Monday, November 30, 2015

Fox News Brushes Off Accused Colorado Killer’s ‘Rantings’ About Abortion, Politics

This segment Monday is perhaps the single most succinct example of media obfuscation over the shooting at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs.

November 30, 2015
Robert L. Dear is seen in an undated picture released by the Colorado Springs Police Department

Suspect In Colorado Clinic Shooting Told He Faces Murder Charge

The man accused of killing three people and wounding nine in a shooting rampage at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs was told he faces charges including first-degree murder during his first court appearance on Monday.

November 30, 2015
Ambulances wait on a road leading to a Planned Parenthood center after reports of an active shooter in Colorado Springs

Colorado Embodies Nation’s Divide Over Gun Control

This state where gun violence resonates with profound power remains divided among Democrats, Republicans and unaffiliated voters — so no one side in the gun debate prevails for long.

November 29, 2015

Obama Says U.S. Has To ‘Do Something’ About Guns After Colorado Shooting

“We have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them. Enough is enough.”

November 28, 2015

Police Name Suspect In Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Shooting

Police in Colorado Springs identified Robert L. Dear as the suspect Saturday. He was being held without bail, scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Monday.

November 28, 2015

Attacks Against Planned Parenthood Have Long History

The organization has faced attacks and arson since the 1980s. Here’s a look at some of the violent attacks the organization and healthcare providers have faced over the years.

November 27, 2015
Colorado movie massacre gunman James Holmes leaves court for the last time before beginning his life sentence with no chance of parole after a hearing in Centennial, Colorado

Colorado Movie Gunman Sentenced To 12 Lifetimes And 3,318 years

Judge: “It is the court’s intention that the defendant never set foot in free society again.”

August 26, 2015
James Holmes and his defense attorney Daniel King sit in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in Centennial

Victims Want No Comforts For Colorado Movie Gunman

About 80 victims of Holmes’ attack on a packed midnight screening at a Denver-area multiplex are testifying during a three-day formal sentencing hearing.

August 25, 2015
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‘Checkbook’ Websites Shine Light On State Spending

Every state now runs some kind of public accountability — or “checkbook” — site. The goal is to increase transparency and accountability.

August 18, 2015
Yellow waste water that had been held behind a barrier near the abandoned Gold King Mine is seen in the Animas River in Durango, Colorado, in this picture from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department taken August 8, 2015. REUTERS/Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department/Handout

Restrictions To Remain For Rivers Hardest Hit By Colorado Mine Waste Spill

The rivers will remain closed for at least another week for irrigation and drinking water.

August 12, 2015
Holmes stands in court as the verdict is read in Denver

Colorado Movie Gunman Gets Life Sentence, Jurors Not Unanimous

The verdict brings to an end a long-delayed, lengthy, and high-profile trial just a little more than three years after Holmes’ rampage in a suburban Denver multiplex put a spotlight on gun control, mental illness and security in public spaces.

August 7, 2015
James Holmes sits in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in Centennial

James Holmes Moves Closer To Death Penalty As Jurors Reject Leniency

It took the jury just three hours to reach a verdict, and to move the sentencing portion of the trial into its third and final phase.

August 3, 2015
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in West Columbia, SC

This Week In Polls: Hillary, Donald, And More

The polls show Hillary Clinton trailing in crucial swing states — but at the same time, the Democrats have advantages nationally in some key fundamentals.

July 24, 2015
Salinas Valley California, green space fracking sky

Just How Green Are State Governments?

States have employed a host of energy-saving programs, green-purchase requirements, building efficiency standards and financial incentive arrangements to meet those goals. So how are they doing in meeting targets they have set for themselves?

July 1, 2015
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Marijuana Is Legal In Colorado, But Court Rules Employees Can Be Fired For Smoking It

A Colorado court found that Dish Network lawfully fired a quadriplegic employee and medical marijuana user who failed a drug test.

June 16, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Graduation Day

Larry Wilmore highlights the news from high school graduations — from black parents charged with cheering on their kids, to a young man forbidden to come out in his valedictorian speech.

June 5, 2015
Maine has had less than 3 percent growth since 2010. LL Bean is the flagship retailer of the state. Photo: StormFall via Flickr

Which States Have The Most Job Growth Since The Recession?

Although the nation’s unemployment rate has been around a seven-year low of about 5.4 percent, job growth among the states has been uneven, with several showing only meager gains more than five years removed from the depths of the Great Recession.

May 27, 2015
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James Holmes’ Notebook: Opposing Views Of Aurora Shooter’s Mindset

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

May 27, 2015

The Marijuana Economy Comes Out of the Shadows

This could be the trade show for any well-established industry — only this is a new kind of business conference with a special Colorado theme: legal weed. The marijuana economy is here and out in the open.

May 15, 2015
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Jury Seated In Aurora Theater Shooting Trial; Opening Statements In 2 Weeks

The jurors have been selected in the death penalty trial of James Holmes, who went on a fatal rampage in a Colorado movie theater.

April 15, 2015

Everybody Hates Gordon Klingenschmitt

It’s one thing to be a religious nut with a TV show. It’s quite another thing to be a religious nut with a TV show, who is also an elected representative of the people.

April 1, 2015
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Colorado City Vows To Be Carbon Neutral, Defying Partisan Politics

Fort Collins, Colorado plans on becoming America’s first carbon neutral city.

March 30, 2015
Gordon Klingenschmitt

This Week In Crazy: Obama’s Reefer Madness

Another edition of “This Week In Crazy,” our weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing.

March 27, 2015
Hillary Clinton

Swing State Polls Find Christie Weak Against Clinton

The latest round of 2016 polls has good news for Hillary Clinton.

February 18, 2015
Marijuana spurs border war between Colorado, Nebraska and Oklahoma

Marijuana Spurs Border War Between Colorado, Nebraska And Oklahoma

Colorado’s neighbors aren’t thrilled with its experiment with legal marijuana.

February 10, 2015
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