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A Conversation with Wellington E. Webb

By: Charles Emmons

Editor’s note: Former Denver Mayor Wellington E. Webb is a ‘sensei’ to mayors today.  Not yet ready to retire, he runs a business and political consulting practice, Webb Group International.  His 28th floor office at 1660 Lincoln in Denver’s financial district looks out over the capitol dome to the south to Pikes Peak.  Everyday Webb sees the vibrant city he helped to develop.  In this article, he weighs in on the political climate in Colorado.             The country is facing another milestone in 2014 as the first non-white President of the United States, Barack Obama, winds down his second term. In 2008,...

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High-Profile News Impacts “Everybody” Battling Alzheimer’s

By: Angelia D. McGowan

“My uncle.” “My dad.” “My Grandfather.” “My Grandmother.” “Pat Bowlen.” “Everybody.” These are some of the answers that walkers proudly broadcast at the finish line when asked, “Who are you walking for?” Between 8,000 and 10,000 people registered for the 25th Annual Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Denver...

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Why Talk About RACE?

By: Angelia D. McGowan

The Exhibit RACE:  Are We So Different?  Challenges Biological Assumptions and Stereotypes Race. What is race?  What do we really know about race? Why even talk about race? Here’s what we do know: Race is a short word with a long history in the United States of America. Think of...

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Black Tie Party with a Purpose Returns

By: Norma J. Paige

  The old adage, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach is still alive and well.  It is also the way to reach the heart of a community. The 2nd annual 100 Men Who Cook black tie gala fundraiser being held Nov. 29 at the Crowne Plaza...

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Gay marriage: Colorado Republicans, once seizing it as issue, now shrug

By: Jon Murray
The Denver Post

Just two years ago, Colorado's House Republican leadership felt so strongly about fighting off legal recognition for same-sex relationships that they twice torpedoed a civil unions bill that otherwise was guaranteed passage on the floor.

Denver coroner IDs two women killed in shooting; suspect apologizes

By: Jesse Paul
The Denver Post

The Denver coroner on Friday identified the two women shot to death earlier this week at an apartment complex off Parker Road.

When is daylight saving time 2014?

By: Jesse Paul
The Denver Post

Daylight saving ends early Sunday when the clocks are wound back an hour, allotting a bit of coveted extra sleep.

Daily Digest: New Denver jail report offers glimpse into deputies' frustration, and 9 other stories

By: Jesse Paul
The Denver Post

Your daily resource for late-breaking news, upcoming events, the Denver weather forecast, Denver traffic information, and the stories that will be talked about on Halloween, Friday, Oct.


Investigation continues into deadly Kansas airport plane crash

WICHITA Kan. (Reuters) - The bodies of four people killed when a small twin-engine turboprop airplane crashed into a building at Wichita's airport remained in the smoldering ruins on Friday as federal officials investigated the crash, officials said.

Bodies of three young U.S. citizens identified in northern Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The bodies of three people, tied-up and with gunshot wounds to the head, have been identified as siblings from Texas reported missing earlier this month, a northeastern Mexico state prosecutor said on Friday.

Three Illinois siblings killed in crash before Halloween parade

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Three siblings on their way to a Halloween parade were killed and their mother and brother seriously injured when their vehicle was hit by a freight train in southern Illinois, police said on Friday.

U.S. rocket explosion investigation suspects main engine failure

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - As Orbital Sciences picks up the pieces, literally and figuratively, after its high-profile rocket launch explosion, accident investigators are looking closely at a potential first-stage engine problem.

Parachutist rescued from Missouri radio tower

(Reuters) - A man's plan to leap from a Missouri radio tower south of St. Louis went awry when his parachute got stuck on a supporting wire, leaving him suspended 155 feet above the ground, a fire official said on Friday.

Washington policeman injured in struggle with ax-wielding attacker

(Reuters) - A Washington police officer was injured early Friday in a struggle with an ax-wielding attacker who remains at large, police in the nation's capital said.


Eleven dead, over 45 injured in Honduras bus accident

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - At least 11 people were killed and over 45 injured in western Honduras on Friday when a bus ran off the road and crashed into a ravine, a government official said.

South Sudan famine temporarily averted, but risks remain: U.N.

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Aid and some small harvests have helped stave off a feared famine in South Sudan, but any more fighting there could still leave millions facing severe hunger next year, a senior World Food Program (WFP) official said on Friday.

Canada security services struggle with extremist threat, resources gap

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's spy agency and national police force are so constrained by a lack of resources that they can’t keep close track of all the Islamic extremists who may be a potential threat at home and they have also had to abandon some counter-espionage work and criminal investigations, according to current and former intelligence and police officials.

South Sudan famine temporarily averted, but risks remain: U.N.

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Aid and some small harvests have helped stave off a feared famine in South Sudan, but any more fighting there could still leave millions facing severe hunger next year, a senior World Food Programme (WFP) official said on Friday.

U.S. blacklists Myanmar official ahead of Obama visit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on a prominent lawmaker and businessman in Myanmar for undermining economic and political reforms in the country, ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's planned visit next month.

Dutch team recovers human remains from MH17 crash site: PM

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A Dutch team took advantage of a pause in fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine on Friday to recover human remains from the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash site, the Dutch prime minister said.

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Denver Urban Spectrum Wins Two CABJ SIE Awards

Last month at the annual Colorado Association of Black Journalists awards banquet, the Denver Urban Spectrum walked away with two Scribes In Excellence awards.  New column DUS Blowing Smoke which explores the realities of the Cannabis industry by Wanda James received the Best in Series award and Angelia McGowan tied...