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  • In Colorado, VA Officials Retire ‘Unscathed’ From Role in Growing Scandal

    07/03/2015 12:57:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Veterans Affairs employees in Aurora, Colorado, who played a role in the agency’s expanding scandal, have found a way to escape punishment – they’re retiring. In May, the building of the Aurora Veterans Affairs department was $1 billion over budget and more than a year behind schedule, ABC News reported. Taxpayers were forced to shell out hundreds of millions of dollars to bring it back on track. Contributing factors to the project's slow progress included "changes to veterans' health care needs, site-acquisition issues, and a decision in Denver to change plans from a medical center shared with a local medical university to a...
  • Black Man Arrested After Admitting to Posting Racist Signs Outside Black Churches

    07/02/2015 7:44:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    The Root ^ | July 2 2015 | BREANNA EDWARDS
    Forty-four-year-old Vincent Broughton of Colorado Springs, Colo., is facing charges of bias-motivated crime, harassment, littering and disorderly conduct.A Colorado Springs, Colo., man was arrested Tuesday after admitting to local station KRDO that he was the one who posted racially charged signs outside two churches and around the city, KRDO reports. Vincent Broughton, who is black, faces charges of committing a bias-motivated crime, disorderly conduct, harassment and littering, the news site notes. The signs were first put up outside New Covenant Church of God in Christ, and referenced the Ku Klux Klan. On Monday, three signs were found outside the Relevant...
  • Cruz Summons Top Donors to Colorado Springs

    07/01/2015 4:37:08 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | June 25, 2015 2:32 PM | ELIANA JOHNSON
    Texas senator Ted Cruz is summoning the biggest donors to his presidential campaign to Colorado Springs in mid-July. Cruz and his top bundlers — those who, according to a top campaign aide, “have met or exceeded their finance goals” by raising a minimum of $100,000 — will convene at The Broadmoor, the five-star resort owned by the conservative billionaire Philip Anschutz. The Colorado event, which will run from July 10-12, will serve as an opportunity for the campaign to update its top donors on the state of the race and to ask them to redouble their efforts on Cruz’s behalf....
  • Food card led police to location of couple

    07/01/2015 10:28:45 AM PDT · by dware · 9 replies
    GJ Sentinel ^ | 07.01.2015 | Dennis Webb
    A Parachute couple wanted following their infant daughter’s murder gave away their location in Minnesota this week when they used a federal food-assistance card at a gas station. “That kind of tipped us off,” said Parachute police chief Cary Parmenter. Matthew Jon Ogden, 29, and Phyllis Amy Wyatt, 41, of Parachute were arrested without incident in the Cass Lake area Monday. Their 4-week-old daughter, Sarah, died of multiple blunt-force injuries June 20. Ogden is expected to face charges including murder, and Wyatt was wanted on suspicion of child abuse. Parmenter said the couple used a kind of food-stamp card at...
  • Fanning the Flames of Another Black Church Arson Hoax

    07/01/2015 5:37:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    America is still reeling from the horrific Charleston, S.C., massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church that claimed the lives of nine innocent people. The last thing the community and our country need are hysterical journalists compounding the pain with inflammatory reporting on an unsubstantiated "epidemic" of black church arsons. On Monday, a Baltimore Sun lead editorial decried "a series of mysterious fires at African-American churches across the South" in the wake of the Charleston murders. The newspaper cited a "pattern" of attacks, including what it claimed was an "uptick in attacks on 37 black churches in the South" in...
  • Black Suspect Arrested After Racist Message Discovered Outside Predominately Black Church

    07/01/2015 8:54:28 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 66 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | June 30, 2015
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– A Colorado Springs man was arrested after police believe he left racist messages outside a church. Vincent Broughton, 44, who is black, is facing charges for committed a bias-motivated crime and disorderly conduct. The signs were posted outside the New Covenant church that is predominately attended by African Americans. One sign references the KKK. Another reads, “Black men beware, you are the target.” The messages had the congregation on edge. “We locked our doors this morning, so we were inside, but it shouldn’t be that way. You shouldn’t have to lock your doors in the church,...
  • Rick Perry defends Colorado’s ‘right to be wrong’ on marijuana

