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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

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

Denver swears in new officials (Photos)

During the One Denver inauguration event, elected officials stressed bringing all residents together as the city continues to grow, highlighting homelessness, wages and affordability as issues to … more

Porthos: the councildog of District 10

Hi, I’m Porthos, Denver City Council’s first Councildog. I work with Chris Hinds in District 10 to make sure our neighborhoods are represented. I couldn’t be more excited — was that a … more

The ‘strong neighborhoods’ of District 4

Editor’s Note: District 4 covers the Wellshire, University Hills, Goldsmith, Hampden, Hampden South, Kennedy and Souhmoor Park neighborhoods. When Kendra Black first ran for District 4 of city … more

Creating policy for a growing Denver

Editor’s Note: District 6 covers the Washington Park, Belcaro, Cory-Merrill, Virginia Village, Indian Creek, Rosedale, University and University Park neighborhoods. Paul Kashmann sits at a booth in … more

District 7 representative continues to work for a greener Denver

Editor’s Note: District 7 covers the Valverde, Baker, Speer, Athmar Park, Washington Park West, Ruby Hill, Overland, College View-South Platte and Platt Park neighborhoods. Denver parks have long … more

Denver District 5: ‘the best of both worlds’

Editor’s note: District 5 includes the Hale, Montclair, East Colfax, Hilltop, Lowry Field, Washington Virginia Vale and Windsor neighborhoods. When Amanda Sawyer found out about a new development … more

Saying goodbye to District 5

It is bittersweet that this is both my first and last column for the Washington Park Profile as District 5 councilwoman. I’ve been asked to write because re-districting in 2015 included the … more

South by Southeast festival returns to Denver

Councilmember Kendra Black is once again bringing the South by Southeast festival to Denver for its third annual event. This year’s event, set for Aug. 17, is themed Beers, Bikes and Bands. The … more

Chris Hinds sets sights on mobility in Denver

Editor’s Note: District 10 covers the Uptown, Golden Triangle, Capitol Hill, Cheesman Park, Congress Park, Alamo Placita, Country Club and Cherry Creek neighborhoods. As he begins to wind down from … more

New members join Denver City Council

This post will be updated on June 15 with an official count from the Denver Elections Division. The early numbers are in for the runoff election, and several new councilmembers will be joining the … more

Planning for the future in southeast Denver

By the time most of you read this piece, our quadrennial municipal elections will have reached their conclusion following a June 4 run-off. As has been said, the exercise of democracy is a messy … more

Denver plan for park access moves forward

Last November, Denver voters approved ballot measure 2A, ushering in a new era for the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. The measure, passed by a margin of about 60 to 40 percent of … more

What will we ‘do better’ after the failure of I-300?

Thank you to Denver voters for re-electing me. In July I’ll accept the challenges and powers that come with a final term of official leadership, during a time of great prosperity and inequality. … more

Mayor, council races go into runoff ballot

This post will be updated with official election results on May 16. The race for mayor isn't done yet as the May election extended into a runoff election set for June 4. About 185,000 Denver … more

Growing Pains: One decision ‘can change an entire neighborhood’

On the southeast corner of South Logan Street and East Tennessee Avenue, in the middle of a neighborhood of single-family homes, apartments and small businesses, is a rectangular, 15,750-square-foot … more

Growing Pains: What residents think of Denver development

Ginny Passoth Washington Park resident “I wonder if we’re getting to the saturation point with all the apartments going up." Passoth said she has been frustrated by all the luxury developments … more

Spring has sprung in south Denver

Spring has finally sprung in southeast Denver and residents are energized and excited to get outside to enjoy nature. District 4 is home to some truly wonderful outdoor amenities. One of our … more

Growing Pains: ‘Zoning is the catalyst for the plan’

Denver city councilmember Jolon Clark says the city is experiencing a multitude of use-by-right development. That means if a project fits within a property’s existing zoning code, developers can … more
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