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Food fight heats up in Colorado

May 24, 2014

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DENVER – A growing movement in Colorado that reflects a national trend, would require statewide labeling for foods containing GMOs. GMOs are organisms that have been genetically modified at the DNA level.  This may include the addition of genetic material from other plants, bacteria or viruses. Colorado is one of many states, which in absence […]

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Upcoming ballot initiatives reflect Coloradans’ diversity, polarization

May 15, 2014

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DENVER — From school funding to bovine tail docking – Coloradans’ diverse concerns are reflected in pending 2013-14 statewide ballot initiatives. The Colorado constitution allows citizen-generated proposals to be placed on the statewide ballot provided they meet certain requirements.  The path is complex, but well documented.  It includes a review and comment session, titling by […]

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RTD Puts Denver Back On the Map

May 13, 2014

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Denver– On, May 9, 2014, RTD opened Union Station to the public for the first time. Thousands of people attended and the public was able to see the bus concourse before Sunday May 11, opening. The community was able to enjoy a street fair with food trucks and other fun activities. “The festivities were very nice […]

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Golden being granted transportation wishes

April 17, 2014

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GOLDEN, Colo. – The City of Golden has been awarded $20 million for their new road project.  Golden is moving closer to getting the needed transportation improvements to support traffic flow and pedestrian safety, without implementing the problems that can come with a major freeway. Golden was granted the $20 million from the Colorado Department […]

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E-cigarettes Banned at Auraria

April 17, 2014

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Revised smoking policy bans smoking of electronic cigarettes inside and near campus buildings. DENVER — The newly revised Auraria Campus smoking policy prohibits electronic cigarettes inside and within 25 feet of campus buildings. “I’m not surprised it happened,” said Dr. Shaun Schafer, Metropolitan State University of Denver journalism professor and program coordinator. “I figured a […]

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House bill for Denver bars to stay open until 4:30 am shotdown

February 21, 2014

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DENVER – Rep. Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, has introduced legislation to keep the city’s bars open later. Originally slated to try to keep them open until 7 a.m. the actually legislation was cut to a 4:30 a.m. closing time. House Bill 1132 passed the first legislative committee last week with the support of Duran who said to […]

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Stop Arvada Wal-Mart

September 18, 2013

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ARVADA, Colo. — The people of Arvada have been petitioning the opening of a Wal-Mart for months without much success. The city of Arvada decided they wanted to open a Wal-Mart in the Arvada Plaza close to Old Town Arvada, but many residents felt it would destroy that area.  Although the plaza area is worn down […]

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Taking Sides: Should The U.S. Strike Syria?

September 9, 2013

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Auraria Students Speak out on The Syrian Question By Jessica Culey There is a big issue involving the United States and Syria right now. President Obama has to make a decision whether or not to take military action against Syria to protect Syria citizens and possibly Americans against chemical weapons. Many Syrian civilians have died […]

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ASSET bill becomes law – opens doors, raises questions

May 7, 2013

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DENVER – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the ASSET Bill into law April 29, at MSU Denver before a crowd of hundreds. Senate Bill 13-033, also known as the ASSET Bill, opens doors to higher education for hundreds of undocumented Colorado residents and signifies a shift in the immigration policy debate, but raises some additional […]

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

March 13, 2013

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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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