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Ethics complaint against Denver mayor over holiday travel dismissed

 The Denver Board of Ethics has unanimously dismissed an ethics complaint that was filed after the mayor of Denver flew to Texas for Thanksgiving despite urging city residents to avoid travel over the holidays because of the coronavirus pandemic. Board Chairman Joseph Michaels acknowledged that Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s actions were concerning and disappointed or […]

Posted inCOVID, News

Denver requires mask-wearing outdoors, limits gathering to five people as coronavirus cases rise

Denver issued two new orders on Friday aimed at slowing rising coronavirus cases in Colorado’s capital city, limiting gatherings to five people and requiring mask-wearing in all outdoor settings. The mask-wearing order expands on Denver’s order requiring face coverings in all indoor settings. Organized athletic programming — like college and high school sports, as well […]

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Denver enacts stricter rules for universities as coronavirus outbreaks spread at campuses

By Jason Gonzales, Chalkbeat Colorado Denver public health officials enacted stricter rules for area colleges and their students on Thursday after a series of outbreaks at three of the city’s universities. The health department will require colleges to conduct daily health screenings, increase efforts to ensure mask compliance, limit campus visitors, and submit a compliance […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Wilson: Brother Jeff has created a gathering place for Denver’s African-American community

His name alone is a Denver institution. At times, it seems that more people have heard his name than can actually recognize his face.   Yet, Jeff Fard, better known as “Brother Jeff” continues to reinvent himself, his brand and his activism. Not only is Brother Jeff’s Cultural Center on Welton Street somewhat of a landmark and […]

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Carman: C’mon Denver voters, put down your leaf-blowers and finally imagine a great city

The election is over, and it’s abundantly clear that Denver voters are clueless. Traffic is their No. 1 problem, they say. Oh, how they hate to spend their mornings in traffic jams when they could be at the gym or sipping cold brew on the patio at Stella’s. And homelessness is so filthy, so disgusting. […]

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Nicolais: Jamie Giellis didn’t just lose the Denver mayoral race, Hancock’s team won it

Campaigns matter. More specifically, competent professional campaigns matter. The runoff election for Denver mayor put an exclamation point on that adage. The shortcomings of the Jamie Giellis campaign and her many unforced errors earned plenty of attention from mainstream and social media alike. But in hindsight, the quietly effective campaign for Michael Hancock made several […]