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  • Colorado civil union bill in limbo;debate abruptly halted after Republican filibuster (In Recess)

    05/08/2012 10:10:54 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 3 replies
    WaPo ^ | Tuesday, May 8, 6:19 PM
    DENVER (AP) — A proposal to allow civil unions in Colorado was in limbo Tuesday night, as Democrats pushed to halt a GOP filibuster in the House only to have Republicans abruptly stop floor work, potentially dooming the bill before a key deadline. Republicans have a 33-32 voting advantage, but enough members of their party support the civil unions bill to pass it. The bill needs to have an initial vote of the full House before midnight Tuesday or the proposal dies. That’s because the Legislature adjourns Wednesday, so there wouldn’t be time for a final vote. Democrats used a...
  • 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver rules: No Gun Rights for Illegals

    05/08/2012 10:37:18 AM PDT · by SandRat · 29 replies
    A conicted illegal's lawyer claimed that the prior conviction should be overturned because of the 2nd Ammendment,
  • Colo civil unions bill gets OK by another panel

    05/05/2012 3:10:38 AM PDT · by massmike · 6 replies ^ | 05/05/2012 | Associated Press
    A bill to allow civil unions for gay couples in Colorado must survive two more votes in the Republican-led House before it gets to the governor's desk, but it appears closer than in any other year to becoming law. If the legislation passes, Colorado would join more than a dozen states that allow gay marriage or civil unions. Hawaii and Delaware began allowing civil unions earlier this year. The measure does not allow gay marriage but does grant gay couples rights similar to marriage, including enhanced inheritance and parental rights, and the ability to be involved in partner's medical decisions....
  • Colorado Lesbian Wendy Alfredsen Mom Granted Paternity in Custody Battle [Sodom & Gomorrah In CO?]

    05/04/2012 10:48:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    ABCNews ^ | March 04, 2012 | COLLEEN CURRY
    Colorado Lesbian Wendy Alfredsen Mom Granted Paternity in Custody Battle Wendy Alfredsen fought for custody of her child by becoming the first woman allowed to file a paternity suit in Colorado. ( By COLLEEN CURRY May 4, 2012 A lesbian mother who fought for custody of her child by becoming the first woman allowed to file a paternity suit in Colorado has finally been granted access to her daughter. The case was a custody battle ripped from the headlines: In the middle of a messy divorce, one parent took the child and fled the country, leaving the other to work...
  • Colo. boy, 6, suspended for reciting 'Sexy' lyric

    05/04/2012 6:25:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2012
    AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A 6-year-old boy was suspended from his suburban Denver school for three days after school officials said he told a girl "I'm sexy and I know it," a line from a popular song. D'Avonte Meadows, a first-grader at Sable Elementary School in Aurora, is accused of sexual harassment and disrupting other students, according to a letter the school district sent to his mother after he was sent home Wednesday.
  • Charlie Leonard: President's math doesn't add up

    05/03/2012 6:24:22 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 6 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | May 3, 2012 | Charlie Leonard
    It's the nature of our politics that we allow our politicians wide latitude when they make promises about the future. More often than not, this is the triumph of hope over reason, but it's the small probabilities that sustain us in this optimism. It's because we know it's actually possible to solve problems — even if in our hearts we know certain individuals lack the courage or the competence to get it done — that we continue to give them some benefit of our doubt. But what are we to believe when our politicians start to make promises that are...
  • For now, steak, and savoring life on the outside for freed Dewey (Exhonerated after 16 years)

    05/01/2012 4:56:59 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 14 replies
    Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | May 1, 012 | Paul Shockley
    How do you start rebuilding a life after 16 lost years? For starters, in the case of 51-year-old Robert Dwain Dewey, you eat well. “He said he wanted a filet mignon steak, first thing,” Donna Weston, 71, Dewey’s mother, said after a press conference Monday morning at the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. That cut-of-awesomeness meal will have to be restaurant variety, she said. Donna and her husband, Jim, packed up their RV Friday morning in Ridgecrest, Calif., for a 760-mile ride to Grand Junction, which was three days after getting the phone call of a lifetime. The one they’d prayed...
  • CO: Colorado Bill to End Duplicative State Background Checks Dies in Anti-Gun State Senate

