the residence — John Lech,...
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$150 Million Affordable-Housing Measure Approved by Denver City Council

5 days ago by Michael Roberts
Thanks to sky-high rents and rising housing costs, Denver is suffering from a serious lack of affordable housing. The issue will be addressed at tonight's Denver City Council meeting by way of two competing bills on view below. The first, designated by the number 625, calls for a property tax...
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"Speak English, Bitch:" Advocate Says Viral Racist Video Represents Ugly Trend

2 months ago by Michael Roberts
"You," says the Grand Junction woman in a Facebook video. "Your kind. You're the ones that gives brown people the bad name. Just fucking want to get something for nothing. Well, get your ass a job if you don’t have one." At that point in the clip, which is on view...

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