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Denver officials have removed large outdoor storage containers set up last year for homeless people after discovering that people were living inside them.

The city paid $30,000 for 10 4-by-6-foot (1-by-2-meter) containers meant to give homeless people a safe place to store clothing and other possessions.

But the city decided to do away with the containers for now because people were staying in the unventilated units day and night, Chris Conner, director of the city's Denver Road Home homelessness agency, told The Denver Post.

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Indigenous filmmaking began to take shape in the early 1980s, when portable video became available. Before that, relatively few people had access to the tools of filmmaking. It could be a question of money, location, or the complications of handling cumbersome equipment.  Working with actual film at the time meant carrying many reels, which had to be sent off for processing after they’d been exposed, and separate tape recorders, and so on. None of this paraphernalia was available to people in remote places with no money, no training, no cultural apparatus or context for making films.

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As election day approaches, national gun violence prevention groups are spending big on the competitive race in Colorado's 6th Congressional District, and on other tight races across the country, in a push to make gun control a winning issue this year.

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On this week's Colorado Edition, a thorough look at some ballot initiatives you'll vote on in November, as well as a look at how gun issues are playing out in the 6th Congressional District Race. Also, how to make your own shoes. No, really. We go there.

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As the Senate Judiciary Committee considers testimony from Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexual assault while they were in high school, Christine Blasey Ford, a second accuser has come forward.

Deborah Ramirez, a Boulder woman, has accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her while they were students at Yale University. According to her attorneys, she has received both threats and encouragement from the community.

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Cathy Kipp was at a recent back-to-school night at Kruse Elementary School in Fort Collins. She was handing out flyers and printed information about Amendment 73.

"This is game changing," said Kipp, a member of the Poudre School District Board of Education. "This would be the best increase in public school funding that we've been able to get in decades in Colorado."

Environmental groups have asked a judge to overturn the sale of drilling rights on public land in Colorado and Utah, saying the Trump administration didn't consider the potential threat to public health and the environment.

A lawsuit filed Thursday in Denver federal court seeks to reverse oil and gas leases on 184 square miles (476 square kilometers) of land.

The suit alleges the U.S. Bureau of Land Management sold the leases without properly reviewing how much air pollution the drilling would cause.

The agency said it had no comment.

New Hampshire has cleared the way for Vail Resorts to buy the rights to the Mount Sunapee ski area.

Sarah Stewart, commissioner of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, said Wednesday that the department found no reason to object after a review, an audit and an extensive public input period. She called Vail a "great fit" for New Hampshire.

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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in high school, Christine Blasey Ford, are testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Watch the proceeding live.

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In 1992 nearly half of all dairy farms had fewer than 100 cows. Today, about half of all dairies have at least 1,000 or more cows, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Larger herds require more workers and as David Douphrate discovered, there are many logistical barriers to training those workers.

“These are 365, 24/7 operations, so it’s very challenging to pull these workers off the job to deliver training,” he said.

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