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    Dresses for success: Everyone can go to the prom at Aurora Central

    AURORA | Becky Greene looks back on the dress she wore to Aurora Central High School’s 1992 prom and can’t help but question her teenaged sense of style. It was black-and-white, strapless, with polka dots and a V-shaped bottom. “Hideous,” she said…


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    Suspect in theft of unborn baby won’t face murder charge

    DENVER | Prosecutors say a Colorado woman accused of removing a baby from an expectant mother’s belly will not face murder charges, but they have not explained the decision or disclosed what charges she will face. Investigators say Dynel Lane lured…

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    FACT CHECK: Myths in the political roar over Common Core

    ATLANTA | In the political uproar over Common Core, various myths are peddled as fact. Do the learning standards really mean the federal government is serving as a “national school board,” as Sen. Marco Rubio says? That’s hard to square with…

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    Airlines to require 2 crew members in cockpit at all times

    LONDON | Airlines around the world on Thursday began requiring two crew members to always be present in the cockpit, after details emerged that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 had apparently locked himself in the cockpit and deliberated crashed the…

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    Man who crashed into Denver cop at protest held on $50K bond

    DENVER | A driver who struck and seriously injured a Denver police officer during a protest over police killings is being held on $50,000 bond. Forty-two-year-old Christopher Booker is accused of covering up his history of seizures to get a driver’s…

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    After US airstrikes, Iraq troops start final push for Tikrit

    TIKRIT, Iraq  | Iraqi troops started the final phase of an offensive to recapture Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit on Thursday, a military official said, just hours after the United States launched airstrikes on the Islamic State-held city. The push,…


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    Fire officials plead with residents to curb homemade marijuana derivatives

    AURORA | As you might expect, the containers full of pot in sleek cabinets behind the counter at Terrapin Care Station remain the most popular items at the Aurora recreational marijuana store. But manager Adam Brous said a close second are the…

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    Colorado pot-testing labs under review

    DENVER | Colorado requires marijuana to be tested for potency and contaminants but doesn’t have a way to make sure that state-licensed testing labs are coming up with the same results. A bill up for its first test Thursday in a…

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    Facebook fight apparently led to Longmont stabbing

    LONGMONT, Colo. | Police in Longmont are investigating a stabbing that was apparently sparked by an argument that started on Facebook. The Longmont Times-Call (http://dpo.st/1HMHiA1 ) reports that a man was found in an apartment Wednesday night with multiple stab wounds.…

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    A difficult birth, but Gardens has grown

    AURORA | Oh, how have times have changed on South Havana Street. Once the symbol of suburban decay, the 50-acre site formerly occupied by the Buckingham Square Mall in west-central Aurora has morphed into one of the liveliest retail centers in the…

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    Grant will reveal what Aurora charity hospitals can provide beyond health care

    AURORA | Nearly a decade has passed since the derelict facility formerly know as the Fitzsimons Army Medical Center transformed into the booming Anschutz Medical Campus, however calculating the effect that Aurora’s Oz has had on the community can be slippery. Despite…

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    Edible pot must get new look, lawmakers agree

    DENVER | Edible marijuana sold in Colorado must have a new look. That’s according to state senators from both parties who rejected a bill Wednesday to loosen a requirement that pot cookies and candies not look like regular foods. The 0-5…

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    Colorado Senate approves repeal of new gun background checks

    DENVER | Senate Republicans voted to undo new Colorado background checks for firearm sales conducted online and between private sellers, but their repeal is expected to hit a wall in the House. The Senate on Wednesday voted 18-17 with only Republican…

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    Yoga school regulation exemption passes Colorado Legislature

    DENVER | Colorado lawmakers have agreed to exempt yoga teaching programs from regulation. A bill sent to the governor for his signature Wednesday would change a regulation that consider yoga-teacher classes a type of occupational training subject to state oversight. The…

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    Colorado Senate considers expanded snow tire requirement

    DENVER | A debate over expanding requirements for snow tires on Colorado highways faces a test Thursday in the state Senate. The bill would require snow tires or chains on noncommercial vehicles at all times during winter and spring months, an…

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    Colorado GOP moves to repeal new background checks for guns

    DENVER | Colorado Senate Republicans notched a symbolic victory in the gun-control debate by giving initial approval to repealing new background check requirements. The GOP took control of the chamber this year in part because of a package of gun-control laws…


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    PERRY: James Holmes Aurora shooting trial staged to become theater of the absurd

    Even the sets are nearly ready for what’s certain to be one of the biggest, most sorrowful productions ever to open in Colorado: The Aurora Theater Shooting Trial of James Holmes. The pile of potential jurors grows, and the opening…

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    QUIDNUNC: Trigger happy for rules at Aurora city hall, lawmakers misfire on city streets

    QUID HAS HEARD that when it comes to talking the talk about Second Amendment Gun Nut Rights that should allow marksmen to pack a wallop and a hog-leg any damned place they want, any damned time, even hard-bitten conservatives at city…

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    Littwin: Ted Cruz for president, because he seems just like a Republican primary voter

    As Ted Cruz took the stage at Liberty University to announce that he’s running for president as the One True Conservative, it suddenly occurred to me that he actually has a chance to pull it off. The smart money dismisses…

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    REAGAN: Think of the Children

    “What about the children?” Politicians of both parties often stoop to using our children as props whenever they’re fighting for a new law or pet government program. They argue we need to cut the $18 trillion debt, regulate the Internet…

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    DUPUY: The Anarcho-GOP

    It’s no secret the GOP hates Attorney General Eric Holder. If you want to start a fight with your Fox News-o-phile uncle, just say, “The attorney general will not cast aspersions on my asparagus!” as Rep. Louie Gohmert famously did…


