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Animal "Euthanasia" Is Too Often Slaughter

I've been long interested in how the word "euthanasia" is misused in different branches of science and in venues where nonhuman animals (animals) are killed because they're no longer needed. Euthanasia is defined as "the practice ofShow More Summary

The Mall Is for All

A recent article in the Denver Post raised concerns about whether enough people "linger" on the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver. The role of the shuttles, the types of shops on the mall, and the overall environment of the mall are among factors under consideration. Show More Summary

The Best Beach Towns to Explore on Foot

After weeks of uninterrupted summer heat, you might be dreaming of a beach getaway. Refreshing dips in the ocean, sandy beaches, strolls along the boardwalk, sticky ice cream cones and cool breezes are the perfect remedy for the stresses of daily life. Show More Summary

Conservative Jeffco Education Group Has Anti-Gay Lawyer

Republican state senate candidate Tony Sanchez, who lost the a Jeffco race last year to Democrat Andy Kerr, is now directing an organization whose registered agent, Barry Arrington, has a history of making anti-LGBT comments and working for extremist groups. Show More Summary

Marijuana is a Presidential Issue

Discussion of marijuana in the public space has come a long way since Bill Clinton famously claimed he didn't inhale in 1992. We've even come quite a way since Barack Obama said he definitely inhaled because, "That was the whole point," before saying in the same breath that he'd made a lot of mistakes in his youth. Show More Summary

Summer in Steamboat Springs, CO

Steamboat Springs, Colo. is celebrated for the high number of winter Olympic medalists it has produced over the years and thus, travelers from far and wide visit annually to enjoy the slopes and all the snowy fun it has to offer. But...Show More Summary

Coffman Hating Planned Parenthood Again

Just last year, during his re-election campaign, Rep. Mike Coffman was apparently so enamored with Planned Parenthood that he featured the organization's logo in an advertisement. Now, after a bogus video has been released attackingShow More Summary

Conservative Pundit Praises Democrat Morgan Carroll

Last week on Colorado Public Television's Colorado Inside Out, Dave Kopel showed real independence, not allegiance to the ideology of the right-leaning Independence Institute, where he works, when he called Democrat Morgan Carroll  "formidable" and a "really excellent" candidate to take on Republican Rep. Mike Coffman next year. Show More Summary

My Q and A With doppel Creator and Wearable Tech Expert Fotini Markopoulou

Fotini Markopoulou is a theoretical physicist and hardware tech designer. She is co-founder of Team Turquoise, a wearable tech company that uses research in psycho-physiology to create technology that changes how we perceive, feel and behave. Show More Summary

Facebook Deletes Former Congressman's Suggestion that ISIS Attack Pot Smokers

Facebook deleted a post by Rep. Tom Tancredo in which the former Colorado Congressman advised ISIS not to attack America on July 4 but, instead, "to try something during spring break or the Marijuana smoke out celebrations on April 20."...Show More Summary

Nederland's Bag Tax Disguised As a 'Fee' Violates Colorado's TABOR

Nederland recently became the latest local government to enact a new tax in violation of the Colorado Constitution by disingenuously calling it a fee. The town's board of trustees in May passed an ordinance imposing a 10-cent chargeShow More Summary

Vote Now for Denver's Next Right-Wing Radio Host

Putting its competitive principles where its microphone is, KLZ "The Source" is conducting live "auditions" to replace its morning show host, Randy Corporon, who resigned last month after management pulled the plug on further interviews with former Rep. Show More Summary

Whose Side Is God On?

The three-day Western Conservative Summit, which recently drew six GOP presidential contenders and over 4,000 participants to Denver, featured debates, galas, and speeches by high-profile conservatives. But outside the media spotlight,...Show More Summary

My Q and A With Sleep Expert Mathias Basner on the Science of Sleep

Mathias Basner is an assistant professor of sleep and chronobiology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, and the deputy editor of the journal SLEEP. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights...Show More Summary

Whatever, Sen. Ellen Roberts

State Sen. Ellen Roberts quickly went from being a rarity in Colorado, a Great Republican Hope to defeat Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, to being just another common Colorado Republican implosion, in the tradition of Ken Buck, ScottShow More Summary

'Do You Secretly Hope You Will Win?' On Raising Multifaith Children

Last year, I had the honor of filming a tribute for our community's Holocaust Memorial Center dinner. As the lights and microphones were being set up around my house, I had the opportunity to have a wonderful, winding conversation with the director. Show More Summary

The 11 Hottest Ice Cream Shops in the U.S.

Summer is back again and that can only mean one thing -- it's time to indulge in a whole lot of ice cream. Click through our list below to find the best spot in your city. Big Gay Ice Cream in Philadelphia Fans of rainbows, unicorns and soft-serve rejoiced when this New York import opened its doors in the spring. Show More Summary

America's Best 20 Hikes

1. Hanging Lake, CO Distance: 3.2 miles round trip | Elevation gain: 1,050 ft | Learn more. Photo: Nicola Easterby 2. The Enchantments, WA Distance: 8 miles round trip | Elevation gain: 2,600 ft | Learn more. Photo: Mikaela Tangeman 3. Show More Summary

Conservatives Bash Gays (Again)

Reporters covering the Western Conservative Summit, a gathering that attracted 4,000 people to the Colorado Convention Center over the weekend, did a good job spotlighting the gay bashing that permeated the event. The Denver Post got the money quote for irony from Sen. Show More Summary

These Are the Busiest Airports for the 4th of July

What's more American than apple pie? Airport security lines as far as the eye can see. The Fourth of July is simultaneously one of the most popular and one of the most expensive weekends to travel. Airfare is only about 4 percent cheaper this year, but travelers will still be out in full force. Show More Summary

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