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.

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.

December 13, 2012
30 questions: So pot is legal in Colorado now. What comes next?
The passage and governor’s proclamation of Amendment 64 on Monday, which makes Colorado one of the first two states to legalize limited possession and sales of marijuana, has prompted a flood of questions about what happens now.
Denver Post reporter John Ingold fields 30 questions about what’s coming for Colorado with pot legalized. Some highlights:
Wait, is pot really legal?
Do I need a license or a registration to possess marijuana?
So I can just smoke up wherever I want now?
Can I grow marijuana in my backyard?
I can be fired for using marijuana even if I wasn’t impaired on the job?
So, we’re like the Amsterdam of the West now?

30 questions: So pot is legal in Colorado now. What comes next?

The passage and governor’s proclamation of Amendment 64 on Monday, which makes Colorado one of the first two states to legalize limited possession and sales of marijuana, has prompted a flood of questions about what happens now.

Denver Post reporter John Ingold fields 30 questions about what’s coming for Colorado with pot legalized. Some highlights:

  • Wait, is pot really legal?
  • Do I need a license or a registration to possess marijuana?
  • So I can just smoke up wherever I want now?
  • Can I grow marijuana in my backyard?
  • I can be fired for using marijuana even if I wasn’t impaired on the job?
  • So, we’re like the Amsterdam of the West now?

November 15, 2012

Photos: Israeli Offensive in Gaza Continues

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—Militants in the Gaza Strip pounded southern Israel with rocket fire on Thursday, killing three people as the Israeli military pressed forward with a second day of intense air raids and naval attacks on militant targets.

JERUSALEM—Tel Aviv residents say they heard an explosion following an air-raid alert across the city, raising fears of a Gaza rocket strike on Israel’s commercial capital.

WASHINGTON—The White House says the U.S. strongly condemns the barrage of rocket fire from Gaza into Israel and regrets the loss of life.

April 29, 2012

Body of likely suspect in Washington double-slayings found in blown bunker

After a 22-hour standoff, police blew the top off a rugged mountain bunker near Seattle on Saturday, only to find their target — a man thought to be a murder suspect who holed up there — dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside.

February 16, 2012
AP: Josh Powell won’t be buried next to two sons he killed after Crime Stoppers buys adjacent cemetery plots

"Powell’s mother, wracked by grief, realized early this week that no one else was planning for what to do with Josh Powell’s remains, Kirk Graves, the brother-in-law of Josh Powell, told The Associated Press. She visited a funeral home and a few cemeteries, he said, she ‘cluelessly’ picked a gravesite just up the hill from where the boys are buried.

"The decision prompted a public firestorm. The parents of Susan Powell threatened legal action to keep Josh Powell from being buried so close, and the anti-crime organization Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County purchased the plots on either side of the boys to ensure that he didn’t wind up next to them. Crime Stoppers raised about $20,000 in donations for the effort in less than a day.”

January 18, 2012
Internet crackdown shows cracks as Sen. Bennet of Colorado backs away from anti-piracy legislation
Allison Sherry writes:
Last year, the Senate version passed  unanimously out of a committee with broad Republican and Democratic  support. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat, was among 40 co-sponsors of the  legislation. But Tuesday, Bennet backed away from supporting it in its current form.
Sen. Mark Udall, also a Colorado Democrat,  does not support the measure. He said Tuesday that it could be “a bill  looking for a problem.”
Rep. Jared Polis, a Boulder Democrat and  an    Internet entrepreneur, has been a leading opponent of the measure. In  protest, Polis entered the lyrics of “The Internet Is for Porn” into the Congressional Record in December.
Read the rest of Allison’s examination of the state of SOPA and PIPA
View images of sites as they appear during the Jan. 18, 2012 “blackout”

Internet crackdown shows cracks as Sen. Bennet of Colorado backs away from anti-piracy legislation

Allison Sherry writes:

Last year, the Senate version passed unanimously out of a committee with broad Republican and Democratic support. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat, was among 40 co-sponsors of the legislation. But Tuesday, Bennet backed away from supporting it in its current form.

Sen. Mark Udall, also a Colorado Democrat, does not support the measure. He said Tuesday that it could be “a bill looking for a problem.”

Rep. Jared Polis, a Boulder Democrat and an Internet entrepreneur, has been a leading opponent of the measure. In protest, Polis entered the lyrics of “The Internet Is for Porn” into the Congressional Record in December.

August 1, 2011
The FBI says they have a ‘credible lead’ in infamous D.B. Cooper case
AP—The FBI says it has a “credible” lead in  the D.B. Cooper case involving the 1971 hijacking of a passenger jet  over Washington state and the suspect’s legendary parachute escape. 
The  fate and identity of the hijacker dubbed “D.B. Cooper” has remained a  mystery in the 40 years since a man jumped from a Northwest Orient  Airlines 727 flight with $200,000 in ransom.
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The FBI says they have a ‘credible lead’ in infamous D.B. Cooper case

AP—The FBI says it has a “credible” lead in the D.B. Cooper case involving the 1971 hijacking of a passenger jet over Washington state and the suspect’s legendary parachute escape.

The fate and identity of the hijacker dubbed “D.B. Cooper” has remained a mystery in the 40 years since a man jumped from a Northwest Orient Airlines 727 flight with $200,000 in ransom.

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May 2, 2011
Our front page today:  

Crowds celebrate at the White House
By Allison Sherry The Denver Post
WASHINGTON» Even before President Barack Obama made the news official, crowds were on their way to the White House.
Onfoot, in cars and on buses, and on bicycles decorated with American flags, people converged at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., where a spontaneous rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner” broke out.

Our front page today:  

Crowds celebrate at the White House

By Allison Sherry The Denver Post

WASHINGTON» Even before President Barack Obama made the news official, crowds were on their way to the White House.

Onfoot, in cars and on buses, and on bicycles decorated with American flags, people converged at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., where a spontaneous rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner” broke out.

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