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Denver 2014 State of the City Address: July 14, 2014

By: Mayor Michael B. Hancock

Good morning, Denver. Good morning to neighbors on South Pearl and Tennyson, on Santa Fe and Tamarac, those in Cherry Creek and all along Colfax and Monaco. Good morning to everyone who helps make this city great. Thank you to Christophe for welcoming us here today. To my friends and colleagues on Denver’s City Council, District Attorney Morrissey, and to all the other elected officials from around the region, thank you for being here. I want to take a moment to salute those who will not be returning to these elected seats next year. Auditor Dennis Gallagher leaves a legacy of leadership and creative ideas. To council...

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Local Impact of Sims-Fayola Spurs National Growth

By: Angelin Thompson

The addition of Sims-Fayola International Academy to Northeast Denver’s educational landscape in 2012 filled a long-held void for parents wanting the right fit for their sons. Today, Denver’s first and only all-boys charter public school is positioned to expand across the city and the nation. Students come from all over...

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KUVO Radio Station: The Promise of a Community

By: Angelia D. McGowan

This year marks the 29th anniversary for KUVO/KVJZ radio station. One of the few radio stations in the nation playing jazz around the clock for seven days a week is growing strong because of the “promise of a community to support it” says Rodney Franks, who has been with the...

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A Broadway Island Comes to Aurora

By: Luciana Capture

Candy Brown is a face you may have seen, even if you can’t quite place it. She has a face and a youthful glide that belies her years. She moved to Denver six years ago and she says, seemingly surprised at how long it’s been herself.  Having been the daughter...

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Denver Fire investigating partial building collapse

By: Anthony Cotton
The Denver Post

Denver Fire is investigating a partial building collapse near West 13th Avenue and Kalamath Street.

Burt's Smokehouse BBQ opening in Centennial on Aug. 22

By: YourHub Reporter

Burt's Smokehouse BBQ is holding a grand opening in Centennial this weekend.The new family-owned restaurant is at 7470 S.

Broncos WR Jordan Norwood tears ACL, is out for season

By: Mike Klis
The Denver Post

Broncos receiver Jordan Norwood, who seemed on the verge of becoming one of the NFL's best comeback stories of the preseason, suffered a torn left anterior cruciate ligament during practice Wednesday and is lost for the season.

Sierra Trading Post opening 1st Colorado store in Greenwood Village on Aug. 28

By: YourHub Reporter

Sierra Trading Post is opening a retail location in Greenwood Village, the first store in Colorado and the fifth overall.

National

U.S. hospital breach biggest yet to exploit Heartbleed bug: expert

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(Reuters) - Hackers who stole the personal data of about 4.5 million patients of hospital group Community Health Systems Inc broke into the company's computer system by exploiting the "Heartbleed" internet bug, making it the first known large-scale cyber attack using the flaw, according to a security expert.

Many who have left U.S. labor force say they would like to return

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mike Yack has left the workforce twice in the last eight years and calls himself retired, yet at age 62 the former General Motors employee does not consider his working life over.

NHTSA unveils new recall search tool

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. auto safety regulators on Wednesday unveiled a more precise way for vehicle owners to search online to find out if their cars or motorcycles have been recalled by the manufacturer.

Lawyers for Colorado theater gunman: police lied about media leaks

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DENVER (Reuters) - Lawyers for accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes said on Tuesday two homicide detectives may have perjured themselves when they denied leaking to Fox News details of his plan for the massacre, court documents show.

Accused bitcoin exchanger loses bid to narrow criminal charges

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Florida man accused of engaging in a scheme to sell more than $1 million in bitcoins to users of the illicit online marketplace Silk Road on Tuesday lost a bid to narrow his criminal case.

Islamic State video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents posted a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and images of another U.S. journalist whose life they said depended on how the United States acts in Iraq.






International

Hundreds rally in Ireland after rape victim says denied abortion

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DUBLIN (Reuters) - Hundreds of people rallied in Dublin to call for a change to Ireland's abortion laws on Wednesday after a rape victim said she was refused a termination and instead gave birth by Cesarean section.

Afghanistan gives NYT reporter 24 hours to leave country

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KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan has given a New York Times reporter 24 hours to leave the country, accusing him of not cooperating with an investigation into his reporting, the Attorney General's office said on Wednesday.






Kuwait detains Muslim cleric suspected of funding militants: security source

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KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait detained a prominent Sunni Muslim cleric at the Gulf state's airport on Wednesday after the United States included him on a sanctions list on suspicion that he is funneling money to militants in Iraq and Syria, a security source told Reuters.

U.S. military continues to strike Islamic State in Iraq -U.S. officials

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. war planes continue to strike Islamic State targets in Iraq despite the militants' killing of a U.S. journalist in retaliation for President Barack Obama's air campaign in Iraq, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

IAEA report to show Iran meeting nuclear deal terms: diplomats

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VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog was expected to issue a monthly update later on Wednesday showing Iran is complying with the terms of last year's interim deal with six world powers to curb some of its atomic activities, diplomats said.

Libya restarts oil exports from biggest port as fighting rages in Benghazi

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BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Libya has restarted oil exports from its biggest port for the first time since the end of a year-long blockade, a boost to the central government which is struggling with a wave of clashes in the capital.






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Denver Urban Spectrum Wins Two CABJ SIE Awards

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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...