Denver will host a two-day fentanyl summit with law enforcement representatives from across the state next month, and a second summit — focused on the health side of the crisis — is being organized.
A new group of 12 protesters filed a federal lawsuit against Denver Tuesday alleging they were assaulted by Denver Police during May 2020 protests following George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis Police.
Denver would recognize Juneteenth as a city holiday under a proposal approved by the City Council’s Finance and Governance Committee on Tuesday.
Denver City Council approved a bill restricting concealed carry in buildings owned, leased by or leased to the city Monday night, as well as Denver parks.
Denver City Council will have a public hearing on its new Expanding Housing Affordability Guidelines on Monday, June 6, giving Denverites the opportunity to share their thoughts on the city’s code changes before council votes on them one last time. Here’s a breakdown and need-to-know information on the guidelines ahead of the hearing.
The newly restored Pancratia Hall has been converted into 74 income-restricted units for households earning 30-80% of Denver's area median income.
More than 900 business leaders and government officials applauded loudly Thursday when Gov. Jared Polis said the legislature had provided $600 million to offset unemployment insurance loans the state had to take to cover the massive spike in jobless numbers during the pandemic.
Denver City Council approved on first reading Monday night a bill restricting concealed carry in buildings owned, leased by or leased to the city, as well as Denver parks. The bill will need to pass a second vote before being enacted.
Denver has more than doubled its revenue from downtown parking meters in the first quarter since doubling the cost from $1 to $2 an hour, according to new figures released by the city.
A bill that at first prevented, then allowed, then again prevented metro district developers from owning their own public financing died in a Senate committee, not long after the clock passed midnight Friday and bleary-eyed lawmakers trying to make sense of it all decided to put it to sleep.
A Republican senator has pulled his name from bipartisan legislation seeking to regulate hemp, alleging the bill's Democratic co-sponsors allowed the legislation to be "hijacked" by the marijuana industry.
Norm Early, Denver’s first Black district attorney and a champion for victims’ rights, has died in Denver of complications from diabetes, according to family members.
Nearly three years ago, after losing a city council race in Denver's District 1 in the northwest part of town, veteran Democratic political consultant David Sabados decided to shift gears. Joining with experienced journalist Sabrina Allie, he founded Denver North Star, a free monthly newspap…
Sarah Parady, a civil rights attorney who helped write Colorado's equal pay law, announced Friday her bid for an at-large seat on Denver's City Council in 2023.
Denver City Council’s Safety, Housing, Education and Homelessness Committee on Wednesday moved a bill restricting concealed carry in buildings owned, leased by or leased to the city, as well as Denver parks, to the full council for approval.
Denver's Department of Public Safety launched a program at the beginning of April intended to improve emergency call response times by streamlining communications between alarm companies and Denver 911, the department announced Tuesday.
Several Denver City Council members took a moment to remember and recognize longtime Colorado politician Dennis Gallagher, who died last Friday, at Monday's council meeting.
Denver City Council’s Land Use, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Tuesday passed bills intended to expand housing affordability in the city.
A new agreement between Denver and the Tall Bull Memorial Council will give the Indigenous group the exclusive right to use the Tall Bull Memorial Grounds at Daniels Park as sacred land now that it received unanimous approval from City Council.
Denver City Council unanimously approved two contracts with the city’s Department of Economic Development and Opportunity that would help small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the 16th Street Mall reconstruction project.
As housing prices soar in the Denver area, a City Council committee is expected to discuss a proposal that supporters say would build and maintain more affordable units.
In honor of Earth Day on Friday, a few Denver City Council members want to challenge the city offices as well as their council districts to start more green, sustainable practices.
Denver's Department of Housing Stability announced Wednesday a new housing program aiming to increase homeownership in communities of color historically targeted by practices like redlining.
The Citizen Oversight Board, which assesses how effectively the Office of the Independent Monitor is performing its duties, presented its annual report to Denver City Council’s Safety, Housing, Education and Homeless Committee on Wednesday morning.
