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Littwin: More and more people are apparently done with COVID, but is COVID actually done with us?

It requires no special insight to realize that the national mood on the pandemic is in the process of making a dramatic shift, even as the “mild” omicron variant continues to kill Americans at a disturbingly high rate. There is hope, even among some medical scientists, that after omicron finally leaves us, the pandemic will […]

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Opinion: Denver should implement the police task-force recommendations

In our combined experience working with communities across the United States to transform policing, one thing is abundantly clear, especially in Denver: Community members are in the best position to provide solutions to their public safety needs. The Denver community has spoken, and local government leaders should implement the recommendations recently released by the community-led […]

Posted inBusiness, Environment, Growth, Housing, News, Outdoors, Politics and Government

Colorado’s urban open space past haunts the future of development and community life

A cemetery for nuns. A city golf course where a generation of Black civic leaders met to network. A century-old farm. An abandoned college football stadium. An unloved wedge of an ancient stockyard.  Developers and neighbors are fighting over some of the most precious unpaved spots left up and down Colorado’s Front Range, all the […]

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Opinion: Ban flavored tobacco to protect health of LGBTQ community

October is LGBTQ History Month, which, along with the coinciding National Coming Out Day, provides the community with opportunities for celebration and conscious reflection. An important piece of reflection this year should be on the tobacco industry’s historical targeting of the LGBTQ community, which has resulted in significantly higher than average usage rates and increased […]

Posted inClimate, Election 2020, Environment, News, Politics and Government

Denver’s unique sales tax to fight climate change could be a blueprint for future action nationwide

Ballot measure 2A is part of Denver’s efforts to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in the city, but some are concerned about regressive nature of the tax Denver voters this year could give the city a unique tool for fighting climate change that is unlike strategies pursued by other U.S. cities. Across the nation, local […]