Update: Other Frontier Plane Taken By Symptomatic Ebola Patient Still Flying

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The first Frontier plane that carried Amber Vinson landed in Denver again last night. Photos from 7News coverage.
It's yet another day bringing contradictions in previous reports about Ebola patient Amber Joy Vinson and her flights on Denver-based Frontier Airlines; see our earlier coverage below. At first, we were told she wasn't symptomatic on a return flight she took from Cleveland to Texas; then, after the aircraft on which she'd flown was taken out of service and warehoused in Denver for intensive cleaning, word arrived that she may have been exhibiting symptoms. And now, officials think symptoms could have been cropping up on her initial Frontier flight from Texas to Cleveland, as well -- and that plane is still in service, having flown in and out of Denver twenty-plus times over the past week. Meanwhile, Frontier is contacting as many as 750 passengers from additional flights in relation to Vinson's travels. Photos, video and details below.

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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Review: Satica Wellness in Denver

Weedar: the sixth sense you have for finding quality herb. Mine usually operates pretty well and has come in handy both here in Colorado and during world travels, when finding the pot-friendly who can get the sticky-icky can come in handy. So either my weedar wasn't working over the last few years, or Satica wasn't good (or bad) enough to make a blip. It could also have something to do with location. I think you could throw a rock and hit Aurora from Satica's sidewalk. And not the Aurora you're thinking of, either. Nope, this is the boring, office-park-filled part that gerrymanders its way into the southeast part of Denver.

See also: "Recreational Marijuana Sales Outpace MMJ in August as Colorado Sets Another Pot Record"

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Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Officially Approved to Film in Colorado

Quentin Tarantino during a 2012 interview.
It's looking very likely that Quentin Tarantino will start filming his next movie, a Western called The Hateful Eight, in Colorado later this year.

Today, the San Miguel County Commissioners voted to approve a special use permit for Tarantino to film on the picturesque Schmid Ranch outside Telluride, says Karen Henderson, associate planner for the county. The permit is necessary because there's a conservation easement on the ranch. Tarantino did not attend the vote in person.

See also: Quentin Tarantino Wants to Film His Next Movie, The Hateful Eight, in Colorado

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Reader: Why Should Zen Magnets Be Banned If They're Not Going to Be Around Kids?

Melanie Asmar's feature article about Zen Magnets highlighted the Denver company's fight against a government ban of its product -- powerful BB-sized magnets marketed as adult toys that can create serious injuries or worse if a child swallows them. Readers are split about whether such a prohibition is warranted. Here are the views of a person who's against such a ban.

See also: Denver's Zen Magnets Is Fighting the Federal Government Over Its Ban of Tiny Magnet Balls

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27 Things Out-of-Towners Should Know About Denver

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Denver blog posts are all about sharing and caring.

At our Show and Tell blog, Bree Davies counts down 27 things Denverites really want out-of-towners to know about the Mile High City.

The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene on faith leaders targeting Denver's mayor after the Marvin Booker verdict.

Denver Urbanism's Ryan Dravitz brings us "Central Downtown: 1401 Lawrence Update #3."

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Will Lakewood Be Sued Over Its New Construction Defects Ordinance?

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Earlier this week, Lakewood became the first Colorado city to pass an ordinance aimed at increasing condo construction, which has slowed to a near-halt in the metro area as builders back off for fear of getting sued for construction defects. The ordinance makes it more difficult for homeowners' associations to jump straight to a lawsuit, partly by giving builders the right to attempt to fix the problems first.

But will the ordinance, which passed on a 7 to 4 vote, hold up in court? Molly Foley-Healy of the Community Associations Institute, which opposed the measure, says she has no doubt that Lakewood will be sued on the grounds that the city overstepped its bounds.

See also: Has Condo Construction Hit a Wall in Denver?

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Colorado Was First State to Legalize Abortion: Why Are We Still Talking About It?

The stunning avalanche of action set in motion by the U.S. Supreme Court's inaction on same-sex marriage last week shows just how quickly this country can change.

So why, nearly fifty years after Colorado became the first state in the union to legalize abortion, have we not put this equally sticky issue to bed? Why are we watching Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez play doctor, telling us that an IUD is abortifacient (when an actual doctor will tell you that while an IUD is a very effective form of birth control, it does not induce abortions) and listening to Senate candidate Cory Gardner, that randy Republican, talk about how he picked up birth-control prescriptions for his wife (not IUDs, clearly...and not that many prescriptions, either, judging by the size of his expanding family) while sidestepping the fact that he's pushed federal Personhood laws?

Has any other issue in this country had such a lengthy labor?

See also: Look Who's Mad at Dick Lamm Now!

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Terrance "Pot Roast" Knighton Fined $11K for Racial Slur During Broncos-Jets Game
Terrance Knighton's Twitter profile pic.
With all the problems afflicting the NFL right now, one of the least important involves coarse language among players on the field -- including the term "nigga," usually sanitized as the N-word. Yet the league continues to punish players for the word's use -- including, presumably, Terrance "Pot Roast" Knighton, who's been hit with an $11,025 fine for allegedly vocalizing a racial slur during this past weekend's game against the New York Jets.

See also: Two Broncos Tackle Ray Rice Controversy on Twitter, Dozens Don't

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Clifton Ray Williams, Accused of Taser-Aided Kidnapping, at Large After Splitting During Trial

Clifton Ray Williams. More photos and a video below.
Clifton Ray Williams, busted for an alleged taser attack and kidnapping, has spent more than three years proclaiming his innocence. But then, in the middle of a trial during which he presumably had a chance to share his side of the story, he vanished -- and he remains at large as of this writing. Continue for photos, a video, the original arrest report and more details.

See also: Clifton Ray Williams Arrested in Alleged Taser Attack & Kidnapping on South Broadway

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Deadspin Piece Accusing Cory Gardner of Lying About Playing Football Fails Spectacularly

Categories: Media, Politics

A cropped version of the art used in Deadspin's Cory Gardner piece. More images below.
Most people don't associate Deadspin with incisive political coverage, and there's a reason for that. The enjoyably snarky sports website published a piece accusing Colorado senatorial candidate Cory Gardner of lying about having played high school football, only to have this dubious scoop explode when Gardner was able to prove he'd actually done so and the original source backed away from his comments. Details and hilarious Twitter response below.

See also: Video: Nugget JaVale McGee's Awful Play Turns Him Into a Deadspin Star

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