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Joey BunchJoey BunchJune 26, 201717min103
A song beckons in Patti James’ steady and dignified voice, a tone both calming and sunny, that encourages a long chat. Almost everyone knows someone like Patti. The 81-year-old from Littleton who makes others feel better has stage 4 lung cancer, which she’s fought for 11 years, leaving scar tissue that can’t take any more […]

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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinMarch 21, 20175min1550

Here's a whatever-happened-to update: If you remember Martha Ezzard from her time as a Colorado legislator, you should probably check out the story in the Denver Business Journal. A couple of decades ago, Ezzard and her husband, Dr. John Ezzard, moved to Georgia to run an Ezzard family farm. They turned it into a pretty successful winery and are now selling it and moving back to Colorado. Welcome back, Martha and John!


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinMarch 5, 20175min136

If you ride your bike along busy streets or even highways, you're probably aware of what "rolling coal" means. For those who don't, a bill before state lawmakers may not matter, but those who do are pretty excited. The Colorado Independent reported the legislation would impose a $100 traffic fine on motorists who change their vehicles, usually either with an alternate tailpipe or smokestack, to blast exhaust smoke at another driver, bicyclist, motorcyclist, pedestrian or other human target as they pass by.


Paula NoonanPaula NoonanOctober 18, 20166min1210

Voter registration trends for Colorado’s major political parties are getting worse by the month. The “totals” look bad and the “younger voters” numbers are terrible. Here are the facts: Sept. 1 registered voter numbers for Democrats: 1,166, 819; for Republicans: 1,147,424; and for Unaffiliateds: 1,337,145. Oct. 1 registered voter numbers for Democrats: 1,177,863; for Republicans: 1,154,370; for Unaffiliateds: 1,359,553.