Charles Eames with the Solar Do-Nothing Machine. In 1957. Charles and his wife, Ray, designed the toy for Alcoa. True to the Eameses’ belief that toys are not as innocent as they appear, the machine was one of the first uses of solar power to produce electricity. Other pieces of the Eameses work are included in "Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America," organized by the Denver Art Museum and the Milwaukee Art Museum. (Eames Office photo)

From Tinkertoys to avocado greens: Denver Art Museum show presents play as a serious form of inspiration

Furnishings designers represented in "Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America" infused their work with playfulness and whimsy. Was it a reaction to Cold War-era anxiety?

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DA on Colorado’s Eastern Plains indicted on drug, misconduct charges

Brittny Lewton, 40, was charged with three drug felonies, including conspiracy and possession, as well as official misconduct, a misdemeanor, according to online court records

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WATCH: Michael Bennet explains what went wrong with his presidential bid, vows to seek another Senate term

He refused to endorse a candidate in the primary, but said that if Bernie Sanders is the Democratic nominee it will make things harder for the party in swing-states -- like Colorado

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Colorado donors have shelled out millions to presidential candidates. Here’s who they’ve supported most.

Bernie Sanders is in the lead, having raised more than $2.7 million from Coloradans. Denver is the state’s biggest campaign cash cow, providing some $2 million to candidates from over 23,000 donors.