December 30, 2013

Meet Denver Post’s new marijuana site

We invite you to check out The Cannabist, The Denver Post’s brand new site dedicated to the cannabis culture. Click around and you’ll see stories on cooking, workplace issues, international news, pets, pot strains/edibles and entertainment (music, film, comedy, video games and more.)

Check it out: http://www.thecannabist.co/

August 29, 2013
BREAKING: The federal government will not make it a priority to block marijuana legalization in Colorado or Washington or close down recreational marijuana stores.

July 30, 2013
In Colorado, to use a gun in self-defense, the shooter must have reason to believe that he or someone else would otherwise suffer serious bodily injury or death. In effect, the law affords protection similar to that provided under “stand your ground,” Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey said. 
What do you think of Colorado’s gun laws as they relate to self defense?
Read more about Colorado’s self-defense gun laws here.

In Colorado, to use a gun in self-defense, the shooter must have reason to believe that he or someone else would otherwise suffer serious bodily injury or death. In effect, the law affords protection similar to that provided under “stand your ground,” Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey said. 

What do you think of Colorado’s gun laws as they relate to self defense?

Read more about Colorado’s self-defense gun laws here.

July 29, 2013
FRONT PAGE: More people in Colorado than ever before are attempting to legally carry a concealed gun, and by no small margin.
It’s 87 percent more. 
What do you think is driving the soaring numbers?

FRONT PAGE: More people in Colorado than ever before are attempting to legally carry a concealed gun, and by no small margin.

It’s 87 percent more.

What do you think is driving the soaring numbers?

May 22, 2013
ALERT: Temporary reprieve for Nathan Dunlap
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has granted a temporary “temporary reprieve” for convicted killer Nathan Dunlap. In an executive order that provides an indefinite stay of execution, Hickenlooper writes that the decision has weighed heavily on him.
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ALERT: Temporary reprieve for Nathan Dunlap

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has granted a temporary “temporary reprieve” for convicted killer Nathan Dunlap. In an executive order that provides an indefinite stay of execution, Hickenlooper writes that the decision has weighed heavily on him.

READ THE FULL STORY

(Source: The Denver Post)

April 20, 2013
Shots fired in Denver’s Civic Center after pot rally, 3 shot
People were shot in Denver’s Civic Center during Saturday’s pot rally.
According to paramedics on the scene three people were shot. Denver police reported that one victim was shot in the leg and and another victim suffered unknown injuries.
All three victims are en route to Denver Health Medical Center.
We are updating this story as we learn more.

Shots fired in Denver’s Civic Center after pot rally, 3 shot

People were shot in Denver’s Civic Center during Saturday’s pot rally.

According to paramedics on the scene three people were shot. Denver police reported that one victim was shot in the leg and and another victim suffered unknown injuries.

All three victims are en route to Denver Health Medical Center.

We are updating this story as we learn more.

April 3, 2013
Diana DeGette’s office errs on ammo clips to defend magazine comment

Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette drew national criticism Wednesday for remarks made at a public forum in which she said banning high-capacity in ammunition magazines would be effective in reducing gun violence because “the bullets will have been shot and there won’t be any more available.”

But despite the congresswoman’s claim, ammunition magazines can be reloaded with more bullets and can be reused hundreds of times.

DeGette spokeswoman Juliet Johnson on Wednesday said the senior congresswoman from Denver “misspoke” and then issued another erroneous statement about guns.

March 22, 2013
Kids fight for abandoned dogs and cats to become Colorado state pets
A battle in the Colorado state legislature to make dogs and cats adopted from shelter and rescue centers the official state pet pitted schoolkids against professional lobbyists representing purebred dog clubs, retailers, groomers and dog-show organizers.
Advantage schoolkids. 
The bill passed, 6-3, but there were moments when the students thought their project, designed to help them learn about the legislative process, could go either way.
Read about how this dog and pony show unfolded here.

Kids fight for abandoned dogs and cats to become Colorado state pets

A battle in the Colorado state legislature to make dogs and cats adopted from shelter and rescue centers the official state pet pitted schoolkids against professional lobbyists representing purebred dog clubs, retailers, groomers and dog-show organizers.

Advantage schoolkids. 

The bill passed, 6-3, but there were moments when the students thought their project, designed to help them learn about the legislative process, could go either way.

Read about how this dog and pony show unfolded here.

March 19, 2013
Mountains of risk
A Denver Post investigation found that Colorado ski operators, protected by state law and further insulated by season-pass waivers, have escaped liability for such incidents as an inbounds avalanche, a ski instructor running into a 9-year-old, and a decaying bridge injuring a skier.
In the 34 years since Colorado’s Ski and Safety Act was passed to protect mom-and-pop ski areas from lawsuits and soaring insurance costs, multibillion-dollar real estate-development companies have come to own many of the state’s 25 resorts.
Yet not only do they continue to enjoy protections under the ski act, season-pass waivers release them from additional negligence claims and require the person who sues them to reimburse their attorney fees and costs, a Denver Post review of 30 years of lawsuits found. In the few lawsuits that do move forward, skiers and snowboarders are limited to a $250,000 cap for noneconomic damages.
Part 1: The system of investigating accidents at ski areas raises questions of thoroughness and accuracy.
Part 2: Colorado’s ski industry enjoys vast protection from liability.
Part 3: Just how many people are injured skiing and snowboarding in Colorado is something of a mystery.

Mountains of risk

A Denver Post investigation found that Colorado ski operators, protected by state law and further insulated by season-pass waivers, have escaped liability for such incidents as an inbounds avalanche, a ski instructor running into a 9-year-old, and a decaying bridge injuring a skier.

In the 34 years since Colorado’s Ski and Safety Act was passed to protect mom-and-pop ski areas from lawsuits and soaring insurance costs, multibillion-dollar real estate-development companies have come to own many of the state’s 25 resorts.

Yet not only do they continue to enjoy protections under the ski act, season-pass waivers release them from additional negligence claims and require the person who sues them to reimburse their attorney fees and costs, a Denver Post review of 30 years of lawsuits found. In the few lawsuits that do move forward, skiers and snowboarders are limited to a $250,000 cap for noneconomic damages.

March 1, 2013
Obama says he can’t ‘Jedi mind meld’ a budget deal
To the dismay of picky sci-fi fans nationwide, a combative President Barack Obama blamed Republican lawmakers Friday for failing to stop automatic spending cuts from beginning to kick in late in the day, arguing he can’t perform a “Jedi mind meld” to get Republicans to agree on a deal.
As Peter Griffin would say, “D’oh.”

Obama says he can’t ‘Jedi mind meld’ a budget deal

To the dismay of picky sci-fi fans nationwide, a combative President Barack Obama blamed Republican lawmakers Friday for failing to stop automatic spending cuts from beginning to kick in late in the day, arguing he can’t perform a “Jedi mind meld” to get Republicans to agree on a deal.

As Peter Griffin would say, “D’oh.”

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