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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.

Review: A Denver couple goes West to pursue dream of Ice Cream Special

Sonoma - It's not everyday that a young couple would move over 765 miles just to follow a dream to open an ice cream shop. Yet that is what Joe and Ramie Hencmann did, leaving their well-established lives in Denver to venture to a place unknown, like Sonoma.

Holmes found guilty in Colorado theater shootings

Centennial - Former graduate student James Holmes was convicted Thursday of killing 12 moviegoers and injuring dozens in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater in 2012.

'Joke Tweet' gets cybersecurity expert barred from United flight

A prominent cybersecurity researcher ran afoul of United Airlines last week after he joked on Twitter that the airline's onboard computer systems could be hacked. The airline was not amused.

Dhruv Prasad talks about the inaugural Loudwire Music Festival Special

Digital Journal spoke to the Executive Vice President of Live Events for Townsquare Media, the company behind Loudwire.com and the above-mentioned music festival.

Op-Ed: Oklahoma and Nebraska demand legal pot law in Colorado overturned

Sidney - Nebraska and Oklahoma are being accused as fair-weather federalists because they feel the Supreme Court should overturn Amendment 64, the legalization measure that Colorado voters approved in 2012 for legalizing medical marijuana.

Op-Ed: The failure and success of legal cannabis in Colorado

Denver - Colorado is home to the great marijuana experiment. A completely legal cannabis industry that is trying to prove to the world that a legal cannabis market makes sense. While some have praised the decision, others have expressed doubt.

Illinois lawmaker proposes ban on hunters' use of 'unfair drones'

While some states have already banned or regulated the use of drones for hunting, even more states have bills on the books regarding the use of this controversial procedure. Alaska is one such state that has banned the use of drones for hunting wildlife.

Video: Denver cops trip pregnant woman face-first; beat husband

Denver - When Mayra Lazos-Guerrero, seven months pregnant, walked up to two two police officers who were were beating her husband while he was on the ground, she asked them to stop. Instead, one of the officers swept her feet out from under her, a witness said.

Pot cloud in classroom puts Colorado high school on lock-down

Commerce City - There was a little bit of “reefer madness” going on at Adams High School in Commerce City, Colorado this week. The school was put on lock-down Friday after one student’s weed pipe filled the classroom with smoke, school officials said.

Op-Ed: Mile High City re-elects Colorado governor

Denver - Perhaps no state demonstrates how the nation ignored the facts in handing power back to the GOP more than Colorado. Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper won by pushing his party.

Interview with SHEL's Eva Holbrook Special

SHEL, a band made up of four very talented sisters from Colorado, recently popped up on the soundtrack to a major motion picture. Digital Journal chats to their charming lead singer about what could well be their ticket to stardom.

Poll: Republican Cory Gardner leads Sen. Mark Udall by 4 points

Denver - Just 20 days before voters decide which political party will control the U.S. Senate, Republican Cory Gardner leads Colorado’s incumbent Democrat Sen. Mark Udall by four points, according to a new CNN/ORC poll published Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Civics or censorship? CO student protests reveal need for answers

Denver - School boards in Colorado and Texas are coming under scrutiny for wanting to increase the prevalence of civics and patriotism in high school social studies. Students in Colorado are protesting, raising the debate over when civics becomes censorship.

Legal marijuana enhances craft beer in Colorado Special

Concern that legal pot in Colorado would compete with the state's world class beer scene appears to be unfounded. Four Colorado breweries report on their experience in the new market place.

Co. outfitter admits to maiming wild cats to make hunting easier

Mack - A Colorado hunting outfitter who is accused of allegedly injuring mountain lions and bobcats so that his clients could kill them more easily had his day in a U.S. court last Friday.

Hiker says singing opera scared off a mountain lion

Placerville - A talent for opera singing may have saved a Colorado hiker from a close encounter with a mountain lion who appeared to be stalking her.

Study: Cannabis is an economic windfall for Colorado

Reports are stating that Colorado residents and visitors are buying pot in what amounts to tons after legalization. At average rates of $220 an ounce this market is making some incredible money for those running it.

Op-Ed: Supreme Court twiddles thumbs on gay marriage as Obama plays pool

Denver - Sometimes it seems that if Colorado isn’t the center of the universe, at least it is the center of the United States. Take same-sex marriage or marijuana.

Op-Ed: Sen. Mark Udall hides in D.C. Beltway as Obama visits Colorado

Denver - It’s getting to the point where U.S. president Barack Obama is so unpopular leaders of his own political party refuse to be seen with him for fear that it will cost them their jobs in November.
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Art bench to wait for your bus on the 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO.
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A fire broke out in an Aurora apartment building just one block from the apartment of James Holmes  ...
A fire broke out in an Aurora apartment building just one block from the apartment of James Holmes, accused in the movie theater shooting massacre.
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One person was killed and two injured in the accident while a Bombardier Challenger 600 jet was landing at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport
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Opening day at Brekenridge 2013/14
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Informative cow, downtown Denver, CO.
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Art travel cow, downtown Denver, CO.
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Mountains in the distance looking out from the 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO.
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A Colorado sunset tinged with smoke from the wildfires
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File photo: Winter storm.
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James Holmes in his initial court hearing.
James Holmes in his initial court hearing.
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Scenes from downtown Denver along the 16th Street Mall.
Scenes from downtown Denver along the 16th Street Mall.
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Bus traveling along the 16th Street Mall, with mountains in the distance, downtown Denver, CO.
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Sunrise from a near by hotel high near the 16th St Mall, Denver.
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People wait in line to be among the first to legally buy recreational marijuana at the Botana Care store in Northglenn, Colorado, January 1, 2014
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Artistic chess stations, downtown denver on the 16th Street Mall.
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Outdoor cafes are the norm along the 16th Street Mall, downtown Denver, CO.
Flowers growing along the streets of the 16th Street Mall  Denver  CO
Flowers growing along the streets of the 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO
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The "Lion House" at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover until spring.
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