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  • Firing of Several Black Coaches Puts N.F.L. Hiring Under Scrutiny (NYT alert)

    12/31/2018 8:55:08 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 124 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 31, 2018 | Bill Pennington and Ken Belson
    ... Four black coaches were fired Sunday or Monday, including the Jets’ Todd Bowles, who was let go shortly after his team’s final loss Sunday. The Jets had a 14-34 record in the last three seasons under Bowles. Marvin Lewis, who had been at the helm of the Cincinnati Bengals since 2003, was fired Monday. Though he had resurrected the moribund Bengals and took them to the playoffs multiple times, he never won a playoff game and this season was Cincinnati’s third consecutive one with a losing record. Also fired Monday was Denver Broncos Coach Vance Joseph, who had presided...
  • Happy New Year! May Your City Never Become San Francisco, New York or Seattle

    12/26/2018 5:48:56 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 26, 2018 | Emily Badger
    Seattle does not want to become San Francisco, a fate that has come to refer exclusively to the city’s worst traits: its $5,000-a-month rents, its homeless encampments and the ever-present dissonance between those two. As San Francisco’s troubles have grown more vivid, so too has its status as other cities’ worst nightmare. In Portland, Oakland and Sacramento, residents and pundits have voiced dread at becoming The Next San Francisco, where the middle class is disappearing. San Francisco is worried, too — about becoming Manhattan. That fear has lurked for decades behind every new proposed skyscraper. And now cranes are erecting...
  • Car stolen from Avis parking lot mysteriously returned five months later

    12/22/2018 9:09:25 AM PST · by ETL · 37 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Dec 21, 2018 | Vincente Arenas - Fox 31 | Fox News
    We’ve all heard about the conspiracy theories at Denver International Airport – now - another real mystery is brewing there. A woman [Natasha Gay] called the FOX31 Problem Solvers to say her car was stolen several months ago. And then it just reappeared. She wants answers and so do we. ..." Gay’s 2007 Toyota SUV was stolen from the Avis employee parking lot in late July. She had a temporary job at Avis at the time. “I was definitely panicking at that moment because I was really just wondering what happened.” Then on Thursday morning, almost five months later, a...
  • Patrick Frazee, the fiancé of missing CO mom Kelsey Berreth, is arrested and booked in her murder

    12/21/2018 9:42:27 AM PST · by bgill · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec. 21,2018 | Dakin Andone
    The fiancé of missing Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth was arrested and booked on murder charges in connection with her death, authorities said Friday. Patrick Frazee's arrest came nearly one month after Berreth, the mother of his 1-year-old daughter, vanished on Thanksgiving Day near Woodland Park, a city between Denver and Colorado Springs. Frazee was taken to the Teller County Jail, where he's still being held, Woodland Park Police Chief Miles De Young said Friday morning during a news conference. Authorities do not believe Berreth is alive but have not found her body, De Young said. Frazee's arrest warrant, served at...
  • Colorado baker back in court over second LGBTQ bias allegation

    12/19/2018 7:40:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | December 19, 2018 | by Associated Press
    DENVER - Attorneys for a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds - a stand partially upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court - argued in federal court Tuesday that the state is punishing him again over his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender transition. Lawyers for Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver, are suing to try to stop the state from taking action against him over the new discrimination allegation. They say the state is treating Phillips with hostility because of his Christian faith and pressing...
  • DEA: Sinaloa Cartel Still Holds Power; Maintains International Expansion

    11/21/2018 9:58:24 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 8 replies
    Borderlandbeat.com ^ | November 3, 2018 | Yaquil
    Despite the capture of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the criminal group continues to export "wholesale" quantities of methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl through crossing points located along the Mexican-California border: AZ, NM, and W. Texas.... the Sinaloa cartel "maintains an international expansionary footprint" in comparison with other groups, says the Drug Control Administration (DEA) in its annual report on drug trafficking which was published this Friday. SINALOA- continues to export "wholesale" amounts of methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl through crossing points located along the Mexican border .... These drugs are distributed in cities such as Chicago, Phoenix, Los...
  • Law requiring a birth certificate to register to vote advance moves to appeals court

    11/04/2018 5:35:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 4, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    The debate over how to sift out illegal voters from legal ones has reached the federal appeals court level, making it possible the Supreme Court eventually will rule whether a state can demand a birth certificate to register to vote. The case before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver centers on a 2011 Kansas law, the Documentary Proof of Citizenship (DPOC). In June, a district court judge struck down the law, with biting criticism of analysts who contend a large number of noncitizens nationwide vote illegally, tilting close elections to Democrats. Judge Julia A. Robinson said the Kansas...
  • University of Denver Hosts ‘White Privilege Symposium’..

