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Living the dream in Second Life

Living the dream in Second Life

0 / July 4, 2013 8:00 AM

Using her avatar, Alice Krueger moves around a spacious living room filled with her friends. A man and woman relax on a gray couch, chatting. Others mingle about. These animated friends – all avatars – are talking about their their real lives, with disabilities. And about their online lives, where they can literally fly if they like

Targeting the 1 percent club

Targeting the 1 percent club

2 / June 16, 2013 7:00 AM

Rebecca Yanes recently made repeated trips to the hospital emergency room. She exemplifies how one percent of the U.S. population eats up 30 percent of the money feeding the country’s healthcare system. It’s a trend some health professionals are working to eliminate

Decades of cuts puts Colorado in mental health crisis

Decades of cuts puts Colorado in mental health crisis

0 / March 17, 2013 7:00 AM

Nearly every day in Colorado, someone having a mental health crisis tries to seek help at a hospital emergency room. There’s only one problem: ER doctors are able to diagnose and treat a broken foot, but they generally don’t have the training to fix a broken mind

The grit of Globeville: Part 3

The grit of Globeville: Part 3

5 / January 23, 2013 8:00 AM

It smells like tar. It’s strong, and comes without warning, once a month, sometimes more, sometimes in the dead of the night. Residents of this North Denver community have been trying to get relief from this potential health hazard for six years. So far, without success.

The grit of Globeville: Part 2

The grit of Globeville: Part 2

1 / January 22, 2013 8:00 AM

The last time – possibly the only time – that Globeville became a destination for people living all over Denver was Feb. 26, 1950. That was the day that the biggest crowd in the city’s history made their way to the north side of town to watch the giant, 350-foot Grant Smelter smokestack dynamited to smithereens

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