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Local Restaurants Raise Money For Japan Relief Effort

Many restaurant owners in the Denver metro area are raising money for Japan in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsumani.



Colorado Businesses Feel Impact From Japan Disaster

Much of Japan’s industry is shut down because of damage from the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis. Those impacts are starting to be felt in the United States.


South Korean passengers walk past a TV reporting an explosion and feared meltdown of Japan's Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant after a massive quake, at a railway station in Seoul on March 16, 2011. South Korea said it plans to send an emergency shipment of cooling material to Japan to help control its quake-damaged nuclear reactors. (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Could Japan’s Radiation Make It Here?

Japanese nuclear reactors are continuing to leak radiation. In fact, radiation has been detected as far out as 100 to 200 miles out to sea from Japan. Can that radiation make it to the United States?


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Napolitano In Denver: US Drills For Disasters Like Japan’s

DENVER (AP) – U.S. emergency agencies constantly rehearse for a disaster like the one unfolding in Japan, and American first responders will learn from the experience of their Japanese counterparts, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano […]


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Colorado Nuclear Expert: Limited Risk From Japanese Reactor Problems

A nuclear energy expert in Colorado believes a full meltdown is unlikely at any of the troubled reactors in Japan’s hard-hit quake zone.


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Centennial Woman Worried About Missing Aunts In Japan

The tsunami that hit Japan also hits close to home as several people in Colorado have family in Japan.


SENDAI, JAPAN - MARCH 14: A worker operates a power shovel to remove trees after a 9.0 magnitude strong earthquake struck on March 11 off the coast of north-eastern Japan, on March 14, 2011 in Sendai, Japan. The quake struck offshore at 2:46pm local time, triggering a tsunami wave of up to 10 metres which engulfed large parts of north-eastern Japan. The death toll is currently unknown, with fears that the current hundreds dead may well run into thousands. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)

Japan: Questions For The Post-Recovery Phase

Put simply, does Japan’s status as one of the strongest economies of the world, and the owner of a significant portion of America’s debt, change the way we approach the inevitable post-recovery phase of this record breaking disaster?


Masayo Desmarais' parents in Japan (credit: CBS)

Colorado Woman Gets Good News From Parents In Japan

Japanese Americans in the U.S. have been frantically trying to reach family members living in Japan. One local woman received good news about her parents — they survived but their home is devastated.


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Japan Disaster Brings Out Scammers

The terrifying pictures of the disaster in Japan have many people wanting to help. Unfortunately, scammers are counting on it.


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Internet Vital For Those With Loved Ones In Japan

Anyone with family in Japan has been watching the images all day long on Friday of fire and rubble and flooding. For one Colorado father with a loved one in Tokyo, the ability to communicate over the Internet has been vital.