    11/01/2018 6:18:21 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 29 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/01/2018 | Alana Mastrangelo
    The University of Denver will host a “White Privilege Symposium” which will include scores of workshops focusing on how white students can hold themselves accountable for their race. The White Privilege Symposium is presented by The Privilege Institute and The University of Denver, and will offer several workshops seeking to help white people “check their privilege,” according to the symposium’s website.
  • Cop Harassed In Denver

    10/18/2018 8:33:52 AM PDT · by backspace · 17 replies
    Video - 5 Minutes - !!LANGUAGE ALERT!! - I retired as a cop about 10 years ago. Lucky that I never had to put up with Moon Bat Morons like this....
  • Heavy snow blankets Colorado, Wyoming in early season storm

    10/14/2018 7:00:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 14, 2018 5:09 PM EDT
    Colorado and Wyoming residents woke up Sunday to find that an early season snowstorm had blanketed their homes and roadways with up to a foot (30 centimeters) of snow and sent temperatures plunging overnight. The storm caused crashes, snarled traffic and temporarily closed some major highways due to icy conditions. The heaviest snow fell in an area stretching from Boulder, Colorado, through Wyoming to Montana’s Beartooth Mountains. The National Weather Service reported snowfall measuring between 3 and 13 inches (8 to 33 centimeters) south of Sheridan, Wyoming, over the last 24 hours. About 3 inches (8 centimeters) of snow fell...
  • ‘Political lynching’: Leading black Democrats scold party for stance on Rep. Melton ( Colorado )

    10/12/2018 7:31:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | October 11, 2018 | Marianne Goodland
    As calls mount from both the left and the right for Democratic state Rep. Jovan Melton to step down from his House District 41 seat in Aurora, supporters, including former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, argued Thursday that a double standard is being applied to Melton by the leadership of the Democratic-controlled Colorado House and the Colorado Democratic Party chair, Morgan Carroll. ... Webb ... called out the leadership of the Democratic Party ... “Jim Crow system of justice” and a “political lynching” of Melton. And while they didn’t go so far as to tell African American voters not to vote...
  • Roberts refers judicial misconduct complaints against Kavanaugh to federal appeals court in Colorado

    10/10/2018 5:25:16 PM PDT · by tkocur · 140 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10 OCT 2018 | Ann E. Marimow and Tom Hamburger
    Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Wednesday referred more than a dozen judicial misconduct complaints filed recently against Brett M. Kavanaugh to a federal appeals court in Colorado. The 15 complaints, related to statements Kavanaugh made during his Senate confirmation hearings, were initially filed with the federal appeals court in Washington, where Kavanaugh served for the last 12 years before his confirmation Saturday to the Supreme Court. The allegations center on whether Kavanaugh was dishonest and lacked judicial temperament during his Senate testimony, according to people familiar with the matter. Last month, a judge on the U.S. Court of...
  • An electric Tri-State? Illinois Tollway looks at embedding charging equipment in parts of I-294

    10/04/2018 10:56:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | September 26, 2018 | Mary Wisniewski
    The Illinois Tollway is examining the possibility of embedding equipment into I-294 that would charge electric vehicles as they drive along the road. The agency is at the start of a $4 billion project to rebuild and widen a 22-mile stretch of I-294, also known as the Tri-State. As part of the project, the Tollway wants to add infrastructure to charge electric vehicles. Off the highway, that could include both conventional charging stations and “super-charger” stations that power up electric cars and trucks more quickly. The agency also is studying “smart-powered lanes,” a type of technology being tried in Sweden...
  • Violent crime climbing in Denver and Colorado

