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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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Last person sought following raids on street gang turns himself in

By: Anthony Cotton
The Denver Post

An alleged member of the Rollin 60s street gang wanted by law enforcement authorities turned himself in to Aurora Police Thursday night.

Former DaVita insider helped build case that led to $389M settlement

By: Christopher N. Osher
The Denver Post

A key witness in an anti-kickback investigation that ended with DaVita HealthCare Partners paying $389 million gave federal prosecutors sales spreadsheets, e-mails and insight into

First lady touts Sen. Mark Udall, president's record during rally

By: Lynn Bartels
The Denver Post

First Lady Michelle Obama called her husband's job performance "phenomenal" at a rally Thursday in Denver on behalf of Democratic U.

Hundreds of duplicate ballots mistakenly sent to Adams County voters

By: John Aguilar
The Denver Post

Adams County election officials announced Thursday that they are scrambling to recover up to 243 duplicate ballots that were erroneously printed by an outside firm and delivered to voters.

National

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.

International

Japan prosecutors delay ruling on possible Fukushima indictments

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese prosecutors have delayed a decision on whether to charge three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co for their handling of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, an official with a special panel that requested an indictment said on Friday.

Canadian couple accused of spying in China held in near isolation

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Canadian couple accused of spying near China's sensitive border with North Korea has been kept in near isolation for more than 80 days, their son said, and they have repeatedly been denied access to legal counsel.






Swedish military calls off hunt for suspected submarine

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish military said on Friday that it had called of its search for a suspected foreign submarine in waters off Stockholm after a week-long hunt, ending the country's biggest military mobilization since the Cold War.






Saudi Arabia's Shi'ites fear they are at mercy of region's tumult

RIYADH (Reuters) - The Shi’ite Muslim minority in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province have long felt marginalized by the Sunni ruling dynasty, and protests for greater rights as part of the 2011 Arab Spring brought a crackdown on both protesters and demands for reform.

Bangladesh Islamist leader convicted of war crimes dies

DHAKA (Reuters) - A Bangladeshi Islamist party leader serving 90 years in prison for crimes during Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence has died, a doctor said.






Protesters in Hong Kong to vote on government proposals

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong say they will hold a straw poll on government proposals they had rejected earlier in the week as the campaign in the Chinese-controlled city entered the fifth week on Friday.

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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...