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Suncor refinery neighbors can get warnings and details on chemical leaks sent to phones

Neighbors of the troubled Suncor refinery in Commerce City and north Denver can begin signing up today for notifications directly from the company explaining the chemical releases that periodically hit the community from the sprawling plant, Suncor said Wednesday.  Suncor said signups to receive Spanish or English, calls or emails will be available by Wednesday […]

Posted inGrowth, News, Politics and Government

Denver, facing unprecedented homelessness, moves ahead on family-size affordable housing with 3 new projects

Three new affordable housing projects — including a stack of family-sized units — are on track to start construction in Denver this fall at a time when the city is facing soaring unemployment and a homelessness crisis. The three projects, which stretch from southwest Denver to the far north part of the city, received initial […]

Posted inColoradans, Culture, News, Politics and Government

A Colorado filmmaker’s camera is rolling as women of color fight for a voice in Denver politics

The local version of “Knock Down the House,” the progressive political film making waves nationally, is currently in the works in a Stapleton living room. If you’re aware of “Knock Down the House,” the documentary directed by Rachel Lears, you know it tracked four progressive female candidates running for Congress in the 2018 midterms. The […]

Posted inEnvironment, Health, News, Transportation

CDOT will cover cost of health study for Denver’s most polluted neighborhoods in I-70 project settlement

Residents of Denver’s three most polluted neighborhoods couldn’t block an expansion of Interstate 70 that forced some from their homes. But as a result of their federal lawsuit, the state has agreed to a long-term health study to find out whether toxins in the air and soil are making them sick. As part of a […]