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Joey BunchJoey BunchNovember 10, 20174min142
The Denver-based CoPIRG Foundation is taking on the fidget spinner over a couple of products’ high level of lead and its presumption that the toys are not meant for kids. The national consumer protection group said its lab results showed high levels of lead in the ball-bearing fad on sale at Target stores across the […]

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Jared WrightJared WrightMarch 8, 201721min1141

A legislative effort to clean up last year’s hard-fought and widely bipartisan liquor licensing reform compromise died a surprise and dramatic death in the state Senate Monday. According to proponents, Senate Bill 143’s demise by a narrow 18-17 vote was almost entirely due to misleading information, flat out lies and a convolution of the process by a “mystery” group of clients and their lobbyist, Jason Hopfer — claims he says are patently false.



Peter MarcusPeter MarcusMarch 6, 20178min58
In killing a grocery store alcohol sales “cleanup” bill on Monday, some in the Capitol argue the Senate dismantled a “historic” compromise reached last year and renewed talks of a ballot drive. On an 18-17 vote that split the parties, the Senate killed a bill to extend liquor licenses to stores such as Walmart and Target that […]

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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinFebruary 28, 20178min72

Several Denver City Council members have reservations about a proposed $4 million loan to help see a Target open on the downtown 16th Street Mall. The city's budget and management office is requesting a $4 million supplemental appropriation for the Office of Economic Development’s Business Incentive Fund. That office wants to loan the funds to a developer, 16 Cal, LLC, to help a Target general merchandise mass retail store open on the mall at 1601 California St.



Peter MarcusPeter MarcusFebruary 27, 20175min63
A debate over a measure framed as a “cleanup” of full-strength alcohol sales in supermarkets devolved Monday into a referendum on big-box versus small retailers. Democrats were at odds with each other over whether the measure from Sen. Angela Williams, D-Denver, would result in “wiping out” small liquor stores. “What are we doing to our […]

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