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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson covers politics and the West from Denver. She can be reached at

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Activists in Paris take chairs from a bank to protest tax evasion, one of many actions linked to the climate conference known as COP21. A march and other activities have been canceled, however, as a result of terrorist attacks in the city last week. (Associated Press)

Greens suspect ISIS attacked Paris to disrupt climate summit

The global warming movement is reeling in the aftermath of last week's horrific terrorist attack in Paris -- because it threatens to step on its message ahead of the much-anticipated United Nations climate change summit in the French capital. Published November 19, 2015

Despite facing up to 130 years in prison in the early stages of the case, Tech. Sgt. Aaron D. Allmon II was sentenced Saturday to just 30 days behind bars after a judge found him not guilty of the most devastating charges against him, including assault consummated by a battery and threats against co-workers. (

Sergeant on trial for sexual harassment in gender wars case

Tech. Sgt. Aaron D. Allmon II listened stoically in court Wednesday as three female former co-workers described feeling uncomfortable, even violated, by his behavior toward them. One airman testified that he touched her on the thigh to get a better look at the tattoo peeking out from under her shorts. Another said he put his hands on her face and kissed her forehead after learning she was going through a painful divorce. Published November 11, 2015