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Five Times Florida's Powerful Retail Lobby Tried to Influence State Law

Miami New Times

The Florida Retail Federation (FRF) is one of the most powerful political forces in the state of Florida. While the federation itself might not be a household name, its members sure are: The FRF represents huge corporations, including Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Target, and Publix.

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Op-Ed: Full-Day Kindergarten Is a Win for All Kids and Families

Westword Denver

As the mother of three, I’m so glad that free full-day kindergarten is finally on the way this fall — not just for my kids, but for every kid in Colorado.

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Senator Julie Gonzales: TV Station Failed at Aurora Immigrant Detention Facility Tours

Westword Denver

TV stations who were given filming access at the immigration detention facility in Aurora missed the mark, says Senator Julie Gonzales.

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Reader: I'd Hide Like Cory Gardner If Crazy Leftists Harassed Me Daily

Westword Denver

Even as Cory Gardner has launched his 2020 re-election campaign in earnest, it hasn’t been easy to find an opportunity to speak to him.

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Denver's "Proactive" Purchase Allows Crossroads Shelter to Continue Operating

Westword Denver

"We feel it's an important proactive step to take to secure this part of our emergency overnight shelter system."

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Who Is Jeff Guldner? Incoming APS CEO Helped Direct Utility's Political Scheming

Phoenix New Times

Jeff Guldner was regularly consulted as APS sought to influence the race for Corporation Commission in 2014 and 2016, records show.

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Jail-Cell Simulator Highlights Extreme Heat in Florida's Un-Air-Conditioned Prisons

Miami New Times

On Friday afternoon, a simulated jail was placed on the University of Miami's campus to raise awareness about the lack of air conditioning and ventilation in Florida's state prisons.

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ASU Joins 15 Other Universities in Closing Confucius Institute

Phoenix New Times

It closed unceremoniously ahead of the start of fall classes on Thursday, without an announcement.

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City to Purchase Men's Homeless Shelter From Salvation Army

Westword Denver

The city will lease the shelter, located in RiNo, back to the Salvation Army for three years so it can continue operations.

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Arizona Law Allows Police Officers to Purge Their Records After Three Years

Phoenix New Times

Phoenix police officers "may have material of an adverse nature which is over three years old removed from all the division and department files."

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Mission Ballroom Resurrects Fair Ticketing for String Cheese Incident Thanksgiving Shows

Westword Denver

The Mission Ballroom will bring back its Fair Ticketing system for two Thanksgiving String Cheese Incident concerts.

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The Biggest Labor Day Weekend Concerts in Colorado

Westword Denver

Celebrate Labor Day with GRiZ, Phish, A Taste of Colorado and so many more.

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The Best Concerts in Denver This Weekend

Westword Denver

Dave Matthews Band, Korn and KRS-One play Denver this weekend.

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Rakastella 2019 Phase 2 Lineup: Âme, Soul Clap, Aurora Halal, and Others

Miami New Times

Rakastella has announced its second tier of performers.

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Film Based on Lumineers' New Album to Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

Westword Denver

The Denver-based folk-rock band the Lumineers will premiere the film accompanying their third album, III.

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Wu-Tang Clan, Marilyn Manson and Every New Denver Concert Announcement

Westword Denver

Wu-Tang Clan, Marilyn Manson and the Roots all announced Denver concerts this week.

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Brotherly Bands Ottoman Turks and The 40 Acre Mule Are a Dallas Roots-Rock Family

Dallas Observer

On Friday, two of the most exciting bands in Dallas will release their first albums on the same record label. Adding to the chummy nature of the event, the pair of bands will headline a dual album release concert celebration at the Granada Theater on the same night. And let’s...

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Everyone Belongs Here: An Oral History of Infamous Scottsdale Dance Club The Works

Phoenix New Times

A look back at the infamous and influential Scottsdale nightclub.

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The Harshest Tweets About Phish's Prairie-Dog-Plague Flea Problems

Westword Denver

Fleas on plague-infested prairie dogs force Phish to cancel camping at its Colorado concerts and bring out the worst on Twitter.

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Better Know a Musician: Closet Goth's Col Bauer Went to Wrestling School

Phoenix New Times

The leader of the party band went to wrestling school.

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Reader: When Tom's Closes, Where Will I Go at 3 in the Morning?

Westword Denver

Looking for late-night options.

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Every Restaurant and Bar Opening and Closing This Week

Westword Denver

A West Highland neighborhood eatery, a chicken wing joint and a doughnut shop are among this week's openings.

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Rise and Grind With the Rackhouse's Burlesque Brunch

Westword Denver

Sunday brunch at the Rackhouse is a real eye opener.

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Sasha Raj of 24 Carrots On Female Leaders in the PHX Food World

Phoenix New Times

Talking female leaders in the Phoenix food world with Chef Raj.

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Eight Spots for Vegan Barbecue in Denver

Westword Denver

These eight Denver restaurants are serving tasty barbecue without the meat.

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Fire on the Mountain Debuts Second Wing Joint This Weekend

Westword Denver

Fire on the Mountain opens its second Denver wing shop in the former Trevino Mortuary building.

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The Six Best Events on the Culinary Calendar This Weekend

Westword Denver

Don't miss these top food festivals, dinners, tastings and other happenings.

