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Silverman: Look closely, stop and listen, and you can find the heart of Denver

After watching Denver businesses close their doors due to COVID and protests, even the reopening of a downtown McDonald's offered a pick-me-up

Opinion Columns

Advocates decry Denver homeless sweeps ahead of MLB’s All-Star game

Housing

10 moves in 4 months: Following one homeless couple’s endless migration around Denver

Inside the reality of living in Denver's roving tent communities through snow, heat, sweeps — and a pandemic

News

Homeless challenge Denver encampment sweeps in federal court

The lawsuit names Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and other city officials and police officers as defendants but also Gov. Jared Polis for allegedly encouraging the sweep of an encampment of a park near the state Capitol this summer

News

Unemployed and nearly homeless, jobless Coloradans whose benefits are on hold are crying for help

Those stuck in Colorado's overwhelmed unemployment system are struggling with basic survival

Business

Denver gives state troopers ability to enforce city laws around Capitol, governor’s mansion at Polis’ request

The move gives the Colorado State Patrol more leeway to stop graffiti and address encampments on state-owned land in Denver. It comes as a growing number of people camp out near state-owned buildings.

Crime and Courts

Another outbreak: Trench fever spread by lice is found in Denver

Public health officials are trying to find a common thread among the four cases identified so far in Colorado. They occurred months apart, and the patients appear to have no connection other than having been homeless in the Denver area.

Health

Denver mayor backs temporary campsites, new tax for city’s unhoused population

Mayor Michael Hancock said he has directed city agencies to focus efforts on guiding people living in neighborhood encampments to motel rooms, safe outdoor spaces and shelters beginning this week

News

As we discover protection from the new coronavirus at home, let’s remember those who can’t

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

Write On, Colorado

600 beds will open at Denver’s National Western complex to give homeless men safer space during coronavirus outbreak

The shelter will provide safe shelter for 600 men who were bunking at Denver Rescue Mission shelters that will temporarily close on Thursday. A similar space for women is being developed.

Coronavirus

Amid the coronavirus shutdown, I went on a walk for sanity. I got a dose of reality.

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

Write On, Colorado

“Where are we going to go now?” Denver closes park near Capitol, clears homeless camp citing rats, health hazards

City officials say they didn't use closing the park as an excuse to remove an encampment at the high-profile intersection. The people staying there don’t believe them.

News

Denver appealing court ruling against urban camping ban

Denver voters rejected a ballot measure in May that would have overturned the camping ban

Crime and Courts

Judge rules that Denver’s urban camping ban is unconstitutional

Denver County Judge Johnny C. Barajas cited a decision last year from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that struck down a ban on camping in public places in Boise, Idaho

Crime and Courts