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College borrowers promised loan forgiveness are left to wait | Denver Post College borrowers promised loan forgiveness are left to wait
Like thousands of others who studied at failed for-profit colleges, Danielle Ramos was promised by the U.S. Education Department under President Barack Obama that her federal loans would be forgiven by now.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Federal judge considers fate of Texas “sanctuary cities” law | Denver Post Federal judge considers fate of Texas “sanctuary cities” law
A federal judge on Monday heard arguments before he decides whether a new Texas "sanctuary cities" crackdown backed by the Trump administration can take effect.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Politico calls Denver’s Michael Hancock one of “most interesting” mayors in America | Denver Post Politico calls Denver’s Michael Hancock one of “most interesting” mayors in America
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's hardscrabble upbringing and stances against President Donald Trump make him one of America's most interesting mayors, Politico Magazine says.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Metro's New Aerospace and Engineering Building Melds Theory and Practice | Westword Metro's New Aerospace and Engineering Building Melds Theory and Practice
Metropolitan State University has been on a building binge. Metro has recently added a Student Academic Success Center, a Marriott Springhill Suites location with an academic hospitality school, and a massive sports complex for both collegiate teams and student exercise on the Auraria campus. On Thursday, June 22, Metro celebrated the completion and opening of its latest project, the Aerospace...
Westword | June 26, 2017
GOP leaders add penalty for lapsed coverage to health bill | Denver Post GOP leaders add penalty for lapsed coverage to health bill
Republican leaders added a penalty for people who've let their insurance lapse Monday as party leaders prepared to begin pushing the health care measure through the Senate, despite a rebellion within GOP ranks.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Donors to GOP: No cash until action on health care, taxes | Denver Post Donors to GOP: No cash until action on health care, taxes
At least one influential donor has informed congressional Republicans that the "Dallas piggy bank" is closed until he sees major action on health care and taxes.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
John Hickenlooper, Ohio Governor John Kasich to discuss health care bill Tuesday in Washington | Denver Post John Hickenlooper, Ohio Governor John Kasich to discuss health care bill Tuesday in Washington
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will join Ohio Gov. John Kasich in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to brief the press on their opposition to the Senate GOP health care bill, the latest effort by the pair to promote a bipartisan approach to health care reform.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Detroit judge considering national freeze on Iraqi deportations | Denver Post Detroit judge considering national freeze on Iraqi deportations
A federal judge in Detroit will consider whether to put a temporary national halt on the deportation of Iraqi nationals recently rounded up by U.S. authorities.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
15 still missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia | Denver Post 15 still missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia
Scuba divers on Monday continued searching for bodies in a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin where a tourist boat packed with more than 150 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Jury convicts Denver man who fired four shots at police officers during a foot chase | Denver Post Jury convicts Denver man who fired four shots at police officers during a foot chase
Darius E. Ratcliff, 20, was convicted June 23 of first-degree assault of a peace officer for firing a .45-caliber gun at Denver Police Department officer in July 2016.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Colorado Springs adds 4-legged “crime-fighting machine” to police force | Denver Post Colorado Springs adds 4-legged “crime-fighting machine” to police force
After 12 official weeks of training, rookie Tank joined the force. And while he's still a 22-month-old puppy, don't let the Belgian Malinois' eager tail wagging or floppy tongue fool you; he's "a crime-fighting machine," his handler, Tim Donovan, said, only partly joking.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Medical examiner identifies man shot and killed Friday at Denver apartment complex | Denver Post Medical examiner identifies man shot and killed Friday at Denver apartment complex
The Denver Medical Examiner said Monday that Jesus Benavidez, 26, was shot to death Friday at the Trivium Apartments near Denver University.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
GOP senator to block arms sales over crisis with Qatar | Denver Post GOP senator to block arms sales over crisis with Qatar
An influential Republican senator said Monday that he'll withhold approval of U.S. weapons sales to several Middle Eastern allies until there is a clear path for settling a diplomatic crisis with Qatar.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Scientology Critics Gather in Denver For HowdyCon | Westword Scientology Critics Gather in Denver For HowdyCon
Part pub crawl, part group therapy, the Denver HowdyCon was not so much a convention as an informal meet-up of Scientology dissidents, united by a history of similar experiences and traumas.
Westword | June 26, 2017
Doc Holliday Museum set for August opening in Glenwood Springs | Denver Post Doc Holliday Museum set for August opening in Glenwood Springs
"I think we're so overdue to try and grasp Doc Holliday," said shop owner Bill Bullock, whose store will become the home of the Doc Holliday Museum. "We've got a famous character, and the town's never really taken advantage of it."
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Masterpiece Cakeshop Gay Discrimination Case | Westword U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Masterpiece Cakeshop Gay Discrimination Case
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether Denver's Masterpiece Cakeshop discriminated against a gay couple, Charlie Craig and David Mullins, by refusing to make them a wedding cake just over a year after the case was rejected by the Colorado Supreme Court. Attorneys for Masterpiece owner Jack Phillips argue that a Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruling in favor of Craig and Mullins...
