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Scarlet Letter Plates Could Brand DUI Offenders

Emily Langenberg, Reporter

November 10, 2017

Making the mistake of driving drunk could soon haunt you long after you’ve sobered up as Colorado State Patrol seeks public opinion about  “scarlet letter” plates to brand convict DUI drivers. Last week CSP Public Affairs tweeted: Would you, personally, support a “scarlet letter” indicator on the license plate of a convicted drunk driver? — CSP Public ...

Trouble Brewing in Lebanon: Premier Hariri Steps Down

Rashid Mohamed, Managing Editor

November 6, 2017

BEIRUT - Saad al-Hariri resigned unexpectedly as prime minister of Lebanon on Saturday, thrusting the already unstable country into a sudden power vacuum. Amid bitter resentment against Iran's surreptitious interference in his country, Hariri further claimed ostensible fears he could be assassinated like his father 12 years ago. Blind-siding his government in Beirut,...

Denver 4/20 Ban Leaves Sponsors Up in Smoke

Denver 4/20 Ban Leaves Sponsors Up in Smoke

November 2, 2017

As the smoke cleared from Civic Center Park April 20th, 2017 what remained was utter chaos. The limitless piles of garbage and numerous unpaid vendors...

Denver’s Handmaid Resistance to Pence

Denver’s Handmaid Resistance to Pence

October 27, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence was greeted by over 100 handmaid demonstrators (in reference to "The Handmaid's Tale") and additional protesters on his way...

It’s Budget Time in Congress; Let’s Talk About the Money

It’s Budget Time in Congress; Let’s Talk About the Money

October 27, 2017

As the majority party in Congress, Republicans unveiled their national budget proposal for 2018.  Out of the gate, Democrats want it thrown in the trash. Republican...

Colorado Politician Offers Vote to Constituents; There’s An App For That

Colorado Politician Offers Vote to Constituents; There’s An App For That

October 27, 2017

It is hard to find an app that stands out from the rest, but Camilo Casas, in his campaign for Boulder city council, has offered his seat to the voters...

Catalonia: A Bid for Freedom, But at What Cost?

Rashid Mohamed, Managing Editor

October 22, 2017

BARCELONA -- Spain is currently facing its worst constitutional crisis since the restoration of democracy in 1977. The Iberian country was thrown into turmoil after an unlawful referendum took place in the semi-autonomous region of Catalonia earlier this month, in which part of its population overwhelmingly voted for independence. In an attempt to reign in the unruly enc...

‘Resistance’: The People’s Super PAC

Vicki Johnson, Politics Editor

October 20, 2017

As political money deluges society, and super PACs take on fierce meaning in our broken system of fairness in campaigns, the path to “the resistance” is emerging. It is not an organization or a corporation. It is not a tax-exempt group or a non-profit company. The resistance is a movement of many organizations, groups, super PACs, and activists, fighting back against...

Eminem’s Freestyle: “The Storm”

Serena Montoya, Reporter

October 19, 2017

Rapper Eminem stirred the proverbial media pot on BET last week, with his freestyle rap about Donald Trump, accusing him of being a racist and an undiplomatic president. Social media is disturbed not by the accusations against the President but by the rapper's outburst that his fans have to “pick a side.” Either you’re with Eminem or you're with Donald Trump. There is...