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  • Colorado's 'Barack Obama Highway' bill could face rocky road to passage

    04/20/2018 6:56:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 20, 2018 | By Ryan Gaydos
    Colorado Democrats hope to convince their fellow state lawmakers to rename a stretch of Interstate 25 the “Barack Obama Highway.” The measure passed a House panel by a 12-1 vote Thursday, but could eventually face opposition in the Republican-controlled Senate. The bill would apply to the portion of the interstate that runs through Denver in recognition of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, which the city hosted. It was there that Obama accepted the party's nomination for president. Several states have renamed stretches of roads after the 44th president, including California, Illinois, Indiana, Florida and Missouri. Florida leads the way with...
  • 2 men sentenced to probation for gang-rape of 13-year-old girl, triggering backlash

    04/17/2018 9:26:48 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/18/2018 | Nicole Darrah
    A family in Colorado is outraged after two men, who were accused of gang-raping a 13-year-old girl with their brothers and cousins, were only sentenced to probation. Tommy Williams, 20, and Clarence Williams, 19, were each sentenced on Tuesday to a minimum of 10 years of sex offender intensive supervised probation, with a maximum of life on probation, KKTV reported. The men are two of six suspects accused of sexually assaulting the young teen in December 2016 inside of the Stonebrook Terrace apartment complex in Colorado Springs. INTELLECTUALLY DISABLED GIRL, 15, SUSPENDED AFTER REPORTING GANG RAPE AT NYC SCHOOL, LAWSUIT...
  • 207 million eggs in nine states recalled over salmonella fears

    04/14/2018 10:42:55 PM PDT · by blueplum · 53 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 14 Apr 2018 | Faith Karimi
    A farm in Indiana is recalling more than 200 million eggs sold in nine states over salmonella fears. Rose Acre Farms voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 eggs due to potential contamination with Salmonella Braenderup, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement. At least 22 illnesses have been reported so far, the FDA said Friday. The eggs were sold through retail stores and restaurants. They reached consumers in ...
  • Trump tells senator there will be no marijuana crackdown

    04/13/2018 12:05:26 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 13, 2018
    President Trump called Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner this week to tell him there will be no crackdown on states that legalized marijuana for recreational use. Trump also said he will support legislation to allow state autonomy under federal law, which currently makes pot possession for any reason outside limited research a crime. Gardner, a Republican, won the assurances by blocking Justice Department nominations after Attorney General Jeff Sessions withdrew the so-called Cole Memo in January.
  • Vail woman who claimed she was tied up and left in dumpster made story up, police say

    04/12/2018 9:38:13 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | 4/12/2018 | Blair Miller
    VAIL, Colo. – Vail police say they are no longer looking for suspects in the case of a woman who claimed someone zip-tied her and tossed her into a dumpster – because they say she made the story up. Linnea Hayda, 31, now faces charges of false reporting to police, tampering with evidence and attempting to influence a public servant in the case. According to police, they’d found Hayda in a dumpster with various injuries around 5:30 a.m. on March 27. They’d originally said her hands and feet were zip-tied, though she had managed to escape from some of them....
  • 2 men sentenced to probation for gang-rape of 13-year-old girl, triggering backlash

    04/10/2018 8:28:53 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/09/18 | Nicole Darrah
    A family in Colorado is outraged after two men, who were accused of gang-raping a 13-year-old girl with their brothers and cousins, were only sentenced to probation. Tommy Williams, 20, and Clarence Williams, 19, were each sentenced on Tuesday to a minimum of 10 years of sex offender intensive supervised probation, with a maximum of life on probation, KKTV reported. The men are two of six suspects accused of sexually assaulting the young teen in December 2016 inside of the Stonebrook Terrace apartment complex in Colorado Springs. The victim's grandfather was shocked at the sentencing, telling the news station:...
  • The Liberal Press Rebelled Against Reality - and Lost

    04/09/2018 5:19:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2018 | Arthur Shaper
    The New York Times featured another article about the slowing down of the liberal print media. Their featured corpse was The Denver Post, and the headline read: “Denver Post Rebels Against Its Hedge-Fund Ownership.” On the cover of the The Denver Post’s latest Sunday edition, the headline photo features a crowd of the Colorado staff, most of whom are hollowed away in silhouettes. The shadowy gaps are supposed to elicit pity from the readers about the recent, drastic cuts to the newspaper. Joining the photo, articles from the staffers themselves denounced the massive cuts. Instead of pleading for their jobs,...
  • They're Coming For Them: Boulder Passes AR-15 Ban, Massachusetts Assault Weapons Ban Upheld

