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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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WATCH: Top headlines from DPTV - Aurora teens' tweet about ISIS plan, Pat Bowlen, and more

Aurora teens tweeted with friends about their plan to join ISIS in Syria, President Obama pledges support to Canada after attack at Parliament, Fired Denver science teacher charged in classroom explosion, and more.

Trial underway for man accused of poisoning, dismembering his mother

By: Jordan Steffen
The Denver Post

Testimony began Wednesday in the trial of a Centennial man accused of poisoning and dismembering his mother with police officers describing his capture and strange comments the night of his arrest.

Front Range slopes slid in record numbers during 2013 floods

By: Nancy Lofholm
The Denver Post

When record-breaking rains turned parts of the Front Range into a flooded disaster area last fall, an overlooked, major geological phenomenon was also causing damage in three foothills counties.

Man declares sanctuary in Denver to avoid deportation

By: Anthony Cotton
The Denver Post

A man who has been in the United States for 15 years and owns a subcontracting business claimed sanctuary in Denver on Tuesday in order to avoid deportation.

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

Canada's parliament attacked, soldier fatally shot nearby

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A gunman attacked Canada's parliament on Wednesday, with gunfire erupting near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was fatally shot at a nearby war memorial, stunning the Canadian capital.

Mexico says mayor, wife were behind student-teacher disappearances

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican mayor and his wife were "probable masterminds" behind the disappearance of 43 student teachers last month in the restive southwest, the country's attorney general said on Wednesday.

UK's Cameron to object to EU budget plans at leaders' summit -source

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron plans to use a meeting of European leaders this week to lobby against European Union requests for member states to stump up more money, a British government source said.

At U.N., China asked to back human rights case against North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The chief U.N. investigator into human rights cases in North Korea said on Wednesday he has appealed to China to support calls to refer Pyongyang's actions to The Hague on suspicion of crimes against humanity.

Chinese peacekeepers expected in South Sudan at start of 2015: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Some 700 Chinese peacekeepers are expected to join a United Nations mission in South Sudan at the start of next year, the head of the U.N. operation said on Wednesday, though she appealed for Beijing to deploy the battalion "sooner rather than later."






Niger buys 'spy plane' to combat Sahel militants

NIAMEY (Reuters) - The government of Niger has purchased a reconnaissance plane as part of its effort to combat Islamist fighters and criminal gangs operating on its vast territory, the West African country's interior minister said on Wednesday.

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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...