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Denver mayor trashes audit critical of city planning department

They arguably fell short of fighting words, but Denver Mayor Michael Hancock used some strong language to dispute an audit critical of the city’s planning and development department, which detailed long wait times to process building permits. As the Denver Business Journal reports, Hancock articulated his concerns about the audit in a strong-toned letter on […]

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A helping hand to voters who need it in El Paso County

Colorado’s most populous county is also one of the most accommodating to voters with disabilities. So says the Election Center, a national organization that trains and certifies the country’s election officials. The center has recognized the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office and its Elections Department with the Independence Award for Innovation for Voting Accessibility. […]

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Meet Ariana Busby — the Colorado Senate Republicans’ new boss

…Not the boss who makes the headlines (whether for better or for worse) and  brings down the gavel on state Senate proceedings. He’s just the chamber’s president. No, we’re talking about the person who lines up strategy and policy, safeguards caucus interests, watches the Senate president’s back and generally makes things happen from just off […]

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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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Colorado politicos don shades for #SolarEclipse2017 — even if POTUS doesn’t

Monday was the day of the obligatory eclipse-glasses selfie — or so we thought. By now we all know that a certain politician didn’t wear his protective glasses while looking at the eclipse — at least not at first. Someone shouts "don't look" as Pres. Trump looks up without eclipse glasses on as solar eclipse passes over […]

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For a change, it’s OK to lob softballs to state government officials

Bet you didn’t know the hard-working staff at the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office also plays a mean game of softball. Well, at least, it fields a softball team; judging by the team photo (which we borrowed from the blog of office Information Minister Lynn Bartels), the players look pretty friendly. Writes Bartels: The team […]

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