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The Denver Post
Colorado's leading source for news, sports, information and analysis.
Location: 101 West Colfax Avenue Suite 600 Denver, Colorado 80202
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2013-05-23 22:29:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)
Boy Scouts lift ban on gay youths
ALERT: The Boy Scouts of America's National Council has voted to ease a long-standing ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted as Scouts. Of the local Scout leaders voting at their annual meeting, more than 60 percent supported the proposal.
2013-05-23 16:57:21 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 5 +1s)
Hobby Lobby birth-control challenge in court
Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is asking a federal appeals court in Denver Thursday for an exemption from part of the federal health care law that requires it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill.
2013-05-23 14:51:30 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)
FRONT PAGE: Reactions from the families of those slain during the Chuck E. Cheese's killings were as intense as they were different after Gov. John Hickenlooper announced he would halt the execution of Nathan Dunlap. What was your reaction to Hickenlooper's decision?
VICTIMS' REACTION: http://dpo.st/14V7Z2A
POLITICAL REACTION: http://dpo.st/16QBF4T
2013-05-23 12:08:38 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)
Mostly cloudy in #Denver today with highs in the mid 60s to low 70s, and a slight chance of thunderstorms. The 5-day forecast shows a sunny, hot Memorial Day weekend ahead. Does that mesh with your Memorial Day weekend plans?
FULL FORECAST: http://weathernow.denverpost.com/
HOURLY FORECAST TRACKER: http://dpo.st/jd934H
2013-05-23 00:11:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
JUST IN: The director of Colorado's parole division Tim Hand, which has been under fire for two months for its handling of the case of parolee Evan Ebel, has been put on a paid leave of absence, prisons officials said Wednesday. http://bit.ly/14zuYAx
(Photo by Helen H. Richardson via Denver Post Photo)
2013-05-22 19:32:20 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
ALERT: Temporary reprieve for Nathan Dunlap
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has granted a "temporary reprieve" for convicted killer Nathan Dunlap. In an executive order that provides an indefinite stay of execution, Hickenlooper writes that the decision has weighed heavily on him.
READ THE FULL STORY: http://dpo.st/11bxoRd
2013-05-22 18:18:11 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 5 +1s)
Voodoo Doughnut to open in Denver
Voodoo Doughnuts of Portland is planning to open their first store outside Oregon — in Denver. "Denver and Portland have lots of similarities," co-founder Kenneth Pogson says. Will you head in to try a Colfax Cream when they open this fall?
2013-05-22 16:28:50 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)
WATCH: 4-year-old sure knows her Marvel Universe
Denver Post nerd blogger +Joe Nguyen writes: Do you know the only place on Earth to find the material Captain America’s shield is made of? This 4-year-old girl does.
Full post: http://dpo.st/10LXkTq
2013-05-22 14:03:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
FRONT PAGE: Helmeted rescue workers raced Tuesday to complete the search for survivors and the dead in the Oklahoma City suburb where a mammoth tornado destroyed countless homes, cleared lots down to bare red earth and claimed 24 lives, including those of nine children.
FULL STORY: http://dpo.st/10T3KBd
MORE PHOTOS: http://dpo.st/117yfCm
BEFORE AND AFTER: http://dpo.st/10LJPmX
2013-05-21 18:23:30 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)
Great players = bad coaches?
Great players make bad coaches. That's the saying in pro sports, and those who say it have plenty to back it up. If Patrick Roy is hired by the Avalanche he will face the same doubts that plagued the others. Do you think he can overcome the skepticism?
2013-05-21 16:42:51 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)
Car-bike-motorcycle tensions in Jefferson County
A cyclist hugs the side of the road while riding to the top of Lookout Mountain. The battle for cruising space on Jefferson County's scenic canyon roads continues as bicyclists and motorists struggle to find the center line in sharing the roadways. Have you been caught up in the seasonal feuds?
FULL STORY: http://dpo.st/1a1kpqz
2013-05-21 11:36:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)
FRONT PAGE: A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. At least 51 people were killed, and officials said the death toll was expected to rise.