Sandy Quiller, who is obligated to pay hundreds of dollars in homeowners association dues for a home in Superior that no longer exists following the Marshall Fire, has found no relief since the Gazette put a spotlight on her story earlier this month."Next month, when I go to my new place, I'…
Ken Simpson of Denver said his priorities haven’t changed since he ran for mayor in 2011.
The world's third busiest airport announced Monday night that masks will no longer be required for travelers. And Metro Denver's Regional Transportation District followed suit Tuesday afternoon.
Denver on Tuesday released a new Sustainable Resource Management Plan detailing its goal to divert 50% of all solid waste from landfills to recycling or composting by 2027 and to increase its diversion rate to 70% by 2032.
Denver City Council approved Monday a resolution extending the city’s contract with Integral Recoveries, an organization that manages delinquent court fines and fees over $300.
When Jesse Parris speaks during public comment at Denver City Council meetings — which he attends every week — he introduces himself as the next mayor of Denver.
Denver Public Schools secured funding of more than $500,000 that will go towards strengthening and expanding the district's mental health services in its 200-plus schools.
Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock officially kicked off the $149 million renovation of the 16th Street Mall on Thursday, calling it “a key part of downtown’s comeback.”
Two members of the Denver Police Department's SWAT team were justified in shooting a suspect last month in the city's University Hills neighborhood, the Denver District Attorney's Office announced Thursday.
The Colorado affiliate of the progressive Working Families Party on Wednesday rescinded its endorsement of congressional candidate Neal Walia, one day after the Denver Democrat qualified by petition to challenge U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette in the 1st Congressional District primary election.
Denver City Council’s Safety, Housing, Education and Homelessness Committee on Wednesday postponed its vote on a bill restricting concealed carry in buildings owned, leased by or leased to the city, as well as Denver parks, to April 27 to give city staff more time to answer council members' questions.
U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, the longest-serving member of Colorado's congressional delegation, faces a primary challenge from fellow Denver Democrat Neal Walia after the first-time candidate qualified for the June ballot by submitting enough valid petition signatures, state election officials a…
Several parents testified about losing their children to fentanyl and joined an array of experts, families, law enforcement and health took turns offering strategies but often battling Tuesday over the Colorado legislature's response to surging fentanyl overdoses, revealing deep policy disagreements among many on the front lines of the spiraling crisis.
A new agreement between Denver and the Tall Bull Memorial Council would give the Indigenous group the exclusive right to use the Tall Bull Memorial Grounds at Daniels Park as sacred land in perpetuity unless future councils change the agreement.
Denver will appeal the $14 million jury verdict awarded to a group of protesters over how police handled the city's racial justice protests in 2020, Mayor Michael Hancock said Thursday.
During a multiagency public safety update Wednesday morning, Denver Executive Director of Public Safety Armando Saldate gave the City Council’s safety committee an overview of its goal to launch an Assessment Intake Diversion Center this summer.
Denver City Council on Monday voted down a resolution from the city’s courts to send debts under $300 to a collections agency the city has historically worked with.
An "election truth" rally is expected to draw hundreds of people to the Colorado state Capitol today.
Denver City Council unanimously approved on first reading at Monday's meeting a bond issuance to fund a variety of infrastructure projects approved by voters.
Just over a year after the passage of the federal American Rescue Plan Act, Denver is anticipating its second half of stimulus funding to come in July, city officials said Monday.
The Colorado Public Utilities Commission approved a settlement agreement earlier this month that allows Xcel Energy to impose an additional $182,235,418 on its customers, amounting to a 6.44% increase, or an average of $5.24 per month for residential customers and a 6.24%, or $6.64 increase for the average commercial customer starting April 1.
Wilma and Wellington Webb are as close to Denver royalty as it gets. The couple boast a combined 40 years of serving as state representatives and mayor and first lady of Denver, in addition to decades of advocacy.
Illegal drug use and sales in the Union Station bus terminal have fueled a spike in crime at the downtown transit hub, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said Wednesday.
Denver City Council approved its final redistricting map after a public hearing Tuesday night in a 12-1 vote.
Colorado Politics and The Denver Gazette are hosting a forum on housing affordability.
Every 10 years, redistricting for congressional districts sparks partisan battles and often ends up in court.