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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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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

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As Denver’s George Floyd protests reach 7th day, police chief holds discussion to “bring about meaningful change”

Police Chief Paul Pazen called the demonstrations “a tipping point.” Mayor Michael Hancock joined protesters on Wednesday.

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Day and night: Organizers of Denver protests say mayhem after dark is muddying their message

The daytime protests over George Floyd’s death have provided a space to collectively mourn and rally against police brutality. Many are heartbroken over the destruction that comes after dark.

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Cities, including Denver, fear George Floyd protests may fuel new wave of coronavirus outbreaks

In Denver, Mayor Michael Hancock has asked anyone who attended four days and nights of demonstrations in the city to get tested over the next weekend

Littwin: Tear gas, anger and confusion on the streets of Denver, finger pointing in the Capitol

“In a real sense our nation’s summers of riots are caused by our nation’s winters of delay,” MLK said in 1967.

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