Florida student suing over ‘Don’t Say Gay’ uses curly hair as commencement speech code

(The Hill) — An openly gay Florida high schooler who is among those suing over the state’s “Don’t Say Gay” law used his graduation speech to speak about his experience — while using a winking code to avoid referring to his orientation directly. “I must discuss a very public part of my identity. This characteristic… Continue reading Florida student suing over ‘Don’t Say Gay’ uses curly hair as commencement speech code

Tuesday Forecast: Temps in mid 60s with partly sunny conditions

CHICAGO — Partly sunny Tuesday, coolest lakeside with 10% isolated shower/sprinkle. Winds: E 5-15 G20. High: 64/58. Full forecast details and more at the WGN Weather Center blog Mostly cloudy tonight with isolated showers. Winds: NE 10-15 G20. Low: 55. Wednesday Forecast: Cloudy Wednesday with showers and storms. Winds: SSE 15-20 G30. High: 73.

200 bodies found in Mariupol as war rages in Ukraine’s east

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Workers digging through rubble found 200 bodies in Mariupol, Ukrainian authorities said Tuesday, another grim discovery in the ruined port city that has seen some of the worst suffering of the 3-month-old war. The bodies found in the basement of a collapsed apartment building were in a state of decomposition and a… Continue reading 200 bodies found in Mariupol as war rages in Ukraine’s east

Eastbound I-70 closed near Watkins due to police shooting investigation; one person in “critical” condition

A section of Interstate 70 is closed due to an investigation of a police shooting that left a person in critical condition, according to tweets from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office. All I-70 eastbound lanes at Airpark Road near Watkins are closed while the Adams County Critical Incident Response Team conducts its investigation of a… Continue reading Eastbound I-70 closed near Watkins due to police shooting investigation; one person in “critical” condition

Kiszla: What quarterback Russell Wilson brings to Broncos is wild obsession for championship

Russell Wilson plays football with evangelical zeal. In the Book of Russ, sloth is a deadly sin. The sinners might be forgiven. But they also will be left behind by a quarterback who earnestly treats the pursuit of a championship like a crusade. “You have to set the tone every day. There is no other… Continue reading Kiszla: What quarterback Russell Wilson brings to Broncos is wild obsession for championship

Keeler: Avalanche center Nazem Kadri got last laugh on St. Louis Blues haters. But if NHL doesn’t suspend David Perron, somebody’s going to get hurt.

The NHL is awfully quick to throw the book at Nazem Kadri. But where the heck are they when some idiot throws an elbow at him? Or a water bottle? Or something worse? David Perron, Blues forward by day and tactless goon by night, should be suspended. Now. If not for Game 5 of Avs-Blues… Continue reading Keeler: Avalanche center Nazem Kadri got last laugh on St. Louis Blues haters. But if NHL doesn’t suspend David Perron, somebody’s going to get hurt.

At Davos, climate debate over role of oil in “going green”

By PETER PRENGAMAN DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — As government officials, corporate leaders and other elites at the World Economic Forum grapple with how to confront climate change and its devastating effects, a central question is emerging: to what extent can oil and gas companies be part of a transition to lower-carbon fuels? In different times… Continue reading At Davos, climate debate over role of oil in “going green”

From Larimer Square to the Molly Brown House, these five Denver places are historic gems worth celebrating

Denver has had its ups and downs when it comes to historic preservation. Entire blocks of downtown buildings were leveled in the 1960s and ’70s in the name of urban renewal. In many cases, that meant scraping away the structures and laying down asphalt for parking lots. That period also birthed efforts to save some… Continue reading From Larimer Square to the Molly Brown House, these five Denver places are historic gems worth celebrating