    04/27/2012 7:07:59 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Ammoland ^ | 26 April, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --( On April 23, House Bill 1048 had its hearing in the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee and was postponed indefinitely by a 3 to 2 vote, effectively killing this bill for this year. HB 1048, introduced by state Representative Mark Waller (R-15), would eliminate the duplicative state-run Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) InstaCheck system for the purchase of firearms and solely utilize the existing National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Senate President Brandon Shaffer (D-17) ignored the wishes of the thousands of NRA members who called the state capitol in support of a fair...
  • Woman Spills Yogurt on Obama

    04/24/2012 7:50:35 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 45 replies
    ABC OTUS News ^ | April 24, 2012 | Devin Dwyer
    BOULDER, Colo. - President Obama's unscheduled stop tonight at The Sink Restaurant and Bar, a local watering hole on the University of Colorado campus, turned into a messy affair as he mingled with students and took photos outside. A young woman spilled yogurt on the president just as he was wrapping up and about to get back inside his armored black Chevy Suburban. The milky substance appeared to hit his pants, prompting the president to begin wiping himself off with a towel handed to him. "Getting yogurt on the president, you've got a story to tell," Obama told the lady,...
  • Naturally occurring radioactivity part of Western Slope life (Colorado)

    04/24/2012 12:38:02 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 16 replies
    The Daily Sentinel ^ | 4/22/2012 | Matthew Berger
    Coloradans are subjected to, on average, four times more naturally occurring radiation than the average American. It is the price of living in a mountainous and geologically rich region, but the full impact of that background radiation on residents’ health is poorly understood. Aside from an increased risk of skin cancer because of higher elevations and a heightened but avoidable lung-cancer risk from radon seeping from uranium-rich soils, it appears the higher-than-average background radiation levels in Colorado, and Mesa County in particular, are still lower than what would be deemed hazardous. Some experts even believe the low levels may have...
  • Bullying incident shows pervasive school bias against self-defense(CO)

    04/22/2012 6:21:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 48 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 April, 2012 | David Codrea
    “9-year-old suspended after he says he stood up to a bully,” a Fox 31 Denver report informs us Third-grader Nathan Pemberton “was kicked out of school Tuesday after he says he stood up to a bully who was beating him up.” “One kid kicked me in the back, then punched me in the face. Then I punched him in the face, and then I got in trouble,” he says.” The school has a “no tolerance” policy that results in an automatic suspension, regardless of who started a fight. In other words, children are required by law to attend—under legal truancy...
  • Bullied Boy Suspended for Fighting Back

    04/21/2012 3:41:34 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 73 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | April 20, 2012 | Benge Nsenduluka
    A nine-year-old Colorado boy has reportedly been suspended from his elementary school after standing up to a bully who was physically harming him. Nathan Pemberton, a third grade student, claims that he was subject to beatings from another child and when he finally garnered the courage to stand up for himself he was punished and removed from West Elementary School in Colorado Springs, which his parents think is ludicrous, according to Mail Online. "One kid kicked me in the back, then punched me in the face. Then I punched him in the face and then I got in trouble," Nathan...
  • Obama, courting youth vote, to launch student-loan push

    04/20/2012 10:35:21 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 20, 2012 | Matt Spetalnick
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will use a tour of three election battleground states next week to push Congress to prevent the doubling of interest rates on federal student loans -- an effort aimed at re-energizing his support among younger voters. Obama will speak at universities in North Carolina, Colorado and Iowa, the White House said on Friday. All three states are considered critical to his re-election chances, and the youth vote is one of his key constituencies. The two-day trip is part of a campaign by the Obama administration to get Congress to extend low interest rates on...
  • Cops: Exchange Student Attack a Hate Crime??

    04/18/2012 11:15:18 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 20 replies and cbs news ^ | April 17, 2012 at 3:28 PM | Brian Rademaekers
    The girl, who attends the local high school as a junior, told police that the men “told her that they were looking for a minority — a Hispanic or gay, but a black would do,” CBS Denver reported.
  • Moyer Becomes Oldest Pitcher To Win Game In Majors

    04/17/2012 9:40:19 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 21 replies ^ | 17 April 2012 | Thomas Hendrick
    DENVER -- Jamie Moyer turned in a vintage performance in becoming the oldest pitcher to ever win a major league game. The 49-year-old Moyer threw seven masterful innings and Dexter Fowler hit a two-run homer, helping the Colorado Rockies hold on for a 5-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. Moyer (1-2) was sharp all evening as he picked up his 268th career win, tying him with Hall of Famer Jim Palmer for 34th on the career list. Relying on a consistent cutter and mixing in a 78-mph fastball, the cunning lefty gave up just six hits...
  • Colorado further evidence Ron Paul will challenge Romney in Tampa

