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Former immigration detainees challenge labor practices 22.6.2017 AP National
DENVER (AP) -- Every day, immigrants are told to clean their living areas in a privately run Colorado detention center or risk being put in solitary confinement. Some also volunteer to do jobs as varied as landscaping, more cleaning and cutting other inmates' hair, but the pay is always the same - $1 a day....
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Former immigration detainees challenge labor practices 22.6.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

DENVER (AP) — Every day, immigrants are told to clean their living areas in a privately run Colorado detention center or risk being put in solitary confinement. Some also volunteer to do jobs as varied as landscaping, more cleaning and cutting other inmates’ hair, but the pay is always the same — $1 a day. […]
Activists’ bid to stop Rocky Flats construction is premature, judge rules 22.6.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Community activists trying to stop construction at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge were premature in filing a temporary restraining order because that work won't begin until next year at the earliest, a federal judge said in a ruling this week.
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Rocky Flats Made Nukes. Then It Made A Mess. Now It's About To Become A Public Park. 21.6.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
ROCKY FLATS, Colo. ― Plutonium, named for the Roman god of the underworld and the dwarf planet at the edge of the solar system, is one of the world’s most dangerous elements. Inhaling just one particle will bombard internal organs, particularly the lungs and liver, with harmful alpha radiation for decades. For the most part, it isn’t naturally occurring. But until just over a decade ago, it was plentiful in this 5,000-acre patch of rolling hills and grasslands. From 1952 to 1989, this picturesque sanctuary was home to a factory that produced plutonium triggers for nuclear weapons ― a lot of them. Nearly all of the approximately 70,000  nuclear weapons produced in the United States include a part made at Rocky Flats. It was designated as a Superfund site in the early 1990s, and the radioactive materials have been removed. It’s scheduled to open to the public for the first time next summer . But rather than welcoming the prospect of thousands of new acres for recreation, some Coloradans are suing to stop ...
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Joint Budget Committee rejects governor’s attempt to save Colorado Energy Office 21.6.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
The Joint Budget Committee on Tuesday rejected a last-ditch effort by Gov. John Hickenlooper to save the Colorado Energy Office before its state funding expires July 1.
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Extra-windy March boosts wind, solar power’s share of Colorado’s energy to 24 percent 17.6.2017 Denver Post: Business
The state's share of renewable energy much higher than nationwide average of 10 percent.
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Anadarko's Colorado Operations Draw Criticism After Second Deadly Blast 27.5.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
A second deadly accident in Colorado involving Anadarko Petroleum Corp. is spurring criticism of the company’s oil and gas operations in the state.
Anadarko to shut down well linked to fatal Firestone explosion 25.5.2017 Denver Post: Business
Anadarko says it believes the three wells are safe but is shutting them down because of the "special circumstances and sensitivity surrounding this equipment."
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Denver-based Extraction Oil & Gas will move 40 wells out of Broomfield 25.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver-based Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc. will not file spacing applications in Broomfield, as originally planned, and instead will allow Broomfield's oil and gas task force to continue its work.
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Hundreds of entrepreneurs show up in Centennial for chance to pitch Shark Tank’s sharks 25.5.2017 Denver Post: Local
Inventors showed up early for chance to pitch their products to casting agents for the popular "Shark Tank" show.
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Denver grand jury indicts 11 for ID theft that yielded more than $100,000 plus 24.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
A Denver grand jury has indicted 11 people, accusing them of stealing more than $100,000 while committing identity theft, forgery, and utilizing stolen personal and financial information of more than 400 people and businesses.
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Smash-and-grab thieves hit Littleton gun shop for third time 24.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
For the third time in less than a year, suspects rammed a vehicle into the same Littleton gun store during a burglary attempt, police say.
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No special session to address transportation funding in Colorado this year, Gov. John Hickenlooper says 20.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Gov. John Hickenlooper said Friday he will not call a special session of the Colorado legislature to address transportation funding, despite his frustration with a lack of sufficient progress on the issue at the statehouse this year.
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Extraction offers to move 40 wells out of Broomfield 18.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Extraction Oil & Gas has offered to drop the number of wells it wants to drill in Broomfield to 99 and move the other 40 to unincorporated Weld County, near Erie.
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Man who used sledgehammer to break into a Park Meadows jewelry store gets 96 years in prison on racketeering charge 18.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
A man who came to Colorado from Detroit intending to rob a jewelry store has been sentenced as a habitual offender and will spend 96 years behind bars.
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Rene Lima-Marin’s release from prison hits snag amid federal immigration hold over residency status 18.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
While Rene Lima-Marin's family eagerly awaited his release from prison, immigration authorities put the reunion on hold -- prompting family fears that he might be deported.
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Need startup money? ABC’s “Shark Tank” holding May 24 open call for entrepreneurs in metro Denver 18.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
"Shark Tank," the TV show that catapulted entrepreneurship into prime time, is hosting a casting call May 24 at the Comcast store in Centennial.
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Bonfils-Stanton Foundation honors three longtime contributors to Denver’s art scene 18.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
The annual Bonfils-Stanton Foundation awards are different than other honors handed out on behalf of the arts in Denver. For two reasons. Bonfils-Stanton gives out money, it doesn’t take it, and that allows it to choose folks who often go under-recognized for their hard work.  The honorees walk away with a check for $35,000. That’s gratitude you can spend.
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Apartment executive sentenced to federal prison for exposing Overlook at Mile High tenants to asbestos dust 18.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
108 tenants of the Overlook at Mile High were exposed to asbestos during 2014 remodeling project. The judge called John Tom Williams' actions "criminal."
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Sunday fatal shooting ruled Colorado Springs’ 15th homicide this year — a 275 percent increase over 2016 17.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The death of a 33-year-old man Sunday in Colorado Springs has been ruled the city's 15th homicide this year, a 275 percent increase over the four homicides recorded at the same point in 2016.
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