On July 15, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will have three years left in office, sealing the end of the first year of his third and final term — one that’s collided with a national civil rights movement, a global pandemic and a crushing economic crisis.
The Denver Police Department is investigating a handful of cases against officers who allegedly responded to calls without wearing a face mask.
The Denver Motor Vehicle branch locations temporarily stopped accepting people on Friday who showed up after 12:30 p.m., because temperatures outside had reached nearly 100 degrees.
Beginning on Monday, Denver city council meetings will move online, after an announcement indicated that the change is to “provid[e] a safe space for all who want to participate.”
Coronavirus cases in Denver are climbing, Mayor Michael Hancock said in a press conference Friday morning.
United Airlines could furlough more than 2,800 employees at Denver International Airport, months after receiving a $5 billion bailout from taxpayers.
At least 250 restaurants and bars in Denver have received the green light to temporarily expand into adjacent streets, sidewalks and parking lots to help stay open during the coronavirus pandemic.
An online petition asking that the Denver city council direct money away from a long-planned reconstruction of the 16th Street Mall toward the city’s school system has received a frosty reception from some council members.
If complaints and citations provide any indication, then it’s not your imagination: Illegal fireworks abounded this year.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock sent a message on Wednesday to a group of council members who, in late April, had written to him requesting a temporary “Safe Outdoor Space” for people experiencing homelessness during the coronavirus outbreak.
Denver has chosen contractor Hensel Phelps to design and build a long-planned expansion to the Colorado Convention Center, enabling 25 additional events per year.
Council President Jolon Clark hopes to move the meetings online, but despite the council’s next meeting being less than a week out, he still isn’t sure how that’s going to happen.
The Regional Transportation District is seeking the public’s input for what public transit in the Denver metro area should look like after the COVID-19 pandemic.
On June 15, Denver District Attorney Beth McCann was handed the Denver Police Department's investigation into a driver who struck a protester with her car on May 28, and is considering what charges, if any, will be filed, a DPD spokesman told Colorado Politics on Tuesday.
Denver fired two sheriff deputies in late June — one of whom did not stop a colleague from racing at over 100 miles per hour in a department vehicle and the other who showed a “lack of integrity, ethics and character that render him unfit to hold the position.”
Through the end of June, bike thefts in Denver had risen 18% over the first six months of 2019.
The RiNo Art District in Denver has awarded $50,000 of social justice grants to nearly 20 organizations, ranging from $1,000 to $3,500 per recipient.
The fight to allow pit bulls in Denver may not be over.
Denver is directing about $1 million in federal aid toward emergency food, grocery and meal programs as a direct response to the surge in food insecurity sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.
Denver was the second-most “intensely gentrifying” city during the middle of the last decade, with 22 neighborhoods in the city and its adjacent suburbs undergoing transformation, a new analysis indicates.
Passenger traffic is picking up at Denver International Airport since the coronavirus pandemic began tanking most travel plans three months ago.
Denver Councilman Paul Kashmann is working to bridge the city’s broadband gap, but it will likely be up to voters this fall to see his plan through.
The Santa Fe Arts District in Denver will soon be home to 64 affordable housing units, reserved for people earning up to 80% of the median income.
The East Colfax Neighborhood Association has chosen to pause the development of its long-term community vision, citing a preference to return to in-person meetings after the danger of COVID-19 has passed.
The third federal lawsuit against Denver was filed Wednesday on grounds that police used excessive force during George Floyd protests in late May.
Denver voters this November may be asked to decide if they are willing to hike taxes to raise about $40 million annually for people experiencing homelessness.
Revenue for the Regional Transportation District could return to pre-pandemic levels as early as 2023, two years sooner than predicted, the agency reported on Wednesday.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced Wednesday, “with some reluctance,” his support of a temporary sanctioned space where people experiencing homelessness, many who prefer camping in tents over sleeping in shelters, can live during the coronavirus pandemic.
Contract laborers for the city of Denver will see a $1 increase in their hourly minimum wage, to now $14, beginning on Wednesday.
Denver City Council sent a letter Tuesday evening to Mayor Michael Hancock, Executive Director of Public Safety Murphy Robinson and Chief of Police Paul Pazen to request support of a community-led policing task force.
More than a hundred gathered at the front steps of the Denver City and County Building on Monday evening to do what they had planned to do in the first place: speak up at city hall.
The Denver school board unanimously approved a budget Monday that cuts $65 million while still giving raises to teachers and low-wage workers. Top district administrators will see their salaries reduced, with the superintendent taking a 10% pay cut.
The council's sudden decision comes one week after its meeting was stormed by protesters demanding police defunding and racial justice.
The city of Denver has reached an agreement with four people who sued over the police department's use of force during George Floyd protests, officials said.
Denver’s public safety director Murphy Robinson held an online meeting with journalists on Friday to discuss how press can be ensured access and safety when covering events that involve the city’s law enforcement.
For the second night in a row, a statue in downtown Denver was toppled over under the cover of darkness.
The union representing the bulk of Regional Transportation District operators are holding two rallies on Friday to educate riders about the potential hazards of front-door boarding, which is scheduled to resume on July 1.
A statue of a Civil War soldier that has adorned the west side of the state Capitol since July of 1909 was pulled down around 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
Denver's COVID-19 positivity rate is "stabilizing and staying low" at a level of 3%, the mayor reported, and "hospitalizations continue to trend downward."
Denver police canceled a scheduled meeting between the police chief and a Black man who was handcuffed last month after officers pointed a gun at children who were in his care.
Originally scheduled to open in 2018, the line will go from Union Station to the Eastlake-124th Station.
In a surprising victory for Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca of District 9, who took issue with the contract during the bill’s first reading a week earlier, the council killed the bill in an 8-4 vote.
Denver’s lack of a citywide security strategy for government buildings has led to “confusion” between city agencies about whose jurisdiction it is to respond to incidents at facilities, according to a new report from Denver Auditor Timothy O'Brien's office.
Denver City Council is considering a handful of policy changes that would need voter approval in November before they could take effect.
A judge has ordered Denver International Airport to pay $33.5 million for noise violations that affected nearby neighborhoods during a three-year period starting in 2014.
Council President Jolon Clark of District 7 first proposed to one of the leaders of the group that the council carry out its legally required business and then resume public comment afterward, as has been done in the past three council meetings following local protests spawned by the death of George Floyd, but they demanded to speak immediately.
The charter change proposal would chip away at the mayor’s power and require that the city’s legislative body approve the mayor’s 11 cabinet appointees, plus the chief of police, chief of fire and sheriff.
Slashing agency budgets is one of a number of steps the city has taken to help absorb the financial shock from the virus, including requiring eight furlough days for city employees by the end of the year, which will save $16 million.
Denver’s program to give minority- and women-owned businesses access to government contracts has difficulty providing timely support and monitoring, with staff assigned 400 contracts per person to oversee, a new report found.
The Denver Public Library had lapses in its monitoring of contracts, employee time sheets, and cash handling, Denver Auditor Timothy O’Brien’s office found. Such deficiencies either ran counter to prescribed practices or, more perilously, created a financial risk for the city.