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With Thanksgiving nearly upon us, the Weld and Larimer County food banks are urging residents of Northern Colorado to consider the less fortunate. The Weld County Food Bank has so far only procured one-third of the turkeys requested by the needy this holiday season, while Larimer County is seeing an unprecedented number of people facing food scarcity.

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It’s no secret that Denver has a burgeoning arts and culture scene. While the rising tech industry, a fast growing population and Colorado's relatively low unemployment rate are all signs of economic growth, arts and sciences are also making their mark on Denver’s healthy business climate.

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Coloradans will be able to enjoy an extra hour of sleep Saturday night. Daylight saving time officially ends at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, with the exception of Arizona, Hawaii and some U.S. territories.

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Boulder residents can officially rest easy knowing that they have the most toilets per person of any city in the country. Denver has a place on the porcelain ranking too. That’s according to Redfin, a real estate broker and technology company, who recently mused on their blog on the cities in America with the most toilets per household.

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Whether it’s advertising on television, commercial radio or even YouTube, both sides in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race are ramping up their efforts to get a leg-up in the final weeks before the election. It turns out the candidates are receiving a significant amount of funding from Super PACs outside of the state, underscoring a race that is seen as critical for control of the Senate.

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While construction and recovery efforts continue a year after Colorado’s epic 2013 flood, Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Recovery Office have released a report analyzing the progress made and lessons learned over everything from housing and infrastructure to environmental restoration efforts.

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The La Alma/Lincoln Park neighborhood, found just south of Denver’s downtown, has received a national boost from the American Planning Association. The culturally diverse and historic area has been listed as the top ten great neighborhoods to live in the non-profit's annual Great Places In America List.

Federal Bureau of Investigation - 2014

Mass shootings in public places have been increasing in frequency and severity over the past decade, as the Federal Bureau of Investigation compiled 160 incidents spread out through 40 states. Colorado stands out when compared to neighboring states.

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While beer and football may go hand-in-hand, its impact on your wallet varies greatly. Fans can expect to pay less than $6 for a pint of beer at one stadium while forking over more than $11 at another. Fortunately for Denver Broncos fans, the price for beer here is the lowest among its AFC West Division rivals and below average nationwide.

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Sunday marks the Denver Broncos' first game of the season. Those wanting to avoid the hassle of traffic and parking will now be able to utilize a bike valet at Denver’s Sports Authority Field at Mile High for all home games.