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I-News Network
9:57 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Street Where Fifth Grader Was Killed has History of Hit-and-Run

Michael Espinoza was killed while crossing Federal Boulevard near Colfax Avenue in Denver on Sunday night, Feb. 16, 2014 by a car that did not stop after striking the 11-year-old boy. Police arrested Oswald Lopez later Sunday and have charged him for the accident.
Credit Family Photo

On Sunday, 11-year-old Michael “Mickey” Espinoza was hit and killed by a hit-and-run driver while crossing the street at Federal Boulevard and West Colfax Avenue.

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Arts Disrict
3:30 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

The trumpet maker and the musician

From Arts District on Rocky Mountain PBS: Take a journey into the Denver workshop of Jason Harrelson, a master of trumpet creation, as he describes the magic of where science meets sound. Then discover how Harrelson's custom-designed trumpets create a whole new sound for local musician Joshua Trinidad.

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10:02 am
Mon February 10, 2014

After Three-Years of Partisan Haggling, Farm Bill Sees Light of Day

The federal farm bill, stalled for three years by rancorous partisan debate, finally passes both houses of Congress
Credit Joe Mahoney/I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS

The federal farm bill had come to symbolize the very depths of dysfunction in the nation's Capitol. The bill with a little something for everyone had ranked right up there with motherhood and apple pie in many sessions past. But this bitterly-divided Congress couldn't even pass the farm bill - for three years.

That changed last week when the Senate and the House finally agreed on a $956 billion bill with a little something for everyone, although, in some cases, a little something less.

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9:56 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Colorado Ski Country Home to Most Expensive Insurance Policies

The 10 most expensive markets in the United States to buy a so-called "silver" health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act include some widely-disparate communities, but the news isn't good for residents of Colorado ski counties.

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10:08 am
Thu February 6, 2014

New Organization Aims to Boost Latinas to Elective Office

LatinasRepresent, a new grassroots political movement that will seek to build the numbers of Latinas holding elective office, will hold its first Colorado organizational meeting today to set a course and tone for what is being billed as an extended, nationwide campaign.

A joint undertaking by the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda and the organization Political Parity, LatinasRepresents stresses the fundamental disparity in the numbers of those holding elective office.

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