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‘The welcome home that Vietnam veterans have been waiting for’

For Vietnam veteran Abe Alonzo, the March 24 ceremony honoring him and 53 others for their service in an unpopular and devastating war was long overdue. “We weren’t accepted or received after our tour in Vietnam,” said the 68-year-old …
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Noodle dish a real pho-nomenon

Of all the traditions Vietnamese immigrants brought to the United States, pho is probably the one most people recognize, even if they can’t pronounce it. The beef-and-noodle dish, pronounced “fuh,” originated in Vietnam in the 1880s. The …
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Girls’ biking group teaches cycling skills, empowerment

During their years participating in competitive cycling events the world over, Lea and Sabra Davison saw plenty of little girls standing on the side of the track. “We’d see them there, but they were never all that engaged,” Sabra said. …
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    • Learning more about sex assault this month

      A woman is forced to have intercourse while on a date. She says no, but he says her provocative clothing suggested otherwise. A child is inappropriately touched by a trusted adult while getting dressed before school in the morning. A young man …

    • Jeffco police departments work on reaccreditation process

      When it comes to protecting their lives and property, citizens want to know their police officers are the best they can be. Many ways exist to ensure police departments are operating at top levels, but one of the most highly acclaimed is to …

    • Classic rock opera takes the stage at Arvada Center

      Whether religious or not, almost everyone is familiar with the story of Jesus of Nazareth. The events of Jesus’ life were so long ago, and have been told and retold so many times that it can be hard to keep sight of the man himself. In its …

    • Inaugural Cans Around the Campus nets more than 5,000 pounds of food

      GOLDEN — The first joint food drive — Cans Around the Campus — put on by Jeffco Public Schools was a great success. More than 5,000 pounds of can food was collected during the week-long event by nine Jeffco high schools: Arvada, Chatfield, …

    • Lease agreement approved for Zerger building in Westminster

      Doral Academy of Colorado, a charter school that emphasizes the arts, will have a new location next school year. The Jefferson County Board of Education approved unanimously March 23 a one-year lease agreement with Doral Academy to occupy the …