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“Black in Denver” illustrates through photos — and words — the vast diversity of the Black diaspora

Nashville-born artist Narkita Gold might have chosen a larger canvas, like Chicago or New York, but she found “communities” in Colorado

Culture

Colorado governor unveils new coronavirus restrictions aimed at preventing lockdowns

Coronavirus is running so rampant in many counties -- including Denver, Adams and Jefferson -- they should already be locked down under metrics defining the state’s old dial system.

Coronavirus

Denver orders city residents to be home by 10 p.m. in attempt to slow coronavirus

The new restrictions in Denver come after Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday, along with Colorado's top epidemiologist, warned coronavirus is circulating in the state at its highest rate since the pandemic began

Coronavirus

Denver implements more coronavirus restrictions as cases, hospitalizations continue to rise

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced on Tuesday that the state has downgraded the city to Colorado's safer-at-home Level 3 status. Businesses, including restaurants and retail, and offices can only operate at 25% of their capacity.

Coronavirus

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

News

Denver requires mask-wearing outdoors, limits gathering to five people as coronavirus cases rise

New public health orders limiting people's movement were also unveiled Friday in Adams and Arapahoe counties

Coronavirus

Opinion: I didn’t make “Denver in Decay” to save the city. I want to wake people up.

Opinion Columns

Denver enacts stricter rules for universities as coronavirus outbreaks spread at campuses

Denver’s decision comes as outbreaks at the University of Colorado Boulder are threatening in-person learning, and Colorado College has moved mostly remote

Education

Nicolais: Clowns to the left, jokers to right, Michael Hancock in the middle continuing to govern

Between constant attacks from people like Candi CdeBaca and Steffan Tubbs, Mayor Michael Hancock has dealt with a pandemic and protests with aplomb

Opinion Columns

Homelessness in Denver is obvious, but the never-ending work to solve it is harder to see

It could take months to find someone housing. And in that time, hundreds more who are newly homeless or new to Denver have arrived.

Health

Senegal president offers condolences to victims of Denver fire that killed 5

Senegal Consul General Elhadji Ndao flew to Denver on Thursday at the request of his country's leaders and said he is looking forward to the investigation

Crime and Courts

Opinion: Is your neighborhood raising your risk? Redlining set Denver communities up for more coronavirus danger

But what makes Denver's Valverde so attractive to its residents might also have raised its risks amid the coronavirus pandemic. The westside neighborhood had the highest COVID-19 hospitalization rate in the city.

Opinion

Encampment near Capitol cleared out days after governor invites cleanup, troopers get OK to enforce Denver ordinances

Colorado State Patrol troopers in helmets and yellow booties swept through Lincoln Park on Wednesday morning. Crews used snow shovels to pile up trash.

Health

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.

Health

Wilson: Kudos to Gov. Polis. Federal intervention has no place in Colorado.

Opinion Columns

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.

Crime and Courts

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.

Health

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

News

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.

Crime and Courts

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.

Coloradans
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