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Breaking Bad News: Coaching the Bearers in Denver's Affordable Housing Crisis

Breaking Bad News: Coaching the Bearers in Denver's Affordable Housing Crisis
Nobody likes to be the bearer of bad news – least of all the good folks who are trying to help Coloradans find much-needed affordable housing. But it’s brutal out there. So brutal, in fact, that now there’s a talking-points guide for service providers tasked with explaining how few options low-income people have in putting roofs over their heads in Metro Denver.
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“Peace, Joy, Health and Happiness”

“Peace, Joy, Health and Happiness”
I thought of posting three hours of the twelve hour long Norwegian fireplace video broadcast for these next few slow news days but decided against it. So here instead is a remarkably odd antique Christmas card from the 1800’s Victorian Era.
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DIY: Back to the Roots Takes it to the Front

DIY: Back to the Roots Takes it to the Front
There's an exciting new movement happening in food, and these two gentleman at Back to the Roots are riding the top of the wave with their inventive and fun DIY gardening creations. Congratulations to Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez for making the cover of the largest natural & organic trade magazine, NFM - Natural Foods Merchandiser!
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CO Congress Takes a Shot at Type-2-Diabetes Racial Gap

CO Congress Takes a Shot at Type-2-Diabetes Racial Gap
Congresswoman Diana DeGette stood in the workout room Monday at Denver Indian Health and Family Services to announce legislation aimed at curbing the devastating rates of diabetes in communities of color.
“According to Centers for Disease Control nearly half – nearly half – of all minority children born in 2000 will develop diabetes at some point in their lifetime,” said DeGette. “These disparities need to be addressed immediately.”
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Show Me Personal Politics

Today's Kansas City Star has a front page story that should embarrass any politician in Kansas and Missouri.
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Karl Rove Wants to Start a ‘Real Conversation About Issues That Matter,’ Not the Silly Women's Rights Stuff

Karl Rove Wants to Start a ‘Real Conversation About Issues That Matter,’ Not the Silly Women's Rights Stuff
Republican strategist Karl Rove is planning a full $6 million political advertising assault on Colorado voters in the coming weeks in support of U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner. The first-round ad hit the airwaves this week. It attempts to persuade Colorado women not to concern themselves primarily with Gardner’s record as a long-standing hardline anti-abortion lawmaker. The ad attempts to do this by changing the subject.
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One Actress, One Ad, Six States: Why the Koch Brothers' Anti-Obamacare Argument Is Wearing Thin

One Actress, One Ad, Six States: Why the Koch Brothers' Anti-Obamacare Argument Is Wearing Thin
With an $850,000 ad buy running in six states, the Koch Brothers' Americans for Prosperity is doubling down on the anti-Obamacare rhetoric. Of course, using the same actress to tell the same non-story in six different states shows that the argument is on its last Super PAC-powered legs.
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Proposed CO Constitutional Amendment Would Empower Cities to Ban Dangerous Industry

Proposed CO Constitutional Amendment Would Empower Cities to Ban Dangerous Industry
Many Coloradans who have battled city-by-city to regulate fracking near their residential areas may get some relief under a proposed constitutional amendment that would give cities and towns the right to regulate business activities within their borders.
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Colorado AG Cites 'Religious Freedom,' Joins Anti-Obamacare Birth Control Case

Colorado AG Cites 'Religious Freedom,' Joins Anti-Obamacare Birth Control Case
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, citing the Constitution's 'religious freedom' clause, joined 20 other state prosecutors opposing the birth-control mandate in the Affordable Care Act. Religious zealotry trumps good policy, it seems.
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No More Abortion Clinic Safe Zones? Supreme Court to Decide Fate of 'Bubble Laws'

No More Abortion Clinic Safe Zones? Supreme Court to Decide Fate of 'Bubble Laws'
In 2000, the Supreme Court ruled that buffer, bubble, zones around abortion clinics were perfectly constitutional. Since then, the court has become more conservative, and states have pushed ever more restrictive abortion laws. When buffer zones are revisited by the court this year – will it change its mind?
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