    04/16/2012 6:54:57 AM PDT · by peyton randolph · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 04/15/2012 | Thomas Mullen
    The Ron Paul campaign has consistently maintained that it has won far more delegates than is generally reported by the media. The Associated Press projects Romney’s delegate count to be well over 600, more than ten times their projections for Ron Paul. However, Colorado has provided some evidence that the Paul campaign’s demise has been greatly exaggerated. Colorado completed its state convention yesterday. Under the headline, “Romney lost Colo. caucuses, gets most delegates,” Real Clear Politics reported the results this way. “GOP has chosen 13 Romney delegates and six Santorum delegates. The remaining 17 delegates are unpledged, meaning they are...
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • Colorado Assembly Results for National Delegates

    04/14/2012 6:25:25 PM PDT · by cookcounty · 8 replies
    Colorado GOP ^ | April 14, 2012 | Colorado GOP
    DENVER, COLORADO –Republican Party of Colorado Chairman Ryan Call announces delegates and alternate delegates for the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL: “I am pleased to announce Colorado’s delegates and alternate delegates for the Republican National Convention this August. Colorado Republicans are grateful for the dedication and enthusiasm to Colorado and the Party, and for their tireless efforts to make Barack Obama a one-term president,” said Colorado GOP Chairman Ryan Call.
  • Woman strips naked at DIA

    04/10/2012 4:22:03 PM PDT · by null and void · 38 replies
    KDVR ^ | 1:12 pm, April 10, 2012 | Marc Sternfield
    DENVER – A female passenger at Denver International Airport caused a stir Tuesday morning when she stripped naked in the middle of Concourse B, airport officials said. The incident happened at about 8:45 a.m. when, according to DIA spokeswoman Jenny Schiavone, the woman was caught smoking a cigarette at gate B81, in a non-smoking area. At some point after airport workers told her to extinguish the cigarette, the woman took off her clothes. It wasn’t immediately clear why. However, Denver Police say it was unrelated to the smoking issue. The whole incident played-out over a span of about 20 minutes....
  • Discounted tuition for illegal immigrants passes in Senate

    04/09/2012 2:40:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    The Pueblo Chieftain ^ | April 9, 2012
    The Colorado Senate this morning passed a Pueblo lawmaker’s bill that would create a discount rate of college tuition for illegal immigrants who attended high school in the state. ... Opponents contend the bill would create an incentive for illegal immigration to Colorado. They also argue that it presents students with false hope because they would not be able to work legally in the country until they attain citizenship. The bill’s passage in the Democratically controlled Senate was not a surprise. Its first true test will come next, when it is heard by a Republican House committee. A similar bill...
  • With Voter ID out the window, don’t be overwrought by the onslaught of fraud

    04/05/2012 9:35:44 PM PDT · by cold666pack · 6 replies
    Denver Examiner ^ | April 5, 2012 | Sunana Batra
    I’ve been noticing every time I access my banks account online, or my water bill, and particularly by cell phone bill, I am compelled to jump through more hoops than Alex the cat, ‘for my own good’ they insist. Yet at the same time banks beef up their security, force you to create cheat sheets to remember half a dozen passwords just to access your account in an effort to protect your privacy, our elected officials clear the way for your vote to be stolen. Way to go! Yesterday, Colorado Senate Democrats nixed a proposal to ask voters whether people...
  • Denver Police Release New Information in Murder of Sudanese Man

    04/04/2012 5:16:33 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 3 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | April 4, 2012 | Unknown
    DENVER (CBS4) – Denver police have released more information about the murder of a Sudanese man after a 911 operator allegedly said he had to return to Denver from Wheat Ridge to file a police report. Sonny Jackson with Denver police said on Sunday at approximately 4:10 a.m. Jimma Reat, 25, a native of Sudan, along with other family members and a friend were returning home from a family visit. “They were driving north on Sheridan Boulevard in a white, 2010 Dodge Charger, rental car near West 10th Avenue. The male occupants of a burgundy colored Jeep Cherokee began following...
  • Highway 82 going underground through Glenwood

