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Denver joins fight against repeal of Clean Power Plan

The City and County of Denver has filed a challenge against the Environmental Protection Agency’s repeal of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, according to a news release from the city. … more

Two Denver tax initiatives tackle climate change

Denver city officials and residents continue to push for climate policy as two new carbon tax initiatives are planned for next year’s ballot. A recent citizens initiative was introduced, as well as … more

Denver releases draft of 2020 Housing Action Plan

As the city continues to try and find ways to offer affordable housing, Denver officials have released a new plan informed by the city’s Housing an Inclusive Denver plan. The Denver Economic … more

Firman to step down as Denver sheriff

After four years on the job, Denver Sheriff Patrick Firman will step down later this month. Firman will leave the position on Oct. 14. The news came from a release from the city on the evening of … more

Citizenship ceremony is Colorado's largest in decade

The first thing Hadeel Mati did when she officially became a naturalized citizen of the United States was register to vote. “I felt like after 10 years in this country I have the right to say what … more

Lockheed wins contract for moon spacecraft

The spacecraft that could return astronauts to the moon got one step closer to liftoff in September, as NASA announced it finalized a contract to order up to 12 Orion space capsules from aerospace … more

U.S. diet picture improves slightly, but still falls short, study says

Americans' diets are a little less sweet and a little crunchier but there's still too much sugar, white bread and artery-clogging fat, a study suggests. Overall, the authors estimated there was a … more

Kaiser Permanente, unions reach agreement, likely averting October strike

Facing down the possibility of a strike by tens of thousands of workers nationwide, Kaiser Permanente and the coalition of Kaiser workers' unions reached a tentative deal that the coalition called a … more

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
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