Homebrew: Veterans blast Congress for withholding VA hospital funding

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Homebrew: Veterans blast Congress for withholding VA hospital funding

Finish already

Finish the damn thing,” read a veteran’s sign at a Sunday protest with 150 demonstrators demanding Congress fund the over-budget Aurora Veteran’s Hospital. Via the Aurora Sentinel.

Speech delivered

Last week, Twin Peaks Charter School barred valedictorian Evan Young from delivering his graduation speech because he planned to come out as gay. Instead, he gave his speech at an Out Boulder awards ceremony where he was celebrated by Rep. Jonathan Singer and Rep. Jared Polis. Via The Daily Camera.

No contest

If actions speak louder than words, Gov. John Hickenlooper seems to be aiming to be vice-president: He’s courting presidential candidates, writing a memoir and building relationships with big money, writes John Frank in The Denver Post. “It ain’t gonna happen,” Hickenlooper said.

Big money

How did Denver Mayor Michael Hancock – an uncontested candidate – raise $1.3 million for his campaign? Lobbyists, city contractors, unions and business associations, writes Jon Murray in The Denver Post.

Bad order

A fired internal affairs investigator at the Denver jail said he was instructed to hide a video of sheriff’s deputies escorting a naked, handcuffed inmate through a hospital, reports the Associated Press. Via The Gazette.

Super cuts

Homeowners near the Colorado Smelter Superfund area are demanding that the Pueblo County assessor cut their property taxes in half, reports the Pueblo Chieftain. The assessor’s response: He’ll think about it.


Photo credit: Russell Darnell, Creative Commons, Flickr

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