    04/06/2018 7:13:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 149 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, it was not a good day for the stock market and it wasn’t a good day for gun rights. A federal judge decided to uphold a law that already strengthened the state’s ban on so-called assault weapons. The judge went on the whole weapons of war tangent in his opinion (via Bloomberg) Massachusetts’ beefed-up ban on assault weapons doesn’t violate the Second Amendment of the Constitution, a U.S. judge ruled, handing a victory to gun-control advocates seeking to pass such a law nationwide following a spate of deadly mass shootings."The AR-15 and its analogs, along with large capacity magazines,...
  • Male Colorado Democrat Has Penchant for Ladies’ Bathroom

    04/06/2018 9:47:40 AM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 6, 2018 | Elizabeth Harrington
    A Democratic state senator in Colorado, who is a man, "frequently" enters the women's bathroom, contradicting his claim that he only accidentally used the ladies room once. A recording between the state senate secretary and the Colorado State Patrol, obtained through a records request by the conservative nonprofit Compass Colorado, revealed Sen. Daniel Kagan's visits made his female colleagues uncomfortable. Last month, Sen. Beth Martinez Humenik filed a workplace sexual harassment complaint against Kagan for using the women's bathroom "multiple times."
  • US Navy Says No to Atheist Chaplains; Members of Congress 'Relieved' by Decision

    03/23/2018 7:57:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/23/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The U.S. Navy turned down the application of an atheist chaplain to serve in the Navy Chaplain Corps. The move comes after 43 members of Congress signed a letter warning that the very definition of what it means to be a chaplain is at stake. Colorado Rep. Doug Lamborn (R) and Missouri Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R) explained in a joint statement on Wednesday that the Navy made the right call in turning down the appointment of Dr. Jason Heap, the national coordinator for the United Coalition of Reason based in Washington, D.C., who first made the attempt under the Obama...
  • How the Denver DSA Convinced the Local Democratic Party to Endorse Socialism in Its Platform

    04/03/2018 12:04:02 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 29 Mar, 2018 | Zaid Jilani
    display of grassroots power, the Denver chapter of Democratic Socialists of America, or DSA, successfully convinced the Denver Democratic Party to endorse a key tenet of democratic socialism in their party platform. The party’s official platform now includes the following plank: We believe the economy should be democratically owned and controlled in order to serve the needs of the many, not to make profits for the few. The construction used here is similar to “for the many not the few,” the slogan used by the U.K.’s Labour Party. That party is currently run by Jeremy Corbyn, a committed socialist, who...
  • Boulder City Council considering Ordinance 8245: adding additional firearm regulations

    03/31/2018 4:35:56 PM PDT · by flamberge · 30 replies
    Official Boulder City Council Meeting Notification | 3/31/2018 | self
    Boulder City Council is considering: Ordinance 8245: adding additional firearm regulations to the Boulder Revised Code MEETING DATE: April 5, 2018 AGENDA TITLE Introduction, first reading and consideration of a motion to order published by title only: Ordinance 8245 adding additional firearm regulations to the Boulder Revised Code PRIMARY STAFF CONTACT Thomas Carr, City Attorney, 303-441-3020 REQUESTED ACTION OR MOTION LANGUAGE Motion to introduce and order published by title only Ordinance 8245 imposing additional firearm restrictions in the city of Boulder and setting forth related details ATTACHMENTS: Description Memo and Attachments
  • Colorado has the Sixth Lowest State and Local Tax Burden in the Nation for FY 2016

    03/25/2018 5:38:40 AM PDT · by cutty · 20 replies
    Key Policy Data ^ | Mar 22, 2018
    In Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, Colorado collected $25.4 billion in state and local taxes—or $4,590 for every man, woman, and child. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the average Colorado taxpayer can afford this level of taxation. ... Colorado’s state and local tax burden (tax collections divided by private sector personal income) was the sixth lowest in the nation for FY 2016 at 11.8 percent—or -17 percent below the national average of 14.3 percent. ... Colorado’s tax burden has increased over time by only 3 percent to 11.8 percent in...
  • No bump stocks turned in to Denver police after ban

