Adam Brookes, formerly a longtime China correspondent for the BBC, has written “Night Heron,” a suspenseful page-turner that takes the reader from China’s far west to the streets of Beijing, pulsing with power, danger and intrigue.
Sitting for eight or more hours a day can be deadly. That fact has been hammered home in study after study showing the negative health effects — including heart disease, poor circulation and joint pain — associated with being parked on your behind for most of the day.
It is believed to be the only job of its kind in the country: A wildlife biologist reviews permits in Gunnison County for everything from a septic tank to a McMansion to determine whether the construction will impact a showy little bird.
Denver city officials have proposed a 2015 budget that would pay for dozens more jail deputies, expansion of the independent monitor's office, two police recruit classes and body cameras for most officers.
Edwin Bartheld built his home on abandoned mining claims, so when Omar Richardson heard he was killed in an explosion, he thought the 92-year-old had fallen victim to old, unstable dynamite he found on the property.