Posted inPolitics and Government

Denver office of social equity blasted by city auditor for lack of strategy, progress after 2 years of work

Two years after it was launched, the Mayor’s Office of Social Equity and Innovation still doesn’t have a cohesive strategy for its initiatives or for assessing progress toward increasing equity, and eliminating racial and social injustice citywide, the city auditor says. The office also failed to disclose pertinent contract information before the audit process ended, […]

Posted inArts, Climate, Coloradans, Energy, Environment, Health, News, Water, Wildfire

“The End” bus tour depicts an apocalyptic Denver to help spur climate change action

Boil-water orders remained in effect, curfews were strictly enforced and people without water service to their homes were encouraged to contact local authorities. Extreme heat and power outages afflicted much of east-central Colorado, as harmful levels of airborne particulates filled the air in Denver and its neighboring counties.  “Children, youth and people with compromised immune […]

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The story — and the mission — behind the Ukrainian artwork about to be sold in Denver

Maria Manuilenko was carrying lots of cash — and 10 suitcases filled with expensive artwork — when she got stranded at the Ukraine-Poland border. She had spent weeks collecting paintings made by Ukrainian artists, and had plans to bring them back to the United States, where they would be sold to support the artists and […]

Posted inColoradans, Equity, Housing, News

After 50 years, homeownership gap between white and Latino Coloradans narrows. But for Black Coloradans, it’s widened.

Michael Diaz-Rivera hoped $25,000 in savings and a good credit score would give him enough leverage to buy a home. But his low teacher’s salary made that nearly impossible. “The prices in Denver were just a little too steep for me and the market was just too high,” he said in late April. “Every time […]

Posted inBusiness, Coloradans, Culture, Equity, Health, News

The construction industry has a high suicide rate. Experts gathered in Denver to find a solution.

Nicholas Williams began to panic when his construction equipment malfunctioned.  He was 65 feet off the ground, and less than two months into the new job, when he became stuck in a lift basket.  When another lift basket rose up to rescue him, Williams had no choice but to jump into the other functioning piece […]