About J.R. Johnson

J.R. is a student at the Metro State University of Denver pursuing his degree in journalism and communications.

J.R. Johnson's Stories

Going To Heaven, I’ve Been to Hell.

April 30, 2013

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“I wasn’t old enough to join the Navy. But I was tired of school, tired of my home life. I saw the Navy as an outlet. I couldn’t think of any other way, it seemed like a good idea.” — Gerald Johnson There was only one problem. Gerald Johnson was 16-years old. The Naval Reserve […]

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40 Days of Life plants themselves in front of Stapleton Planned Parenthood

March 13, 2013


DENVER – David Bereit, the national director of the organization “40 Days of Life,” hosted a prayer vigil outside the Stapleton Planned Parenthood on March 6 to promote the organizations goal of ending abortion. At 6:30 p.m. members and supporters gathered across the street from the Planned Parenthood building to hold a candlelight vigil. Bereit […]

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ADHD medication abuse leads to extensive rise in emergency room visits

February 25, 2013


DENVER — Emergency rooms around the country have seen a rise in admittance from individuals abusing prescription medication intended for persons suffering from Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Research done by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reveals that since 2005, trips to the emergency departments due to people mistreating these drugs has doubled. […]

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One Million Moms for Gun Control rally at the State Capitol

February 7, 2013


DENVER- Leaders from the Denver chapter of the “One Million Moms for Gun Control” gathered on the West Side of Colorado’s State Capitol building on Jan. 26, to express their support and help promote a message for stricter gun control in the United States. Denver state Rep. Beth McCann and Aurora state Rep. Rhonda Fields […]

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