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SPORTS
January 16, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
USC at Colorado , Saturday at Coors Events Center, Boulder, Colo., 11 a.m. PST, Fox Sports 1 - Although Colorado's leading scorer, Spencer Dinwiddie, was lost for the season with an injury, the Buffaloes still have three players averaging double figures in scoring. USC lost to Colorado in Boulder a year ago, 66-60.
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OPINION
January 16, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
The nation's first experiment with the legal sale of recreational marijuana began Jan. 1 in Colorado, and by all accounts it was pretty mellow. Washington state, where voters legalized marijuana in 2012, will begin permitting pot shops this spring. Alaska may vote on a marijuana ballot measure in August, and advocates are eyeing Oregon, Arizona and Massachusetts next. California, too, could reconsider legalization as soon as November. Four initiatives to permit, regulate and tax marijuana have been submitted to the state.
NEWS
January 16, 2014 | By Matthew Fleischer, guest blogger
With pot now legally for sale in Colorado, and Washington state gearing up to follow suit, marijuana legalization activists across the country are pushing hard to replicate these political successes in other states. Voters in Massachusetts could ratify legalized marijuana as early as 2016 . This is undoubtedly a sign of progress. Our nation has capriciously squandered far too many precious national resources combating a green weed that makes people feel good. As welcome as a more widespread regulated marijuana industry would be, however, one thing that no one seems to be considering is what to do with those already convicted of marijuana crimes.
SPORTS
January 14, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA travels to Boulder to play Colorado on Thursday. The Bruins will face a Buffaloes team that has been hit hard by injuries this week. Point guard and leading scorer Spencer Dinwiddie and reserve forward Tre'Shaun Fletcher are both out with knee injuries. Dinwiddie, who averages 14 points per game, is lost for the season. “I was watching that game. It didn't look good when he went down,” UCLA Coach Steve Alford said. “You really feel for the kid. Some of our staff and players know him really well.
NEWS
January 13, 2014 | By Stacey Leasca
This week, Colorado replaced mile marker 420 after it was repeatedly stolen following the state's legalization of marijuana. Why? Could be because 420 is pop-culture code for cannabis. The Colorado Department of Transportation assumed it was being lifted by “weed enthusiasts,” according to NBC News. To combat further theft, the department altered the sign to “MILE 419.99.” The reasons behind 420's association with pot are relatively unknown, short of a few theories involving 1970s California hippie kids.
OPINION
January 10, 2014 | By Paul VanDevelder
As all eyes in the West look to the courts, the skies and the Colorado River for relief from 14 years of drought, it might be useful to remember the battles waged by two titans of the 20th century who played leading roles in the drama that led to the current mess. The first protagonist was Arizona's favorite son, Sen. Barry Goldwater. His nemesis was the fearless environmental crusader, David Brower, a founder of the Sierra Club known to those who loved him as The Archdruid. Early in their parallel careers, these two men were fierce adversaries over water projects across the Southwest.
SPORTS
January 9, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Chivas USA on Thursday named Wilmer Cabrera, formerly assistant coach with the Colorado Rapids, as its new head coach. Cabrera, 46, will be the latest in a string of head coaches hoping to turn around Chivas USA, which finished the 2013 season last in Major League Soccer's Western Conference with a record of 6-20-8. He succeeds Jose Luis Real, who returned to the team's parent Mexican league club Chivas of Guadalajara. Under Real, who had taken over last May, Chivas USA had three wins, six draws and 12 losses.
BUSINESS
January 5, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
Colorado recently became the first state in the country where small amounts of recreational pot can be legally sold in specialty shops. But if you are flying out of the Centennial State with a doggy bag of marijuana, be warned that Denver International Airport has a zero-tolerance policy. Travelers are already prohibited from carrying marijuana through the airport's security gates. The airport plans to adopt a rule this week to ban pot in the main terminal as well. The airport is installing signs that include marijuana among the list of prohibited items on airport property, said airport spokeswoman Stacey Stegman.
SPORTS
January 1, 2014 | By Chris Foster
BOULDER, Colo. - People don't talk with UCLA guard Norman Powell about offense very often. Defense, sure. Maybe a little chitchat about what others on the team are doing. Occasionally there will be one of those backboard-vibrating tomahawk dunks that requires a comment. But not offense. Certainly not that fellas,-climb-on-my-back type of offense. Yet there was Powell in the hallway at the Coors Events Center, getting to gab about a performance that got the No. 25 Bruins out of town with a 69-56 victory over No. 21 Colorado on Thursday.
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