This Black Family Ran a Thriving Beach Resort 100 Years Ago. They Want Their Land Back.

Willa and Charles Bruce were among the first Black people to settle in Manhattan Beach, Calif., but the city shut down their resort in 1924. Now, the county is considering returning the land. Duane Yellow Feather Shepard in Manhattan Beach, Calif., where members of his family ran a thriving beachfront resort that was seized by…

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CU student veterans discuss transition to higher education

CU student veterans Nisa Joval and Reed Robins discuss the transition to higher education. (Alexander Edwards / CU Independent)   The University of Colorado’s Center of the American West hosted a discussion Friday focused on how the distinct worlds of military service and university life can join together. The students on the panel, Nisa Jovel…

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Limerick: Henry Adams predicted one day we’d badly need “safeguards.” McConnell just rejected them.

When the vote to convict former President Donald J. Trump fell short of a two-thirds majority, an impulse to escape the present — by leaping into the future — took possession of me. Prediction #1: The seventeen Republicans — seven in the Senate and ten in the House — who voted to hold Trump responsible…

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Guest Commentary: How pure patriotism could oust nationalism

The nation’s leaders are now locked in a bitter struggle to control the vision of how the citizens of a divided nation should be brought back together. If all goes well in the next decades, the idea of a fight over the terms of unification may come to seem funny. Now, it is just frightening….

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Live Free or Die if You Must, Say Colorado Urbanites — But Not in My Hospital

ERIE, Colo. — Whenever Larry Kelderman looks up from the car he’s fixing and peers across the street, he’s looking across a border. His town of 28,000 straddles two counties, separated by County Line Road. Kelderman’s auto repair business is in Boulder County, whose officials are sticklers for public health and have topped the county…

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