Photos: I, Too, Am CU Shatters More Stereotypes One Sign at a Time

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This past April, we told you about I, Too, Am CU, a powerful tumblr and Facebook campaign that features photos of students from underrepresented groups posing with signs to both highlight and undermine the most prevalent stereotypes they confront on a daily basis. Since then, the messages have been amplified by more posts celebrating differences at an institution that's more diverse than it may seem at first blush. Check out twenty fresh examples below.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Is Utah Marijuana Compact the New Blueprint for Stopping Pot Legalization?

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An image from "Cannabis Inc.," a program highlighting Project SAM produced by ABC Australia.
We recently told you about a poll suggesting a majority of Coloradans were unhappy with marijuana legalization -- findings embraced by anti-pot activists who'd ignored previous surveys showing the opposite. Now, cannabis critics like these are working to prevent legalization from spreading to other states -- and a document called the Utah Marijuana Compact offers insight into their methods.

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Martinez Family Lawsuit: $1.8 Million Award After Police Raid on Wrong House

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Daniel Martinez Jr. in one of several images from 9News coverage. More pics below.
Back in January 2011, we told you about a lawsuit filed against the Denver police by the Martinez family, members of a Mexican band who say cops broke into their home and beat them by mistake. More than three years later, a jury has awarded them $1.8 million -- but not for excessive force. Details below.

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Update: Teacher Sickouts at Jefferson, Golden High Schools, Wheat Ridge School Monitored

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Golden High School. More photos below.
Update: Moments ago, we spoke with Jefferson County School District spokesperson Lynn Setzer about apparent teacher sickouts taking place in Jeffco today. She confirmed that classes have been canceled at Golden and Jefferson high schools today due to a high number of teacher absences and adds that officials are currently monitoring the situation at Wheat Ridge 5-8 -- although, at this writing, classes at the latter (the equivalent of a middle school) are still expected to take place as scheduled. More information and our original post below.

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30 More Hilarious #JeffcoSchoolBoardHistory Tweets

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Yesterday, we highlighted amazing tweets using the hashtag #JeffcoSchoolBoardHistory -- funny and pointed responses to the controversy over a Jefferson County School Board proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil disorder in the American history curriculum. Since then, Twitter has exploded with even more tweets using the hashtag, as student protests at a slew of Jeffco schools have received national coverage. Continue to count down our latest thirty favorites.

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Jeffco School Board Member's Child Threatened Amid Patriotic History Plan Controversy?

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The Jefferson County School Board. Photos from Fox31 coverage.
Following another day of student protests over a controversial Jefferson County School Board proposal to stress patriotism and downplay civil disorder in American history curriculum, news has surfaced about investigations into an alleged threat against the child of at least one school board member -- and another has come forward to talk about a similar experience from some time ago.

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

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Jefferson County Superintendent Dan McMinimee in a 7News image.
Jeffco superintendent Dan McMinimee is among Jefferson County officials at the center of a storm over proposed changes to the American history curriculum that would emphasize patriotism and downplay civil disorder. Now, in a letter to parents, McMinimee is trying to calm the waters, emphasizing that no decisions have been made yet and maintaining that his concern over student protests at numerous schools is about safety, not the criticism being heaped on the likes of school board member Julie Williams, who floated the proposal in the first place. Continue to read McMinimee's letter, as well as a press release from Williams explaining her position, as featured in an earlier post.

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