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Freedom, safety steer helmet debate

Brahm Bechtold rides a Harley-Davidson cruiser, a bike he says is made for taking it easy and enjoying the scenery. He and his wife and passenger, Dagmar, say new motorcyclists should wear helmets, but they feel safe without them because they …
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Getting muddy to raise some money

Nearly 3,200 filthy philanthropists gathered at Salisbury Equestrian Park in Parker on July 16 to fight multiple sclerosis, raising more than $167,000 for the National MS Society. Temperatures hovered around 95 degrees throughout the day as …
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‘I caught a Pikachu in her kitchen’

Clark Wilson, 12, was at summer camp in Massachusetts earlier this month when the new app, Pokémon Go, was released for iPhone and Android. “All the camp counselors were talking about it as soon as it came out,” Wilson said. Though the …
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