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Colorado Politics - AFTERNOON UPDATE

STATE OF THE CITY | Denver Mayor Michael Hancock delivers his 11th address, unlike others

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock delivered his 11th State of the City address Monday morning, but in many ways it was like none other as the nation stands a step back from the precipice of the pandemic. Read more

Q&A with Meghan Dollar | The voice of municipalities at the state Capitol

If you sat through a hearing on a bill during the last legislative session, it's likely that some of the testimony you heard came from Meghan Dollar.  Read more

 
 

COURT CRAWL | A judicial vacancy dilemma, Denver judge receives an honor

In Colorado Politics' roundup of news from the third branch of government: Are the White House and U.S. Senate not going to fill an appeals court vacancy based on the federal judiciary's request? Also, a national legal association is honoring a former Denver judge and longtime diversity advocate. Read more

Judge greenlights lawsuit against prison official for failing to protect inmate from white supremacists

After white supremacists allegedly attacked a Colorado inmate for being a "snitch," he sued corrections officials for failing to place him in protective custody. On Friday, a federal judge ruled that his claims may proceed to trial against one of them. Read more

DIA looks to a new day: Here's what lies ahead for one of America's busiest airports— and its former CEO Kim Day

When Kim Day walked out of Denver International Airport July 16 for the last time as its leader of 13 years, she left America’s third-busiest airport in a stronger financial position and helped set in motion expansion that will accommodate future growth, supporters said. Read more

 
 

Veterans Affairs mandates COVID vaccine for health workers, including Colorado

The Department of Veterans Affairs became the first federal agency to mandate coronavirus vaccination for employees Monday when its leaders gave heath care workers eight weeks to get inoculated.

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How the pandemic continues to shape Colorado students’ college paths

Last year, some students decided to defer college, disrupting the usual routine for many students after high school. This year, students didn’t defer college, but the impacts of the pandemic has shaped their college choices.

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Denver offers grants for groups, businesses in priority neighborhoods

Denver Economic Development and Opportunity has opened applications for a grant program for nonprofits, resident groups and micro businesses to fund projects that improve the quality of life in their communities.

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