Huge Trek Bike Recall

Almost a million Trek mountain bikes have been recalled due to faulty front disc brakes. About 900,000 in the U.S. and 98,000 in Canada were sold in bicycle stores from about September 1999 through April 2015 for between $480 and $1,650. Trek Bicycle Corporation, of Waterloo, Wisconsin reports that an open quick release lever on […]

‘Buy a Badge’ Program Incriminated by Killing

Prosecutors in Tulsa, Okla., filed homicide charges against a 73-year-old Sheriff’s Department volunteer who fatally shot a suspect on April 2nd. On Tuesday, Reserve Deputy Robert Bates, 73, pleaded not guilty to second-degree manslaughter and won approval for a controversial family vacation. A Tulsa judge ordered Bates to return to court July 2 — but […]

April 21 / 2015

Can a Dementia Patient Consent to Sex?

Henry Rayhons, 78, has been charged with third-degree felony sexual abuse, accused of having sex with his wife in a nursing home on May 23, 2014, eight days after the home staff members told him they believed she was mentally unable to agree to sex. The New York Times has reported the story, calling it […]

April 16 / 2015

Colorado Republicans Fail to Protect Gay Minors

A Colorado Senate committee killed a bill last week that would have banned gay conversion therapy for minors. Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee decided to allow the dangerous and widely discredited practice of conversion therapy on minors. The legislation, HB 15-1175, would have prohibited licensed and registered mental health professionals from doing conversion therapy […]

April 14 / 2015

Greater Bicycle Access on 16th Street Mall

The Denver City Council committee has approved expanded bicycle use on the 16th Street Mall. A plan to expand bike access along the 16th Street Mall from the current Sundays to also include Saturdays won easy approval, but only after concerns were heard about pedestrian safety. Before Wednesday’s 6-0 vote by the Infrastructure and Culture […]

April 10 / 2015

Colorado House Lifts Rain Barrel Ban

The Colorado House has voted to allow homeowners to collect up to 110 gallons in rain barrels. Colorado is the only state with such a ban, which is routinely ignored. Colorado’s rain-barrel ban is little known, with rain barrels for sale at many home-gardening stores and commonly used by home gardeners. But the barrels technically […]

April 08 / 2015
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