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Rollover crash in Clear Creek Canyon kills Denver man who was ejected from SUV | Denver Post Rollover crash in Clear Creek Canyon kills Denver man who was ejected from SUV
A Denver was killed overnight in a rollover crash on U.S. 6 through Clear Creek Canyon east of Idaho Springs, the Colorado State Patrol said Sunday morning.
Denver Post | October 22, 2017
US-backed forces take Syria’s largest oil field from IS | Denver Post US-backed forces take Syria’s largest oil field from IS
U.S.-backed fighters captured Syria's largest oil field from the Islamic State group Sunday, marking a major advance against the extremists in an area coveted by pro-government forces.
Denver Post | October 22, 2017
Suspected car thief eludes capture after rollicking high-speed chase through Douglas County | Denver Post Suspected car thief eludes capture after rollicking high-speed chase through Douglas County
Police recovered a stolen Ford Explorer but were unable to catch the suspected thief after a high-speed car chase through Douglas County late Saturday.
Denver Post | October 22, 2017
Shooting at Shotgun Willie’s strip club injures staff member | Denver Post Shooting at Shotgun Willie’s strip club injures staff member
A staff member of Shotgun Willie's strip club in Glendale was expected to recover after being shot by a person who was denied entry to the club early Sunday, police said.
Denver Post | October 22, 2017
DeVos rescinds 72 guidance documents outlining rights for disabled students | Denver Post DeVos rescinds 72 guidance documents outlining rights for disabled students
The Education Department has rescinded 72 policy documents that outline the rights of students with disabilities as part of the Trump administration's effort to eliminate regulations it deems superfluous.
Denver Post | October 22, 2017
Newly discovered moon tunnel could be the perfect place for a colony, scientists say | Denver Post Newly discovered moon tunnel could be the perfect place for a colony, scientists say
At the close of the Apollo age, just months before the final moon walk in 1971, a NASA researcher argued that vast tunnels lie beneath the lunar surface.
Denver Post | October 22, 2017
Honolulu store owners say thieves are targeting cans of Spam | Denver Post Honolulu store owners say thieves are targeting cans of Spam
Cans of Spam have become a common item that's being stolen from Honolulu stores and then sold on the streets for quick cash, according to authorities.
Denver Post | October 22, 2017
Report: O’Reilly settled another sexual harassment claim for $32 million | Denver Post Report: O’Reilly settled another sexual harassment claim for $32 million
Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly secretly settled a sexual harassment allegation with a network contributor for $32 million - the largest, by far, of six such agreements that eventually toppled the outspoken commentator, according to a new report.
Denver Post | October 22, 2017
Teenager who charged his SUV at El Paso County deputies arrested | Denver Post Teenager who charged his SUV at El Paso County deputies arrested
El Paso County Sheriff's Office has arrested the teenager wanted on suspicion of charging his SUV at deputies early Friday.
Denver Post | October 22, 2017
Anti-tax “zombies” showed up outside the Oklahoma State Capitol in a staged event to support tax increases | Denver Post Anti-tax “zombies” showed up outside the Oklahoma State Capitol in a staged event to support tax increases
Anti-tax "zombies" in Oklahoma were stopped outside the entrance to the state Capitol on Saturday in a staged event by groups supporting tax increases to prevent cuts to health, education and other services.
Denver Post | October 22, 2017
After Raqqa, Trump says U.S. shifts to “new phase” in Syria | Denver Post After Raqqa, Trump says U.S. shifts to “new phase” in Syria
President Donald Trump is portraying the Islamic State group's ouster from its Syrian stronghold as a milestone in the U.S. fight against terrorism and a step toward a political transition and lasting peace in Syria.
Denver Post | October 22, 2017
Spanish PM aims to take over Catalan government; residents aghast | Denver Post Spanish PM aims to take over Catalan government; residents aghast
Spain announced an unprecedented plan Saturday to sack Catalonia's separatist leaders, install its own people in their place and call a new local election, using previously untapped constitutional powers to take control of the prosperous region that is threatening to secede.
Denver Post | October 22, 2017
Bannon faults George W. Bush for “destructive” presidency | Denver Post Bannon faults George W. Bush for “destructive” presidency
Former White House adviser Steve Bannon depicted former President George W. Bush as bumbling and inept, faulting him for presiding over a "destructive" presidency during his time in the White House.
Denver Post | October 22, 2017
Ines Rau named Playboy’s first transgender Playmate | Denver Post Ines Rau named Playboy’s first transgender Playmate
Ines Rau is Playboy magazine's first transgender Playmate, appearing in the marquee spot of the magazine's November/December issue, which will be available Oct. 31.
