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Martha McSally Isn't a Moderate Republican (Anymore)

Phoenix New Times

Since launching her run for Senate, the Tucson Republican has appeared determined to prove that she, too, can go on Fox News and complain about immigrants.

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Ex-CU Star Rae Carruth on Murder, Disabled Son, Alleged Lies

Westword Denver

This October, former CU Buffaloes and Carolina Panthers star Rae Carruth is scheduled to be freed from the prison where he was sent after being convicted of conspiring to murder Cherica Adams in 1999, when she was eight-months pregnant. Cherica's child, Chancellor Adams, survived the ordeal but suffers from cerebral palsy linked to his traumatic birth, and Carruth wants to have a relationship with the now-eighteen year old upon his release, as he makes clear in an open letter. But while Carruth praises Saundra Adams, Chancellor's grandmother, for how she's raised him under incredible circumstances, he also lambastes her for supposedly lying about his motivation for taking part in the crime and his relationship with Cherica. Read the remarkable and disturbing text in its entirety below.

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What Phoenix Promised Amazon to Woo HQ2

Phoenix New Times

Key parts of the proposal were redacted, but clearly the city was willing to give up a lot to get the online retail giant to build in the desert.

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Stoneman Douglas Massacre Shows Us It's Time to Stop Voting for Gun-Loving Politicians

Miami New Times

Last month, cops and federal agents were quick to arrest rapper Kodak Black for probation violation and gun-related charges after he posted photos of himself brandishing weapons on social media. Meanwhile, Nikolas Cruz — the Parkland shooter who killed 17 innocent people — posted images of himself with weapons and also made comments about killing people. Even when someone who knew Cruz contacted the FBI to stop him, nothing happened.

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Why That Speed Limit Sign You Just Saw May Be Changing

Westword Denver

Although the Colorado Department of Transportation has its eyes on the future, as seen in its advocacy of the Rocky Mountain Hyperloop project that recently won a global challenge, the agency is also trying to innovate when it comes to current highways. Hence the planned installation of variable speed limit signs in Glenwood Canyon that can either speed up or slow down traffic in response to weather and traffic conditions. VSL has already gotten a tryout near Boulder, and if the system works in Glenwood, among the trickiest sections along the Interstate 70 corridor, after installation set to begin during the coming months, it could be expanded to more roadways across the state.

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Here's the Miami Trump Rally Allegedly Paid for by Russians

Miami New Times

A federal grand jury filed charges against 13 Russian nationals Friday for allegedly stealing identities, wiring money overseas, and staging a small series of flash mobs to help tip the 2016 election in Donald Trump's favor. It's unclear whether the social media campaign had any actual impact on voting...

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Clean Kratom Wellness Center's Faith Day Faces Down the Feds

Westword Denver

On November 20, 2017, Denver Environmental Health prohibited the sale of kratom for human consumption in the city and began raiding local shops selling the popular herbal pain reliever as part of what DEH's own board later concluded was a flawed process. In the meantime, Clean Kratom Wellness Center in Lakewood, a community that has not enacted a ban, is being investigated by the Food and Drug Administration even though the federal government's current position on the substance consists only of warning about its use.

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Caught in the Mill: Pain Doctors Say They're POWs in the War on Opioids

Dallas Observer

Dr. Daniel Maynard was the first red flag in Dallas. Called by some a “kindhearted doctor,” he handed out cash to hungry people and pills to chronic pain sufferers. The Associated Press wrote in a June 2003 story that the 57-year-old doctor was “an institution in a part of town where...

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Six Days After Florida Teachers Died, State Debates Bill Decertifying Teachers' Unions

Miami New Times

After Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people including three members of the Broward Teachers Union (BTU) last week, union members — led by President Anna Fusco — began marching in the streets to demand gun reform, better school mental-health counseling services, and a world where their students can learn without worrying about being murdered for no reason.

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After Losing Arapahoe House, Thornton Picks Up Substance Abuse Treatment Center

Westword Denver

Community Reach Center, a behavioral health provider with seven outpatient offices and 100 community outposts around the state, has purchased the former Arapahoe House facility in Thornton, at 8801 Lipan Street.

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Slow Caves on Coming of Age at the Mall

Westword Denver

Listening to Slow Caves’ lush, intelligent music, it’s easy to forget that the band’s members are all in their early twenties.

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YaSi Played Her First Show for the Guy Who Broke Her Heart

Westword Denver

The guy who broke her heart showed up to her first concert.

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Charlotte Heth: There Are Too Many Words, Not Enough Music

Westword Denver

Charlotte Heth, professor emerita at the University of California, Los Angeles, will be giving a lecture, dubbed “Too Many Words — Not Enough Music,” at the Grusin Music Hall of the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music.

