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  1. As theater shooting trial opens, gun debate dwindlesRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    In this April 18, 2013 file photo, community gun safety advocates and members of the public hold signs during a rally and vigil to honor victims of gun violence, sponsored by Colorado Ceasefire, on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol, in Denver. When a gunman opened fire inside a packed movie theater in July of 2012, killing 12, it helped revive the national debate over gun control.


  2. Ringling Bros. to drop iconic elephants from circusRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | Washington Post

    The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic performing elephants by 2018, telling the Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.


  3. Gov. Hickenlooper: Pot legalization is off to a good start, but youth education is still a concernRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, chairman of the National Governors Association, listens as Vice Chairman Gary Herbert, Utah's governor, speaks at the National Press Club in Washington on Jan. 6 outlining the governors' collective priorities for 2015. One year after his state became the first jurisdiction in modern memory to legalize and regulate marijuana, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says he's overcome some of his initial anxieties, but remains concerned about youth smoking.


  4. These are all the bands and country stars performing at gubernatorial inaugurations this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Democrats have more a knack for landing music's biggest endorsements , but this year, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser are the only Democrats with concerts headlined by household names. As for the four Republicans, all their inaugurations will be from country stars.


  5. Herea s the grassroots political story behind the New York fracking banRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | The Washington Post

    Long before Wednesday's ban on fracking by the administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, small towns in New York state were fighting for their rights to ban fracking no matter what the state wanted. Last summer, the towns - located in counties with the best shale gas prospects - won an important victory in the state's highest court.


  6. Coloradoa s swing to blue in doubtRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | The Washington Post

    I t's a warm late-October evening at a strip mall in this Denver suburb, and Sen. Mark Udall has his sleeves rolled up as he exhorts a roomful of Democratic volunteers. Although Udall trails slightly in the polls , Colorado Democrats believe their "ground game" will put him over the top in next week's election, just as it worked for President Obama in 2008 and 2012, and for Michael Bennet in the 2010 Senate race.


  7. Obamaa s decision to wait on immigration hurts DemocratsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2014 | The Washington Post

    Protesters from United We Dream stage a sit-in at the state office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Capitol Hill in Washington Sept. 9, 2014.


  8. Why Coloradoa s Hickenlooper is in political troubleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2014 | The Washington Post

    If there is a ribbon to cut anywhere in the state of Colorado, whether on a refurbished park or a new bridge or a new school, chances are good that Gov. John Hickenlooper will be there. Democrats and Republicans alike in this swing state say he acts like a mayor as much as a governor, showing up at every opportunity to congratulate a town or city on their latest project.


  9. Womena s war stories: sex, stress-relief and pride in serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2014 | The Washington Post

    There is little blood but a lot of guts in Helen Thorpe's new book "Soldier Girls," about three women in the Indiana National G who went to war together and gave a brutally honest account of their service, boredom, affairs, drinking, stress-relieving stunts and long-distance parenting from Afghanistan and Iraq. All three women stand by every word, too: Others at Camp Atterbury , the Indiana National Guard training base where one of them, Desma Brooks, still works, "are mostly surprised we told our story," Brooks said in a phone interview.


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