Tag Archives: Denver

COLORADO: Authorities Probe Whether School Security Officer Mistakenly Shot At Police, Wounded Student

Denver’s NBC News affiliate reports: Authorities are investigating a report that a private security officer at STEM School Highlands Ranch shot at a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy responding to Tuesday’s attack that left one student dead and eight others wounded, 9News has confirmed with multiple law enforcement sources. Investigators are also looking at the possibility a bullet from that security …

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Denver Votes To Decriminalize Psychedelic Mushrooms

The Denver Post reports: Denver is poised to become the first city in the nation to effectively decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms. After trailing in results postings Tuesday night and early Wednesday, final unofficial results showed a reversal of fortune — with Initiative 301 set to pass narrowly with 50.6 percent of the vote. The total stands at 89,320 votes in favor …

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COLORADO: Police Name Suspect In Mass Shooting

USA Today reports: One student is dead and eight others injured after two of their classmates opened fire at a suburban Denver STEM school on Tuesday. Superintendent Thomas S. Tucker said in a letter to parents that STEM School Highlands Ranch, a public charter school with more than 1,850 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, will be closed for the …

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BREAKING: Mass Shooting At Colorado School [VIDEO]

Denver’s CBS News affiliate reports: Multiple students have been hurt in a shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch Tuesday afternoon and police are actively trying to identify and locate the shooter. Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies have responded to the K-12 charter school at Ridgeline Boulevard and Plaza Drive. The school district confirms students from STEM School Highlands Ranch will be …

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DENVER: Suspect In Columbine Threat Found Dead

NBC News reports: An 18-year-old who authorities say has an “infatuation” with the 1999 Columbine High School massacre appears to have kept a journal online in which she wrote about suicide and guns, and alluded to “plans” she was making. The woman, Sol Pais of Florida, flew from Miami to Colorado earlier this week, bought a pump-action shotgun and ammunition …

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Denver Schools Closed Over “Credible” Terror Threat

USA Today reports: Authorities have launched a manhunt for what they say is an armed and dangerous woman who made “credible threats” against Denver-area schools four days before the 20th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting. Police said the woman, Sol Pais, 18, is “infatuated” with the Columbine shooting. They said she traveled from Miami to Colorado on Monday night, …

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Denver Bans Ex-Gay Torture In Unanimous Vote

The Denver Post reports: The Denver City Council voted unanimously to ban gay conversion therapy for minors in the city on Monday night. Denver is the first jurisdiction in Colorado to pass such a prohibition, according to a news release from the office of Mayor Michael Hancock. Hancock’s office proposed the prohibition. “This is a very proud moment for my …

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Dancing FBI Agent Accidentally Shoots Man [VIDEO]

Denver’s Fox affiliate reports: An FBI agent allegedly dropped his gun at a bar and another patron was shot in the leg early Saturday. Investigators said it appeared to be an accidental shooting. The Denver Police Department said they were called to a report of a shooting at 2201 Lawrence St. at 12:45 a.m. A woman who said she witnessed …

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Little Demand For Pence Event Spurs Price Slash

The Denver Post reports: Because of a lack of demand, the Colorado Republican Party is offering a Groupon-like deal to see Vice President Mike Pence. Pence is the headliner for a party fundraiser Oct. 26 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center, where the lowest-priced tickets originally cost $275. The party announced the event weeks earlier but struggled to sell the …

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DENVER: City Council Members Object To Proposed Chick-Fil-A Outlet In Airport Food Court

Most of the opposition to new Chick-Fil-A stores has died down since CEO Dan Cathy declared last year that he is shutting up forever about same-sex marriage. But the issue resurfaced this week at a meeting of the Denver City Council. The Denver Post reports: Councilman Paul Lopez called opposition to the chain at DIA “really, truly a moral issue …

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Right Wing Convention Bans Log Cabin

Via the Associated Press: Organizers of a conservative conference in Denver this summer have told a gay Republican group it cannot have a booth at the event. The Western Conservative Summit is scheduled for June in Denver, where thousands of conservative activists will gather to hear Republican presidential hopefuls like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Pennsylvania Sen Rick Santorum …

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TSA Agents Fired For “Groping” Scheme

The wingnuts are going to have a field day. Two Transportation Security Administration officials at Denver International Airport (DIA) have been fired for conducting a scam on male passengers. A male and female agent collaborated so the male could fondle the genitals of men he found attractive. At some point in 2014, the male TSA agent told a female coworker …

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VIDEO: Trans Activists Storm Stage At Task Force’s Creating Change Convention

I reported on this early today and this afternoon the Task Force posted video. The audio cuts in and out early in the clip but returns after few minutes.

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DENVER: Mayor Cancels Speech To Task Force After Trans Advocates Storm Stage

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock canceled his planned welcoming address at the Task Force’s annual  Creating Change conference last night after a large group of transgender advocates stormed the stage in protest of the recent killing of a Latina teen by Denver police. Michelle Garcia reports at the Advocate: Task Force deputy executive director Russell Roybal and Creating Change director Sue …

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COLORADO: Pro-Gay Bakery Launches Legal Defense Crowdfunding Campaign

From Azucar Bakery’s GoFundMe page: As many of you know some time ago a person came into my bakery asking to make a Bible shaped cake with discriminatory and hateful words against the LGBT community. I did not feel comfortable writing said message. I would gladly make the cake but would give him the tools to write the message himself. …

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COLORADO: Wingnut Files Discrimination Complaint Against Pro-Gay Bakery

A Denver bakery has been hit with a discrimination complaint after declining to make a wedding cake that would have featured anti-gay slurs. Here’s how the incident went down, via Out Front: The gentleman took a seat at one of the tables as the team served him free samples and began building his order. He swiped through pics of Bible …

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The Most Wonderful Time to be Queer

From the morning radio team at Denver’s KS107 FM. (Tipped by JMG reader Don)

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COLORADO: Denver Gay Bar Found Guilty Of Discriminating Against Man In Drag

Colorado civil rights officials have ruled that a Denver gay bar discriminated when its bouncers refused entry to a man in drag. Via the Associated Press: The civil rights division of the state’s Department of Regulatory Agencies has ordered the Denver Wrangler to resolve the dispute with Vito Marzano, a gay man who was wearing a dress and wig when …

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Fox TV Apology Of The Day

Deadspin has the apology: While reporting breaking news about the crash of the KOMO-TV helicopter in Seattle, FOX31 Denver accidentally broadcast an offensive photo while scrolling live through a Twitter feed of pictures from the crash scene. The photo was mistakenly broadcast by our control room. It did not come from the tablet many viewers saw being used by one …

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Denver Nuggets Star Becomes First NBA Player To Join LGBT Allies Sports Group

Denver Nuggets star Kenneth Faried, who has two moms, has become the first NBA player the join Athlete Ally, the group founded by former collegiate wrestling star Hudson Taylor. Amanda Terkel reports at Huffington Post: “Becoming an Athlete Ally gives me the opportunity to spread a message of inclusiveness throughout the NBA and our country,” said Faried in a statement …

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