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Colorado confirms six cases of vaping-related illness

Colorado health officials have confirmed six cases of vaping-related illness since the state announced its first case last month. The state Department of Health previously announced four known … more

Pending Kaiser Permanente strike: 5 things to know

A few thousand Kaiser Permanente workers in Colorado may join tens of thousands nationwide in an October strike that a union says is a push for fair negotiation and wage increases that keep up with … more

New Americans clear citizenship hurdle

For Beate Wake, 52, becoming a U.S. citizen means having a stronger voice. “I don’t feel left out anymore, I feel like part of the group now,” said Wake, who is from Germany and has lived in … more

Temple Grandin urges workforce inclusion, trade skills

Local community leaders recently heard from renowned autism advocate Temple Grandin on employing people with disabilities and workplace inclusion. Developmental Pathways serves individuals with … more

9/11 remembered at Colorado Memorial Stair Climb

When the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York happened on September 11, 2001, West Metro Fire firefighter Brad Harmon was sitting in a classroom for paramedics school. He was sent … more

The Denver streetcar returns

While major changes are being to Denver across the board, smaller pieces of the city’s history are uncovered in the construction. When the pavement is stripped on busy roadways, glimpses of the old … more

Doors Open Denver celebrates city architecture

The 15th annual Doors Open Denver event will feature 59 properties this year. Twelve of the properties on tour this year are new to the event, according to a news release. Tours are led by … more

D’art Gallery will focus on local contemporary artists

After a quick turnaround, one gallery space has turned into another as 17 local artists banded together to create D’art Gallery. When the CORE gallery closed earlier this year to move to the new 40 … more

Baker doughnut shop celebrates charity Tuesdays

As an introduction to the Denver community, the new Voodoo Doughnuts on South Broadway upped its usual charity game during the month of August. The company, which started in Portland, Oregon, but has … more

District 7 residents pick projects for Grandoozy funds

Residents voted on safety improvements and a new pollinator garden as the community projects to be funded from last year’s Grandoozy festival. The community fund received $130,000, said Maggie … more

Denver nonprofit hosts grand opening for renovated shelter

Last month, the Denver Dumb Friends League hosted a grand opening for its newly renovated shelter facilities, after completing a two-year, $40 million construction project. The new shelter will be … more

Washington Park Profile: September Business Matters

Business Matters is a monthly column on the changing landscape of business and development in south Denver. If there are any inquiries on new developments in your area, or if you are a local business … more

Denver Public Schools offers recycling, compost options in 170 locations

You can add recycling to reading, ’riting and ’rithmetic to the Denver Public Schools curriculum after students returned to classrooms following the summer break. The trash, recycling and … more

Denver residents push for open space after golf course sale

Politics, business and citizen activism entangle the 155-acre Park Hill Golf Course property in the aftermath of its recent $24 million sale from Clayton Early Education to Denver developer Westside … more

Growing Pains: Managing ‘responsible growth’ in Denver

Looking out over the horizon in Denver, cranes have become a common sight. They pop up as quickly as the buildings do, working to permanently alter the city skyline. Just how many cranes go up is big … more

History Colorado names new state historian

William Wei, Ph.D., has taken over for Dr. Tom Noel as the state historian. History Colorado made the announcement in mid-July, and Wei assumed the position on Aug. 1, Colorado Day, according to a … more

A path to address climate change in Denver

“We are the first generation to feel the effect of climate change and the last generation who can do something about it” – President Barack Obama Last month, Denver Public Schools students … more

Safety advocates seek to stop bicycle fatality trend

On the north side of the street where South Marion Parkway curves into East Bayaud Avenue in Denver, stands a bicycle painted completely white. The bike is under a tree, with stacks of bouquets piled … more

Denver's at-large councilmembers look to create lasting change

Last month, Life on Capitol Hill featured profiles on the two new councilmembers that will be representing the area that the newspaper covers. For the August issue we included a profile on Denver's … more

Bennet hopes voters are ready for steady

Michael Bennet was about as fired up as he ever gets at the Iowa State Fair's Political Soapbox, railing against Bernie Sanders' health care plan — but politely. “I respect him because he tells … more
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