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Colorado Communities are Making it a Crime to be Homeless

Now is the time of year when poverty and homelessness are most prominent on the minds of many Americans. As families gather to eat together and give thanks for their lives, many of us also take time to think about the struggles of people...Show More Summary

The Meaning of Friendsgiving

I asked for ketchup. I specifically asked for ketchup to be there. I texted my friend, Ainsley, who'd invited me to my first Friendsgiving as I boarded a train from Grand Central station to make sure they had ketchup. It's odd, I realize,...Show More Summary

4 Startups You Need to Know to Increase Customers Spending

One effective way to boost online sales includes encouraging shoppers to buy additional items which might be of interest to them based upon what they are viewing on your website. An additional proven technique includes encouraging buyers to take into consideration the next higher priced product if it perhaps might better meet their needs. Show More Summary

Can Ocean Health Be Saved Through Underwater Apps?

On the last EcoWatch report card our oceans received a "D" grade. This grade is based on factors including pollution, overfishing and the impacts of climate change, biodiversity, carbon storage, coastal protection, clean waters, natural products, coastal livelihoods, economies, tourism and recreation. Show More Summary

A Thank-You Note to My Daughter's Kindergarten Teacher

Dear Kindergarten Teacher, It's almost Thanksgiving, and I want to thank you. For an entire year, I worried about sending my baby to kindergarten. Elementary school is the foundation for a lifetime of learning, and I want to lay the best possible foundation. Show More Summary

Talk-radio hosts broadcast from Denver, but where do their hearts reside?

If you live in Denver or send your kid to public school or get involved in our community in even the most limited way, you probably know families who will benefit from Obama's announcement to stop the deportation of some undocumented immigrants with family ties to our country. Show More Summary

Starz Denver Film Festival is on a Roll

Opening with the usual hoopla, the STARZ Denver Film Festival 37 is well underway. Red carpet screenings at The Buell and their requisite parties ushered in some of the big films, while the 200+ films being screened over the 12-day fete...Show More Summary

Why Tip-Of-The-Tongue Syndrome Terrifies Me

For the past few years, my husband and I have been engaged in a sort of memory-loss Olympics. We are constantly keeping track of who forgets more. We even apply categories of weight -- degree of difficulty if you will -- to the things we forget. Show More Summary

Tips for Inviting a Chef and His Family Over for Dinner

I would love to know how many chefs and their families get invited over to other people's houses for dinner. Anyone? Anyone? Neither do we. I will admit that there is a chance that we don't get invited over for dinner because no one wants to hang out with us. Show More Summary

Sandra Oh's New Role Is Executive Producer of an Animated Film

Earlier this year, Sandra Oh made a graceful exit from the hit television series "Grey's Anatomy" after 10 seasons as the talented, loyal, driven and mercurial surgeon Cristina Yang. In the final episode of the 10th season, Oh's character left the Seattle hospital where the drama takes place, and took a job at a clinic in Switzerland, of all places. Show More Summary

It's Tancredo Versus Christie in Primary States

ince the news broke on this blog Nov. 6 that he was forming a "Stop Chris Christie PAC," former congressman Tom Tancredo has been on the interview circuit bashing the New Jersey Governor and filling in a few details about what, specifically,...Show More Summary

Denver Post Deflects-War-On Christmas Attack

In its annual "Friend or Foe of Christmas" campaign, the Liberty Counsel, a right-wing Florida-based organization, is targeting The Denver Post for allegedly banning newspaper carriers from writing "Marry Christmas" on holiday cardsShow More Summary

We Deserve Leaders Who Support Conserving Colorado's Natural Heritage

As you've likely heard, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) listed the imperiled Gunnison sage-grouse as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) last week, a move needed to prevent the bird's extinction. It's...Show More Summary

From Hypnos to the Heavenly Bed: A Brief History of Sleep

Sleep is having its moment in the sun -- or, more appropriately, its moment in a darkened room, with blackout shades drawn, the temperature somewhere between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit, all smartphones and tablets banished from the...Show More Summary

Re-Run: Buck Supports Personhood Again!

The GOP's newbie House members elected U.S. Representative-elect Ken Buck as their president Thursday. If you follow Buck's history here in Colorado, you know his squeaker victory over establishment-backed Republican Jane Norton in the...Show More Summary

Protecting Watersheds As We Grow Our Cities and Towns

We don't have to choose between a growing population and healthy economy, on the one hand, and a healthy and sustainable environment, on the other. We really can have it both ways. But we need to be smart about it. I'm particularly interested in smart strategies that deliver greener, healthier cities and towns while allowing them to grow. Show More Summary

Misty Boyce Song Premiere: 'The Life' She's Chosen Is Worth Celebrating

If her upcoming album The Life was based on her life, Misty Boyce would have a box set's worth of true stories to share. Even though it includes only 10 songs (all penned by Boyce), The Life, to be released in January, is an impressive body of work for good reason. Show More Summary

Question Before the Court: Can Corporations Betray Retirees?

At a chemical plant called Point Pleasant in a town named Apple Grove in a state John Denver labeled almost heaven, a man known as Freel Tackett helped negotiate three collective bargaining agreements that provided raises and decent benefits for workers and retirees. Heaven ended in 2007 for Tackett and other retired Point Pleasant workers. Show More Summary

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