Opinion: Is your neighborhood raising your risk? Redlining set Denver communities up for more coronavirus dangerBy Jeremy Németh Opinion
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
“In a real sense our nation’s summers of riots are caused by our nation’s winters of delay,” MLK said in 1967.Opinion