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Chef Jennifer Jasinski to Lead New Denver Art Museum Restaurant

Westword Denver

James Beard Award winner Jennifer Jasinski is opening the new restaurant at the Denver Art Museum.

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The Twelve Best Places for Tacos in Denver

Westword Denver

Here are our picks for Denver's best tacos, from street vendors to upscale eateries.

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Tiny Finley's Pub Punches Above Its Weight in Washington Park West

Westword Denver

The small but mighty Finley's Pub draws neighbors from the surrounding Washington Park West area.

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Denver Public Art Website Is Needed but Somewhat Clunky

Westword Denver

Denver Arts & Venues wants more people interacting with DenverPublicArt.org, so the city agency is throwing a competition.

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With Suspects in Jail, Phoenix Gallery Will Exhibit Work by Slain Artist David Bessent

Phoenix New Times

The art show will open as two teens face murder charges in the deaths of two Roosevelt Row artists.

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La Raza and Barnum Park Day Celebrates Chicano Cruising on Federal Boulevard

Westword Denver

This Sunday is the first La Raza and Barnum Park Day: A Cruise Down Fedz, as proclaimed by Denver City Council.

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The Northside Will Move to Denver's Northside in September

Westword Denver

If you didn't get tickets for Su Teatro this weekend, you're in luck.

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Marijuana Is Now Legal...ish in Texas

Dallas Observer

Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas State Legislature are learning that every action comes with a consequence. Their choice to legalize minimal THC cannabis — also called hemp — has become problematic for local law enforcement. The red state of Texas is known for treating cannabis cases similar to how...

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Good Riddance: "Ballerinas" Finally Dancing Out of Downtown!

Westword Denver

One of Denver's ugliest sculptures is on the move.

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Five Things to Do for Free This Weekend

Westword Denver

Cruise into Colorado celebrations.

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KRBE’s Freddy Cruz Wrote a Terrible Libertarian Novel

Houston Press

The description for Freddy Cruz’s novel When America Fell Silent contains this passage: Retired Navy SEAL Hayder Randall would do anything to defend his country. But when his ex-girlfriend and current First Daughter Elizabeth watches her Presidential parents fall to a brutal assassination, he's shocked when she stages a coup...

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Art Attack: Ten of the Best Things for Gallery Lovers to Do in Denver This Week

Westword Denver

From film screenings to installations, Denver's art scene is busy this week.

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Denver Art Museum Renovation on Budget, on Track for June 2020

Westword Denver

The project will roll out in phases until the fiftieth anniversary.

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L.A. Weekly Movie Pick: Two Hip Indie Classics Showcased in Jarmusch Festival

Westword Denver

As L.A. gears up for Jim Jarmusch’s zom-com this June, the American Cinematheque has prepared a double feature consisting of two of the director’s earliest films, co-presented by Beyond Fest.

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L.A. Weekly Movie Picks: El Chicano's Latino Superhero Saga

Westword Denver

El Chicano is being billed as the first Latino superhero film. Co-written by Joe Carnahan (Narc) and co-written and directed by Ben Hernandez Bray (a veteran stuntman who plays one of the guys who gets eaten by wolves in Carnahan's The Grey), the film boasts an all-Hispanic cast and a low-fi look right out of the 1990s.

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L.A. Weekly Movie Picks: Heathers Is 30 Years Old?!

Westword Denver

Heathers, the wickedly funny 1989 cult classic about a teenager (Winona Ryder) who gets involved with a popular girl clique and starts dating a cool nihilist (Christian Slater), gets a special 30th-anniversary screening.

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L.A. Weekly Movie Picks: A Tribute to Claire Denis

Westword Denver

Claire Denis, vanguard of the contemporary French cinema, will be in town this weekend for a retrospective organized by the American Cinematheque. The series begins on the day her newest film, High Life, opens on U.S. screens.

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L.A. Weekly Movie Picks: Dogman, Mary Magdalene and Emily Dickinson Unbound

Westword Denver

Matteo Garrone, the Italian filmmaker who helmed the internationally acclaimed Gomorrah and Reality (as well as the less acclaimed but equally interesting Tale of Tales), returns with Dogman.

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L.A. Weekly Movie Picks: Breakthrough Targets Faith-Based Demographic

Westword Denver

The story of a teen who falls through the ice and lands in a coma while his parents find hope in the power of prayer is based on The Impossible, a lightly fictionalized account of an incident.

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L.A. Weekly Movie Picks: A Fresh Take on Hellboy

Westword Denver

A solid decade has passed since we last saw the hulking red hero in a movie — long enough for the franchise to have faded, if not quite vanished, from cultural memory.

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L.A. Weekly Movie Picks: After Takes a Cue From Harry Styles

Westword Denver

After is the latest film based on a "best-selling worldwide phenomenon," in this case a new-adult genre novel by Anna Todd about a good girl who goes to college and falls head over heels for the class rebel

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L.A. Weekly Movie Picks: Father-Daughter Drama Humanizes High Life

Westword Denver

High Life is a science fiction film with a strange pedigree. Claire Denis, a key architect of modern French cinema, had been kicking around the idea for more than a decade.

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Danish Thriller The Guilty Dazzles Without Ever Leaving a Call Center

Miami New Times

Pretty much the whole film consists of phone exchanges between Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren), a police officer who has been temporarily demoted to working the phones, and others out in the field as he struggles to save a woman who is being abducted by her ex-husband

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