FULL STORY: http://dpo.st/1a02xwj
LIVE BLOG: http://dpo.st/16KVfPX
2013-05-21 00:31:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
FLASH: 37 people are reported dead after a tornado in Oklahoma City, according to the state medical examiner's office. The death toll is expected to rise, the Associated Press says. Story will be updated here: http://dpo.st/117EgyT
2013-05-20 19:27:27 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)
Safety meets tech: Until the day comes when sexual assault, domestic violence and other abuses are eradicated, several mobile-technology companies have developed apps to assist with personal safety and keeping the family safe and sound. http://bit.ly/162cfBP
(Photo Jeff Neumann via Denver Post Photo)
2013-05-20 18:00:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
Here are Seven questions Peyton Manning and crew can begin to answer at OTA practice sessions. Question No. 1: Is Peyton Manning's arm stronger, or older? http://dpo.st/13EHwHn
2013-05-20 16:58:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
Denver gas prices climb far above national average
Gasoline prices per gallon in Denver on Sunday were 13 cents higher than the national average as a result of prices that rose more than 17 cents during the past week.
"The last seven days have delivered some shocks at the pump for motorists in the Midwest," said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com. http://dpo.st/12oQANH (Photo by John Leyba, The Denver Post)
2013-05-18 22:16:40 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 3 +1s)
Colorado's first tornado warning of 2013
The National Weather Service has issued the first tornado watch for Colorado this year. The watch will remain in place for several counties along the Eastern Plains until 11 p.m. on Saturday. Are you and your family ready for tornado season?
FULL STORY: http://dpo.st/10cpMSU
2013-05-18 22:19:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
Kirk Mitchell's Cold Cases: The remains of a girl found under a Lakewood trailer in 1977 were so decomposed they could not immediately be identified. Nearly two weeks passed before her identity was announced: Pamela Jean Bluemel.
2013-05-17 16:14:41 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)
The red sandstone on the outside of Denver's The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa has seen its fair share of history — Molly Brown, the Beatles and 12 presidents have all stayed within its walls since its doors opened in 1892. *After more than 120 years, the hotel is getting a facelift.*
What's your favorite memory of the Brown Palace from the last 120 years?
FULL STORY: http://dpo.st/12AvdL2
2013-05-16 23:16:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
ALERT: Scott Gessler weighing a run for governor
Campaign officials with Scott Gessler, the current Colorado secretary of state, on Thursday confirmed that he his weighing a potential run for governor in 2014. What do you think about Gessler possibly running on the Republican ticket? http://dpo.st/12eOfF1 (Denver Post file)
2013-05-16 15:52:24 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
Highest reported staff sex assault rate in U.S.
A study released Thursday morning revealed that 10.7 percent of the prison's 160 inmates claim they have been sexually abused by staff, the highest rate in the U.S. By comparison, no inmates at Jefferson County or Park County jails reported sexual assaults.
Read the full report for details: http://dpo.st/12dHX8C
An inmate at Denver Women's Correctional Facility walks down a hallway in 2009 in this file image by Denver Post photographer Andy Cross.
2013-05-15 22:47:54 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)
UPDATE: President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced the resignation of the top official at the Internal Revenue Service following a controversy over the agency's targeting of conservative political groups.
2013-05-15 19:20:51 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
ALERT: Former Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, known for his hard-line stances on immigration, is seriously considering a run for governor in 2014. +1 if you think he should run, or tell us who you would like to see as a candidate in 2014.
FULL STORY: http://dpo.st/YWvHwA
2013-05-15 12:58:32 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
10 THINGS TO KNOW TODAY: http://dpo.st/100JhKK
2013-05-15 00:09:22 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)
JUST IN: At least two Colorado Tea Party groups believe they were caught up in a politically targeted campaign by the Internal Revenue Service to make it hard for small, conservative groups to incorporate as tax-exempt organizations.
FULL STORY: http://bit.ly/11CKP41
(Photo of a Tea Party crowd in front of the Colorado State Capitol in 2011 via Denver Post Photo)
2013-05-14 21:59:17 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 4 +1s)
FLASH: Corrections officials are alerting judges throughout Colorado that errors appear to have resulted in an early, improper release date from prison for hundreds of prisoners they sentenced.
