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Social equity the slumbering elephant behind legalizing marijuana

Questions about marijuana and social justice have played a prominent role this year in several U.S. states' debates about pot legalization.

Student killed in US school shooting near Columbine

Highlands Ranch - A teenaged student was fatally shot and multiple others were wounded Tuesday in a school shooting by fellow pupils in the US state of Colorado, across town from one of the worst gun massacres in the country's modern history.

Eight students wounded in US school shooting near Columbine

Highlands Ranch - At least eight teenaged students were wounded Tuesday in a school shooting by fellow pupils in the US state of Colorado, police said, across town from one of the worst gun massacres in the country's modern history.

Colorado to fine drivers of gas cars who park in EV bays

Drivers of petrol (gas) cars in the U.S. state of Colorado risk new fines if they park their cars in parking bays reserved for the charging of electric vehicles. This follows new legislation passed by the General Assembly.

Colorado cannabis trial could affect U.S. pot production

Denver - A federal trial beginning Monday in Denver, Colorado could have far-reaching effects on the U.S. marijuana industry. A jury will consider a lawsuit using the federal anti-racketeering law to target cannabis companies.

Regulators approve Xcel's plan to retire two coal-fired plants

Pueblo - Colorado regulators have approved Xcel Energy's plan to retire two coal-fired generating stations in Pueblo a decade early, part of a plan to bolster the utility's share of power from renewable sources.

Sockeye salmon run and cold-water trout — The water's too warm

Anywhere from five to 22 million sockeye salmon are nearing the mouth of British Columbia's Fraser River, heading home to spawn. But the waters of the river are so warm right now there is a good chance the salmon will die.

Review: Neil Diamond honors Colorado firefighters with 'Sweet Caroline' Special

Veteran singer-songwriter Neil Diamond surprised Colorado firefighters with an acoustic rendition of his perennial classic "Sweet Caroline."

Xcel CEO — Retiring U.S. coal fleet is 'just a matter of time'

Xcel Colorado announced the retirement of two coal-fired power plants, shortly after CEO Ben Fowke spoke on stage at the EEI Annual Convention.

Colorado rural startup fund gives access to investment capital

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade has partnered with the Colorado Venture Capital Authority, allocating $9 million for a new investment fund targeting rural counties.

3,000 wells shut down in Colorado after fatal house explosion

Firestone - Woodlands, Texas-based Anadarko Petroleum Corporation announced on Wednesday it was shutting down more than 3,000 of its older, vertical wells in Northeastern Colorado following a home explosion and fire on April 17 that killed two people.

Xcel Energy to invest billions in new wind farms in seven states

Minneapolis - Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy Inc. announced this week it is proposing to build 11 wind farms in seven states in the Southwest, the Upper Midwest, and Colorado, using Colorado-made turbines from Vestas Wind Systems for a large part of it.

Wildfires rage in Boulder, Colorado and western North Carolina

A wildfire near the city of Boulder, Colorado prompted the evacuation of 426 homes on Sunday, while a wildfire in Western North Carolina, near Nebo in McDowell County, continues to rage almost unabated.

Undocumented mother seeks sanctuary in US church

Denver - Jeanette Vizguerra fled to the United States from Mexico with her family after her husband was kidnapped three times, once with a gun to his head.

Op-Ed: Environmental Scientist says 'Materialism will wear out' Special

Golden - The recent presidential order to have the EPA's climate change page removed from the web has sent shock-waves thru the various social circles of environmentalists and scientists.

Country star Jason Aldean to headline 2017 Country Jam festival

Country superstar Jason Aldean will be headlining the 26th annual Country Jam festival at Jam Ranch in Colorado next June.

Consumer Alert: Two companies recall beef due to E. coli O157:H7

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety Inspection Service has issued two notices of recalls of beef products from two separate companies Tuesday night. Both recalls involve possible contamination of the beef products with E. coli 0157:H7.

Warriors' Draymond Green talks about arrest at tech conference

Aspen - "When things happen, you meet them head-on." So says Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, the player who famously got into it with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James in last month's NBA playoffs

Colorado's own Joey Canyon discuses 'The Joey Canyon Show' Special

Veteran singer/songwriter Joey Canyon has lived in the Centennial State for over 40 years (he was born in California) and presents his own country music and variety television programme from his adopted hometown of Denver. Digital Journal meets him.

Proposed sexting law is facing pushback in CO

A proposed sexting law in Colorado is receiving pushback. Concerns about how to punish teens engaging in sexting are being raised.

Fracking puts 7.9 million people at risk of man-made earthquakes

Oklahoma City - About 7.9 million people are now at risk from man-made earthquakes, especially in parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Arkansas according to the U.S. Geological Survey in a report issued earlier this week.

Op-Ed: USAF pilot Col. 'Mad dog' Madison looks back on illustrious days Special

Colorado Springs - Today is a very happy day for Colonel Mike Madison as he marries Carin Peacock. It is a new phase of his life. Looking back upon a military career that spans 25 years.

Fossil fish with enormous mouth unearthed by paleontologists

Chicago - Lurking in Cretaceous seas, Rhinconichthys was an ominous-looking fish with an enormous jaw that it could swing shut to capture food. But it was only dangerous if you were plankton.

