Lawyers suing over the toll of opioids asked a judge Friday to allow a structure for all 25,000 municipal and county governments in the U.S. to be paid — if a settlement can be reached with companies that make and distribute powerful prescription painkillers.
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In the end, Jamie Giellis simply failed to connect with the people who didn’t like Michael Hancock.
Denver City Councilwoman-elect Candi CdeBaca said she believes the five new council members elected this spring have the potential to change the dynamic between the governing body and the mayor’s office.
Thousands of people turned out for the Denver Pride Parade on Sunday.
Campus safety officers employed by the Denver school district will no longer be allowed to use handcuffs on elementary school students, after the school board unanimously passed a resolution Thursday banning the controversial practice.
Sports greats aren't the only ones reacting to the death of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, who passed away late Thursday night at age 75 after a years-long battle with Alzheimer's.
"His accomplishments in life were amazing," Gov. Jared Polis said.
“I think the reason why we had seven candidates is people are hungry for democracy. People feel disenfranchised, they feel their voice is not being represented.”
“I was relieved. I was happy,” López said of the outcome.
The president of a nonprofit that provides tutoring and enrichment programs to hundreds of Denver students is running for school board in southeast Denver.
"Where a lot of folks feel disconnected is in the feeling that things are happening without their knowledge, without their input."
Sawyer said she asked her husband “Do you think I’d be crazy if I said I wanted to run for city council?” and he said “Yes. So, I think you should do it anyway.”
A Denver mother and former nurse, whose experience advocating for her own son convinced her of the need for more mental health professionals in public schools, is running to represent southeast Denver on the school board.
Newly elected Denver City Councilman Chris Hinds won’t have to wait until he is sworn in on July 15 to bring about change at City Hall.
A two-decade roadmap for growth and development in Denver’s most undeveloped region got the OK from the Denver City Council Monday.
The Denver teachers union will have an acting president for more than three months this summer until it can redo an incredibly close election in which no candidate was declared the winner.
Here's how the fierce battle that was the Denver mayoral campaign looked like on the inside as told by two of the campaign managers.
On the morning after winning a third term, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock talked about his plans for the next for years during a Colorado Politics podcast interview.
Gretchen Hollrah, an 18-year employee with the city, will step down as executive director of the sprawling 250-acre Western Center project.
The two people who ran the campaigns of Michael Hancock and Jamie Giellis say they went into the runoff election night not knowing if their candidate would win.
“I'm going to keep fighting the fight for the communities and the neighborhoods and the issues out there,” she told Colorado Politics.
Barbara O’Brien, vice president of the Denver Board of Education, was lieutenant governor under Gov. Bill Ritter.
Sorry, Denver voters, but your election may not be over yet.
Former Colorado Gov. Dick Lamm said Wednesday he was pleased that Denver voters overwhelmingly passed Initiative 302, which requires that any future bid for a Winter Olympics must first be subject to a public vote.
Big-city mayors sometimes grow stale in their third term. Hancock says he’s determined not to let that happen to him.
Here is CoPo coverage of Denver runoff election night and its aftermath.
“We agreed we’ll sit down and have a conversation when we all get some rest,” Hancock told reporters late Tuesday.
Denver voters decided five races for seats on the City Council in the runoff election that ended Tuesday. And in the three races that involved an incumbent, challengers were leading in partial returns.
The mayor claimed victory in his hard-fought runoff contest against Jamie Giellis.
Denver voters will have to give their consent before the city spends public money on a future bid to host the Olympic Games.
The morning after Denver's runoff election, the two candidates for city clerk and recorder were just 253 votes apart.
What a campaign season this year’s Denver municipal election has been. Here's a look.
On the eve of Denver's runoff election for mayor, incumbent Michael Hancock spoke with Kyle Clark of 9News. WATCH the video above.
On the eve of Denver's runoff election for mayor, challenger Jamie Giellis spoke with Kyle Clark of 9News. WATCH the video above.
Today is Denver's second election day in less than a month.
At one school known for serving a diverse student body, including many students from lower income families, any increase could pinch.
A spokesman for the Denver Elections Division noted that city voters are well-known for casting their vote on the last possible day.
A hard fought and noisy campaign to elect Denver's next mayor ends Tuesday.
We won’t always get the gold, but we should at least stop quitting at some point.
Jake DiProfio was handcuffed at school in Denver four times this year. He’s 11 years old.
The Denver Public Health analysis found that more than one in four Denver residents binge drink.
$15,000 went to former candidate Lisa Calderón from companies associated with developer Kyle Zeppelin and his family, who have been supporters of Giellis. Calderón has endorsed Giellis.
Denver voters are deciding five races for seats on the City Council in the runoff election that ends Tuesday.
The runoff for Denver City Council’s District 10 seat features newcomer Chris Hinds challenging incumbent Wayne New.
"I don't partake in politics. It's not for me. I'm a small business owner."
The trust would help create 79 long-term affordable homes citywide and purchase land for future affordable housing in the Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods.
Newcomer Amanda Sawyer is eyeing an upset in the contest for Denver City Council’s District 5 seat over incumbent Mary Beth Susman.
Michael Hancock: "She has strengthened me during my weakest hour, even when I’ve hurt her."
Who will be the new voice of District 3 on the Denver City Council?
Considered one of the more intriguing Denver municipal contests, the race to decide who will represent Denver’s District 1 on the City Council pits newcomer Amanda Sandoval against newcomer Michael Somma in the June 4 runoff.