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Less Plastic, More Housing? Legislators Consider a Bag Tax

Less Plastic, More Housing? Legislators Consider a Bag Tax

January 30, 2018

UPDATE, Feb. 2, 2018: House Bill 1054, aimed at increasing affordable housing with the revenue from a state-wide tax on plastic bags, died in committe...

Ida B. Wells, Nineteenth Century Writer and Fighter

Eric Gonzalez, Student Life Editor & Entertainment Reporter

December 12, 2017

Where would society be today without the help of one heroic woman? Ida B. Wells, a journalist and a civil rights activist, took charge of many issues during her lifetime, working tirelessly to get to the word out about the issues affecting the black community, from race to lynching.  It all started in May 1884. Wells was on a train ride from Memphis to Nashville. Having ...

Congress and Cabinet Watch III: Secretary of State Tillerson is Emptying State Department

Vicki Johnson, Politics Editor

December 10, 2017

Tycoon Rex Tillerson could be the poster-child for oil barons. He held the post of Exxon Mobile's Chairman and CEO since 2006 until earlier this year, when President Trump nominated him to a high-ranking cabinet member position in the Administration—Secretary of State. Rex Tillerson was not in the public spotlight prior, except presumably among oil executive circles. He likel...

Russian Interference Investigations Follow Money Trail

Russian Interference Investigations Follow Money Trail

December 8, 2017

There are still on-going investigations about Russia, but the story has unfolded since January. Every day brings revelations of astonishing information...

Congress and Cabinet Watch IV: Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, and the Republican Tax Bill

Congress and Cabinet Watch IV: Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, and the Republican Tax Bill

December 8, 2017

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has been on protestors' radar a few times in recent history. He is a banker who worked for Goldman Sachs for 17 years a...

Hart Starts Sex Scandal Era

Rachel Lorenz, Reporter

December 8, 2017

In 1987, Gary Hart, former U.S. senator from Colorado, was on his way to becoming the Democratic Nominee for President of the United States. But events that spring would quickly end his political career and forever change journalism. Although unprecedented at the time, Hart’s story sounds familiar to modern news consumers: The political candidate is accused of an affair...

Dorothy Kilgallen; Reporter Cloaked in Controversy

Emily Langenberg, Reporter

November 18, 2017

Dorothy Kilgallen was best known for her column “The Voice of Broadway” in The New York Evening Journal, which was published in over 140 papers, and for her role as game show panelist on the 1950’s television program, “What’s My Line?"  She was hailed by The Post as being, “the most powerful female voice in America.” Kilgallen spent a vast majority of her career cloa...

Raise Your Paws If You Like Having Claws

Emily Langenberg, Reporter

November 18, 2017

Feline friends all across the Denver metro area let out a sigh of relief as the Denver City Council unanimously passed a bill Monday night making it illegal to declaw cats under elective circumstances.  Now, only if there is medical need for the procedure, a few select veterinarians can still perform the operation.  Denver is the first municipality outside of California to ban th...

Armistice Day: Lest The World Forgets

Armistice Day: Lest The World Forgets

November 14, 2017

Every year in November, the world observes the wars that scarred the 20th century, and the brave men and women who fought them. At 11 o'clock on Monday...