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  • What to expect in 2015: Obamacare and the Republican Congress

    What to expect in 2015: Obamacare and the Republican Congress
    If you're looking for what to expect next year, look no further than the seeds planted in 2014. It was a year when the country talked more about race and power than it did the year it elected its first black president; when police became a bigger...
  • In Colorado, terminally ill man's public letter spurs lawmakers to act

    In Colorado, terminally ill man's public letter spurs lawmakers to act
    Red-faced and teary-eyed, Julie Selsberg struggles to compose herself as she describes her father's last days. "He wanted to die at home at peace," she says, sitting in a Denver coffee shop. "In the end he died suffering. He did not die peacefully."...
  • Dumpster Puppies find homes for the holidays, thanks to Nevada shelter

    Dumpster Puppies — that's what they were called. Deserted. Left for dead. But not anymore. Call it a Christmas tail. Seven in all, the pups were found in late October in a trash container outside a RadioShack in Susanville, Calif. They were...
  • UC's enrollment guarantee gives students an education to fall back on

    UC's enrollment guarantee gives students an education to fall back on
    Aimee Ruiz was panicked. The four UC campuses she applied to had rejected her. Two private colleges had accepted her but not offered enough financial aid. She considered taking a year off school to work and save money. Then UC Merced emailed to see if...
  • New York's unusual wreath show lets it all hang out

    New York's unusual wreath show lets it all hang out
    Countless questions spring to mind as you wander the gallery in the Central Park Arsenal, taking in the annual holiday wreath show. Let's start with the obvious. Why, oh why, is there a wreath made of dead bugs? And whose idea was it to create a...
  • December a critical time for university donations

    December a critical time for university donations
    Late December has a special meaning for colleges and universities, beyond the relief of winter vacation and the deadlines for final grades. This is the most important time of year for fundraising in higher education. Even without Santa's help, some...
  • Seattle unsettled by massive drill tunneling through downtown

    Seattle unsettled by massive drill tunneling through downtown
    Some say the pubs of Pioneer Square are haunted, that apparitions appear mysteriously in photos, that guests feel a strong hand pushing them down stairs, that ghosts lurk within some of the century-old brick buildings. These days, the historic square'...
  • Obama ends year with reminders that he's still not irrelevant

    Obama ends year with reminders that he's still not irrelevant
    Before jetting off to Hawaii for his annual holiday break, President Obama stood before reporters to pat himself on the back on Friday. He's proud of his accomplishments this year, he said. He's shown America solves problems. "And now I'm going to go on...
  • Denver marijuana blog is riding high

    Jake Browne sauntered into his neighborhood marijuana shop recently and asked the "budtender" for a look at his wares. The lanky attendant spread half a dozen mason jars across the counter, each holding a fat, fragrant bud of cannabis. "Mmmm,"...
  • Parties unite for congressional lawmakers' farewell speeches

    Parties unite for congressional lawmakers' farewell speeches
    Along with acrimonious backroom deals, late-night hours and stale take-out dinners is another tradition of the final days of Congress: the goodbyes. This year's farewell addresses offered an alternative view of the era of divided government — a...
  • Two police officers 'simply assassinated' in Brooklyn

    A man who posted anti-police rants online shot dead two New York City policemen as they sat in their patrol car Saturday, an attack that further shook a city where community-police relations have been tense following the deaths of unarmed black men at the...