    04/01/2012 6:14:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Glenwood Springs Post Independent ^ | April 1, 2012 | Juan Estrada, Staff Infection
    APRIL FOOLS — Flanked by dozens of out-of-work hardrock miners anxious to put their skills back to work, city transportation and Colorado Our Way or the Highway Department officials announced plans this morning for Glenwood Springs' version of Boston's infamous “Big Dig.” Instead of going forward with the planned Grand Avenue Bridge replacement, the Permanent Landing Team (PLT) has been meeting in secret at the CDOT Hanging Lake Tunnel command center for months hatching the new plan. It will involve tunneling from the north side of the Colorado River at the Interstate 70 Exit 116. The 1.5-mile underground passage will...
  • Tebow in Babylon

    03/29/2012 4:12:11 AM PDT · by rhema · 9 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 3/27/12 | Ross Douthat
    The Prophet Jonah was sent to Nineveh. St. Paul was sent to Athens, Macedonia, Rome. And now Tim Tebow has been sent to New York City. There was a moment last week when it looked as if the trade shipping Tebow from the Denver Broncos to the New York Jets might somehow fall through - that Tebow might end up a Jacksonville Jaguar instead, with a guaranteed starting job, a heavily evangelical fan base, and none of the insanity involved in eclipsing Jeremy Lin as the most famous Christian athlete in Babylon-upon-the-Hudson. O ye of little faith. Did you think...
  • Former soldiers caught in DEA sting[ one killed in Laredo, Texas shooting]

    03/27/2012 10:55:08 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies ^ | March 27, 2012 | Jason Buch
    A South Carolina man was gunned down by federal agents Saturday in Laredo after a sting targeting U.S. soldiers who wanted to work for the Zetas drug cartel went wrong, federal prosecutors said. Former Army 1st Lt. Kevin Corley, 29; Army Sgt. Samuel Walker, 28, both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Shavar Davis, 29, of Denver; and Jerome Corley, of South Carolina, drove into Laredo Saturday armed with two semiautomatic rifles, a knife and a .300-caliber bolt-action rifle equipped with a scope and a bipod, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court. They were in Laredo, prosecutors allege, to...
  • 'Aggressive' Colorado Parents Force Annual Easter Egg Hunt To Be Canceled

    03/26/2012 7:59:37 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 42 replies · 6+ views
    MyFox DC ^ | March 16, 2012
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A free annual Easter egg hunt held in Old Colorado City was canceled because "aggressive" parents were grabbing too many eggs for their children. Thousands of candy-filled plastic eggs are scattered across Bancroft Park every year for children to find and collect, KXRM reported. But organizers said some parents were too aggressive and took too many of the eggs, leaving some children empty-handed.
  • Marcos Breton: Undocumented immigrant loses battle against BofA

    03/25/2012 6:10:25 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Sacramento Bee. ^ | Marcos Breton
    In this case of David vs. Goliath, Goliath wins. An undocumented immigrant from Mexico sues Bank of America after he's nearly deported when his bank manager turns him over to authorities. Lawyers for Luis Martinez ask: Do you want your banker acting as a de facto immigration agent?
  • Manning saved millions in taxes by opting for Denver over SF

    03/23/2012 1:58:24 PM PDT · by SmithL · 27 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 3/23/12 | Dan Walters
    We'll never know whether it played a role in quarterback Peyton Manning's decision to play for the Denver Broncos rather than the San Francisco 49ers, but the California Taxpayers Association says that it could save the football star millions in state income taxes.
  • Reports of two plane crashes in Longmont

    03/23/2012 11:27:15 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Times Call ^ | March 23, 2012
    There have been two plane crashes in Longmont, according to police scanner traffic. One of those crashes has happened south of the intersection of County Line Road and Colo. Highway 119, near the Walmart Supercenter. Another has been reported at Vance Brand Airport. According to scanner traffic and Longmont dispatch, an airplane struck power lines near the city's service center just south of the airport. A reporter on the scene at the airport said wreckage is visible from Airport Road. The Times-Call has reporters and photographers at both scenes. Watch for more information.
  • DIRTY LIBS ARE BUSTED – Robocall Scandal About to Break Wide Open – Extent of Scandal Has National

