Michael Hancock

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Most of Denver area to remain under stay-at-home order as governor eases statewide restrictions

The extended orders mean that about half of Colorado’s 6 million residents will remain under some kind of stay-at-home directive. Douglas County, the lone exception, will follow the state’s safer-at-home guidance.

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Denver’s stay-at-home order extended until May 8. Mayor says more time is needed to scale up coronavirus testing, tracing

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said he made his decision after consulting with other mayors in the Denver area, suggesting the rest of the metropolitan area could soon follow his lead.

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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.

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Metro counties drop stay-at-home orders for one issued by state of Colorado

Public health departments representing Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Jefferson and Douglas counties say the patchwork of decrees was confusing, and tell residents to stay at home until April 11.

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Colorado’s legislature won’t resume Monday as planned. It’s an open question when they will return.

Top lawmakers at the Capitol are awaiting a Colorado Supreme Court ruling on how to proceed, but they’re also beginning to eye a special legislative session as a remedy to the coronavirus pause.

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Colorado’s governor decided not to issue a stay-at-home order. Denver’s mayor just acted on his own.

After initially ordering recreational marijuana and liquor stores to close Tuesday evening, the city amended its order to allow them to stay open.

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Colorado governor orders closure of restaurants, bars for at least 30 days to stem coronavirus spread

The order comes after Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and several mountain communities made the same decision just hours earlier to stem the spread of coronavirus

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ICE asks federal judge to force Denver to turn over information on 4 men subject to deportation

Accusing ICE of seeking the information for “political reasons," Denver said it would not comply unless a judge determined that the orders were appropriate