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U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner was scheduled to attend a fundraiser in Denver earlier that morning for U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, a Republican, whose name has appeared in the White House’s recent roster of prospective Supreme Court nominees.

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The Denver City Council held on Wednesday the first of a string of virtual hearings that will help the elected officials gain a firm grip on the proposed budget for 2021, which includes millions in cuts and more furlough days for the city’s workforce.

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The priorities in planning the budget were responding to the public health crisis, dealing with homelessness, keeping neighborhoods safe, rebuilding the economy with “fiscal responsibility and equity” while reducing impacts to the city and its employees and avoiding layoffs as much as possible.

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The Hancock administration and Denver Police Protective Association will meet the City Council back at the drawing board, where they will restart negotiations. If they can't come to an agreement, an independent arbitrator will decide for them. However, if the deal is still not agreeable to both parties, then they will have 15 days to reach an agreement, and that decision can supersede the arbitrator’s decision.

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Hancock's office says the 2021 proposal "carefully manages the uncertainty of continuing public health and economic conditions with the obligation to serve the community and keep the city on a path toward rebuilding our local economy in a way that is sustainable and equitable."

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First responders raced to extinguish a plane on fire and resuscitate victims at Denver International Airport last week. Luckily, everyone walked away unharmed — except for 75 medical dummies.

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Denver Streets Partnership and the city’s Department of Transportation & Infrastructure will host a “Streets for People Summit” from Sept. 16-19, with discussion oriented around creating safer streets, reducing car dependency and combating climate change.