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Governor presents first budget to lawmakers

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis pitched his plan for state-funded full-day kindergarten to lawmakers, calling it an opportunity to address educational and economic inequities facing young families. Polis …

How the Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership battles opioid misuse

When the Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership formed in 2016, the group aimed to battle the opioid epidemic from every angle. Members drafted a plan in which workgroups would focus on six key …
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U.S. Congress

Crow eyes ethics reform, campaign finance, guns

After besting five-term Republican Rep. Mike Coffman — who had previously proven to be ironclad in the 6th Congressional District — new Democratic Rep. Jason Crow in January entered Washington …
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Government shutdown: What Colorado politicians are saying

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Denver (via Twitter) “It’s Day 20. @POTUS & @senatemajldr are blocking our efforts to reopen the government. And they’re getting paid. Meanwhile, federal …
Nancy Jackson addresses the crowd after being sworn in as county commissioner. Jackson said she felt called to serve in elected office in hopes of leaving the world better than she found it.

Arapahoe County officials take oath of office

There's a new sheriff in town — and a few other new elected officials to boot. Arapahoe County's elected officials took their oaths at the county commissioners' chambers in Littleton on Jan. 8, …
Education

DPS students hear Michelle Obama speak

More than 150 DPS students and family members were given the opportunity to hear the former first lady speak during the “Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama” event on Dec. 13. …
Newly announced DPS Superintendent Susana Cordova, left, and Ron Cabrera, interim superintendent, listen to teachers speak at a community meeting.

Denver teachers will vote on a strike this month

The clock is ticking. After more than a year of salary negotiations, teachers say they are getting ready for their last resort: voting for a strike. For the last 18 months, members of the Denver …
Arapahoe High School principal Natalie Pramenko, left, speaks at a Littleton Public Schools roundtable on Dec. 10. Next to her are Desiree and Michael Davis, whose daughter Claire was killed by a classmate in 2013.

Arapahoe High tragedy spurred change, officials and parents say

In the five years since shots rang out in the halls of Arapahoe High School, Littleton Public Schools has made strides toward cultivating an environment of health and help, but the road ahead remains …

DPS students look to the future

Nearly 4,000 students wearing business casual clothes filled the halls at the National Western Complex in early November. The eighth-graders met with companies, colleges and high schools from across …
Irene Jordan, left, and Mary Rita Cordova fill bags with onions for the food bank at West Leadership Academy. The pair helped open the food bank in April. It helps feeds hundreds of kids each week.

Denver high school food bank serves hundreds

In the parking lot of West Leadership Academy, a truck from We Don’t Waste is backing up toward a small group of volunteers. As soon as drivers have unloaded the first pallet of food from the …
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Sean Workman stands in front of the damaged windows of The Hornet, his restaurant on Broadway. In the early hours of the morning on Dec. 1, a car crashed into the building for the third time this year.

Broadway restaurant asks for safety precautions after wrecks

Getting a phone call in the early hours of the morning saying a car has crashed through your restaurant window is not how many of us want to start our day. For Sean Workman, it happened three times …
Gypsy House Cafe, which closed in Capitol Hill in 2016, has a new location at 1545 S. Broadway.

Washington Park Profile: January Business Matters

Business Matters is a monthly column on the changing landscape of business and development in south Denver. If there are any inquiries on new developments in your area, or if you are a local business …
Jordan Fink, front right, co-owner of Woods Boss Brewing Co. pulled together nine other breweries to make the Resilience Butte County Proud IPA. The beer is being sold by breweries nationwide to raise money for Camp Fire relief.

Denver brewers join national effort for fire relief

The beer industry across the nation is a tight-knit one. So when one of their own sent out an email asking for help to raise funds for Camp Fire relief, many breweries jumped at the chance — 1,482 …
Dave Stidman, left, and Duane Davis stand behind the counter at Wax Trax in Capitol Hill. Stidman said that their love of music has kept them like “perpetual teenagers.”

After 40 years in Capitol Hill, Wax Trax still thrives

Dave Stidman leans back in an old office chair in the basement of Wax Trax Records, the music store he’s been running for 40 years with Duane Davis. The basement is littered with stacks of old …
Rocky Mountain Public Media broke ground on its new headquarters at 21st and Arapahoe streets.

Life on Capitol Hill: January Business Matters

Business Matters is a monthly column on the changing landscape of business and development in north Denver. If there are any inquiries on new developments in your area, or if you are a local business …
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