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SunLit Interview: “Alpha” author David Philipps faced barriers of silence and suspicion

David Philipps is a Colorado native living in Colorado Springs.  His first job was with the Colorado Springs Gazette, where he worked as a paperboy in his youth and in 2014 won the Pulitzer Prize for a report exposing how soldiers at Fort Carson who showed post-deployment symptoms of PTSD and traumatic brain injury often […]

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SunLit Excerpt: In “Alpha,” moments of calm before the Navy SEALs’ world changes

Editor’s note: This excerpt contains some profanity. The ring of vibrating brass Tibetan bowls filled the silent room. It flowed across sailors and Marines stretched out on their backs with their eyes closed. The ancient, wordless chorus of the bells played from a recording in the corner of the room, lapping at the present and […]

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Colorado’s 4-star Gen. Laura Richardson returns to MSU Denver, talks career paths and new command

Last week, Army Gen. Laura Richardson stood before the fall graduation class of Metropolitan State University of Denver as one of its most distinguished alumnae, delivering the keynote address for an institution she had attended since she was a high school sophomore seeking aviation-related classes on the way to earning her pilot’s license. And while […]

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Navy nuclear engineer, wife who allegedly tried to pass submarine secrets worked as high school teachers in Colorado

Before U.S. Navy nuclear engineer Jonathan Toebbe was accused of trying to pass secrets about American nuclear-powered submarines to what he thought was a foreign government, he was a high school science teacher in Colorado. Toebbe worked at Kent Denver School in Cherry Hills Village from 2005 until 2008, the school confirmed on Monday.  Toebbe’s […]

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Northglenn’s Laura Richardson promoted to four-star general as part of Biden’s first slate of nominations

From her early years as an All America swimmer at Northglenn High School, through her studies and ROTC training at Metropolitan State University of Denver and then her steady rise through the ranks in the U.S. Army, Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson always gave a nod to her Colorado roots with each incremental milestone. Late last […]

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Jill Biden thanks military spouses in Colorado for their service

By Patty Nieberg, The Associated Press/Report for America First lady Jill Biden extended her gratitude to military spouses for their service on Thursday at an Army base in Colorado. Biden spoke at Fort Carson military base near Colorado Springs at an event hosted by the United Service Organization Spouse Connection ahead of Military Spouse Appreciation […]