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Founded along the South Platte River by prospectors who first struck gold on its banks, Denver has grown up around the waterway, from a makeshift encampment established in 1858 to a city of nearly 750,000 people anchoring a metro area nearly four times that size.

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Reaction to the censure of Tay Anderson on the political front Friday was stone silence, but parents who have been critical of the embattled Denver Public Schools board member said they were still convinced he's undeterred. 

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Facing a defamation lawsuit, Colorado conservative activist Joe Oltmann is neither deterred nor broken from making claims or a stolen election or accusing members of the press who scrutinize him of being affiliated with Antifa.

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Coloradans are hopeful of a strong economic recovery from the pandemic, but the cost of living in the meantime gives them a sinking feeling, according to a poll released this week by the Colorado Health Foundation.

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The city of Denver was true to its word. After giving homeless people who regularly hang out in Civic Center Park a week to gather their belongings and leave, workers threw up a metal fence before dawn to keep them out for Wednesday’s deadline.

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Online retail giant Amazon announced Tuesday it plans to hire another 2,700 employees in the metro Denver area for its delivery and processing stations here. 

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UPS announced Monday its plans to hire 2,455 seasonal workers to its metro Denver operations as part of a nationwide push to hire 100,000 to help with holiday deliveries.

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Denver-based Crestone Peak Resources plans to lay off 159 workers in Denver, Weld, Douglas and Arapahoe counties, according to documents filed with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

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President Joe Biden won’t be making an appearance in Denver’s Civic Center Park when he comes to Colorado Tuesday. The blighted area which was once the crown jewel of Denver’s park system is scheduled to be shut down indefinitely the day after his visit because officials say it has become a magnet for criminal activity and public health concerns.

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After removing police officers from its schools over the past year, Denver Public Schools has increased its own armed patrol unit and is in talks with the city about allowing those officers to issue tickets to students for violations like marijuana possession and fighting.

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Two former Colorado district attorneys, a Republican and Democrat, are the new criminal justice fellows for the Common Sense Institute, the Denver-based think tank said Thursday afternoon.

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Real estate investment trust company KBS sold the distinctive black 31-story office building the Granite Tower on Friday for $203.5 million, according to Securities Exchange Commission documents.

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The Economic Recovery and Relief Task Force, created by Senate Bill 291 and authorized by a resolution from the General Assembly’s leadership two weeks ago, is charged with developing recommendations on allocating Colorado's share of American Rescue Plan Act funds.

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The Denver Department of Housing Stability in partnership with Mayor Michael Hancock launched an initiative on Thursday with the goal of getting 200 homeless residents housed in 100 days.

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The state’s largest real estate trade association with more than 29,000 members said the policymakers' work on the issue benefits current and future homeowners, including increasing access to information vital to the buying process and increasing transparency about property tax obligations, as well as how the legislature invests in housing across the state.

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Gov. Jared Polis, U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse called on their colleagues in Congress to finance rail and other transit projects, as well as invest in infrastructure for election vehicles as lawmakers consider infrastructure in the upcoming budget reconciliation.

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The principal and athletics director at Chatfield High School are on paid administrative leave as the district looks into allegations that the men failed to follow the district's safety protocols, according to the Jefferson County Public Schools District. 

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Denver-based Astroscale U.S. employees recently celebrated the successful orbital test of technology that will allow the company to remove space junk and service on-orbit satellites.

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The lack of school nurses is more severe than usual because of the fierce competition in the job market. “What we’re dealing with now is the shortage of human resources,” said Robin Greene, the director of nursing services for Denver Public Schools.