Denver Post | October 22, 2017
Climate change could spell disaster for coffee, but science may offer a solution. | Denver Post Climate change could spell disaster for coffee, but science may offer a solution.
Centroamericano, a new variety of coffee plant, hasn't sparked the buzz of, say, Starbucks's latest novelty latte. But it may be the coolest thing in brewing: a tree that can withstand the effects of climate change.
Denver Post | October 22, 2017
Want to play with virtual reality, 3-D printing or video games? Head to a museum | Denver Post Want to play with virtual reality, 3-D printing or video games? Head to a museum
Denver museums have adapted to the swift progress of technology,  incorporating apps and video games, 3D printing, and virtual and augmented reality.
Denver Post | October 22, 2017
Years-long fight against mechanized traffic enforcement ends in Sheridan | Denver Post Years-long fight against mechanized traffic enforcement ends in Sheridan
A long-running battle against red-light cameras and photo radar vans in Sheridan has come to an end after the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled last week against robotic policing opponents. The court struck down a request by a group of residents to overturn a lower court’s 2016 decision that dismissed their quest to get a measure banning […]
Denver Post | October 22, 2017
Colorado’s controversial 2013 gun laws could loom large over crowded 2018 governor’s race | Denver Post Colorado’s controversial 2013 gun laws could loom large over crowded 2018 governor’s race
Colorado's debate over guns -- forged over decades of mass shootings and rekindled after the Oct. 1 massacre in Las Vegas -- is set to play out during next year's race for governor.
Denver Post | October 22, 2017
Denver’s $937 million bond package has a huge sticker price — and a lot to digest. Will voters go for it? | Denver Post Denver’s $937 million bond package has a huge sticker price — and a lot to digest. Will voters go for it?
A look at the context and arguments surrounding Denver's proposed $937 million bond package for city projects.
Denver Post | October 22, 2017
Where 9 Colorado candidates for governor stand on gun laws | Denver Post Where 9 Colorado candidates for governor stand on gun laws
The Denver Post selected nine Democrats and Republicans running for governor in 2018 – based on factors including fundraising activity and campaign organization – and interviewed them about their views on guns.
Denver Post | October 22, 2017
Reader: Most Americans Sit or Take a Sh*t While National Anthem Is Played | Westword Reader: Most Americans Sit or Take a Sh*t While National Anthem Is Played
Next to the antics of our supreme leader and disgusting film producers, no story has garnered more attention than the kneeling scandal engrossing the NFL.
Westword | October 22, 2017
With RTD struggling, might Boulder launch a regional transit authority? | Denver Post With RTD struggling, might Boulder launch a regional transit authority?
Boulder, working with other agencies and neighboring cities, may look to start up a local transit authority in order to achieve various mobility goals that the Regional Transportation District simply can't afford to take on.
Denver Post | October 21, 2017
Cigarette taxes are the best way to cut smoking, scaring Big Tobacco | Denver Post Cigarette taxes are the best way to cut smoking, scaring Big Tobacco
For more than a decade, Kristin Page-Nei begged Montana lawmakers to raise cigarette prices. As a health advocate for the American Cancer Society, she watched year after year as other states increased their cigarette taxes and lowered their smoking rates. "What they're doing is saving lives," she kept saying.
Denver Post | October 21, 2017
Accusers: Weinstein fell — why not Trump? | Denver Post Accusers: Weinstein fell — why not Trump?
Almost a year after New Yorker Jessica Leeds and other women stepped forward with harrowing accounts of being sexually assaulted by a powerful man, another scandal with similar elements exploded.
Denver Post | October 21, 2017
With help from Park County residents and social media, a dog was rescued from a 25-foot mine shaft and reunited with its owner | Denver Post With help from Park County residents and social media, a dog was rescued from a 25-foot mine shaft and reunited with its owner
Another Park County resident was reunited with his dog after a good Samaritan who found her while hiking was able to rescue her from the bottom of a 25-foot mine shaft in Fairplay with two friends and some climbing gear.
Denver Post | October 21, 2017
ACA enrollment schedule may lock millions into unwanted health plans | Denver Post ACA enrollment schedule may lock millions into unwanted health plans
Millions of Americans with insurance through the Affordable Care Act could find themselves locked into health plans they do not want for the coming year because of the Trump administration's schedule for the enrollment season that starts in less than two weeks.
