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Crime Is Up in Colorado: What That Tells Us About Pot Legalization and, Perhaps More Importantly, Lazy Reporting

Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2014 | Crime
Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D.

Can we blame legal pot? We do not know whether legalization has anything to do with it. But we do know that reputable news organizations should stop relying on the Big Marijuana lobby for statistics.

Businesses From Across America Are Investing in Britain

Patrick Davies | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Patrick Davies

As we at the Embassy are very fond of repeating, Britain and the US do a huge amount of business together. Perhaps that's what you would expect from two of the largest, most advanced and most open economies in the world. But you needn't take my word for it: The investment numbers for 2013-14 are in, and they are impressive.

Testimony at EPA Hearings Favors Action - But Will Politicians Get It?

Keith Gaby | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

Four years later, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding hearings on another major climate initiative. And this time, people testifying in support of the pollution limits have significantly out-numbered detractors. Interestingly, it doesn't seem to be making as big of a splash in the media.

Would You Live With Mannequins (or Marry One?)

Aimee Heckel | Posted 08.01.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

Tilly is my fourth mannequin. My house is getting full. So stop asking me if I'm going to have another kid. We're totally at capacity over here with our only child, two dogs, four fake people and all the roly-polies my daughter sticks in her pockets.

An Eye for an Iris: DeMent Delivers True Blue Storytelling

Michael Bialas | Posted 07.29.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

When viral videos and social media darlings start to matter more than the written word, it's refreshing to see a storyteller like Iris DeMent follow a family tradition and let her straightforward songs do the talking.

Hearings and Rallies Next Week! Your Voice is Needed to Support Climate Action

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever national standard to clean up carbon pollution from power plants. Now the EPA ...

'Daniel Sprick's Fictions: Recent Works' at the Denver Art Museum

John Seed | Posted 07.08.2014 | Arts
John Seed

Who is this guy who can handle the brush like Joan Mitchell -- or a Chinese literati painter -- in the morning, and then morph into Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres by dinner?

CSH & Denver Innovate to Help Vulnerable People

Deborah De Santis | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

This past week, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock unveiled a new initiative in his city that could significantly alter the way communities provide affordab...

Ryan J. Reilly

26 Things You'll See At The Cannabis Industry's First Big Conference

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

DENVER -- The National Cannabis Industry Association is hosting its first annual Cannabis Business Summit at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver ...

Denver Summertime Checklist

Deborah Lastowka | Posted 06.24.2014 | Denver
Deborah Lastowka

Ah yes, summertime. When the days are long and the nights are sweaty.

Book Review: Noir Master Scott Phillips Does It Again in Hop Alley

Carole Mallory | Posted 07.22.2014 | Books
Carole Mallory

Set in the Wild West in 1878, wily protagonist Bill Ogden, photographer of lynchings, scalped hunters and slaughtered buffaloes, who survives Phillips previous novel Cottonwood, is back.

'Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol' Doesn't Mean Home Use Only

Russ Belville | Posted 07.23.2014 | Denver
Russ Belville

Vincent Carroll has written a piece for the Denver Post entitled, "Like it or not, CSO must abide by Amendment 64." In it, he scolds the Colorado Symphony Orchestra for its original plan to create a series of fundraising concerts where patrons could bring and consume their own marijuana.

Evaluation's Week in the News

TNTP | Posted 07.21.2014 | Education
TNTP

By Erin Grogan and Cassandra Coddington This post was originally published on the TNTP Blog. Measuring teacher effectiveness is complicated. Tha...

6 Great Memorial Day Getaways

Budget Travel | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

From Palm Springs to D.C., we've rounded up six convenient Memorial Day escapes from coast to coast to ensure that you spend more time enjoying your blues festival (or pool party) than you do deciding where to go.

Denver Aims High for Shared Leadership

TNTP | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
TNTP

By Heather Barondess This post was originally published on the TNTP Blog. Let’s say you’re a teacher who has been in the classroom f...

'White Power' Signs Aim To Push Hispanics Out Of Denver

The Huffington Post | Ana Benedetti | Posted 05.13.2014 | Latino Voices

Latinos in Denver are speaking out after being targeted by racist signs in their community last week. The fliers were plastered around northwest De...

Does Wearing A Robe Make You More Spiritual?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

What is it that makes us stand and bow our heads when we see a monk, priest, or any robed religious teacher? What makes us more polite, and pay extra attention? What makes us feel such people are more holy or enlightened than we are?

Colorado Is Magical

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 05.05.2014 | Travel

There's a reason "Rocky Mountain High" is one of Colorado's official state songs. Because regardless of your feelings on legalized pot, Colorado will ...

The 7 Best Cities for Beer

Oyster | Posted 06.29.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Hoppy IPAs, robust ales, and refreshing pilsners are just some of the offerings on parade. So pack the kegerator and find a willing D.D. because it's time for a brew-cation.

7 Sweet Places to Steal a Kiss in Colorado

JustLuxe | Posted 06.16.2014 | Travel
JustLuxe

Colorado is made for lovers, with spectacular outdoor views, natural beauty, fresh air, great restaurants and friendliness all around the great state. Take your honey on a romantic rendezvous and steal a kiss at seven of our favorite posh places.

Paint Job for St. Vincent: Annie Clark Really Knows How to Draw a Crowd

Michael Bialas | Posted 06.08.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

One of the most intriguing aspects about attending a St. Vincent concert is the anticipation. What will Annie Clark do next?

Denver's Domo Is More Than Just A Restaurant

AP | By DONNA BRYSON | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel

DENVER (AP) — Domo isn't just a Japanese restaurant. It's a place where you can immerse yourself in Japanese culture — by visiting a museum that e...

The Beard Trend Crosses Gender Boundaries

Aimee Heckel | Posted 06.05.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

Three years ago, I declared the amusing novelty of facial hair was on its way out. I was so violently wrong.

Tricked Documentary Film Is a Shocker

Jay Weston | Posted 05.22.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Last night I went to the first Los Angeles screening of a feature documentary film entitled TRICKED. It was a brilliant, horrifying film about the sexual trafficking-slavery industry preying upon young people in the United States.

The Naked and Famous Go Inside Imagine Dragons' Lair

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.21.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Can an alternative New Zealand band match the mainstream success of an outfit that escaped Utah and avoided Las Vegas lounge act hell by continuing to beat its own drums until it finally got your attention?