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Homebrew: Sheriff’s deputies suspended for incompetence

Bad job Three sheriff’s deputies at the Denver jail have been suspended “with two of them erroneously releasing a prisoner, and the third missing the...

Comrades in peace

On the first Friday in November, though they’re still remodeling their new home in the Santa Fe Arts District, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1 was as bustling as any gallery on the street.

Wiretap: GOP primary night serves up no tea

The Republican establishment, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, wins big time in three Senate primaries, which is just what the Democrats hoped wouldn't happen.

Lamborn opposes changing combat rule designed to help vets with PTSD

Veterans groups fighting to update the definition of combat to ease hurdles for service personnel to tap into health care benefits found an unlikely opponent in U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn. The Colorado Springs Republican's district includes five military bases — including Fort Carson, which has suffered a rash of murders and suicides attributed to untreated stress and brain disorders.

Shinseki: Long-awaited VA hospital will open at Fitzsimons in 2013

After a decade of delays and budget shortfalls, Colorado will finally get the brand-new, stand-alone VA hospital veterans organizations have wanted, U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki announced Wednesday morning. Construction will begin this spring on a 200-bed medical center set to open in the summer of 2013 on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Shinseki said.

Symbols Of A Soldier’s Faith

After a decade of battle over the issue, Wiccan soldiers will be allowed to have their gravestones and memorials marked with the symbol of...
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