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Denver's Biggest, Stupidest Stories of 2012

The Denver Diatribe | Posted 02.26.2013 | Denver
The Denver Diatribe

What say you, 2012? Along with reviewing the big, important Colorado headlines, Jared and Ron look back fondly at the many ridiculous, overblown, laughable, stupido news stories of the year.

Where Did $20 Million Go For Popcorn Lung Couple?

Posted 10.16.2012 | Money

Eight years after they won a $20 million "popcorn lung" lawsuit against the makers of a toxic butter flavoring used in microwave snacks, a Missouri co...

ColoBeerMan Jonathan Shikes on Colorado Hops, Beer Politics, and Huddles the Mayor

The Denver Diatribe | Posted 11.22.2012 | Denver
The Denver Diatribe

This week, Westword managing editor Jonathan Shikes, better known as the Colorado Beer Man, joins us to talk about all things cold and frothy. It's a long, sloppy ride, but don't you worry: All of us end up podcasting responsibly.

Denver Man With 'Popcorn Lung' Wins Millions In Case Against Food Companies

AP | Posted 09.20.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- A suburban Denver man who was diagnosed with "popcorn lung," possibly from inhaling the artificial butter smell of the microwave popcorn he ...

Man Wins $7.2 Million In 'Popcorn Lung' Lawsuit

Reuters | Robert Boczkiewicz | Posted 11.19.2012 | Denver

DENVER, Sept 19 (Reuters) - A U.S. federal court jury on Wednesday awarded a Colorado man $7.2 million in damages for developing a chronic condition...

Bush Admin Takes Lone Stance Against "Popcorn Lung" Bill

Washington Wire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House today took what may be a lone stand against the Popcorn Workers Lung Disease Prevention Act, a bill the House may vote on as soon as W...

Microwave "Popcorn Lung" Sufferer Ate Two Bags A Night

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wayne Watson loved microwave popcorn so much he would eat at least two bags each night, breathing in the steam from the just-opened package, until doc...