    09/29/2018 8:14:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 93 replies
    KDVR ^ | SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 | MATT MAURO
    Violent crime, including murders, are increasing in Denver and Colorado, according to new statistics from police and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Murders in Colorado have jumped 27 percent in the last three years. In 2015 there were 173 murders, while there were 220 in 2017. ... murders in Denver have increased six percent in the last year. So far in 2018, there have been 51 murders, compared to 48 at this time last year, according to Denver Police. Police say the increase is because there are more incidents where multiple people have been killed. ... And for some perspective...
  • RTD reduces number of cars on R Line through Aurora ( Denver )

    09/26/2018 7:03:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    KDVR ^ | SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 | JIM HOOLEY
    RTD is cutting the number of cars on the light rail R Line that runs through Aurora because of a lack of ridership. RTD says ridership on the R Line is about half of projected numbers. The one-car trains look more like a trolly going up and down the tracks. RTD believes cutting the two-car trains to just one is enough to serve the needs of the R Line passengers and the low numbers for now.
  • Endangered Lemur Newborn Is So Ugly It's Cute

    09/13/2018 6:25:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Live Science ^ | 09/13/2018 | Stephanie Pappas
    Aye-ayes (Daubentonia madagascariensis) are native to Madagascar. No one knows precisely how many exist in the wild. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) classifies the animals as endangered and estimates that more than half of their wild population has disappeared in the past three decades. As adults, aye-ayes are about the size of possums. They use their spindly fingers to tap on the bark of trees, aiming to spook wood-boring insects inside the tree so that they'll move. When the aye-ayes hear the telltale scuttle of a potential meal, the predators chew holes into the bark and fish...
  • How One of U.S.'s Most Conservative Colleges Bloomed in Liberal Denver

    09/10/2018 6:31:47 AM PDT · by cutty · 5 replies
    Westword ^ | September 10, 2018 | Michael Roberts
    Denver is widely regarded to be among the more liberal major cities in the United States. But it's also home to Colorado Christian University, which the research website Niche just ranked the seventh-most-conservative American college — and it's among the fastest-growing, too. "We've had nine years of record enrollment at Colorado Christian University," says Jeff Hunt, CCU's vice president of public policy and director of the Centennial Institute, the branch that puts on the annual Western Conservative Summit. "And a lot of that has to do with the fact that we're unapologetically Christian and conservative. People know exactly what they're...
  • Colin Kaepernick (kind of) responds to John Elway on Twitter

    08/18/2018 11:46:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 53 replies
    msn.com ^ | 8/17/18 | Jon Heath
    Broncos general manager John Elway created a stir Friday when he said Colin Kaepernick had a chance to sign with Denver but turned them down. Elway failed to mention that the Broncos wanted Kaepernick to take a major pay cut.... ...Kaepernick seemingly responded to Elway's comments by retweeting a tweet comparing his career quarterback rating to Elway's rating:
  • John Elway Claims Colin Kaepernick Had An NFL Contract Offer But Turned It Down

    08/17/2018 8:09:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/17/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    After all the sturm und drang gripping the nation over why Colin Kaepernick still hasn’t been given a starting QB position in the NFL and whether or not it was some sort of racist conspiracy, I was rather surprised to see this headline over at Bleacher Report. According to Broncos General Manager John Elway, Kaepernick actually had an offer for a quarterback job in hand but he turned it down. Of course, digging into the details of the story, it’s not as much of a game-changer as you might imagine. Denver Broncos general manager John Elway said Thursday that...
  • John Elway blames Colin Kaepernick for no job: 'had his chance to be here,' omits key fact

    08/17/2018 2:52:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 16, 2018 | Will Brinson
    The widespread assumption at this point, when it comes to the future of Colin Kaepernick, is he will not find work in the NFL moving forward. It's tough to get a gig when you're suing your potential employers! But according to Broncos VP of Football Ops John Elway on Thursday, Kaepernick COULD have a job if he wanted to. In other words, Elway blames Kaepernick for not taking the Broncos offer when it was on the table. "Colin had his chance here. We offered him a contract. He didn't take it," Elway said. "So, as I said it in my...