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Inflation and supply-chain issues are squeezing Denver’s Thanksgiving giveaway traditions

By Kevin J. Beaty, Denverite Mary Gallegos nearly gave up on a proper Thanksgiving this year. She’s noticed everything from canned veggies to turkey centerpieces have been costing more, so it seemed like a holiday feast would be out of the question. Then, she saw a post on Facebook that the SouthWest Denver Coalition was […]

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Opinion: Was it a coup? No, but the U.S. Capitol siege was the election violence of a fragile democracy

Did the United States just have a coup attempt? Supporters of President Donald Trump, following his encouragement, stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday, disrupting the certification of Joe Biden’s presidential election victory. Waving Trump banners, hundreds of people broke through barricades and smashed windows to enter the building where Congress convenes. One rioter died […]

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Food swaps, a brother who can’t taste and more stories of a coronavirus Thanksgiving in Colorado

Thanksgiving 2020, like so many other mileposts this year, is a heartbreaker.  On a holiday defined by togetherness and feasts, the deadly persistence of a pandemic has scaled down this warmest of American traditions to small, sometimes solitary observances on the advice of cold, hard science.  Colorado’s timing couldn’t have been worse. We saved our […]