Westword | June 26, 2017
Supreme Court sides with religious institutions in a major church-state decision | Denver Post Supreme Court sides with religious institutions in a major church-state decision
The court ruled 7-2 that religious institutions may not be excluded from state programs with a secular intent - in this case, making playgrounds safer.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Moose on the loose near FlatIron Crossing in Broomfield | Denver Post Moose on the loose near FlatIron Crossing in Broomfield
A moose has been wandering around FlatIron Crossing mall, bedding down near the Men's Wearhouse.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Former Arizona sheriff on trial over immigration actions echoing Trump’s | Denver Post Former Arizona sheriff on trial over immigration actions echoing Trump’s
The immigration rhetoric and crackdowns pushed by President Donald Trump have a familiar ring in Arizona, where former Sheriff Joe Arpaio once used similar tactics to become a national figure.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Uzbek terror suspect Jamshid Muhtorov’s attorney proposes conditions for his release from Colorado custody | Denver Post Uzbek terror suspect Jamshid Muhtorov’s attorney proposes conditions for his release from Colorado custody
An attorney for an accused terrorist set to be released on bond pending his long-delayed trial say he should be allowed to get a job and stay with his wife even though she will be a witness at his trial.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Wildfire in Park County now 75 percent contained | Denver Post Wildfire in Park County now 75 percent contained
A fire in Park County that forced some campers to evacuate is now 75 percent contained, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
The Five Best and Five Worst Colorado Mascots | Westword The Five Best and Five Worst Colorado Mascots
Walliver, Water World's new mascot, joins a lineup of Colorado mascots good and bad. Here are the five best and the five worst.
Westword | June 26, 2017
Coal on the rise in China, US, India after major 2016 drop | Denver Post Coal on the rise in China, US, India after major 2016 drop
The world's biggest coal users — China, the United States and India — have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year's record global decline for the heavily polluting fuel and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissions.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
N Ireland party signs deals to support UK Conservative gov’t | Denver Post N Ireland party signs deals to support UK Conservative gov’t
The leader of a Northern Ireland-based party struck a 1.5 billion pound ($1.9 billion) deal with British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives on Monday to support her minority government in a crucial vote on her legislative package later this week.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Travel ban, church-state case await action by Supreme Court | Denver Post Travel ban, church-state case await action by Supreme Court
Before taking their long summer break, the Supreme Court justices are poised to act on the Trump administration's travel ban and a separation of church and state dispute involving a Missouri church playground.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Pakistan raises death toll to 157 from fuel truck fire | Denver Post Pakistan raises death toll to 157 from fuel truck fire
Pakistan's prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of a massive fuel tanker fire as authorities on Monday raised the death toll from the blaze to 157.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Supreme Court will hear Colorado gay wedding cake case | Denver Post Supreme Court will hear Colorado gay wedding cake case
The Supreme Court is taking on a new clash between gay rights and religion in a case about a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in Colorado.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Denver Rant: Hey, Idiot, Stop Driving Slow in the Fast Lane! | Westword Denver Rant: Hey, Idiot, Stop Driving Slow in the Fast Lane!
Welcome to Denver, the worst place in these United States for people who drive under the speed limit in the fast lane.
Westword | June 26, 2017
Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in death | Denver Post Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in death
The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist who was killed by a Minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Warm weather forecast throughout week for Denver metro area | Denver Post Warm weather forecast throughout week for Denver metro area
Sunshine and moderate temperatures are expected along the Front Range on Monday.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Jury gets “Make My Day” case in Colorado Springs shooting | Denver Post Jury gets “Make My Day” case in Colorado Springs shooting
A Colorado Springs jury is deliberating whether a U.S. Army Green Beret was justified in fatally shooting an intruder inside his garage under Colorado's "Make My Day" law.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Molly Berkenhoff Climbing Back From Spine Injury After Boulder Canyon Fall | Westword Molly Berkenhoff Climbing Back From Spine Injury After Boulder Canyon Fall
Molly Berkenhoff, who was rescued after a terrifying fall at Boulder Canyon on June 21, remains hospitalized a week later as a result of injuries to her spine. And according to her sister, Eileen Mervish, "Molly will have a long road of rehab and recovery ahead of her."
Westword | June 26, 2017
GOP health plans would leave rural Coloradans paying more, new report says | Denver Post GOP health plans would leave rural Coloradans paying more, new report says
A number of research groups argue that the GOP's two health care plans -- the House's American Health Care Act and the Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act -- would hurt rural Colorado while shifting benefits to cities.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Where the Senate health-care bill’s subsidy cuts will affect Americans most | Denver Post Where the Senate health-care bill’s subsidy cuts will affect Americans most
Senate Republican leaders unveiled their health-care bill Thursday morning, after weeks of crafting it behind closed doors. The bill, like the House's, makes steep spending cuts to Medicaid and insurance subsidies, and uses the savings to fund a substantial tax cut for the health-care industry and wealthier Americans.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Lost phone data because you switched mobile services? Tough. Oh wait, T-Mobile to the rescue! | Denver Post Lost phone data because you switched mobile services? Tough. Oh wait, T-Mobile to the rescue!
