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During a town hall with constituents, the Denver representative fielded many inquiries about the $2.2 trillion law that passed Congress within days to provide economic relief as a result of coronavirus-related layoffs and business closures. Many questions pertained to the options available for struggling small employers, for whom the congresswoman said the goal was to keep employees on payroll through the duration of the pandemic.

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Normally, RTD allows patrons to occupy its facilities for up to two hours. However, due to concerns of spreading COVID-19 coronavirus, the agency limited wait times in the bus concourse to 10 minutes and advised passengers to board the first bus to their destination.

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“We are well aware that during a state of emergency, one of the first things people can lose access to is food,” Paul Hamilton, senior manager of paratransit services, said in a statement. “When the public is being told to reduce their exposure to others, the last thing we want to do is ask them to leave their homes if they don’t have to.”

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The Colorado Supreme Court announced on Monday that it will consider whether an “instrumentality” of a government entity, the Denver Housing Authority, can receive immunity from civil suits. The justices will also decide what constitutes a “public building open for public business” in the ap…

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“After being in contact with someone who was exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19, I saw my healthcare provider, was tested and self-isolated until the test results were completed as a precautionary measure,” Michael Hancock wrote on his social media accounts. “I'm thankful to report that my results came back negative.”

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As instructed by Mayor Michael Hancock, the finance department will apply the waiver to installment payments that were late as of March 20. Any property owners who paid the late interest on or after that date will be fully reimbursed.

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“The comprehensive project will use satellite navigation to move air traffic more safely and efficiently through the area,” the FAA said. “It includes 29 new routes and modifications to 15 existing routes.”

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Interim general manager Paul Ballard described the last 10 days as having “a steady and dramatic decrease in ridership that is unrivaled in public transportation history."

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Archbishop of Denver Samuel J. Aquila said that “people on both sides of the aisle are not putting the common good first. It shows the dysfunctionalism of our society at this point in time and of our government that ideologies are coming before the common good.”

The policy change, intended for the council to “provide essential government sources” and to ensure members of the public have the “fullest possible access” to city government meetings, will go into effect once signed by Mayor Michael Hancock and run until May 11, when the city’s state of emergency declaration is slated to expire.

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Friday upheld a lower court’s finding that a Denver police officer could be sued for allegedly using excessive force in a 2013 shootout that left the plaintiff injured.

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The Denver Police Department has agreed to pay a female commander $280,000 to settle a gender discrimination complaint against a former chief, who she said led a department “rife with sexism."

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Denver will provide cash grants up to $7,500 to qualifying small businesses, particularly those in sectors most impacted by the coronavirus, such as the food industry. Denver’s finance department also is waiving the 15% penalty for late payments of business taxes due in March and April.

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Ridership is normally tracked by month, not by week, spokeswoman Laurie Huff said, but the decline is "based upon informal counts by staff across the transit system."

“This is a very, very hard decision because I know who’s being impacted,” Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said. “But right now, nothing trumps the public health and safety of all people. And trust me, we would not have moved in this direction had we not had to.”