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Colorado Convention Center bidding misconduct leads to $9 million settlement

Denver will receive a $9 million settlement to resolve claims against a construction company and a developer that violated the city’s public procurement rules during the early stages of planned renovation work at the Colorado Convention Center. Trammel Crow Company and Mortenson Construction must pay $4.5 million each and issue a public apology to the […]

Posted inColoradans, COVID, Health, News, Politics and Government

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

Vaccines won’t end this pandemic. Vaccination will.  Scrambling five letters at the end of a word is far more than semantics, say experts like  Immunize Colorado’s Stephanie Wasserman. The seemingly magical public health power of a highly effective vaccine dissipates immediately if too many people refuse to actually take the vaccine.  Colorado needs to get […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

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

Looking back on the disaster that was Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s hypocritical Thanksgiving travel decision and the resultant trashing of his credibility … And then comes the news Saturday night that Gov. Jared Polis and his husband, Marlon Reis, have tested positive for COVID-19. Polis was already in quarantine for having come in contact with […]

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Opinion: Mayor Hancock’s interference harms Denver Public Schools superintendent search

The sudden resignation of Denver Public Schools Superintendent Susana Cordova has sparked a small but politically powerful group, led by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, to promote a far-fetched racist and sexist conspiracy theory — a charge so outrageous it cannot go unchallenged.  Therefore, the Colorado Latino Forum Board is compelled to respond by challenging the […]

Posted inColoradans, Education, News, Politics and Government

Denver’s current, former mayors say “dysfunctional” school board mistreated departing Superintendent Susana Cordova

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and former Mayor Federico Peña weighed into education politics Monday with a statement sharply criticizing the Denver school board for “undermining” outgoing Superintendent Susana Cordova, who recently announced her resignation. The mayors said the board should abdicate what is arguably its most important duty — hiring a superintendent — and let […]

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

Narkita Gold did not know what it meant to be Black in Denver when she set out to create a portrait-and-interview series called “Black in Denver” in 2018. “I didn’t even know what it meant to be me,” she said on the eve of her exhibit’s Nov. 19 opening at the Arvada Center. “I was […]

Posted inCOVID, Health, News, Politics and Government

Colorado governor unveils new coronavirus restrictions aimed at preventing lockdowns

Gov. Jared Polis announced new coronavirus restrictions Tuesday aimed — at least temporarily — at preventing about half of Colorado’s counties from being forced into lockdown as COVID-19 sickens more people and fills more hospital beds each day. The new mandates are intended to give counties with a worsening COVID-19 situation another chance to improve […]

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

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on Friday announced that city residents must be in their homes by 10 p.m. starting on Sunday in the latest effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. Hancock is calling the mandate a “home-by-10” order. It’s aimed at restricting nighttime gatherings at bars, clubs and restaurants, as well as private gatherings. […]