    03/23/2012 6:45:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies · 1+ views
    gateway ^ | March 23, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Two weeks aga a shady liberal group (they don’t even have a website) calling themselves the “Women of the 99%” made tens of thousands of illegal robocalls across the US attacking Rush Limbaugh and Republican lawmakers in battleground districts. We now have three recorded videos of the illegal robocalls from districts in Illinois, Wisconsin and California. Kevin G. sent in the latest video of one of the illegal robocalls from Rep. Dan Lungren’s district in California: The calls were placed in at least 25 Congressional districts in at least 12 different states across the US. ... The organization “Occupy Women...
  • Judge Forces Obama Admin to Stop Harassing Pro-Life Activist

    03/22/2012 10:19:44 PM PDT · by GILTN1stborn · 6 replies · 1+ views ^ | March 22, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    A federal judge’s ruling has forced the Obama administration to drop its harassment of a Colorado-based pro-life advocate who provides abortion alternatives to women outside Denver abortion facilities. As LifeNews reported in January, pro-life attorneys were successful in getting a judge to stop an attempt by the Obama administration to silence a pro-life activist who, for years, has been helping women outside abortion centers find positive alternatives.   Thomas More Society attorneys defeated a request by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for a preliminary injunction against longtime Denver area pro-life activist Ken Scott. After a full-day hearing, U.S. District Judge...
  • A safer society with guns

    03/22/2012 6:04:04 AM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 21 March, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    THE COLORADO SUPREME COURT put some noses out of joint when it ruled unanimously this month that the University of Colorado's campus gun ban violated a 2003 state law that entitles residents with permits to carry concealed weapons. One of those noses belonged to Abraham Nowels, a University of Colorado student who wrote to the Denver Post: "We're in the middle of midterms right now, and I can't think of anything I'd rather be focusing on than which of my fellow over-stressed, binge-drinking peers is carrying a concealed weapon into class with me." The Post agreed, pleading in an editorial...
  • A Safer Society with Guns

    03/22/2012 5:32:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | March 22, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    THE COLORADO SUPREME COURT put some noses out of joint when it ruled unanimously this month that the University of Colorado's campus gun ban violated a 2003 state law that entitles residents with permits to carry concealed weapons. One of those noses belonged to Abraham Nowels, a University of Colorado student who wrote to the Denver Post: "We're in the middle of midterms right now, and I can't think of anything I'd rather be focusing on than which of my fellow over-stressed, binge-drinking peers is carrying a concealed weapon into class with me." The Post agreed, pleading in an editorial...
  • Peyton Manning heads to Denver Broncos, while Tim Tebow may be traded

    03/19/2012 5:49:38 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 69 replies · 1+ views
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 3/19/2012 | By Mark Maske
    The Peyton Manning sweepstakes came to an end Monday when the free agent quarterback informed the NFL teams pursuing him that he intended to sign with the Denver Broncos. The resolution of where Manning, one of the most high-profile free agents in pro football history, will play next immediately rippled through the ranks of NFL quarterbacks. The Broncos seem intent on trading quarterback Tim Tebow and speculation immediately focused on the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars. A trade to either team would send Tebow back to the state where he won a Heisman Trophy and two collegiate national championships at...
  • Arguments scheduled in challenge to Colo gun law

    03/19/2012 5:01:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 19 March, 2012 | AP
    DENVER (AP) — A challenge to Colorado's law allowing concealed gun permits for residents only is going before a federal appeals court.
  • manning to the Broncos

    03/19/2012 9:17:10 AM PDT · by HIDEK6 · 71 replies
    TC2 ^ | March 19, 2012 | Jordan Heck
    Peyton Manning has a new home. Manning will be playing in Denver next season. This is coming from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. The Denver Broncos have signed Manning as the legendary quarterback is playing somewhere other than Indianapolis. The Colts released Manning in early March, which made him the one of the biggest names in NFL free agency history. The Broncos were the first team to get an interview with Manning and they were one of the favorite teams all throughout the process. The Broncos are taking a chance on Manning. He’s undergone four neck procedures in a short period of...
  • Store Owner: Bullet Missed My Brain By 1/4 Inch

    03/16/2012 5:59:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 15 March, 2012 | Lance Hernandez
    DENVER -- The owner of a check cashing business who was targeted by two robbers last night, said he's lucky to be alive. John, who requested that his last name not be used, said he had just closed up shop at OK Check Cashing Service at 1991 West Evans Ave. when he was confronted by a man with a gun. "I got in my car and set my lunchbox on the passenger seat," he said. "Then I heard banging on my window and saw a man with a gun pointing at me trying to open the door." He described the...
  • Police: Man ties cat to rock, birds attack

