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Funeral Held For Teen Killed By Denver Police

AP | Michael McLaughlin | February 7, 2015 | Crime
WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) — Hundreds of friends and relatives gathered Saturday to say goodbye to a 17-year-old girl shot to death by Denver police officers, recalling her big heart and gregarious spirit. Mourners filled the pews at Saturday's funeral for Jessica Hernandez at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Westminster, in...

New Study Finds Marijuana To Be Effective Against Depression

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | February 6, 2015 | Science
Research has suggested that cannabis may be a promising treatment option for a number of different physical and mental health conditions, from post-traumatic stress disorder to chronic pain. A study released this week suggests that depression can be added to that list. Neuroscientists from the...

One Simple Trick To Make Your Health Goals Stick

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | February 6, 2015 | Healthy Living
How are your New Year's resolutions going? If you're like most people, those goals you set at the beginning of 2015 are already starting to fall by the wayside. But if you want to jumpstart your resolutions and keep them going strong, don't beat yourself up. New research published in...

63 Hearty Vegetarian Recipes That'll Fill You Right Up

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | February 5, 2015 | Taste
These'll fill you right up -- guaranteed.

What Really Happens When You're Infected With Measles

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | February 5, 2015 | Healthy Living
While some may dismiss the measles as a common childhood virus, it also happens to be the deadliest childhood rash and fever illness. To make matters worse, about 30 percent of reported measles cases have at least one complication, especially among children younger than 5 years...

Colorado Girl Says She Agreed To Sex With 1 Teen, Then Group Attacked

AP | David Moye | February 4, 2015 | Crime
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A sixth teen has been arrested in a sexual assault at a suburban Denver party, where a girl said she agreed to have sex with one of the boys before he and five others attacked her. The last suspect was taken into custody Tuesday night, while...

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Says Marijuana 'Can Be Helpful' For Some Medical Conditions

Matt Ferner | February 4, 2015 | Politics
Dr. Vivek Murthy, the nation's new surgeon general, says that marijuana "can be helpful" for some medical conditions, and wants science to dictate policy on the federally banned substance. "We have some preliminary data that for certain medical conditions and symptoms, that marijuana can be helpful," Murthy said during a...

Colorado May Have To Refund As Much As $30 Million In Pot Taxes

AP | Emily Cohn | February 4, 2015 | Business
If this isn't a good enough reason to legalize it, we don't know what is.

House Bill Would Give Veterans Easier Access To Medical Marijuana

Matt Ferner | February 3, 2015 | Politics
A bipartisan bill introduced in the House of Representatives Tuesday would allow Department of Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical marijuana to military veterans in states where it is legal. The Veterans Equal Access Act would allow VA doctors to recommend or offer opinions about medical marijuana for...

Vaccines Should Be As Nonnegotiable As Seat Belts, Experts Say

Anna Almendrala | February 4, 2015 | Healthy Living
In recent weeks, a host of public figures -- from comedians to columnists to President Barack Obama -- have called on parents to vaccinate their children against measles and other diseases. But some experts say that the time for earnest public health appeals is...

Colorado Oil And Gas Task Force Weighs Disclosure Of Fracking Chemicals

AP | James Gerken | February 3, 2015 | Green
DENVER (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper's task force on oil and gas discussed proposals Monday that would force energy companies to disclose all the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing and give local governments more of a say on where wells can be drilled. The task force is winnowing down...

More Than 100 Native American Tribes Consider Growing Marijuana

Carly Schwartz | February 3, 2015 | Politics
More than 100 Native American tribes have reached out to FoxBarry Farms, a management firm building the nation's first marijuana facility on tribal land, over the past month to express interest in the cannabis industry. FoxBarry CEO Barry Brautman, whose company also works with tribes to build and operate casinos,...

13 Numbers That Explain The Resurgence Of Measles In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | February 3, 2015 | Healthy Living
Along with vaccines for polio and mumps, the measles vaccine was a triumph of investigative research and public health when it debuted in 1968. It quickly became part of the lineup of childhood injections that would inoculate the child and protect society from the scourge of the sometimes fatal and...

Colorado Republicans Are Trying To Undo Recent Gun Control Measures

AP | Sam Levine | February 3, 2015 | Politics
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Republican leaders have begun a legislative push to repeal recently passed gun control measures, reigniting one of the most intense political debates in recent history. The first advance came Monday as discussion started on several measures in each chamber. One of the most prominent measures —...

2,000 Prospective Jurors Excused From James Holmes Trial

7News Denver | Matt Ferner | February 2, 2015 | Denver
CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Jury selection for the Aurora movie theater shooting trial is taking an unexpected jolt forward, as the court releases 2,000 prospective jurors it does not need.

Super Bowl XLIX Was Most-Watched Show In U.S. Television History

Catherine Taibi | February 2, 2015 | Media
Super Bowl XLIX just made history. Sunday's nail-biting game was the most-watched show in U.S. television history, according to the latest Nielsen data. The New England Patriots’ 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks was also the highest-rated Super Bowl in the last 30 seasons. The game brought in 114.4 million...

Here's What The People Delivering Your Instacart Groceries Really Think

Joseph Erbentraut | February 2, 2015 | Business
In today's app economy, part-time work just isn't what it used to be.

Are Heeled Snow Boots Worth Adding To Your Winter Wardrobe? We Put 5 Pairs To The Test

Megan Mayer | February 2, 2015 | Style
We know what you're thinking -- heels and snow are two terms that do not go well together. And yes, if you live in a place like New York City, there's really no way to avoid owning a serious pair of sturdy snow boots to make...

The Easiest Winter Hacks For Getting Through A Long, Cold Season

Brie Dyas | February 2, 2015 | HuffPost Home
If you're lucky enough to live in a climate that's warm year-round, stop reading. The rest of us bundle up and hope for the best. In Denver, a city used to snowy weather, a reporter for ABC 7 News put a few winter lifehacks to the test (but not...

Here Is What It Was Like To Be A New England Patriots Fan During The Super Bowl

Andy McDonald | February 1, 2015 | Sports
Well, after four crazy quarters, and one of the most insane endings in Super Bowl history, the new reigning champions are the New England Patriots. And even though it was far from an easy path to victory, Patriots fans can bask in the glory of the win. Here's what...
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