Why some California communities are pushing back hard against marijuana farms

Marijuana has deeply divided rural California areas where growers are increasingly open about their operations and are starting to encroach on neighborhoods.


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Al Franken issues Thanksgiving apology for making some women “feel badly,” but doesn’t admit to allegations

WASHINGTON -- Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken issued a Thanksgiving explanation and apology in the wake of four women alleging that he had touched them inappropriately, a message that ended with a promise to regain constituents' trust and suggested no resignation was being contemplated.


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John Prosser, fierce advocate for Denver’s poor and historic neighborhoods, has died at age 84

John Prosser had a crystal ball's ability to predict that Denver would become the city it is today, but he made it a major part of his life's work to ensure the historic fabric of the city wasn't lost amid population booms and waves of development.


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Colorado’s PERA calls $32 billion fix a “shared sacrifice,” but current and future workers would shoulder $17.7 billion

Decades of overpromising and underfunding benefits have dug Colorado's public pension system into a deep financial hole, and a new analysis of competing proposals to fix it shows that younger generations would be left to pick up most of the $32 billion tab.


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Trump complains again that “Players are the boss!” in the NFL

He's not letting it go.


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Trump replies “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” to tweet about his attacks on African-Americans

President Donald Trump kicked off Thanksgiving Day by replying to a tweet that said his latest Twitter feud is part of a racist pattern of attacking prominent African-Americans.


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Trump credits troops, and himself, for military advances

President Donald Trump thanked U.S. troops for their service on Thursday, assuring them "we're really winning" against America's foes as he celebrated Thanksgiving at his private club in Florida and provided lunch for Coast Guard men and women on duty for the holiday.


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Ink! Coffee in Five Points tagged “white coffee” by vandal following gentrification controversy

Someone spray painted "white coffee." on the ink! Coffee location in Five Points and broke one of its windows in what appears to have been retaliation for a sign the business placed out front this week that read, "Happily gentrifying the neighborhood since 2014."


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Flynn’s lawyer shuts down communications with Trump’s team, a sign he may be cooperating with Mueller probe

A lawyer for former national security adviser Michael Flynn informed an attorney for President Donald Trump this week that he can no longer discuss the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, a sign that Flynn may be preparing to cooperate in the probe, people familiar with the investigation said.


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Al Franken’s rising trajectory interrupted by sexual misconduct accusations

"Many of you have jobs, many of you have families," Sen. Al Franken told Democratic leaders gathered on the eve of a hotly contested governor's election in Virginia. After an expectant pause, he leaned into the microphone and added, "Ignore them."


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