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The day before he was killed 46 years ago today, Martin Luther King delivered a 45-minute speech on a sanitation strike. In the end, it became personal and transcendent in a way that has made it haunting and famous.
Ending increasing speculation about the fate of his controversial daily show at Fox News, Glenn Beck announced Wednesday that he was ending his three-year run. The show will go off the air "later this year" according to a release. It will no doubt continue to rivet millions of Americans, light up the blogosphere and provide talk-show hosts with a long list of material for satire each day until then.
As the Martin Luther King holiday unfolds in Denver, it is important to remember that it is more than a day off, more that an extra ski day. Today, we bring you first a statement by Colorado Democratic Party Chair Pat Waak. Then, we have video of the entire Martin Luther King "I have a dream" speech, that is followed by a much shorter video of an excerpt from the speech, in case you don't have time for the whole thing.
Greeley police Thursday served controversial local school board member Brett Reese with a restraining order. Officers were acting on a request filed by Greeley radio station KFKA owner and General Manager Justin Sasso, who said Reese made a phone call to the station threatening a "shoot out." Reese told media outlets this week that he would carry his .45 caliber pistol with him even to school board meetings to defend himself against would-be attackers. He said he has received threats since news broke that he was airing a white-nationalist anti-Martin Luther King Jr message at his own "Pirate" radio station in Greeley. Reese reportedly threatened Sasso with the "shoot out" after KFKA began wooing Reese's Pirate radio advertisers.
Brett Reese, a school board member in Greeley-Evans district six, said from now on he's wearing his pistol to board meetings. He said he's receiving death threats in response to the white-nationalist anti-Martin Luther King Jr. message he has been broadcasting in his day job as a disc jockey at Greeley's 104.7 "The Pirate" radio station.