Marijuana: Getting the MMJ Basics From Cannabis Pharmacy

Categories: Marijuana

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Photo by Robert Fisher
The author of Cannabis Pharmacy, Michael Backes, will be discussing and signing the book at 7 p.m. this evening at the Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street. So what can readers expect from this "sensible guide to medical marijuana?"

See also: Marijuana: Reviewing The User's Guide to Colorado Marijuana Law

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Reader: Jeffco's Julie Williams Using Texas as a History Curriculum Role Model is Frightning

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Jefferson County School Board member Julie Williams in a photo tweeted by 9News.
In our coverage of the controversy over a proposed Jefferson County Schools history curriculum committee tasked with emphasizing patriotism and downplaying civil disorder, we shared school board member Julie Williams's press release citing the Texas State Board of Education's actions along similar lines. This suggestion didn't thrill a number of our readers, including this one.

See also: Read Jeffco Superintendent's Letter to Parents About Students' Patriotic History Plan Protests

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Ello: The Next Facebook or a Pretender to the Social Media Throne?

Categories: Denver Blogs

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Denver blog posts are all about socializing.

At our Show and Tell blog, Bree Davies tells the origin story of Ello, a new social network created right here in Colorado.

Big Media: "Gardner cites nonexistent entity as backer of his contraception proposal."

Colorado Peak Politics charges Senator Mark Udall with lying about the specifics of a 1973 bust for marijuana and, reportedly, amphetamines.

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Donna Gregory Masterminded Home Invasion in Which Her Grandfather Was Assaulted?

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Donna Gregory. Additional photos and more below.
Donna Gregory is just eighteen, but she's already being called a mastermind, albeit of a crime that injured her own grandfather.

Continue for details about the home invasion that led to Gregory's arrest, as well as pending charges against her and three older cohorts who are said to be members of a "break-in group."

See also: Derrik Holmes Busted for Home Invasion and Rape After Immediate DNA Hit

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The Sand Creek Massacre Is a Textbook Lesson in What Happens When History Is Rewritten

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Living history: The site of the Sand Creek Massacre.
References to the Sand Creek Massacre are everywhere these days, including page 55 of the new AP United States History course, one of the most controversial -- if unread -- documents in Colorado and the focus of the proposed curriculum review committee that a few members of the Jefferson County Public Schools Board of Education would like to start. They'll be discussing that proposal, as well as the temerity of the students who've walked out in protest, at tomorrow night's meeting. Not on their agenda: the dangers of rewriting history.

See also: Our Top Five Jeffco School Board Picks for New Sex Ed and Health Classes

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Macyo January Found Guilty of Killing Pregnant Newlyweds Whitney Butler and David Dunlap

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A family photo of Whitney Butler and David Dunlap. More images and a video below.
Macyo January was four months shy of eighteen when he allegedly murdered David Dunlap and Whitney Butler; she'd recently married the Fort Carson soldier and was pregnant.

Prosecutors ultimately decided to try January as an adult for the shocking crime -- and now a jury has found him guilty on all counts. Details, additional photos and more below.

See also: Macyo January to be Tried as Adult for Killing Pregnant Woman

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James Holmes Trial Can Be Televised, Judge Rules, But No TV Cameras in Courtroom

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The courtroom where the trial will take place as it appeared in June 2013.
The media can broadcast the trial of accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes, the judge in the case has ruled. But the television stations won't be able to set up their own camera in the courtroom, as they'd requested. Instead, they'll be allowed to broadcast footage captured by a closed-circuit camera mounted to the courtroom ceiling.

Judge Carlos Samour explained why he's allowing the trial to be televised in an order on view below: "While the media can generally serve as the public's surrogate, members of the public should have the opportunity to see firsthand their justice system at work."

See also: Televising James Holmes Trial Would Be Bad for Victims and Witnesses, Lawyers Argue

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Rocky a Republican? Nuggets Mascot Appears at GOP Event, Pissing Off Team

Categories: Politics, Sports

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Rocky at a Monday event in a photo tweeted and then deleted by @ColoGOP. More images below.
Is Denver Nuggets super-mascot Rocky a Republican? Signs point to "yes." On Monday, @ColoGOP tweeted a photo of Rocky at an event for the Grand Old Party. Only problem: Ken Solomon, the man inside the Rocky suit, didn't get an okay from his bosses about the gig -- and afterward, they weren't happy. Photos and details below.

See also: Rocky the Denver Nuggets Mascot Gets His Paws on the New York Times

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Michael Floorwax Announces He Won't Return to 103.5 The Fox Due to Health Reasons

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Michael Floorwax and Rick Lewis.
For the majority of 2014, Michael Floorwax, veteran morning-show host on 103.5 The Fox, has been off the air for reasons that were never specified. Now, Floorwax has released a statement that was read to listeners by longtime partner Rick Lewis moments ago. In it, he reveals that he's fighting medical problems that will prevent him from returning to the show. Details and the complete statement below.

See also: Michael Floorwax: Why Has the Longtime 103.5 The Fox Jock Been Off the Air?

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Photos: Ten Lowest-Performing Denver Public Schools

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Last week, we highlighted the top 25 Denver Public Schools as judged by the district's School Performance Framework, which gathers data to determine the effectiveness of schools at every level of the DPS system. Today, we look at the flip side -- the ten schools currently considered the furthest from making the grade.

The reasons institutions wind up on such rosters are multifaceted, complex and arguably systemic: During an appearance last night at Regis University, author Jonathan Kozol, whose books include The Shame of the Nation, lambasted the disparity of resources for schools in wealthy versus impoverished areas, as well as the deleterious effects of standardized testing, particularly at facilities cast as struggling. Keep these factors in mind as we count down the ten lowest performers, complete with photos and selected facts and figures. To see the complete list, click here.

See also: Photos: Top 25 Denver Public Schools

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