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Yonder Mountain String Band and Infamous Stringdusters to Play Red Rocks

Westword Denver

The Yonder Mountain String Band and the Infamous Stringdusters just announced a co-headlining show at Red Rocks.

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Seal to Perform With Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks

Westword Denver

Seal will be joining forces with the Colorado Symphony for a Red Rocks concert.

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Necropanther: Denver's Cat-Inspired Death-Metal Band

Westword Denver

The death metal band Necropanther's lead guitarist Joe Johnson has a confession: "We are kind of a cat band."

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The Best Concerts in Denver This Week

Westword Denver

Looking for live music this week? These are our concert picks.

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Reader: Is the Stanley Hotel Still $400 a Night?

Westword Denver

Who cares about the cost? The Stanley Hotel has ghosts.

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Bon Jovi's Tico Torres Says There Is Life After Sambora

Westword Denver

When charismatic Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora left the band in 2013, many guessed that would be the end for the Jersey hard rockers. After all, without his right hand man, wasn’t this just Jon Bon Jovi’s solo gig now?

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The Best Concerts in Denver This Weekend

Westword Denver

Looking for live music this weekend? These are our picks.

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Beltran's Meat Market & Grill Is a Family Affair in Northglenn

Westword Denver

The smells of sizzling meats and spices spill out of the compact headquarters of Beltran’s Carniceria & Grill at 11920 Washington Street in Northglenn. Two things will almost certainly happen when you pass through the front door of the immaculate butcher shop: Someone will say “hello” (most likely the clerk...

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Danny Meyer Alum Will Head the Kitchen When the Way Back Reboots

Westword Denver

When the Way Back first opened on West 38th Avenue in the spring of 2016, it quickly captured an enthusiastic audience, who applauded its localavore ethos, ambitious bar and inventive menu, which was even more remarkable for the fact that all dishes came out of a food truck parked behind...

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Chef Goose Sorensen Sells Solera After Sixteen Years

Westword Denver

Chef Goose Sorensen has been the heart and soul of Solera Restaurant & Wine Bar (5410 East Colfax Avenue) since the restaurant opened in 2002; he eventually bought the building and became the sole owner and proprietor, adding a welcome taste of upscale Spanish/Mediterranean cuisine to a stretch of Colfax that...

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Dish of the Week: The Mexican Hamburger at La Fiesta

Westword Denver

Friday is the only day of the week that La Fiesta is open for dinner, but that wasn't always the case. Back in the 1960s when the place first opened — converted from a Safeway by founder Michael Herrera in 1964 — La Fiesta was packed to the rafters (or...

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TeaLee's Reflects the History and Culture of Five Points

Westword Denver

If you’re looking for a unique tea house that captures the spirit of its neighborhood, look no further than the just-opened TeaLee's Tea House & Bookstore at 611 22nd Street in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood. Located in newly refurbished 105-year-old Melbourne building, TeaLee’s provides a traditional tea experience in a...

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Don Deo Brewing Company Opens in Edgewater

Miami New Times

Don Deo Brewing Company is Edgewater's new place for beer and bites. The brewpub, which quietly opened in December in the former Bin No. 18 space, is run by Eloy Verardi and his family. Born and raised in Venezuela, Verardi got into beer while attending college in Colombia. He began brewing at home and has translated that hobby into a business with Don Deo.

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The Seven Best Events on the Culinary Calendar This Week

Westword Denver

Denver Restaurant Week starts February 23, and there are other big events on the calendar for the last full week of February 2018.

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Reader: Why Eat at White Fence Farm When You Have Other Choices?

Westword Denver

Denver diners love fried chicken, but they didn't love the takeout operations from White Fence Farm.

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Denver Restaurant Openings and Closings This Week

Westword Denver

What decade is this again? With the opening of Tony Roma's downtown (in one of the biggest restaurant black holes in the city), we're having flashbacks to the '80s — when baby back ribs were one of the hottest restaurant trends. The 46-year-old restaurant chain make its first appearance in...

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Exploring Havana Street: El Gallito Is Something to Crow About

Westword Denver

“I shouldn’t like this!” I said to myself as I bit off huge, hasty mouthfuls of the torta Cubana at Taqueria El Gallito (403 Havana Street). I’ve never bothered with any kind of sandwich when visiting Mexican eateries in the past, since baguette-like bread doesn't (at least to me) seem...

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Review: Benchmark's A Kid Like Jake Doesn't Kid Around

Westword Denver

Daniel Pearle’s A Kid Like Jake is getting its regional premiere as Benchmark Theatre’s opener for the fledgling company’s second season.