    06/28/2015 6:33:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 27, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry may not agree with Colorado’s decision to legalize recreational marijuana, but he said Saturday he will defend the state’s right to make a hash of things. Speaking at the Western Conservative Summit, Mr. Perry made a vigorous defense for the states’ role as “laboratories of democracy,” in the words of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, even if it means sticking up for Colorado’s retail pot market. “Let this country compete again. I am so optimistic about the future of America if we would free up these states from this one-size-fits-all,”...
  • The dozen rebels targeted by GOP leaders

    06/28/2015 1:28:54 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27th, 2015 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    To keep conservative rebels in check, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his allies have been doling out punishments at an aggressive clip in the 114th Congress. From kicking unruly members off the Rules Committee and GOP whip team to stripping a lawmaker of his subcommittee gavel, leadership has been growing more comfortable with taking retaliatory measures to try to enforce party discipline. But several Tea Party targets haven’t gone quietly. They’ve been fighting back with help from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan’s conservative House Freedom Caucus, which successfully pressured leaders this week to return a subcommittee gavel to one of their...
  • Tancredo: House GOP Preparing to Sell Out on Immigration Bills

    06/27/2015 7:15:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Tom Tancredo
    House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) this past week again showed he will punish conservative House members for not supporting deals he strikes with President Obama and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). This does not bode well for the package of immigration bills to be debated on the House floor sometime after the July Fourth recess. House Republicans have been writing and “marking up” more than a dozen immigration bills over the past year, and Republican leaders have been promising a “package of little bills” as an alternative to the “comprehensive” bills favored by the amnesty lobby.
  • DJ Gary Ganja Hopes To Hit New High With ‘Music For Stoners’ (Colorado)

    06/27/2015 5:27:27 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    CBS4 ^ | 6-25-15 | Jeff Todd
    It claims to be the first radio station of its kind in the United States and its getting a lot of different listeners. “We’re like 420 friendly, we play music for stoners, we have marijuana comedy, this summer we’re giving away trips to Amsterdam and Jamaica,” Gary Ganja said as he started a show in mid-June. The radio station at Smokin’ 94.1, which includes DJ’s named Mary Jane, Ed Blaze, Stoney Reynolds and the owner Gary Ganja, started on June first. Its marijuana themed from what goes out over-the-air down to the décor inside the office space and, for now,...
  • Homebrew: Station manager pulls plug on Tancredo, hosts quit

    06/27/2015 5:14:43 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    Colorado Independent ^ | June 25, 2015
    Three conservative talk-radio hosts at KLZ 560 AM jumped ship in protest of higher ups’ freeze on Tom Tancredo as a guest, reported Lynn Bartels of the Denver Post. Station manager Don Crawford Jr. said he wanted to get a read on Tancredo’s role in the state GOP coup before putting him on air
  • GOV. OF DENVER STRIKES AGAIN: State Supreme Court Boasts Denver-Only Bench

    06/26/2015 8:42:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | June 26, 2015
    Communities outside the Denver-metro area are peeved that Gov. John Hickenlooper’s latest appointment to the Colorado Supreme Court wasn’t someone who lives outside the state’s capital city. ... We have seven Supreme Court justices and not even one from outside the governor’s adoptive hometown, where professional cliques decide what’s best for the rest of the state. This isn’t the first time Hick has been slammed for ignoring constituents who live outside Denver. A few years ago, he was accused of launching a war on rural Colorado by passing stricter gun laws and a renewable energy mandate that unfairly targeted rural...
  • NCBA warns of lawsuit over Waters of the U.S.

