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Denver plans for $1.46 billion in general fund

The mayor’s office has released the 2019 budget for the city of Denver. The budget will allocate $1.46 billion in the general fund. Nearly $1 billion of the funds, or 67 percent, comes from taxes. … more

Denver manages construction to help neighbors

Our economy is booming, and the new construction to bring additional housing, office space and retail businesses is clearly evident in this boom. However, the negative impacts of these projects have … more

Denver looks to change bus transit on Colfax Avenue

Colfax Avenue has a reputation: It’s a hub for local music venues and home to longtime Denver restaurants. It’s the longest commercial street in the U.S. The urban myth that Playboy magazine once … more

Project at City Park Golf Course on schedule to be finished next May

Nearly a year after the closure of the City Park Golf Course, the clubhouse has been demolished and construction has started on the new one, which will be directly across the street from the Denver … more

Denver takes action against addiction

In the lower levels of the downtown branch of the Denver Public Library, Rob Valuck, director of the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, holds up a small device with a spray … more

City council debates $500,000 solution to Denver's dog park problem

For years, Taylor Nelson would load dogs Ozzie and Titan into his car, start the engine and embark on his half-hour daily commute. Except he wasn't commuting to work — he was going to the dog park. … more

Let your voice be heard this budget season

As a public servant I’m only as effective as my ability to listen to constituents and must lead with neighbors’ voices echoing in my mind as I make decisions.  That is why each year before the … more

Denver Voter's Guide

Several of Denver’s ballot issues this year deal with tax increases. The Washington Park Profile guide will cover issues specifically on the Denver ballot. For more information on state ballot … more

Turning leftovers into meals for the hungry in Denver

In a large warehouse in north Denver, We Don’t Waste has packed pallets of tomatoes, spicy peppers, cookies and more into its storage facility. Last year, the organization helped to provide about … more

Changes must be made to the Denver City Charter

The Denver City Charter does not give city council the authority to independently contract for legal and other professional services. Two incidences in the past year have convinced me that the … more

Resources and jobs can help make life a little easier on the street

At 9 a.m. on Aug. 15, Lewis McConnell, Greg Bristow and Robin Delaney stood in a huddle on the library lawn after dropping off their laundry. Bristow offered the other two a doughnut, saying his … more

Uptown residents, businesses, experience wave of power outages

Residents and businesses in Denver’s Uptown neighborhood struggled through a summer of unpredictable power outages that they said totaled as many as 14 in one neighborhood and 13 for one … more

For homeless people, the streets, and the laws, are often gray areas

To Englewood police Sgt. Tracy Jones, the homeless situation on the city’s central streets is a row of stops — the light-rail station, the library, the Englewood Trolley bus route, the Walmart, … more

Nonprofits help fight food waste in south Denver

In a large warehouse in north Denver, We Don’t Waste has packed pallets of tomatoes, spicy peppers, cookies and more into its storage facility. Last year, the organization helped to provide about … more

Ballot measure would improve and gain more Denver park space

In Washington Park, Jason Schuck watches his three children play in a small creek. In the heat of the summer, the water is a nice break as the kids sift through rock and sand, hoping to unearth a … more

Summer construction on I-70 moves forward

A proposal for construction on Interstate-70 has been delayed until August, but the Colorado Department of Transportation and Kiewit Meridiam Partners plan to move forward with other aspects of the … more

Denver District 7 representative becomes council president

Councilmember Jolon Clark has been voted in as the new Denver City Council president. Clark was first elected to represent District 7 in 2015. Council members vote for the president every year on the … more

Income discrimination hurts housing market

As Denver seeks to expand access to affordable homes in the face of unprecedented demand, building new affordable housing is important, but it cannot be our only strategy. We can help more families … more

Ballot measure would improve and add more Denver park space

Denver resident Kendall Bingenheimer is crawling on the grass near the Cheesman Park playground with her infant daughter. They come here almost every day, using the infant swing, then moving to the … more

Compark withdraws offer to bring Redbarre to Parker

Landowners in Compark in negotiations to bring Redbarre, the large-scale national media company, to Parker officially withdrew Compark from consideration. “We respect Compark’s decision to … more
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