FULL STORY: http://bit.ly/15KM0Qs
(Photo by Andy Cross via Denver Post Photo)
2013-05-14 20:46:54 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)
Temperatures in northeastern Colorado are above norms Tuesday as Denver tied a record high for the day. The temperature at DIA climbed to 87 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The record of 87 degrees was set in 1996.
2013-05-14 16:28:52 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 0 +1s)
While Colorado has one of the nation’s highest renewable energy standards, between 2000 and 2010 it also had one of the biggest increases in carbon dioxide emissions, according to federal Energy Information data.
Read more: http://bit.ly/18GKnlj
2013-05-14 12:36:59 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)
Denver could be flirting with a record-high temperature today as the heat is expected to climb into the upper 80s. The record high for May 14 (87 degrees) was set back in 1996. +1 this if you'd like to see Denver hit the record, or tell us if 87 is too hot for you.
FULL FORECAST: http://weathernow.denverpost.com/
HOURLY FORECAST TRACKER: http://dpo.st/jd934H
MORE SPRING PHOTOS: http://dpo.st/10F1YUd
2013-05-14 01:37:41 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)
ALERT: The Boulder County bomb squad detonated an explosive device found by a teacher inside Lafayette's Centaurus High School this morning. The school was evacuated. The FBI is now involved with the investigation as well, according to officials.
FULL STORY: http://bit.ly/18GWEpV
(Photo by Jeremy Papasso via Daily Camera)
2013-05-14 01:07:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
An influx of out-of-state and local cash from private donors has flowed into the recall effort of Colorado Senate President John Morse, as petitioners race to gather enough signatures ahead of a June 3 deadline.
Full story: http://bit.ly/10mCP3A
(Photo by Karl Gehring, The Denver Post)
2013-05-13 23:40:43 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)
First industrial hemp crop in 60 years planted in southeast Colorado
Farmer Ryan Loflin of Springfield, Colo., today planted the nation's first industrial hemp crop in almost 60 years. Hemp is genetically related to marijuana but contains little or no THC, the psychoactive substance in the marijuana. Its cultivation in small test plots became legal last year under a Colorado law, though it remains illegal federally. Should hemp be legal federally? http://dpo.st/10EleBp (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post)
2013-05-13 21:16:48 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 1 +1s)
Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell has been found guilty of first-degree murder and could face execution in the deaths of three babies who authorities say were delivered alive and then killed with scissors at his grimy clinic.
Full story: http://dpo.st/18Gswej
(Photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department)
2013-05-13 20:14:17 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)
Springfield, Colo., farmer Ryan Loflin on Monday planted the nation's first industrial hemp crop in almost 60 years. Loflin's plans to grow hemp already have been chronicled, and Monday's planting attracted the attention of more media in southeastern Colorado and a documentary film crew.
Read more: http://bit.ly/18GlB4M
(Photo by AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post)
2013-05-13 17:23:09 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)
James Holmes asks to change plea to guilty by reason of insanity
Judge Carlos Samour ruled Monday there is reason to allow Aurora movie theater shooting suspect James Holmes to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity, saying "good cause" was established. The judge scheduled a hearing about the plea change for May 31.
Do you think Holmes will ultimately be allowed to plead guilty by reason of insanity? http://dpo.st/13taBpc
2013-05-13 00:26:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)
"I was really worried to leave my child so young," said 29-yer-old Army veteran Miriam Beg. This is how military moms celebrate Mother's Day: With a chance to rebuild their family ties...
FULL STORY: http://dpo.st/13pOy2H
(Army veteran Miriam Beg and her 5-year-old son, Michael Price, work on homework at the kitchen table. Photo by Kathryn Scott Osler, The Denver Post)
2013-05-11 20:57:53 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)
Foreclosure suit dropped
Whether Colorado's foreclosure process denies homeowners due process is at the heart of a federal lawsuit that could be jeopardized by US Bank dropping the foreclosure suit that prompted the federal action. What's your take?
