Lead Stories

5:00am

Tue November 25, 2014
Health

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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4:56pm

Mon November 24, 2014
Transportation

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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5:00am

Mon November 24, 2014
Education

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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5:00am

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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9:00am

Sat November 22, 2014
marc on the blues

Regardless Of Leadership, The Teardrops Keep On Keeping On

Magic Slim pictured in 2008.
Otávio Nogueira Flickr - Creative Commons

For many years the Teardrops were the backup band for the great Magic Slim (Morris Holt) but now are fronted by the late Slim's son Shawn Holt. No matter, Holt the younger can certainly deliver and the Teardrops have truly delivered since the 1960s.

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