    06/25/2015 9:18:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Farm Futures ^ | Jun 23, 2015
    NCBA will engage EPA in lawsuit alleging overreach in Waters of the U.S. rule, group says. Concerns of cattlemen regarding the U.S. EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Waters of the U.S. rule released last month are coming true, National Cattlemen's Beef Association Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall said Tuesday, but that's actually generating more support for repeal efforts. We just got some more feedback this last weekend that it's the determination of the EPA that any stock tank or pond that runs around in a flooding type event would be considered a 'water of the United States,'"...
  • Hundreds attend town hall meeting to discuss BLM's plan for closures of public land ( Colorado )

    06/25/2015 6:38:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    KJCT ^ | Jun 24, 2015 | Daniela Pardo
    Grand Junction, COLO. It's a hot debate that's sparked a lot of controversy in Mesa County. The updating of the Resource Management Plan has been in the works for years. It was announced a few months back, but not everyone's happy about the proposal. The Mesa County Commissioners and the Bureau of Land Management took turns speaking at the town hall meeting. The public listened to what happened in a meeting with representatives from the governor's office, in regards to the Resource Management Plan, and had the chance to share their concerns and suggestions. At last week's meeting with the...
  • Residents says county is falsifying road data to get more tax money ( Boulder )

    06/23/2015 8:17:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Watchdog ^ | June 23, 2015 | Arthur Kane
    Boulder County is falsifying road maintenance data, and the Colorado Department of Transportation is refusing to verify the filings, some residents of the county’s subdivisions say. Chuck Wibby, chairman of the Boulder County Fairness in Road Maintenance community group, provided Watchdog.org with nearly a dozen examples of roads Boulder County rated as good in its 2012 road inventory report to CDOT – roads the county’s own contractor rated as fair to poor that year. “It’s sort of the textbook definition of fraud,” he said, adding the group sent state officials a letter with his allegations against the county. “The county...
  • Plague Confirmed In Larimer County Teen’s Death [Bubonic Colorado]

    06/20/2015 9:54:07 PM PDT · by familyop · 25 replies
    CBSDenver ^ | June 20, 2015 | CBSDenver
    Bubonic plague is the most common form of the disease in humans (about 80% of cases) Symptoms begin two to six days after the bite of an infected flea, or contact with an infected rodent or cat. Typical symptoms include swollen lymph nodes, sudden onset of fever or chills, severe headache, extreme exhaustion, and a general feeling of illness. Bubonic plague can be successfully treated when diagnosed promptly. If you have had a possible exposure to infected rodents or fleas and are experiencing these symptoms, consult a physician as soon as possible. Septicemic plague occurs when the bacteria enter the...
  • Rights group condemns Colorado bike club's 'anti-Ramadan' barbecue

    06/19/2015 6:46:46 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 18 , 2015 | Daniel Wallis
    A civil rights group said on Friday it was deeply disturbed by reports that a Colorado motorcycle club has distributed flyers for an anti-Ramadan barbecue, including a pig roast, this weekend "in defiance of the Islamic holiday of Ramadan." Scott Levin, regional director of the Mountain States Anti-Defamation League (ADL), said in a statement the "open bike party" was being advertised by the Colorado Springs chapter of the Infidels Motorcycle Club.
  • Colorado Springs vs. Charleston: The Church Massacre That Ended Differently

    06/19/2015 6:32:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/19/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    A former police officer, Assam, 42, was on security duty Sunday morning at New Life Church here. Hours earlier, a 24-year-old who had been rejected from a missionary school in a Denver suburb had shot and killed two staffers there. Now he was spraying New Life's parking lot with gunfire and pushing through the doors to the sanctuary.
  • It's legal to smoke pot in Colorado, but you can still get fired for it

