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12:49pm

Thu June 7, 2012
Environment

Hayman Fire Anniversary Stirs Memories, Draws Comparisons to 2012

A helicopter drops water on the Hayman Fire southwest of Denver in June of 2002.
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Despite recent rains, state and federal officials continue to warn that severe drought and historically low snowpack mean Colorado could be in for a long wildfire season.

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11:36am

Thu June 7, 2012
Community

TBD Colorado…To Be Determined

The Governor’s TBD initiative will host six public meetings across the state this month. The goal is to hear from as many Coloradans as possible about the big policy challenges facing the state. Lawmakers in both parties praise the initiative, but many question what will come from it.

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8:37am

Thu June 7, 2012
Weather

Last Night's Severe Storms Pummel Southern Front Range

Screencap from youtube of last night's storm in Highlands Ranch. Video by user bjorn50
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5:26am

Thu June 7, 2012
Around the Nation

Ex-House Speakers Request To Be Cellmates

Originally published on Thu June 7, 2012 5:34 am

Two former House speakers in Pennsylvania are proving politics doesn't have to be partisan. Democrat Bill DeWeese was convicted on corruption charges and began serving time at a prison near Harrisburg. He was approached by his former legislative rival, Republican John Perzel to room together.

5:20am

Thu June 7, 2012
Latin America

Bicyclist Rides Super Tall Bike Around Cuba

Perched on his homemade bike, Felix Guirola rides around Havana. The bike is so tall; he can peer over buses and second-story windows. Hanging traffic lights do pose a problem.

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