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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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Longmont authorities conclude concerned resident wasn't exposed to Ebola

By: John Fryar, Times-Call staff writer

Police, fire and medical personnel responded Wednesday night to a report that a Longmont man with flu-like symptoms feared that he may have been exposed to Ebola.

Highlands Ranch man accused of exposing himself at Target is arrested

By: Jesse Paul
The Denver Post

Authorities in Douglas County arrested a Highlands Ranch man on Wednesday night accused of exposing his genitals in the children's section of a Target.

Boulder County officials investigating illegal shooting of elk near Gross Reservoir

By: Mitchell Byars and Alex Burness, Camera Staff Writers

State and local officials are investigating the illegal shooting of an elk on private property near Gross Reservoir in western Boulder County on Wednesday night.

Fox News put Colorado Senate race center stage

By: Joanne Ostrow, Ostrow Off The Record

Bret Baier, Fox News ChanelWith all eyes on the Colorado elections, which could determine who controls the U.


Obama praises Supreme Court stance on gay marriage: magazine

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said the U.S. Supreme Court's recent move to uphold lower-court rulings allowing gay marriage in several states may be its most significant decision during his time in office, he told the New Yorker magazine in comments published on Monday.

California man charged with murder of Saudi student

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 28-year-old man was charged on Monday with murdering a college student from Saudi Arabia whose remains were found last week alongside a freeway in a Southern California desert city, authorities said.

U.S. issues new protocols for treating Ebola patients

DALLAS (Reuters) - The United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed when caring for patients infected with the virus.

Seattle police officers' challenge to use-of-force policy dismissed

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit by Seattle police officers challenging new rules restricting the department's use of force, which they claimed could endanger both them and civilians.

Woman in outrigger canoe attacked by shark off California coast

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A woman who was attacked by a 6-foot (1.8-meter) shark in her outrigger canoe off the California coast over the weekend managed to escape unharmed and paddle safely back to shore, the local harbor patrol said on Monday.

Idaho pastors opposed to gay marriage sue city over law

SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - Two pastors in Idaho, who fear they could be penalized for refusing to perform newly legal gay marriages at their private wedding chapel, have filed a lawsuit, saying an Idaho anti-discrimination law violates their right to free speech and religious liberty.


Three Azeri workers die in offshore platform accident

BAKU (Reuters) - Three workers were killed and one is still missing after an accident at one of the offshore oil and gas platforms in the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan, Azeri state energy company SOCAR said on Thursday.

Cash aid for refugees succeeds despite donors' doubts

BEIRUT (Reuters) - For decades, aid groups have assumed they know what's best for refugees and the poor; a growing body of evidence suggests they're wrong.

Economic bounce, tough campaign point to Rousseff win in Brazil

MATEUS LEME Brazil (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff looks positioned to narrowly win a second term on Sunday thanks to a slight rebound in the economy and her success in portraying her rival as an elitist who would take Brazil back to a more heartless era.

Pistorius shoves race, crime and punishment in South Africa's face

PRETORIA (Reuters) - As Oscar Pistorius spent his first day behind bars this week, a suspected child rapist and murderer went on trial at the same Pretoria court in a case that has also provoked fierce debate about crime and punishment in post-apartheid South Africa.

Zimbabwe's first lady says Mugabe's deputy should resign

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe said on Thursday deputy president Joice Mujuru, potential successor to her 90-year-old husband Robert Mugabe, should resign, in an attack likely to widen divisions in the ruling party.

Colombia to intensify battle against smuggling

BOGOTA (Reuters) - The battle against contraband is set to become a focal point for Colombia's armed forces as the risk to the economy and security matches the dangers of drug trafficking to the Andean nation, the head of the fiscal police 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...