    06/19/2015 5:53:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 06/19/2015 | NIGEL DUARA
    The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that businesses can fire employees who use marijuana during their off-time, including those with a legal prescription for medical pot. In a case that has been closely watched by employers in some states that have legalized marijuana for medicinal or recreational use, the Colorado court found that Dish Network lawfully fired a quadriplegic employee and medical marijuana user who failed a drug test. Customer service representative Brandon Coats, 35, used marijuana in his off-time to deal with painful muscle spasms. The court ruled that the federal prohibition on pot makes the drug unlawful despite...
  • Public Pot Smoking Could Be Put To Vote

    06/18/2015 8:13:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | June 18, 2015
    Marijuana use could soon be seen in bars, restaurants, or any public place if a proposed ballot measure makes it on the ballot and is passed by voters. “It says any private business can decide if it wants to permit adults to use marijuana,” said marijuana proponent Mason Tvert. Tvert, well-known as the driving force behind Amendment 64 which legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado, is considering a new ballot measure that would vastly expand where people can use pot in Denver. “The community in Denver has been very clear that they don’t think adults should be treated like second-class citizens...
  • Theater shooting defense tries to limit survivor's testimony

    06/18/2015 1:53:51 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 18, 2015 | SADIE GURMAN
    Defense attorneys for Colorado theater shooter James Holmes want to severely limit the testimony of a woman who was paralyzed, suffered a miscarriage, and whose 6-year-old daughter died in the attack. They say significant parts of Ashley Moser's testimony will unfairly bias jurors because they are too heart-wrenching and emotional.
  • Mesa county and BLM remain in stalemate over the closure of 393 public routes (CO)

    06/18/2015 2:09:19 PM PDT · by dware · 34 replies
    KJCT8 ^ | 06.18.2015 | Kelsey Perkins
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Mesa County Commissioners and the Bureau of Land Management remain in a stalemate over what to do with 393 routes of public land. The two parties met with a governor's representative for over four hours Tuesday to try to come to some sort of compromise regarding the BLM’s Resource Management Plan, which could close up to two thousand miles of public lands.
  • Senate 2016: the 10 hottest races

    06/16/2015 3:10:57 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 72 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 10, 2015 | Linda Feldmann
    Here’s a rundown of the hottest races:
  • Colorado court: Workers can be fired for using pot off-duty

    06/15/2015 4:54:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 15, 2015 5:05 PM EDT | Kristen Wyatt
    Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. The state Supreme Court ruled 6-0 Monday that a medical marijuana patient who was fired after failing a drug test cannot get his job back. The case was being watched closely by employers and pot smokers in states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana. Colorado became at least the fourth state in which courts have ruled against medical marijuana patients fired for pot use. Supreme courts in California, Montana and Washington state have made similar rulings, and federal courts in Colorado and Michigan also...
  • Colorado announces results of 1st adult pot survey

    06/15/2015 3:02:44 PM PDT · by dware · 46 replies
    KJCT8 ^ | 06.15.2015 | AP via KJTC8
    DENVER (AP) Almost 14 percent of Colorado adults use pot. That's according to the state Health Department's first-ever survey of how many adults use the newly legal drug. Results from the 2014 survey were announced Monday. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says that 13.6 percent of adults currently use pot. Of those, more than a third said they use pot every day.
  • ( Colorado ) State board chair Marcia Neal resigns, citing “dysfunction”

    06/11/2015 5:43:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Chalkbeat Colorado ^ | June 11, 2015 | Todd Engdahl
    Marcia Neal, chair of the State Board of Education, announced her resignation Thursday morning. In an interview with Chalkbeat Colorado, Neal said board dysfunction was one reason for her decision. “You know how dysfunctional we are, and that is really difficult for me,” Neal said. “I find it really difficult to deal with that.” ... Neal’s departure comes at the same time as education Commissioner Robert Hammond is preparing to leave the department. He announced his retirement, effective later this month, in late April. The composition of the seven-member board and the tone of its meetings changed after new members...
  • Land Control: Feds Announce Sweeping Plan to Conserve Sage Grouse Habitat