    03/19/2018 7:40:48 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 34 replies
    Fox 31 ^ | 03/17/18
    DENVER — No bump stocks have been turned over to Denver authorities after the city banned the accessories used in last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and injured hundreds. Denver Police police last month invited city residents to turn in any bump stocks in their possession but Denverite reports that none have been handed over. The ban on bump stocks approved by the city council in January was considered largely symbolic. Denver had previously banned the types of semi-automatic rifles that can be modified with bump stocks. A bump stock is a device that can...
  • Denver detective accuses Denver City Council of protecting the Mayor, joining cover-up

    03/19/2018 6:48:49 AM PDT · by wardamneagle · 5 replies
    Denver7 ^ | Tony Kovaleski, Oscar Contreras
    DENVER – Nearly three weeks after Detective Leslie Branch-Wise broke her silence accusing Denver Mayor Michael Hancock of sexual harassment, calls for an investigation have gone nowhere. Branch-Wise is accusing Denver City Council of protecting the mayor and sweeping the issue under the rug.
  • Let us go for a cruise!: Driving the Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnel Pass, Interstate-70, Colorado.

    03/17/2018 7:43:51 PM PDT · by Voption · 46 replies
    YouTube ^ | August, 2011 | The HighwayMan
    A quick trip across the highest point on the U.S. Interstate Highway System, Interstate-70 in Colorado. The Eisenhower-Johnson Tunnel, under the continental divide.
  • In Colorado, 11.2 percent of borrowers default on student loans

    03/17/2018 8:16:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Watchdog News ^ | Mar 15, 2018
    At Everest College in Everett, nearly 30 percent of borrowers who started repaying student loans in 2014 defaulted on those loans by the end of 2016, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education. The data includes students at schools receiving federal student aid who entered repayment on selected federal loans in 2014 and defaulted before the end of the second fiscal year. In Colorado, 82 institutions reported 100,449 students entered repayment on student loans. And 11,204 – or 11.2 percent – defaulted on those loans.
  • Student with wooden color guard rifle prompts lockdown, lockouts at Boulder schools

    03/16/2018 10:10:52 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 53 replies
    Fox31 Denver ^ | 16 Mar 18 | huck Hickey
    BOULDER, Colo. — A student with a wooden color guard rifle prompted Fairview High School to be placed on lockdown and four other schools placed on lockout on Friday morning, the Boulder Police Department said. Police received a call about 7:30 a.m. saying they saw a teenage boy carrying what they believed was a white rifle case near Emerson Avenue in south Boulder. No gun was seen. Mar 16, 2018 The Boulder Valley School District said just after 8 a.m. that Fairview was placed on the more restrictive lockdown, meaning all classrooms were secured, the lights were turned off and...
  • Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Sexy Text Fallout: The Denver Post Versus the Pimp

    03/13/2018 6:47:04 AM PDT · by wardamneagle · 10 replies
    WestWord ^ | Michael Roberts
    Denver City Councilman Rafael Espinoza has asked for an independent investigation of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock following his video apology for sending inappropriate texts to Denver police officer Leslie Branch-Wise in 2011 and 2012, when she was on his security detail. But the controversy has also sparked renewed interest in stories from that same period suggesting that Hancock had been a client of the Denver Players/Denver Sugar prostitution ring, originally headed by former professional skier Scottie Ewing.
  • ICE seeks illegal immigrant in Colorado fatal hit-and-run who bonded out of jail

    03/11/2018 9:57:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 11, 2018 | Travis Fedschun
    An illegal immigrant charged with vehicular homicide in a fiery crash on a Colorado interstate bonded out of jail Saturday, a week after the deadly hit-and-run incident, despite being wanted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Ivan Zamarripa-Castaneda, 26, allegedly fled the scene of the accident on Interstate 70 involving a tractor-trailer that caught on fire last week, leaving the driver to die, according to the Denver Police Department. Zamarripa-Castaneda bonded out on Saturday, according to jail records, but it's not clear if he has been taken into custody, FOX 31 reported. Officials from ICE did not return a request...