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The Story of United Airlines Flight 409

When United Airlines Flight 409 took off from Denver, Colo., on the morning of October 6, 1955, the 66 people on board, including five female members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and a number of military personnel, had no idea that...Show More Summary

Republicans Kept Their Focus on Birth Control, Immigration

KOA 850-AM Morning News anchor Steffan Tubbs wouldn't be expected to know all the ins-and-outs of the state legislative session, which ends Wednesday. But if you've been following Colorado's Republicans at all over the past three months,...Show More Summary

Leverage Fandango

Leverage is not the answer. Leverage is the question. Maybe is the answer. A very late legislative bill (HB15-1388) proposes PERA borrow $12b (That's $12 Billion -- $12,000,000,000) and bet it in the stock market. Interest rates are very low now. Show More Summary

America's 75 Best Tacos

So what makes a taco great, exactly? It all depends -- but here are 75 from around the country. The taco inspires fierce passion and loyalty throughout the United States. Ask a resident of Texas (Austin and Houston in particular) where...Show More Summary

Prom Dress Shopping With Two Months to Live

It would be maroon, my favorite color. Maroon with spaghetti straps and a cowl neckline that made it look like I had cleavage. Maybe a bow... No, not a bow. A ruffle. Crap, I messed up. I scribbled over my drawing with blue pen and sketched a new dress. Show More Summary

Torn

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Who's the Guy Who Tried to Order a Cake with "Homosexuality Is a Detestable Sin" on it?

Who wouldn't be curious about a guy who asks Azucar Bakery, on Broadway in Denver, to make cakes shaped like an open Bible with the these messages: One cake: God Hates Sin, Psalm 45-7. Homosexuality Is a Detestable Sin, Leviticus 18-22. The other cake: God Loves Sinners. Show More Summary

#McConnelling Comes to the Mile High City

Like many Denver voters, my mailbox is full these days with mailers touting different city council candidates running in our municipal election this May. But a recent mailer caught my eye. It was an endorsement piece paid for by the National Association of Realtors Fund out of Chicago. Show More Summary

My Conversation With Co-Sleeping Expert James McKenna

Dr. James J. McKenna is a professor of anthropology and the director of the Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame. He is a world-renowned expert on infant sleep -- particularly the practice of bed sharing in relation to breastfeeding. Show More Summary

First Ever White House Tech Meetup Connects Community Leaders to Drive Innovation

Speaking at the first ever Tech Meetup at the White House and speaking from the same podium President Obama stands behind wasn't on my bucket list, but now I can add it and check it off. This was an amazing opportunity to learn and share...Show More Summary

Longmont Killer Already Faces Life Sentence

At the heart of Thursday's Denver Post editorial supporting a personhood bill introduced by State Sen. Bill Cadman is the argument that Colorado needs a new law to penalize people like Dynel Lane, who faces over 100 years in prison for...Show More Summary

The 33 Best Donut Shops in America

By: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers If the donut was becoming newly hip again last year during our first compendium of the best donut shops across the country, it is a full-blown trend now, as artisanal donut shops have risen up like those magical yeasty treats all across America. Show More Summary

Rocky Mountain Highs

By Rory Winston We still keep an eye out for falcons, the kind that drop from the summits of skyscrapers with the cantankerous force of urban legend, those odd shadows endowing our city's rush of gravel with mountain-like austerity. Their swooping forms carry our aspirations. Show More Summary

Dogs, Humans, and the Oxytocin-Mediated Strong Social Bond

For many people dogs are considered to be family members and their best friends. Indeed, because of the long period of close association between dogs and humans, a deep bond has evolved (for numerous references and discussion pleaseShow More Summary

Felony Teaching

Testing is popular today - not necessarily for those taking the test or even those giving the tests; but tests are very big for those standing in the peanut gallery cheering on the combatants. Invariably results show students attending...Show More Summary

Injecting Your Meat with Flavor

As many barbecue pros know, injecting is the most efficient way to add flavor and moisture to smoked, barbecued, or grilled food. Think of injecting as marinating from the inside out. Let me explain. Rubs, spice pastes, and glazes sit on the meat's surface. Show More Summary

Wildlife Services Slaughtered 2.7 Million Animals in 2014 in the Name of Coexistence

I've written a number of essays on a federal agency called Wildlife Services whose stated mission, namely, "to resolve wildlife conflicts to allow people and wildlife to coexist," couldn't be further from what they actually do. Federal agents working for Wildlife Services killed 2,713,570 animals in 2014, down from 4,378,456 animals killed in 2013. Show More Summary

Fighting Overseas Tax Havens to Help Colorado's Schools

It's gotten to the point where everyone  in the Colorado wants to tax the richest people and biggest corporations, who hide their money to avoid paying taxes, and then use the money on education. Okay, not everyone but, seriously, most...Show More Summary

Keep Your Workers Productive With Enterprise Planning and Automation

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions are showing up in a lot of small and medium-sized businesses. And why not? The benefits are clear. According to the Aberdeen Group's "ERP in SME: Fueling Growth and Profit" (PDF), an ERP deployment...Show More Summary

Why Senator Rubio's Lies Matter

"Grounded by the lessons of history" -- according to his own words -- Senator Marco Rubio announced his campaign for the presidency of the United States. Since the senator has established history as the foundation for his new campaign,...Show More Summary

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