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Denver, Adams and Arapahoe counties are lifting their mask orders as COVID cases fall

The city’s mask order will expire Thursday, but it will remain in place for schools and child care centers


A Native-inclusive safe campsite has opened in Denver. But some lament loss of community.

Indigenous people account for an outsized percentage of homeless people in Denver. Sweeping their camps repeats the historical harms of forced displacement, advocates say.


Denver Art Museum shakes off the stuffiness as it unveils a $150 million, forward-looking overhaul 

The Martin Building has been “reimagined,” curators say, in an overhaul that unites three museum structures as a campus. It reopens to the public with a free day on Oct. 24.


At least 92% of Denver city workers are vaccinated after mayor enacts mandate

Employees were required to either prove they were vaccinated or obtain an exemption to the mandate by the end of Thursday or face possible termination.


Wilson: The Hancock vaccine mandate might be legal, but that doesn’t make it right

There are many of us who feel unease and fear about the coronavirus vaccine and mandates


These 10 charts show why Colorado leaders decided to get tough on coronavirus vaccine mandates

The stagnation of COVID-19 vaccination rates, the delta variant’s surge and fears of a coming wave of deaths and hospitalizations all played a part


Littwin: Denver goes all in on vaccines. They may be the first to go quite so far, but they won’t be the last.

The one thing we can be relatively sure of is that when winter comes, the pandemic will grow even worse. That’s why the time to act is now. Will the suburbs join Denver?

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Colorado governor warns “we expect it to get worse” as delta variant drives spike in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

About 360 people were hospitalized in Colorado because of coronavirus on Monday, up about 100 over last week


Denver requires coronavirus vaccination for all city employees, hospital workers and teachers

The public health order is one of the most sweeping in the nation issued by a city


Colorado’s coronavirus dial system ends Friday. As hospitalizations spike, it will be up to counties to respond.

Gov. Jared Polis said Colorado has reached a point in the pandemic where local communities can decide what restrictions are right for them. But at the same time he’s pleading with the public to be careful.


An Aurora doctor tried to prioritize refugees for the coronavirus vaccine. Colorado told him to stop.

“We need health affirmative action,” says Dr. P.J. Parmar, who tried to make sure the 500 vaccine doses he gets each week go to people who live in the 80010 ZIP code


The behind-the-scenes story of being Gov. Jared Polis during Colorado’s coronavirus crisis

“Who would think losing 6,000 people could ever be a win instead of 8,000? It’s just horrific every day,” the Democrat said.


Opinion: There are better ways for Denver to spend money on homelessness than on sweeps

All people should be able to sleep somewhere safe and not have the constant threat of their social, emotional, monetary, and material safety being swept away.

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Ethics complaint against Denver mayor over holiday travel dismissed

Ethics Board Chairman Joseph Michaels acknowledged that Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s actions were concerning and disappointed or angered city residents

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Denver mayor says his personal travel didn’t violate ethics

Michael Hancock has told the city's board of ethics in a letter that his trip last year to Mississippi was a mistake but not a violation of the ethics code

Politics and Government

Wilson: Denver hip-hop legend Apostle returns to take on Michael Hancock and homelessness

No matter where you stand on Denver’s homelessness crisis, we can all agree that due to COVID’s impact, it’s going to get worse.

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Littwin: Since the future is hard to predict, we’ll look back and see if that works any better

Of the 10 most-read columns I wrote for The Sun in 2020, 3 were about Trump, 3 about COVID, 2 Gardners, 1 Hancock and 1 Biden.

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Colorado Convention Center bidding misconduct leads to $9 million settlement

Trammel Crow Company and Mortenson Construction must pay $4.5 million each and issue a public apology to the city, according to the settlement.


Now that the coronavirus vaccine is here, public health agencies must convince Coloradans to take it

At least 70% of Coloradans must get the shot to achieve herd immunity, but it will take more than a $1 million marketing budget to build credibility


Littwin: Getting on a plane was easy, but restoring Michael Hancock’s credibility will be a lot harder

Sadly, we expect hypocrisy from our leaders. But there are limits, and Denver’s mayor, against his own advice, crossed the line.

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