Denver Post tech writer Tamara Chuang answers readers' questions. This week: A reader switches phone companies then realizes some of his phone messages have sentimental value to his wife.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Colorado postman’s 60-year tenure on a long, rural route filled with wonder | Denver Post Colorado postman’s 60-year tenure on a long, rural route filled with wonder
Emory Townsend, 93, signed up to deliver mail to make a little grocery money back in 1957. 60 years later, he's still on the job and boy have things changed.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
All samples from high-rise towers in Britain fail fire safety tests, officials say | Denver Post All samples from high-rise towers in Britain fail fire safety tests, officials say
The list of high-rise apartment towers in Britain that have failed fire safety tests grew to 60, officials said Sunday, revealing the mounting challenge the government faces in the aftermath of London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Police commander among at least 10 killed in Mexican state | Denver Post Police commander among at least 10 killed in Mexican state
Gunmen burst into a restaurant and killed the federal police commander for Veracruz and a second officer in another bloody day for the troubled Mexican state.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Israeli cabinet reneges on pledge to create egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall | Denver Post Israeli cabinet reneges on pledge to create egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall
Israel's government on Sunday nixed an ambitious plan approved last year to allow mixed-gender religious services at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, angering many American Jews, who said they felt insulted and abandoned by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling coalition.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Scores missing in massive China landslide; 10 bodies found | Denver Post Scores missing in massive China landslide; 10 bodies found
Rescuers recovered 10 bodies and were still searching for 93 missing people on Sunday, a day after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in southwestern China.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Forest fire in Spain threatens renowned national park | Denver Post Forest fire in Spain threatens renowned national park
A forest fire in southern Spain forced the evacuation of at least 1,000 people and threatened a national park famous for its biodiversity and endangered species, authorities said Sunday.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
White nationalists rally at Lincoln Memorial, find opposing voices | Denver Post White nationalists rally at Lincoln Memorial, find opposing voices
A group of white nationalists and right-wing activists descended on one of America's greatest venues for political speech Sunday - the area in front of the Reflecting Pool at the Lincoln Memorial, near where Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of his dream - and it was essentially just another day in Washington, D.C.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Nonprofit groups with tax-exempt status still pay taxes in Denver — but soon that may change | Denver Post Nonprofit groups with tax-exempt status still pay taxes in Denver — but soon that may change
Nonprofit groups that have long been paying millions of dollars a year in Denver taxes on things like purchases, hotel stays and even their employees soon could get some relief.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Regis, DU offering free STEM camps to middle-school girls | Denver Post Regis, DU offering free STEM camps to middle-school girls
Regis University and the University of Denver are offering full scholarships to their all-girls SciTech camps this summer.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Activists kept from gathering en masse for Istanbul Pride | Denver Post Activists kept from gathering en masse for Istanbul Pride
Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for an LGBT pride event in Istanbul on Sunday, but smaller groups made impromptu press statements defying a ban imposed by the governor.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance — and face some | Denver Post Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance — and face some
Tens of thousands of people waving rainbow flags lined streets for gay pride parades Sunday in coast-to-coast events that took both celebratory and political tones, the latter a reaction to what some see as new threats to gay rights in the Trump era.
Denver Post | June 26, 2017
Tornadoes hit Walsh in southeastern Colorado, damaging buildings and knocking out power | Denver Post Tornadoes hit Walsh in southeastern Colorado, damaging buildings and knocking out power
Tornadoes and hail hit the southeastern Colorado town of Walsh on Sunday afternoon, breaking windows, knocking out power, ripping up roofs and tearing down trees.
Denver Post | June 25, 2017
White House blames Obama for failing to stop Russia collusion | Denver Post White House blames Obama for failing to stop Russia collusion
The White House blamed the Obama administration Sunday for failing to tackle possible Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election, sticking with a new strategy to fault President Donald Trump's predecessor for an issue currently facing the president himself as part of a widening FBI probe.
Denver Post | June 25, 2017
The Koch brothers plot a conservative resistance movement in Colorado Springs strategy session | Denver Post The Koch brothers plot a conservative resistance movement in Colorado Springs strategy session
Take a look inside the strategy session where the conservative Koch political network outlined its strategy for 2018. Top leaders acknowledged "this midterm election cycle is far more difficult than in recent years."
Denver Post | June 25, 2017
PHOTOS: South Platte RiverFest provides waves of fun | Denver Post PHOTOS: South Platte RiverFest provides waves of fun
The South Platte RiverFest at Confluence Park was held June 25, 2017 in Denver. The two-day festival at Confluence Park and Little Raven street is Denver's premiere urban RiverFest.
Denver Post | June 25, 2017