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Mon June 29, 2015
Arts & Life

Ag And Railroad Roots Earn Historic Designation For Downtown Loveland

The Loveland Feed & Grain is one of 45 downtown buildings considered 'contributors' to the historical and architectural significance of the district.
Stacy Nick KUNC

Downtown Loveland has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The National Historic District designation focuses on Loveland’s ties to agriculture and the railroad. Founded in 1877, the city was named after William Loveland, the president of the Colorado Central Railroad.

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Mon June 29, 2015
Places of Invention

Smithsonian Recognizes Fort Collins As A 'Place Of Invention'

Fort Collins is one of six communities featured in a new exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

Places of Invention explores the idea of how location can shape innovation, examining cities where a mix of resources, inventive people, and an inspiring environment have caused invention to flourish.

Defining a "place of invention" is a challenge, according to Joyce Bedi, Senior Historian with the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center, which has been studying the idea of invention for two decades.

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Sat June 27, 2015
marc on the blues

Johnny Shines Shouldn’t Be Mistaken For A Robert Johnson Clone

Johnny Shines has been misjudged by many as a mere imitation of Robert Johnson, but I don't hear it that way. I think it is easy to make out the originality of Shines in most all of his music and especially in his slide guitar work.

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Fri June 26, 2015

Gay Rights And Colorado: Supreme Court Overrides State Amendments In 1995 And 2015

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Same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states, including Colorado following a 5-4 Supreme Court decision.

Colorado still has a state constitutional amendment on the books that defines marriage as only between one man and one woman. That amendment was passed by voters in 2006.

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Fri June 26, 2015

Colorado's Evolution Toward Marriage Equality Has Been Incremental, But Quick

An excited crowd outside of the U.S. Supreme Court following the 5-4 decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide, June 26, 2015.
Elizabeth Harball used with permission

Current and former Colorado state Democratic lawmakers are praising the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing same sex marriage nationwide. In the 5-4 decision, the court ruled that same-sex couples have a right to marry under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

"Today is an amazing day for America and equality, said Democratic former Speaker of the House Mark Ferrandino, who served as Colorado’s first gay speaker and helped pass a bill to make civil unions legal in the state.

"I knew we would get to this day in my life time, but never thought it would come so quickly. I am so proud of our nation's ability to move towards full equality for all people. The work is not done to end all discrimination but today was a gigantic step forward."

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