  • Sports

    Tulowitzki homers, Butler strong in Rockies’ win over Giants 

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. | Troy Tulowitzki hit his third home run of the spring, Eddie Butler threw five effective innings in an audition for a rotation spot, and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Wednesday. Giants starter Tim…

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    Derek Roy gets tiebreaking goal as Oilers beat Avalanche 4-3

    EDMONTON, Alberta | Derek Roy helped the Edmonton Oilers recover after giving up an early three-goal lead. Roy scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period as the Oilers beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Wednesday night. Martin Marincin, Jordan…

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    Covington scores 25 points, 76ers beat Nuggets 99-85

    DENVER | The Philadelphia 76ers are poised for another high pick in the NBA draft. Meanwhile, the young players already on the roster are showing the future is bright for the struggling franchise. Rookie Robert Covington tied a career high with…

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    Baseball careers often start with winter grunt work

    FORT MYERS, Fla. | Long before any of that major league money starts landing in their bank accounts, most players are in a similar predicament as everyone else in the regular workforce. Between baseball seasons there are no paychecks and bills…

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    Change to extra points likely in NFL

    PHOENIX | Spicing up the NFL’s dullest play, the extra point, appears to be coming for the 2015 season. While team owners didn’t vote on any extra-point proposals Wednesday, there was so much discussion and interest in potential changes that the…


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    Football: Mark Nolan departs as Regis Jesuit head football coach for job in Arizona

    AURORA | Mark Nolan is departing as head coach of the Regis Jesuit football team. Regis Jesuit officials could not comment, but confirmed that Nolan is leaving after guiding the Raiders for the past six seasons — with a 49-21…

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    The week past in Aurora prep sports, 3.17-3.24

    Colorado ruled the 2015 U.S. Hockey National Championship tournament March 19-March 23 in Chesterfield, Missouri, as both state champion Cherry Creek and Regis Jesuit won national titles. The Bruins, a co-op team of players from around the Cherry Creek School…

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    Week ahead in Aurora prep sports, 3.26-4.2.15

    AURORA | A look at the games, tournaments and happenings in Aurora prep sports between March 26-April 2, 2015: • The Centennial League Spring Break Qualifying track meet is set for 3:30 p.m. March 26 at Stutler Bowl, with a…

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    Girls Soccer: Grandview posts shutout for first win over Cherry Creek since 2011

    AURORA | Maddie Lesjak had been stuffing her Grandview teammates on penalty kicks in practice and she did the same to Cherry Creek in a key moment Tuesday. The Wolves’ senior goalkeeper saved a Bruins’ penalty kick chance with 10…

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    Girls Soccer: Cherokee Trail steamrolls George Washington to move to 4-1

    DENVER | The Cherokee Trail girls soccer team continue to show how different this season is from last. Coach Jeremy Schaller’s Cougars graduated just one reserve player from last season’s 7-9 team that learned a lot from a first round exit of the…

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    Stanley Marketplace on track to bring trendy foodie-shopping life to northwest Aurora

    AURORA | Northwest Aurora is still on track to join the scene of places to see and be seen. The developers behind Stanley Marketplace, a more than 100,000-square-foot mixed-use commercial center set to open in the Northwest Aurora this fall, told Aurora…

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    Television chef Jacques Pepin recovering from minor stroke

    Jacques Pepin, the French chef who helped introduce generations of Americans to refined cuisine, is recovering after suffering a minor stroke. Pepin, 79, was at his Connecticut home with friends Sunday evening when he began displaying symptoms of a stroke.…

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    AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

    BENJINA, Indonesia | The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home. Just a few yards away, other workers loaded cargo ships…

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    Bill would create organic-type labels for nonmodified foods

    WASHINGTON | Inspired by the popular “USDA organic” label, House Republicans are proposing a new government certification for foods free of genetically modified ingredients. The idea is part of an attempt to block mandatory labeling of foods that include genetically modified…

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    Pickle butts and dog food: Chef Dan Barber shows off waste

    NEW YORK  | What’s for dinner? How about leftover cartilage of skate with herring-head tartar sauce, cured tuna blood line aioli or a meat loaf of offal and slightly past-its-prime cow usually reserved for dogs? Those and two dozen other dishes…

Aurora Magazine

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    RISE TO THE CHALLENGE: Keeping your promise to a healthier life beyond the resolutions

    Kenny Frazee is an eternal optimist. Frazee, who is 55 and works as an insurance fraud investigator in New Jersey, says he’s done the dieting thing so long, he was one of the first people to go on the Richard…

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    ROOM BY ROOM: Home Sweat Home

    For those of us who weren’t up on IKEA, the arrival of the uber-efficient Swedish furniture superstore in Colorado became a revelation. Living in a shoebox was never so stylish or affordable. A few years later, though, many people show…

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    PETS: Taking The Lead In Going For A Jog

    Your dog doesn’t need help getting motivated for a run. While you groan at the sight of your running shoes, the pooch wags its tail and spins in circles at just the jingle of the leash. But just grabbing any…

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    DRIVEN: Murano Is Fit For The Future

    If you were to ask me what the fourth “D” is in “Brand new 4D movie experience” my best guess is space-time. My next guess is advertising. Having never watched a movie in 3D, I decided immediately that I should…

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    EXIT STRATEGY: Weightloss Springs Eternal

    You realize, of course, that fat people are the most optimistic folks on Earth. Not all of us, I guess. But you can put money on the fact that the bulk of us with excess bulk are confident that one…