    03/15/2012 2:55:02 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 44 replies ^ | 15 Mar 2012 | Raquel Villanueva
    LAFAYETTE, Colo. – A 19-year-old man was ticketed Wednesday for allegedly leaving his cat tied to a rock at a Lafayette Park. According to the Boulder Daily Camera, Seth Franco took his cat to Waneka Lake Park to join him for a jog. “Apparently, the individual was trying to jog with the animal on a leash and the animal was either unwilling or unable to keep up,” Lafayette police Sgt. Fred Palmer told the Daily Camera. Franco allegedly secured his cat to a rock in order to finish his run around the park. A passerby spotted the cat being attacked...
  • Business Owner Wounded In Robbery Gun Battle(CO)

    03/15/2012 6:48:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 14 March, 2012 | Wayne Harrison
    DENVER -- The owner of a Denver check cashing business was shot in the hand during a gunfight with two armed robbers Wednesday night. Police said the businessman had just closed the OK Check Cashing store for the night at 1991 West Evans Ave., when he was he was approached by two suspects who demanded his money, shortly after 8 p.m. The business owner drew his weapon and exchanged gunfire with the suspects, police said. He was hit in the hand and the two suspects fled in a vehicle. Police said the two robbers remain at large. Crime Stoppers is...
  • Judge rules school must allow access to sexually explicit LGBT sites

    03/14/2012 6:46:53 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 85 replies
    Greely Gazette ^ | March 14, 2012 | Jack Minor
    A federal judge has ordered a Missouri school district to unblock its web filters and give students access to sexually explicit material by the middle of March. A US District Judge issued a preliminary junction against the Camdenton R – III School District banning them from using filtering software. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the district claiming it was deliberately restricting access to homosexual themed sites, while allowing students to view what it claims are “anti-LG BT sites that condemn homosexuality.” In issuing its ruling, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri said...
  • Colorado to Discuss Retinal Scans, Fingerprinting to Secure Prescription Drugs

    03/14/2012 3:36:58 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 28 replies
    Security Management ^ | 3-12-12 | Carlton Purvis
    A retinal scan to verify that the person filling the prescription is the same person it was prescribed to, patient data sent over encrypted communications to check for drug interactions and preventing doctor shopping--all of this information, plus some, in a statewide database. This could be the future of medicine access control. Colorado lawmakers want to make medication dispensing more secure by establishing a new medical database and requiring biometric verification when patients fill prescriptions, but critics of the plan worry that with the amount of data lawmakers want to collect, information breaches could be more damaging to patients than...
  • Students for Concealed Carry Celebrate Colorado Victory (CO)

    03/13/2012 2:38:54 PM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 13 March, 2012 | John Haughey
    Second Amendment advocates on the federal and state stages can take a cue from Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, a national organization fighting for a fundamental civil right on university and college campuses. Students for Concealed Carry on Campus won a huge victory on March 4, when the Colorado Supreme Court affirmed a lower-court ruling that a policy on four Colorado state university campuses that banned handguns for everyone but law-enforcement officers was unlawful. The ruling follows an Oregon Court of Appeals decision in late September that overturned a longstanding rule of the state university system, which, like Colorado,...
  • Colorado man shot by CHP at gas station after chase dies of wounds

    03/13/2012 10:18:37 AM PDT · by KyGeezer · 2 replies
    Paradise Post ^ | 3/12/12 | Rick Silva
    PARADISE — The Colorado man shot by a California Highway Patrol officer Sunday night at a Paradise gas station, succumbed to his wounds. Paradise Police Chief Chris Buzzard reported Monday that Christian Valdez, 18, died shortly after police arrived on the scene. He was shot at the Flyers gas station at Pearson and Clark roads after he led CHP officers on a chase that started about 25 miles south on Highway 70 near Ophir Road in Oroville. Buzzard would not comment whether Valdez was armed or where he was when he was shot. "He was in that proximity," Buzzard said....
  • Public meetings begin on federal oil shale plan

