Erin PraterErin PraterMarch 22, 20183min430

The plush red seats at the Wednesday matinee of Hamilton in Denver were filled with 2,700 teenagers who’d spent weeks studying a special curriculum about the hip-hop musical’s namesake, Alexander Hamilton, and the other Founding Fathers. Even though the show’s four-week Denver run had been sold out for months, the teenagers were seeing it for free.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 21, 201812min3840

DENVER — A week after Denver Mayor Michael Hancock apologized for sending suggestive text messages to a member of his security detail in 2012 — she considers them harassing, and he has called them inappropriate — dozens of protesters led by persistent Hancock critics gathered on the steps of city hall to call for the mayor to resign.


Joey BunchJoey BunchMarch 17, 20183min3730

Peg Perl will officially kickoff her campaign for Denver city clerk next Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Paramount Cafe in Denver, she tells Colorado Politics. "I am excited to talk with community members about the importance of the Denver clerk position and how I will continue my longstanding fight for government transparency, ethics, money in politics reform and voting rights as clerk," she said.


Consumers in the city of Denver will soon get more help to stay protected against fraud. Thursday Mayor Michael Hancock announced a Consumer Financial Protection Initiative aimed at curbing predatory financial practices in the city. The initiative will focus on elder financial abuse, immigration fraud, wage theft, predatory lending and housing practices.


Joey BunchJoey BunchMarch 13, 20186min171

"There is a cultural shift happening," Colorado House Speaker Crisanta Duran of Denver tweeted the day Rep. Steve Lebsock was expelled from the Capitol's legislature, the second state lawmaker nationally to be swept away by the #MeToo tide, with Arizona Rep. Don Shooter. Lebsock quickly left the building. Thanks, Steve, said no one. It was an agonizing seven hours of testimony about his alleged prevalent sexual harassment. Several of his then-fellow legislators urged him to quit. The number of accusers, the number of allegations and the number of times Lebsock sought to retaliate ultimately delivered a landslide vote.