2013-05-11 17:21:17 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)
Where are the sellers?
Denver's housing rebound is in full swing, but sellers are acting as though they didn't get invitations to the party. At the end of April, metro Denver had just shy of 7,000 pre-owned homes available for sale, a third fewer than a year earlier.
Why is that?
2013-05-10 18:26:27 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)
From marijuana to gun rights to fracking, the 2013 session of the Colorado General Assembly was a "hot noisy spectacle people aren't likely to see for some time," writes The Denver Post's editorial board. Here's our list of this session's winners and losers.
FULL STORY: http://dpo.st/13mV4XP
(Illustration by Matt Milner, Special to The Denver Post)
2013-05-10 12:28:19 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)
Spring rains and snow have made it unlikely there will be a repeat of last year's wildfire season — during which six people died and about 650 homes were destroyed — but fire crews in Colorado are prepared for the worst.
"It's important to recognize that it's not fighting fires, but preparing to fight fires," Gov. John Hickenlooper said. "Coupled with that preparedness is prevention."
FULL STORY: http://dpo.st/10n2khf
2013-05-09 17:46:13 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)
Most popular baby names
King and Messiah are just a little behind Major, the boy's name that jumped the most spots on the Social Security Administration's annual list of popular baby names. Do you think names like Justice or Chastity place undue pressure on kids?
2013-05-09 15:45:08 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 10 +1s)
The Colorado legislature made history Wednesday, becoming the first in the country to pass laws regulating recreational marijuana sales and use.
But lawmakers arrived at the historic moment more with trepidation than with enthusiasm about the future in a state where anyone over 21 will soon be able to buy marijuana in special retail stores.
FULL STORY: http://dpo.st/15pFv5o
2013-05-08 18:57:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)
Disparities in health care pricing
Hospitals within the same city sometimes charge tens of thousands of dollars more for the same procedures, according to figures the government released for the first time Wednesday. Have you experienced disparities in the price of care?
READ MORE: http://dpo.st/10GPSIU
2013-05-08 16:57:52 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 3 +1s)
Colorado legislature approves pot bill
Colorado State Senator Cheri Jahn, D-Wheatridge, debates a bill that creates regulations for recreational marijuana on May 7, 2013. The Colorado legislature on Wednesday gave final approval to a bill asking voters to impose taxes on recreational marijuana.
FULL STORY: http://dpo.st/15pFv5o
2013-05-08 16:12:20 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)
Spock vs. Spock
Leonard Nimoy portrayed Spock in 80 episodes of “Star Trek,” six feature films, a couple episodes of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” video games, television specials… Zachary Quinto has portrayed Spock in… well, J.J. Abrams’ reboot film. MORE: http://dpo.st/10GjyWG
Have you made up your mind yet? Who is your favorite Spock?
2013-05-07 21:30:43 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 3 +1s)
FLASH: Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes to plead not guilty by reason of insanity.
FULL STORY: http://bit.ly/18UsLQb
(Photo by RJ Sangosti, Denver Post)
2013-05-07 21:06:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)
Preliminary results from the state's standardized test show stagnant reading performance for Colorado third graders, a trend that state officials say must be changed.
FULL STORY: http://bit.ly/15A6D17
(Photo by Paul Aiken, The Daily Camera)
2013-05-07 16:23:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)
FLASH: Bill McCartney, Colorado's all-time winningest football coach who led the Buffaloes to their only national title, was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame Tuesday.
2013-05-07 01:05:48 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)
JUST IN: The founder of the organization that built Colorado's largest mosque says he is offering to bury Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, in a Denver-area Muslim cemetery. He says he'll bury Tsarnaev as long as his family can get the body to Denver.
2013-05-06 21:37:29 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 3 +1s)
Denver police: Gang-related violence nearly doubles this year
The number of gang-related violent crimes in Denver has nearly doubled in the first four months of this year, despite a police program aimed at encouraging gangsters to lead more peaceful lives.
Do you feel less safe in Denver than you did a year ago? http://dpo.st/13nXPr9
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