    06/11/2015 12:07:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 10, 2015 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), part of the Interior Department, will decide by September 30 whether to list the greater sage-grouse as an endangered or threatened species under the 1973 Endangered Species Act (ESA).The stakes are huge: Greater sage-grouse (or prairie chicken) habitat covers 165 million acres across 11 western states, but that is only half of what it used to be, the federal government says. At one time, the greater sage-grouse population likely numbered in the millions, but it is now estimated to be in the 200,000 to 500,000 range.The enormous sage grouse habitat also is home to...
  • Colorado man reportedly shoots himself in foot to see what it feels like

    06/11/2015 11:07:17 AM PDT · by dware · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06.11.2015 | Fox News
    A Colorado man-- who police say was curious to see what being shot felt like-- reportedly sustained a non-life-threatening injury Wednesday night after he fired a single bullet into his foot. The Denver Post reported that Adam Hirtle, 30, told a Colorado Springs officer that he purposely shot himself in the foot while inside his garage. Police told FoxNews.com that Hirtle used a .22 caliber, semi-automatic handgun.
  • My school district fired me after I gave a free meal to a student who couldn’t pay

    06/11/2015 3:35:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Everything ^ | June 11, 2015 | Della Curry, former lunch lady, entrepreneur, wife and mother of two.
    There is a simple solution to ensuring that every child receives a nutritious meal: provide taxpayer-funded free lunches for all of them.During my year as an elementary school kitchen manager, kids came through my lunch line without money for all kinds of reasons: Some lost the check their parents had given them. Some had divorced parents who weren’t communicating. Others had single parents who just got busy and forgot to give them money. My school district mandates that, after three incidents in a row, kitchen supervisors take away that child’s hot lunch and replace it with a slice of cheese...
  • Fat Tiremgoes flat in Craig

    06/10/2015 7:20:57 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 22 replies
    Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | 6/10/15 | Gary Harmon
    Businesses nix New Belgium in controversy over coal mineSeveral Craig-area businesses cut off New Belgium Brewery’s products after learning the craft beer maker is listed as a supporter of the environmental group that filed suit challenging a Moffat County coal mine. “We no longer carry New Belgium products because of what they stand for,” said Danny Griffith, owner of J.S. Snacks, a Craig restaurant and bar. “We’re not carrying them because of what we stand for. You take the coal out of Craig and you’ve got nothing.” Fort Collins-based New Belgium Brewing was “never aware” of the actions WildEarth Guardians...
  • RED HANDED: Jeffco Union Caught Using School Resources to Campaign for Tax Increases ( Colorado )

    06/10/2015 12:15:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    A couple of weeks ago, we reported that the war waged by the Jeffco teachers union against school district staff, particularly those in the communications office, was the most vitriolic in history. We couldn’t figure out why the union would be such abusive bullies to staff members – not even elected officials. And, now, the reason is clear. Documents recently uncovered show that the teachers union and other school staff were using the Jeffco Schools communications department as a de facto campaign headquarters – and had been since at least 2003 (see last picture of memo). With a contentious election...
  • Landlords get the final say when it comes to pot on rental property (CO)

    06/10/2015 6:47:46 AM PDT · by dware · 51 replies
    KJCT8 ^ | 06.09.2015 | Lindsey Pallares
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Pot divides the real estate industry -- Colorado may have legalized recreational marijuana, but not all landlords are on board with pot on their property. According to Dan Slover, a broker at Cedar Creek Property Management, it comes down to landowner preference whether or not they will allow the possession, consumption, and production of marijuana in their rentals.
  • Craig liquor stores pull New Belgium beer for supporting WildEarth Guardians ( Colorado)

