homelessness

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Encampment near Capitol cleared out days after governor invites cleanup, troopers get OK to enforce Denver ordinances

Colorado State Patrol troopers in helmets and yellow booties swept through Lincoln Park on Wednesday morning. Crews used snow shovels to pile up trash.

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Homeless camps in downtown Denver are “out of control” as the pandemic drags on. So what’s the solution?

One nonprofit counted 30 encampments and 664 tents. The tent cities are growing more persistent as Denver has backed off enforcing the camping ban.

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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.

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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.

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Sweeps of Denver homeless camps go against coronavirus guidance

For some living on the streets, avoiding shelters is “common sense” as CDC says displacing people risks spreading infections further in communities

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Unsheltered and expecting: A southwest Colorado couple could lose their children if they don’t find housing

Living at Purple Cliffs near Durango has kept them safe from coronavirus, but without running water, the county-sanctioned encampment isn't shelter enough to satisfy agencies charged with protecting children.

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For people without homes but wary of shelters, Longmont’s “safe lots” could be a haven

Coronavirus amplified concerns about the conditions inside homeless shelters. For some living in their cars, a safe place to park could be a vital stop-gap.