Fri June 8, 2012

Sights And Sounds From A Dark And Stormy Night In NoCo

Screencap of the storm last night in Fort Collins. Video by WebDesignByJack

Another round of severe storms raged across Northern Colorado last night, bringing up to one inch in diameter hail, heavy rain, and reports of tornados. We've gathered some audio, video and tweets from the latest wave of severe weather.

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Thu June 7, 2012

Last Night's Severe Storms Pummel Southern Front Range

Screencap from youtube of last night's storm in Highlands Ranch. Video by user bjorn50
  • Nathan Heffel for KUNC News this morning on Morning Edition


Wed June 6, 2012

Many Colorado Hospitals Miss Top Grade For Patient Safety [Updated]

Donna Marshall, Executive Director of the Colorado Business Group on Health.
Colorado Business Group on Health

Prompted by 180,000 unnecessary deaths per year in U.S. hospitals, a new listing of hospital safety scores finds most of the 33 rated in Colorado don’t make the top grade.

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Tue June 5, 2012

Drought Continues to Hurt Colorado Aspen Trees

ldandersen Creative Commons

Aspen trees in Colorado and the west have been decimated by a long and exceptionally dry drought. The southern Rockies lost more than 1.3 million trees alone between 2005 and 2010.

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Mon June 4, 2012
It's All Politics

Supreme Court Backs Secret Service Agents In Dick Cheney Case

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 4:36 pm

Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at a 2006 Republican rally in Idaho.
Jason Hunt AP

In a case involving then-Vice President Dick Cheney's Secret Service detail, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that agents accused of a politically motivated arrest are immune from suit. But the court's unanimous ruling did little more than resolve this particular case.

The decision stems from an incident in 2006 in the Colorado resort town of Beaver Creek, where Cheney was shaking hands at a shopping mall. Steven Howards got in line and when his turn came, he told the vice president that the Bush administration's Iraq policies were "disgusting."

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