    06/09/2015 4:18:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Steamboat Pilot & Today ^ | June 8, 2015 | Noelle Leavitt Riley
    Liquor stores and restaurants across Craig are pulling Colorado craft beers off their shelves due to the beer companies’ financial support to WildEarth Guardians, the environmental group that put Colowyo Coal Mine at risk of being shut down. Stockmen’s Liquor pulled 12 brands of beer — including New Belgium Brewery — because they are listed as WildEarth Guardians supporters. “We pulled those beers because their support of WildEarth Guardians... who said their ultimate goal is to shut down coal mines,” said Lori Gillam, owner of Stockmen's. “Craig is a coal mine town.” WildEarth Guardians has a list of business supporters...
  • Owner of house blown apart by SWAT says: 'This is an abomination. This is an atrocity'

    06/05/2015 8:02:12 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 127 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | Phil Tenser, Anne Trujillo, Alan Stedman
    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. - "There was one gunman with a handgun and they chose to turn this house into something that resembles Osama Bin Laden's compound." Leo Lech is more than a little upset, and he is not afraid to express it with colorful language. After all, the house he purchased for his son now has gaping holes where it once had walls and windows. Past the exposed studs and insulation of the condemned structure, you can see artwork on the wall of a 9-year-old boy's bedroom. "In any civilized nation ... this is the act of paramilitary thugs," he...
  • Kitchen Manager Says She Was Fired For Giving Lunch To Students Without Money

    06/04/2015 4:34:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 70 replies
    KCMC ^ | 6/2/15
    Della Curry is out of work, and unashamed, after being fired by the Cherry Creek School District.A married mother of two, Curry is the former kitchen manager at Dakota Valley Elementary School in Aurora. She claims she lost her job on Friday after giving school lunches to students who didn’t have any money.“I had a first grader in front of me, crying, because she doesn’t have enough money for lunch. Yes, I gave her lunch,” Curry said.In the district, students who fail to qualify for the free lunch or reduced lunch program receive one slice of cheese on a hamburger...
  • Valedictorian comes out during graduation speech at high school in Colorado

    06/03/2015 8:27:05 AM PDT · by dware · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06.02.2015 | AP via Fox News
    DENVER – A high school valedictorian received a standing ovation when she came out as gay during her graduation speech in her Colorado mountain town, in contrast to the treatment received by a Boulder-area top student who was banned from making a similar affirmation.
  • Colorado D.A. Confirms Shooting Of Three Thugs Was “Common Sense Self-Defense”

    06/03/2015 7:27:27 AM PDT · by HammerT · 41 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | June 1, 2015 | Bob Owens
    A trio of young thugs attempted to rob three men moving furniture into a condo in Aurora, Colorado Friday night. Two of the men accosted handed over their wallets. The third pulled his legally-concealed weapon and opened fire, hitting all three suspects: One robbery suspect died on the way to the hospital. A second robbery suspect suffered serious injuries. A third fled, but walked into to Aurora South Medical Center where he was arrested. The shooter had a concealed to carry weapons permit and put the gun down when he saw officers arriving. Brauchler says ColoradoÂ’s self-defense law allows the...
  • Gunman Says He Tried Calling Crisis Line Before Shootings

    06/02/2015 7:27:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 6/2 | Sadie Gurman
    In a video played in court, James Holmes told a doctor he called a hotline on his cellphone from outside the theater. James Holmes lingered outside a suburban Denver movie theater for a moment or two, thinking someone at a mental health hotline might talk him out of killing people he didn't know, or that the FBI might swoop in and stop him, he told a psychiatrist last year. But his phone call to the crisis line was disconnected after 9 seconds, before anyone answered, he says in the videotaped conversation with the psychiatrist, which was shown to jurors in...
  • 3 Alleged Armed Robbers Pick Wrong Victim: 1 Dead, 1 Critical, 1 Wounded

