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Police respond to "active crime scene" after shots fired in downtown Denver

Source: KOAA

Denver Police are responding to what they're calling an "active crime scene" in the 1500 block of Wynkoop.

DPD said on Twitter that shots were fired near 15th and Wynkoop and that victims have been transported to an area hospital.

Roads in the area of 15th and Wynkoop will be closed for an extended period of time. Police ask drivers to avoid the area.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Read more: http://www.koaa.com/story/32328972/police-respond-to-active-crime-scene-after-shots-fired-in-downtown-denver

Astronomers release spectacular survey of the distant Universe

Astronomers today (28 June) released spectacular new infrared images of the distant Universe, providing the deepest view ever obtained over a large area of sky. The team, led by Prof Omar Almaini, present their results at the National Astronomy Meeting at the University of Nottingham.
The final data release from the Ultra-Deep Survey (UDS) maps an area four times the size of the full Moon to unprecedented depth. Over 250,000 galaxies have been detected, including several hundred observed within the first billion years after the Big Bang. Astronomers around the world will use the new images to study the early stages of galaxy formation and evolution.

An image of a small section (0.4%) of the UDS field. Most of the objects in the image are very distant galaxies, observed as they were over 9 billion years ago. In the full image, 250,000 galaxies have been detected over an area of sky four times the size of the full Moon. Credit: Omar Almaini, University of Nottingham. Click for a larger image


Supreme Court rejects pharmacists' religious rights appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing Washington state to require pharmacies to dispense Plan B or other emergency contraceptives, rejecting an appeal from pharmacists who said they have religious objections to providing the drugs.

The justices' order on Tuesday leaves in place rules first adopted in 2007 following reports that some women had been denied access to emergency contraceptives that are effective when taken within a few days of unprotected sex. Pharmacies must fill lawful prescriptions, but individual pharmacists with moral objections can refer patients to another pharmacist at the same store.

A Ralph's Thriftway pharmacy in Olympia, Washington, and two pharmacists sued, saying the rules required them to violate their religious beliefs.

Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas said they would have heard the appeal.


Roberts and the RW'ers must be getting soooo frustrated.....

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After Legalizing Recreational Weed, Colorado Has Lowest Teen Use in the Country

Cannabis prohibitionists have long cautioned that legalizing the plant will inevitably lead to increased use among teens, couching their restrictive beliefs in concern for the youth. While some of these concerns may be genuine, a recent survey from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment demonstrates — for the second year in a row — that youth in Colorado do not use cannabis any more than teens in other parts of the country. In fact, by at least one measure, they use less.

The Healthy Kids Colorado survey is a “voluntary survey that collects anonymous, self-reported health information from middle and high school students across Colorado,” according to the initiative’s website. Over 17,000 middle- and high-schoolers throughout the state were randomly selected to participate. The survey is conducted every other year, and the 2015 version, released this week, confirmed the 2013 findings that marijuana use among teens in Colorado had fallen flat.

As the Denver Post reported:

“The 2013 version of the survey found that 19.7 percent of teens had used marijuana in the past month. The 2015 version puts that number at 21.2 percent, but Larry Wolk, the executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, said that increase is not statistically significant — meaning it could be a wiggle in the data and not a meaningful increase. In 2009, at the beginning of the state’s boom in medical marijuana stores, the rate was 24.8 percent.”

The survey analysts found 78 percent of teens, roughly four out of five, had not used cannabis in the last month.


Tea Party Group In Mississippi Folds, ‘We’re All Worn Out’ Says Leader Now Profiting Off Obamacare

The South Mississippi Tea Party is no more as their June 20th meeting was promoted as their last and the Sun Herald quoted the former Chairman Barry Neyrey: ““We’re all worn out. Most of our members are older people.”

As the GOP battles over supporting Donald Trump or not, groups like the Tea Party sound more and more disillusioned, primed the pass the proverbial baton to a younger, like-minded leader.

With some irony, Neyrey is now working on Obamacare , the bane of the Tea Party, creating software to help businesses meet upcoming deadlines for complying with IRS regulations created under the health care law.


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