    03/12/2012 1:18:32 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 7 replies
    Colorado Springs Business Journal ^ | March 12,2012 | Staff Writer
    The federal government is holding the first of several public meetings on plans for oil shale development on public lands that would keep activity off thousands of acres of environmentally sensitive areas in three Western states. Under the proposal, new leases initially would be issued strictly for research on how to commercially produce oil from oil shale in Utah, Wyoming and Colorado.The first meeting is being held Monday in Silt to discuss the environmental impact and the different options that have been announced.The George W. Bush administration made almost 2 million acres available for potential oil shale development and 431,000...
  • Just a Reminder for Monday's Rights of Conscience Act event act the Colorado State Captiol

    03/11/2012 12:32:19 PM PDT · by invaderzim
    Hear Us Now ^ | 03.11.12 | Hear Us Now
    I know I posted this earlier, Friday I think. But this is, imo anyway, important. It is important that we let the Left know that we take seriously our freedom of speech, our freedom of religion, our right to exist and live within our conscience. If you are unfamiliar with what specifically I am talking about, please listen to the ten min interview with Colorado state Senator Tim Neville, that my posting links to. Know also, that Senator Rollie Heath postponed the hearing concerning this Senate Memorial. A memorial has no force of law behind it, yet Heath killed it...
  • TOWN HALL: Students won't be unarmed (poll)

    03/11/2012 10:31:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 10 March, 2012 | WAYNE LAUGESEN
    The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled. That means rapists, muggers and other criminals should listen up. Students at the University of Colorado are no longer sitting ducks, thanks to legal activism by a group of students from the Colorado Springs campus. Students are no longer rendered vulnerable by an idiotic gun ban that only threatened the safety of innocent, law-abiding students and university employees. Among thousands of students on any public Colorado campus will be a few who secretly carry weapons and know how to use them, in defense of themselves and others. That’s not how the University of Colorado...
  • Colleges find ways to foil pro-gun rulings(CO,VA,OR)

    03/11/2012 7:17:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8 March, 2012 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — Courts are ruling in favor of allowing those with concealed-carry permits to bring their handguns on campus, but universities are figuring out ways to keep the guns out. Gun rights advocates recently notched major legal victories in Colorado and Oregon, with courts in both states agreeing that university policies banning firearms on campus must defer to state laws allowing permit holders to carry concealed handguns. In response, however, university officials in Oregon and Virginia have enacted policies allowing concealed carry on campus but not in buildings, including classrooms, dormitories, event centers and dining halls. The result is that...
  • Florida Wounded Warrior gets surprise visit from Tim Tebow

    03/10/2012 11:56:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    FOX ^ | March 10, 2012
    <p>The Denver Broncos' Tim Tebow came to Tampa, Fla., Friday to appear at a fundraiser and meet with a wounded Afghanistan veteran, My Fox Tampa Bay reports.</p> <p>Mar. 9, 2012: U.S. Army Ranger Romy Camargo got a surprise visit from Tim Tebow in Florida.</p>
  • Colorado’s Own Green-Loan Sinkhole (More political pay for play at the Dept. of Energy)

    03/09/2012 6:03:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/08/2012 | Michele Malkin
    There’s no escaping Solyndra Syndrome. Here in my home state of Colorado, citizen journalists have uncovered our own gaping government-green-loan sinkhole. The stench of Chicago-on-the-Potomac is fouling the fresh Rocky Mountain air. Meet Loveland-based Abound Solar, the lucky winner of a $400 million federal loan guarantee from the Obama administration. Earlier this month, the thin-film cadmium-telluride solar-module maker announced layoffs of nearly 300 employees (70 percent of its work force). In addition, the firm froze plans to build a new factory in Indiana. Abound says it will ride out bad market conditions and “hopefully” survive until the market recovers. But...
  • Colorado's Own Green Loan Sinkhole

    03/09/2012 3:50:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | March 9, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    There's no escaping Solyndra Syndrome. Here in my home state of Colorado, citizen journalists have uncovered our own gaping government green loan sinkhole. The stench of Chicago-on-the-Potomac is fouling the fresh Rocky Mountain air. Meet Loveland-based Abound Solar, the lucky winner of a $400 million federal loan guarantee from the Obama administration. Earlier this month, the thin-film cadmium telluride solar module-maker announced layoffs of nearly 300 employees (70 percent of its workforce). In addition, the firm froze plans to build a new factory in Indiana. Abound says it will ride out bad market conditions and "hopefully" survive until the market...