    06/01/2015 6:26:42 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 89 replies
    brietbart ^ | 5/31/15 | a hawkins
    On May 29, three black males walked up to three white males moving into an apartment and allegedly demanded money at gunpoint. One of the three residents pulled a gun and opened fire, killing one on the alleged robbers, critically wounding a second, and injuring the third. The incident occurred around 11 pm in Aurora, Colorado. According to CBS Denver, “three white males in their 20s were moving into an apartment building when they were approached by three black males between the ages of 16-20 in the foyer of the apartment building.” The three black males allegedly “demanded money at...
  • Teacher Aide Found In Bathroom Allegedly Had Syringe In Arm

    05/30/2015 12:13:14 PM PDT · by familyop · 70 replies
    CBS Denver 4 ^ | May 29, 2015 | CBS Denver 4
    A teacher aide who was found passed out in a bathroom by students at a northwest Denver school allegedly had a syringe sticking out of her arm. The paraprofessional, Cassandra Rein, 27, was found Thursday morning in the bathroom at Denver Center for International Studies at Ford Elementary School by four first grade girls...While Denver Public Schools has only gone as far as to say that Rein is a teacher’s aide, her Facebook page states she’s a preschool teacher. She was placed on administrative leave...Rein appeared in court for an advisement hearing Friday morning and bonded out of custody on...
  • The Longest Hatred

    05/28/2015 12:42:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Cliff May
    Robert S. Wistrich, who died suddenly last week, was considered the foremost scholar of anti-Semitism, which he called “the longest hatred,” one that appears to be metastasizing in the current era. Writing about Nazi anti-Semitism ruffles no feathers within academia and other elite circles. Mr. Wistrich, however, had been warning that “anti-Semitism has undergone a process of growing ‘Islamicization,’ linked to the terrorist holy war against Jews and other non-Muslims with its truly lethal consequences.” This “new” anti-Semitism,” he added, targetsIsrael, the only state with a Jewish majority: “the collective Jew.” “New” is a relative term: It was 40 years...
  • GOP senators call for over-the-counter birth control

    05/27/2015 4:16:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 26, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) is leading a new push to allow women to buy birth control without a prescription, hoping to deliver on one of the biggest promises of his freshman Senate campaign last year.A half-dozen Senate Republicans have signed onto Gardner’s bill, which would require drug companies that sell contraceptives to file an application to sell their products over the counter. “Most other drugs with such a long history of safe and routine use are available for purchase over the counter, and contraception should join them,” Gardner wrote in a statement. He said his bill would benefit women in...
  • PacSun’s upside down American Flag T-shirt considered offensive (POLL TO FREEP)

    05/26/2015 7:33:43 AM PDT · by NorCoGOP · 36 replies
    KDVR Fox 31 Denver ^ | 5/26/2015 | Carly Moore and Chris Jose
    DENVER — A t-shirt for sale online from the popular store PacSun, was making the rounds on social media but not for a good reason. It is a black t-shirt with the American Flag printed on it, but what’s causing uproar is that the flag is upside down. Some say it is offensive for portraying the flag like this, others disagree. The shirt was on sale on Monday at Denver’s Park Meadows mall location. Employees there told FOX31 Denver that they had not received any word from corporate to pull it off the selves as of Monday afternoon. That changed...
  • Maddow Blasts Law Requiring Aurora Shooting Victim's Parents To Pay Gun Manufacturers

    05/22/2015 2:26:38 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 123 replies
    Huff Po ^ | 05/22/2015 | Garbiel Arana
    ~snip~ Maddow opened her show with heart-rending footage of the Aurora trial. She highlighted the testimony of Brenton Lowak, whose friend Jessica Ghawi -- a 24-year-old aspiring sports reporter -- died in the shooting. ~snip~ The parents unsuccessfully sued the retailers who made the firearm that killed their daughter. Colorado state law requires that plaintiffs who sue the manufacturers of gun products pay the companies' legal fees if they lose. “That’s not a typo,” Maddow said, adding, “The mother and father of the victim who died in the Aurora mass shooting have just been ordered to pay a quarter-million dollars...
  • The Living Wage Diaspora