Bill Clinton makes quiet trip to Colorado to help wife's campaign

Denver - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton made an under-the-radar trip to Denver last week to rally support for his wife's campaign before the Colorado caucuses on March 1.

Op-Ed: Dinosaur mating — Grooves in rock may be evidence of dino sex

Denver - Long grooves carved into the ground by clawed feet may be evidence of "frenzied" dinosaur mating rituals, scientists say. This behavior is common in some birds, and the discovery hints that two-legged dinos may have done this some 100 million years ago.

Black Friday crowds smaller, calmer in stores across the country

New York - Smaller crowds and fewer unruly bargain-hunters made the start of the holiday shopping season seem almost civilized, reports from around the country appear to indicate.

Ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle sentenced in child-sex case

Indianapolis - Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle was sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison Thursday for allegedly trading in child pornography and having sex with underage prostitutes. He was also sentenced to lifetime supervision.

The budding business of bud in Colorado

Denver - While states battle governing bodies to allow the marijuana craze to pass, Colorado is enjoying immeasurable financial success while realizing a much easier to stomach crime rate.

Universal health care to appear on ballot in Colorado

A plan to make Colorado the first state to opt out of the federal health law and replace it with universal health care, funded by the taxpayer, is going to be on the Colorado ballet in 2016.

KIA dealer in Colorado takes customer's car for a test drive

A lady in Loveland, Colorado dropped her car at a Peak Kia dealership to have the automobile’s faulty radio fixed. Through the dashboard camera, she later found out how a dealership employee handled her car and that infuriated her.
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A liquor store in Breckenridge  Colorado  USA.
A liquor store in Breckenridge, Colorado, USA.
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Rental bicycles abound across the city of Denver  where you can pick them up to ride from place to p...
Rental bicycles abound across the city of Denver, where you can pick them up to ride from place to place, parking them at each kiosk you arrive at.
The skyline of downtown Denver with Speer Boulevard in the foreground.
The skyline of downtown Denver with Speer Boulevard in the foreground.
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Journalist and author  Matt Richtel  has written another book. His current novel  Dead on Arrival  w...
Journalist and author, Matt Richtel, has written another book. His current novel "Dead on Arrival" which will be featured at Bookshop West Portal this month on Aug. 22. It is already being heralded by critics, comparing it to a Michael Crichton thriller. Yes, it is set in San Francisco with a connection to Colorado, among other things.
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University of Colorado 2009 - 420 Celebration- Clouds of Pot Smoke rising above the crowd of almost ...
University of Colorado 2009 - 420 Celebration- Clouds of Pot Smoke rising above the crowd of almost 15,000 well-behaved, stoned and smiling partiers.
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Seen here from his glory days is Col. Michael Madison meeting then Secretary of State Hilary Clinton...
Seen here from his glory days is Col. Michael Madison meeting then Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.
Courtesy of Col. Michael "Mad Dog" Madison
Opening day at Brekenridge 2013/14
Opening day at Brekenridge 2013/14
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Seen here next to the Presidential plane  Col. Mike Mad Dog Madison has been part of the cockpit cre...
Seen here next to the Presidential plane, Col. Mike Mad Dog Madison has been part of the cockpit crew on Air Force One several times.
Courtesy of Col. Michael "Mad Dog" Madison
Sunrise from a near by hotel high near the 16th St Mall  Denver.
Sunrise from a near by hotel high near the 16th St Mall, Denver.
Newly refurbished gold dome of the Colorado Capitol Building.
Newly refurbished gold dome of the Colorado Capitol Building.
University of Colorado 2009 - 420 Celebration- Clouds of Pot Smoke rising above the crowd of almost ...
University of Colorado 2009 - 420 Celebration- Clouds of Pot Smoke rising above the crowd of almost 15,000 well-behaved, stoned and smiling partiers.
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The flooded area of Fair Grounds Park in Loveland  Colorado
The flooded area of Fair Grounds Park in Loveland, Colorado
Ed Ogle
Flowers growing along the streets of the 16th Street Mall  Denver  CO
Flowers growing along the streets of the 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO
 I have had the opportunity to meet leaders and diplomats from all over the world   said Col. Michae...
"I have had the opportunity to meet leaders and diplomats from all over the world," said Col. Michael "Mad Dog" Madison. Seen here is him with former President Jimmy Carter.
Courtesy of Col. Michael "Mad Dog" Madison
The  Lion House  at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover u...
The "Lion House" at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover until spring.
The Wild Animal Santuary non-profit organization
Seen here off to the far right is Col. Madison. Part of the assignments Col. Madison took charge of ...
Seen here off to the far right is Col. Madison. Part of the assignments Col. Madison took charge of was making sure dignitaries and diplomats got to and from the world-leader meetings quickly and safely.
Courtesy of Col. Michael "Mad Dog" Madison
A black bear calmly walks off with a trash bin full of food behind a restaurant in Colorado Springs.
A black bear calmly walks off with a trash bin full of food behind a restaurant in Colorado Springs.
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Sierra Jane and her team of doctors.
Sierra Jane and her team of doctors.
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The West Fork Fire Complex  started by lightning - consisting of two separate fires in Rio Grande Co...
The West Fork Fire Complex, started by lightning - consisting of two separate fires in Rio Grande County in southern Colorado on June 22, 2015.
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