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To get ahead of electric car surge, Denver wants more, faster charging stations

In the progressive, environmentally conscious way it often does things, Denver is trying to make life a bit more convenient for electric car owners in the city. Many of the 55 existing public places for charging electric vehicles in Denver aren’t especially accessible or convenient, and with that in mind city officials hope to influence […]

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A safe place to use drugs: Denver council president favors proposal for supervised injection site

As the opioid epidemic rages on across the country, officials back home are exploring ways to buck the trend of overdose deaths and the spread of disease due to dirty needle use. Denver City Council President Albus Brooks on Tuesday threw his support behind a proposal to provide a safe place for illicit drug users […]

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73 immigrants will take the ‘Oath of Allegiance,’ become a #newUScitizen during Aurora ceremony

Is the American Dream dead? Some might say yes, but 73 soon-to-be American citizens who now call Colorado home might beg to differ. The immigrants from 32 countries ranging from Afghanistan to Vietnam will take the Oath of Allegiance Thursday morning to become brand-spanking new American citizens during a naturalization ceremony at the Aurora Municipal […]

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Clad in Black Lives Matter t-shirts, Denver City Council condemns white supremacy

A day after hundreds took to Denver City Park to decry white supremacy in the wake of violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., the City Council sent its own message of solidarity, opening its weekly meeting Monday with a statement and moment of silence. Many council members wore Black Lives Matter t-shirts. Reading from a statement, […]

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Progressive Aurora? Political group pushing Democrats for city council

Progressives are eyeing the seats of power at Aurora City Hall. Colorado People’s Action — a progressive group, according to its website, centered on the climate, economic, immigrant and racial justice — have put their political weight behind four candidates for Aurora City Council, according to the Aurora Sentinel. The group, which has offices in […]

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Money in politics: Denver campaign finance rules targeted for update

If money could talk, its voice would arguably be deafening in politics. In the interest of added transparency for money in municipal elections, Denver election officials have proposed some changes to the city’s campaign finance rules. The proposed revisions to campaign contribution regulations in local politics would refine and add some key terms in its […]

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The Future of DIA: $1.8 billion, long-term Denver airport pact would overhaul security, concessions

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As the 22-year-old Denver International Airport outgrows its dated design, it must undergo a modernization of sorts, principally to address security vulnerabilities like long lines at security checkpoints. That’s airport officials’ contention in touting a stout, complex $1.8 billion, 34-year public-private partnership with a consortium of companies led by Spanish transportation infrastructure behemoth Ferrovial. The […]

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What’s in a name? Enough to warrant a new one for a Denver health agency

Denver’s Department of Environmental Health could get a new moniker in order to clear up confusion about the agency’s role. The department also would pick up some additional board members under the proposal, which would have to go before voters in November. Officials say the agency’s name has sometimes been misleading to the public, so […]

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Denver auditor recognized for efficiency, innovation by CPA group

Denver’s independently elected financial watchdog is getting some recognition this week from industry professionals. Auditor Timothy O’Brien was awarded the national 2017 Outstanding CPA in Government Impact Award for local government. The award, presented by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), recognized O’Brien for his efficiency, effectiveness and innovative services as a certified […]

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