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What parts of Colorado see the most lightning?

By: Chris Bianchi

A recent study outlined Colorado’s most lightning-struck corridors, and it highlights much of the Denver metropolitan area as the most vulnerable part of Colorado to lightning. The April study, conducted by scientists from the National Weather Service in Pueblo and the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, outlines Denver’s southern and western...

VP Mike Pence attending campaign events in Windsor and Aspen on Monday

By: Justin Wingerter

Vice President Mike Pence will make two stops in Colorado on Monday, but not tour Aurora’s immigration detention facility, the site of a recent large scale protest and flag incident, as well as ongoing complaints about care. Pence is expected to arrive at the Northern Colorado Regional Airport around 11:30...

In Oregon, students can take “mental health days” just like sick days

By: Sarah Zimmerman

Jessica Adamson, Providence Health & Services via APIn this Feb. 6, 2019 photo provided by Providence Health & Services, from left, Sam Adamson, Lori Riddle, Hailey Hardcastle, and Derek Evans pose at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Ore. The teens introduced legislation to allow students to take “mental health...

Equifax to pay up to $700M in data breach settlement

By: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the U.S. and states over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people. The settlement with the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission, as...

Denver weather: Marginal chance for hail, lightning and heavy rain

By: Kirk Mitchell

The Denver metro area has a marginal chance of getting hit with severe weather Monday afternoon including hail, heavy rain and lightning, National Weather Service forecasters said. There is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m. and before 10 p.m., the NWS in Boulder said....

Gunshot wound leaves victim seriously injured in Denver

By: Kirk Mitchell

Denver police are investigating an early-morning shooting that left one victim seriously injured. The Tuesday shooting happened in the 1000 block of 13th Street, said a 2:36 a.m. Denver police tweet. The name, gender and age of the victim have not been released. Police have not yet provided any information...

Denver police found 8-year-old girl who went missing Sunday

By: Kirk Mitchell

An 8-year-old girl considered endangered after she went missing Sunday evening near a pool at Curtis Park was found Monday morning, police said. Nehahriyah Rodriguez-Vigil was reported missing near 32nd Avenue and Champa Street at around 6:15 p.m., said a Colorado Bureau of Investigation news release. At 6:35 a.m., Denver...

Give your barbecue sauce a summer upgrade with addition of fresh blueberries

By: Ellie Krieger

Blueberries give this lip-smacking barbecue sauce multiple levels of fresh appeal. One hits you at first glance upon seeing its unexpected indigo color. Another — its flavor — is fresher than a traditional sauce, with the fruit lending its gentle, nuanced sweetness to the tangy-savory mix. That sweetness is backed...

These fish tacos channel the best beach vacation vibes

By: Becky Krystal

I have not yet had the pleasure of sitting on a remote beach somewhere in Mexico, but in my head, anyway, I’d be sipping a cold, fruity beverage and eating a plate of something like these tacos. (Yes, even in my daydreams, there is always food.) Fried fish tacos, often...