Lead Stories


Tue November 25, 2014
Police Shootings

Racial Disparities Persist In Denver Police Shootings

Demonstrators observe a moment of silence in Denver, Colo., on Monday night, Nov. 24, 2014. A grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., decided not to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Joe Mahoney Rocky Mountain PBS I-News

A black Denver resident is about three times more likely than a white resident to be shot by law enforcement. Latino residents are nearly twice as likely to be shot.

At a time when the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, has brought tensions between police and minority communities to the forefront, Rocky Mountain PBS I-News has found that racial disparities persist in police shootings in Denver.

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Tue November 25, 2014

Death With Dignity Movement Sweeping Nation, Colorado Part Of The Wave

A map showing states considering legislation on physician-assisted suicide.
Compassion and Choices

This fall, the highly publicized death of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old with terminal brain cancer who decided to end her life, brought the "right to die" movement a lot of attention.

Anne Singer, campaigns communications manager at the group Compassion and Choices, which advocates for death with dignity, as it is sometimes called, said the public response has been astonishing.

"Nothing like this has ever happened to our organization before. Our website crashed…the momentum is definitely picking up."

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Mon November 24, 2014

First RTD Commuter Rail Cars Arrive In Denver

The first of 66 new RTD commuter rail cars arrive in Denver.
Regional Transportation District

The East Commuter Rail Line between Denver's Union Station and the Denver International Airport remains on schedule to open in 2016. The first four commuter cars that will travel the line have arrived in Colorado and are parked at Union Station in preparation for public tours.

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Mon November 24, 2014

What's Next For Colorado State's On-Campus Stadium Decision

Grace Hood KUNC

It’s decision time. After years of debate over whether to build an on-campus stadium, Colorado State University President Tony Frank is expected to issue a final verdict on whether to spend millions on the project.

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Mon November 24, 2014
Life In A Boom Town

In The Bakken, The Self-Defense Business Is Good, But Is It Necessary?

Pepper sprays and blunt striking objects for women to hang on their key chains at a Damsel in Defense party in Dickinson, North Dakota.
Emily Guerin Inside Energy

On a recent Tuesday night in Dickinson, North Dakota, five women were sitting in the living room. It felt like a slumber party — no shoes, no husbands and no children — except these women were passing a stun gun back and forth. It's a purple stun gun with a rhinestone wrist strap.

Business is booming for Damsel in Defense, an Idaho-based company that throws home sales parties for self-defense products. In 2011, there were no sales reps in North Dakota. Now, there are about 30. Boom towns have never been friendly places for women.

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