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Flying through Denver

Travel | For a billion dollars, will it get any easier?
by Joel Belz
Posted 7/30/18, 03:17 am

Almost 20 years ago, when Denver International Airport was still brand new and I may have been a little too brash, I detailed in this space some of the airport’s most noticeable problems. A few Denver residents have never quite forgiven me.

Now I read that our friends in the Mile High City are getting ready to spend over a billion dollars updating and expanding the fifth-busiest airport in the United States. Yes, I said a billion dollars. For that kind of money, maybe I can sneak in a few kind words.

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Los Angeles and the ‘Bird Man’

Cities | Learning to seek the welfare of the city, from the greatest to the least
by Sophia Lee
Posted 7/09/18, 02:52 pm

If there was ever a city people love to hate, it’s Los Angeles. After living in this sprawling, dusty, smoggy, freeway-gutted, billboard-asphyxiated city for nine years, I’m convinced that we Angelenos love LA as much as we hate it.

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‘Panic poles’ save migrants lost in the desert

Effective Compassion | Amid national policy fight, U.S. agents rescue stranded illegal immigrants
by Rob Holmes
Posted 6/13/18, 01:36 pm

Rescue beacons are saving migrants’ lives as Arizona desert temperatures hit the summer sizzling point. A person lost on the U.S. side of the border only has to locate a pole and press the red button, and within one hour Customs and Border Protection (CBP) rides to the rescue.

Last year, the CBP’s Tucson Sector agents responded to 750 migrants who could have died if not for summoning help at a beacon.

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