    05/22/2015 8:46:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 22, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Believe it or not there is actual evidence that illegal immigration does depress wages for the native-born but you are not likely to hear about it in the multitude of classes that touch on various “diasporas.” “In studies at meat-packing plants, when illegal immigrants are taken out, wages went up,” Professor Philip Cafaro pointed out in a panel discussion at the National Press Club last Thursday sponsored by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). Cafaro teaches philosophy at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. He has amassed a multitude of research on the subject, much of it on display in...
  • Letter presses feds to keep mine open ( Colorado)

    05/22/2015 8:24:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | May 21, 2015 | Gary Harmon
    The U.S. Department of the Interior should do all it can to keep open the Colowyo coal mine in northwest Colorado, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and Sen. Cory Gardner, both Colorado Republicans, said in a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. ... Colowyo Mine employs 220 people in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties and has a payroll of about $20 million, Tipton wrote to Jewell, asking that Interior react quickly to a federal court ruling that could force closure of the mine. “The adverse effects of shutting down this mine go beyond the jobs at the mine that would be...
  • What Happens If Coffman Says No (CO Senate race)

    05/21/2015 4:02:31 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies
    Congressional Quarterly Politics ^ | May 20, 2015 | Alexis Levinson
    Republicans are trying to recruit Rep. Mike Coffman to challenge Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet in Colorado. If he stays put in the House, that gives the GOP a crop of candidates who could have a harder time in what will be one of Republicans’ few offensive opportunities in 2016. Coffman will have breakfast Thursday with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who will surely make the case to convince the four-term lawmaker to try and join him across the rotunda. Asked about recruitment efforts, Coffman quipped, “Pressure, pressure, pressure.” Coffman is taking his time. He told CQ Roll Call a decision...
  • Greeley car dealership owner arrested on suspicion of soliciting for child prostitution

    05/21/2015 10:08:43 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 13 replies
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 21 May 15 | Joe Moylan
    Joe Moylan Greeley car dealership owner arrested on suspicion of soliciting for child prostitution A Greeley car dealership owner was arrested last week on suspicion of having sex with an underage girl during a larger investigation into child sex trafficking by the Rocky Mountain Innocence Lost Task Force. Fares Al Rashed, 36, who lives in the 1400 block of 60th Avenue and owns Alrashed Auto Sales at 1201 8th Ave., in Greeley, is charged in Weld District Court with one count each of soliciting for child prostitution, pandering of a child, patronizing a child prostitute and contributing to the delinquency...
  • Officer involved shooting near downtown Grand Junction (Colorado)

    05/20/2015 6:51:06 AM PDT · by dware · 15 replies
    KJCT8 ^ | 05.19.2015 | News Desk
    Grand Junction Police offers found one person deceased at the scene of a multi-car crash that was reported around 5:50 p.m. Tuesday night. They began searching for the suspect who had fled with the weapon. Near 10th st. and Gunnison Ave, a carjacking occurred, following thereafter by an officer-involved shooting. The suspect at the scene later died of his injuries. There are no outstanding suspects and no additional safety concerns at this time. (9:00 PM UPDATE) The Grand Junction Police Department has released the following information about what happened... The 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team is investigating an...
  • BLM plan to close over 1,000 public routes riles western Colorado

    05/18/2015 10:51:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 67 replies
    Watchdog ^ | May 13, 2015 | Marjorie Haun
    A plan that will close nearly 2,000 miles of public roads that have previously been open for use by the people of Mesa County is creating a public backlash against the Grand Junction field office of the federal Bureau of Land Management. The BLM’s resource management plans (RMP) regulate the access and types of traffic allowed on roads on public lands. Road maintenance and seasonal closures are also detailed in such plans. But the most recent RMP in Mesa County indicates the BLM’s intent to limit access to public roads which have traditionally been open to motorized, horse, and foot...