Denver

7:40am

Thu June 12, 2014
Arts & Life

Oh Heck Yeah Dazzles Denver With Massive Interactive Video Games

Oh Heck Yeah's Big Blue's Hood Slam. played on the massive 60'X25' screen at 14th and Champa in Denver.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

A bigger than life video game experience is taking shape in Denver, turning giant LED advertising screens into an interactive and immersive street arcade spanning two city blocks. It’s the hope of Oh Heck Yeah that the experience will unplug you from your smartphone and get you to play outside in the streets – just like back in the day.

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2:09pm

Wed June 11, 2014
Transportation

Uber Eyes Full Front Range Rollout

Uber Black provides town cars and SUV service on-demand from your smartphone.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Now that Governor Hickenlooper has officially authorized ride sharing service smartphone apps, car-sharing service Uber Technologies, which operates Uber Black and Uber X in Denver, is looking to expand across the Front Range.

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2:00am

Fri June 6, 2014
StoryCorps

From Father To Son, Life Lessons Passed Down Through Generations

Originally published on Fri June 6, 2014 9:09 am

Thompson Williams with his son, Kiamichi-tet Williams. Thompson remembers his father, Melford Williams, as someone who "could swear with the best of them" but was never angry with anyone.
StoryCorps

Melford Williams, a World War II veteran and tribal leader with the Caddo Nation, raised eight kids during the 1950s and '60s. He died in 1978, and his grandson, Kiamichi-tet Williams, never got a chance to meet him.

On a visit to StoryCorps in Denver, Kiamichi-tet asked his dad, Thompson Williams, about his grandfather.

"He wasn't the biggest guy, but people reacted to him like he was [a] giant," Thompson says. His father was a kindhearted man who wasn't afraid to cry, Thompson says.

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5:51pm

Wed June 4, 2014
Politics

Hickenlooper Squashes Road Deal Transparency Measure

Signs for U.S. 36 in Arvada, Colorado. June 2007.
Landry Heaton Flickr - Creative Commons

A bill that would have provided greater public oversight during public-private road deals was vetoed by Governor John Hickenlooper Wednesday.

The measure was proposed following public outcry over a deal to widen U.S. 36 between Denver and Boulder as well as install toll lanes.

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5:16am

Wed May 28, 2014
Hemp

Industrial Hemp Could Take Root, If Legal Seeds Weren't So Scarce

Originally published on Wed May 28, 2014 10:57 am

The hemp seedlings in Ben Holmes' warehouse in Lafayette, Colo., will be ready for harvest in about 50 days. Holmes says that during the peak growing season, the little sprouts can shoot up several inches each day.
Luke Runyon KUNC/Harvest Public Media

The most recent farm bill is allowing a handful of farmers across the country to put hemp, the nonpsychoactive cousin of marijuana, in the ground.

The bill allows small-scale experimentation with the plant. But despite the new law, many farmers say they're getting mixed messages from the federal government.

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