Denver Post | October 21, 2017
Retired “Navy SEAL” praising Trump on Fox News was a fake | Denver Post Retired “Navy SEAL” praising Trump on Fox News was a fake
Fox News ran a story on Oct. 8 about a decorated Vietnam War Navy SEAL and glass artist who created an enormous presidential glass seal he hoped to give to President Donald Trump. On Thursday, 11 days later, the network retracted the story after being told the Trump supporter never served in Vietnam at all, much less earned commendations for his service.
Denver Post | October 21, 2017
Nearly two dozen activists have been arrested where nuns are protesting a Pennsylvania pipeline | Denver Post Nearly two dozen activists have been arrested where nuns are protesting a Pennsylvania pipeline
Months ago, when the nuns and the activists built a chapel in the proposed path of a Pennsylvania pipeline, they said that if the bulldozers came to tear up the nuns' land and put a pipe beneath it, they might stand in the way of the construction equipment to block it with their bodies and their prayers.
Denver Post | October 21, 2017
Colorado students show off their video games at DreamHack e-sports tournament | Denver Post Colorado students show off their video games at DreamHack e-sports tournament
College students showcased their work alongside indie and popular games at this weekend's DreamHack. Some games were whipped together in 72 hours. Others took years.
Denver Post | October 21, 2017
Appeals court delays abortion for undocumented teen; gives government time to find her a sponsor | Denver Post Appeals court delays abortion for undocumented teen; gives government time to find her a sponsor
A District of Columbia appeals court panel has declined to order the federal government to immediately allow an abortion for an undocumented teenager it is detaining, instead giving the Department of Health and Human Services 11 days to find a sponsor to take custody of the girl.
Denver Post | October 21, 2017
Plane crashes at Centennial Airport, no one injured | Denver Post Plane crashes at Centennial Airport, no one injured
South Metro Fire and Rescue crews were dispatched to Centennial Airport on Saturday just before 1 p.m. in response to an aircraft crash.
Denver Post | October 21, 2017
Funeral held for U.S. soldier at center of Trump fight | Denver Post Funeral held for U.S. soldier at center of Trump fight
Mourners remembered not only a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman but his three comrades who died with him.
Denver Post | October 21, 2017
Neil Gorsuch says civility doesn’t mean suppressing disagreement | Denver Post Neil Gorsuch says civility doesn’t mean suppressing disagreement
Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch says that suppressing disagreement in the name of civility is wrong.
Denver Post | October 21, 2017
Man found dead in Fort Collins apartment fire; second fire fatality in several weeks | Denver Post Man found dead in Fort Collins apartment fire; second fire fatality in several weeks
A man was found dead in his apartment after an early Saturday morning apartment fire was reported in Fort Collins. His death marks the second fire fatality in the city in about two weeks. Following multiple 911 calls reporting an apartment fire, crews were dispatched to the Cammire condo complex, at 2115 West Plum Street, at 1:58 a.m.
Denver Post | October 21, 2017
Developer of drug treatment facility at Lodge and Spa at Cordillera sues residents for discrimination under ADA | Denver Post Developer of drug treatment facility at Lodge and Spa at Cordillera sues residents for discrimination under ADA
The developer behind a $136 million plan to develop a high-end drug treatment center at the former Lodge and Spa at Cordillera has sued homeowners opposed to the project, arguing a violation of federal discrimination laws.
Denver Post | October 21, 2017
Rattlesnakes force trail closure in Jefferson County | Denver Post Rattlesnakes force trail closure in Jefferson County
There’s a lot of slithering going on in one trail at a popular Colorado park, forcing Jefferson County officials to close it to the public for the next several weeks.
Denver Post | October 21, 2017
Paul Ryan says tax overhaul will include a bracket aimed at the wealthy | Denver Post Paul Ryan says tax overhaul will include a bracket aimed at the wealthy
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Friday that the Republican tax overhaul will include a fourth bracket for the wealthiest Americans to ensure that high earners don't benefit more than the middle class.
Denver Post | October 21, 2017
Poll: Las Vegas shooting doesn’t change Americans’ opinions on guns | Denver Post Poll: Las Vegas shooting doesn’t change Americans’ opinions on guns
The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americans' opinions about gun laws.
Denver Post | October 21, 2017
Google parent company turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico | Denver Post Google parent company turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico
Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria.
Denver Post | October 21, 2017
The reason KFC only follows 11 people on Twitter | Denver Post The reason KFC only follows 11 people on Twitter
A Twitter user has earned kudos online for discovering a subtle message on KFC's account.
Denver Post | October 21, 2017