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Abstract, IndyInk’s Retail Store, Finds New Life on Santa Fe Drive

Westword Denver

When Aaron Cohrs and Dave Roggeman opened their IndyInk screen-printing studio, gallery and apparel shop at 84 South Broadway in Baker, they were pioneers on a changing retail strip that’s since blossomed up around them with bars, eateries and independent shops for a hip demographic.

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True Takes Over Goldyn’s LoHi Space

Westword Denver

Vanessa Barcus is preparing to close Goldyn on February 28 and leave Denver for Portland.

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Free for All: The Five Best Free Events in Denver This Week

Westword Denver

A new week means more opportunities to appreciate the Mile High City's vast cultural landscape. Here are the five best February 19-25, 2018.

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This Is What Righteousness Sounds Like: The Importance of Emma González

Miami New Times

Last week, Nikolas Cruz took an AR-15 to Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and opened fire. He attacked students and faculty alike, and when the day was done, he'd left 17 dead.

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100 Colorado Creatives 4.0: Miriam Suzanne

Westword Denver

Multi-talented as an artist, actor, designer and musician, Miriam Suzanne has roots in Brian Freeland’s Lida Project, which brought an era of bracing experimental theater to Denver before Freeland moved to New York four years ago.

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The Best Free Events in Miami This Week

Miami New Times

Now that Valentine's Day has come and gone, you might be holding tight to your cash this week after getting your significant other that special something. But there's no need to become a hermit: Plenty of exciting free events are happening in the Magic City this week.

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Book It: Five Best Literary Events This Week

Westword Denver

Expand your mind, people! Here are five solid ways to do it in Denver February 19 through February 25, 2018.

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Falling In and Out of Love Can Be Funny With the Houston Premiere of Love/Sick

Houston Press

Quick, what's your relationship status? Actor/playwright John Cariani (Law & Order's Julian Beck) dials through every possible combination in the nine vignettes that make up Love/Sick, including first love, marriage, pregnant (or not), infidelity and divorce. It's labeled a dark comedy but Kelsey McMillan (Becky Shaw), who is directing the...

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Seven Most Sublime Finds at GhengisCon 41

Westword Denver

Here are seven of the best things you'll find at the con, which runs through February 19, 2018.

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Nostalgia Examines the American Way of Accumulating — and Dying

Westword Denver

An episodic ensemble drama organized around the logic of theme rather than of traditional narrative, the film concerns above all else accumulation and dispersal, in the American vein

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Through Animation, Tehran Taboo Dares to Depict the Politics of Sex in Iran

Westword Denver

Soozandeh wastes no time establishing both the hypocrisy of the devout in Iran (or America, or Gilead) and his Short Cuts-ian tapestry of characters

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With Golden Exits, Alex Ross Perry Has Crafted an Intimate Brooklyn Epic

Phoenix New Times

The characters talk extensively about what matters to them rather than what matters to the plot, exposing themselves, sharing the worries that keep them up at night.

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Early Man Is the Neanderthal Satire of International Soccer You Didn’t Ask For

Westword Denver

The narrative is needlessly complicated, and it all seems crafted just to build to a single joke voiced in the third act

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Star Daniela Vega Ensures That A Fantastic Woman Lives Up to Its Title

Westword Denver

In the tense but hearty Chilean drama A Fantastic Woman, actress Daniela Vega plays a transwoman, Marina, who must navigate life after the death of her lover

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Nobody Has a Nice Day in the Animated Crime Drama Have a Nice Day

Westword Denver

It’s a twisty-turny crime drama complete with stolen money, vengeful mob bosses and all sorts of strange coincidences and random dialogue digressions

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Fatih Akin’s In the Fade Dares to Flip Expectations About Terrorism

Phoenix New Times

The film has three sections, and each part seems to assume a different set of genre conventions, a different set of emotional cues.

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Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther Isn’t Just Good — It Marks a New Reign

Westword Denver

Here’s the Marvel movie even non-Marvel fans are prepared to root for, the rare black superhero film, one boasting not only an almost-all black cast but helmed by a black director as well

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Great News is Hilarious. Why Won't NBC Get With the Program?

Phoenix New Times

Great News has a screwball charm and a flair for rapid-fire jokes, built on a premise that amusingly literalizes the classic sitcom concept of coworkers as family.

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Fifty Shades Freed: A Woman Relinquishing Power Is Supposed to be Sexy?

Westword Denver

The only fantasies Fifty Shades Freed convincingly fulfills are those of boutique publishers who would like to believe that a debut novel can acquire 250,000 preorders and that a local glossy can employ upwards of 50 full-time staffers, both of which occur in this film

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