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    Sen. Bennet behind push to simplify college student loan application process

    DENVER — It can be a painful process to apply for college student loans. The first form a family is required to fill out can take hours. It’s so daunting, many people simply give up. But there is a push to simplify things, and make it much easier to apply for college loans. The Auraria campus in downtown Denver serves more students than any other campus in Colorado. Eighty percent of the students there qualify for financial aid but only […]

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    Brand new bridge in Morrison may have to be ripped out

    MORRISON, Colo. — A bridge in Morrison is in jeopardy after the town learned some of the steel used in the project is from Canada. Under law — it`s all supposed to be American-made. This bridge just went through a major reconstruction. It’s now open again. But the town might have to rip it out because of where some of the materials come from. To some it may just be a bridge. To people who live in Morrison – the […]

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    National Dog Day: 7 top cars for dog lovers

    DENVER — It’s National Dog Day. So the list Auto Trader has put together is even more appropriate. The site is listing the best cars for owners and their furry 4-legged friends. Auto Trader says space is a must for all dog lovers. Here are the top vehicles for dog owners: Volkswagen Tiguan BMW X3 Volvo V60 Kia Soul Subaru Outback Nissan Juke Honda Odyssey Experts say those cars not only have plenty of room for you and your dog, […]

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    Officials: American fighting for ISIS killed in Syria

    WASHINGTON — An American named Douglas McCain was killed last weekend in Syria, where he was fighting for ISIS, two U.S. officials told CNN. The man’s uncle, Ken McCain, said that his nephew had gone to fight as a jihadi and that the U.S. State Department told the family Monday about the death. He died in a battle between rival extremist groups in the suburbs of Aleppo, Syria’s once-bustling commercial capital and largest city, according to the Syrian Observatory for […]

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    Broncos make trade with Giants for kicker Brandon McManus

    DENVER — The Denver Broncos made a trade with the New York Giants Tuesday for kicker Brandon McManus. Denver will get McManus in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft choice in 2015. The team also waived rookie kicker Mitch Ewald. McManus is a first-year player who made both field goals he attempted and recorded touchbacks on 10 of 11 kickoffs for the Giants during the preseason. He spent 2013 with Indianapolis where he made the only field goal he attempted, […]

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    Pediatricians recommend later start times for schools

    DENVER — Many teens have wondered at one point or another why their school bells ring before most of their parents clock in to work. Those teens might feel vindicated to know that pediatricians are now wondering the exact same thing! The academy’s study was published online Monday in the journal “Pediatrics.” According to an Associated Press report, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended this week that the start of the school day be delayed until at least 8:30 a.m., saying this […]

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    Boy makes 10,000-year-old discovery on New Jersey beach

    BEACH HAVEN, New Jersey — Ten-year-old Noah Cordle kicked off his summer vacation by dipping his toes into the Atlantic Ocean, only to make an ancient discovery when a sharp object hit his foot. “It felt like a crab, so I jumped backward,” said Cordle, who was vacationing with his family in Beach Haven. But it wasn’t a crab, or a mussel shell as he deduced it might be next, after seeing its black color. It was an arrowhead — […]

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    Denver police keeping close watch for speeders in school zones

    DENVER — Police in Denver are on patrol outside schools to protect kids. They’re warning drivers about speeding now that school is back in session. As parents drove up on school zones Monday morning, Denver police were there to remind them to slow down. Crystal Boylan says she appreciates the police efforts to keep people from speeding through school zones. “Usually around the beginning of the year we see a lot of police around here as well. People get the […]

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    Young man dies after train hits him in Loveland

    LOVELAND, Colo. — Police say a 15-20-year-old died after a freight train hit him on the tracks in Loveland late Friday night. The Burlington Northern Railway called Loveland emergency communications about the incident just before 11 p.m. Friday. He was hit between 37th and 29th streets in the 3200 block. The train was going south from Cheyenne to Denver. Police spoke with the train operators who said, “[They] saw a male walking next to the train track. The male walked […]

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    Manning, first team offense and defense impress against Texans, but Broncos lose 18-17

    DENVER — The Broncos and Houston Texans battled each other in preseason game number three Saturday night after battling each other on the practice field for most of the week leading up to the game. The third preseason game is usually the one where the starters see the most action during the preseason. Denver’s first-team offense and defense played the entire first half against Houston. Montee Ball was back in action for the first time during the preseason. The Broncos […]