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DIA evolving its marketing strategy with new ad firm

Denver International Airport is not collecting airline-related revenue in a timely manner, paperwork is lacking and policies and procedures need to be updated, a report from Denver City Auditor Timothy O'Brien found. (Photo courtesy Denver International Airport)
Denver International Airport is onboarding a new advertising firm in what it has coined as the next step in the evolution of its advertising and marketing approach. The idea behind the maturing effort is to tackle advertising for the entire airport under an umbrella approach, coupling all services offered into one marketing campaign, said Stacey […]

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DU, Colorado light rail stations seen as mobility hubs

A City and County of Denver multi-station plan and mobility study is focused on enhancing the University of Denver and Colorado light rail stations as mobility hubs. (Courtesy City and County of Denver)
After nearly a decade, Denver Regional Transportation District’s University of Denver and Colorado light rail stations need to become more visible gateways to surrounding communities, rather than the “back doors” they now represent to their neighborhoods, according to a study of the two stations and their mobility possibilities. “It is time these stations transition from […]

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Denver sets new requirement in fray over small lot parking exemption

An example of Garden Court Architecture. (Photo via Flikr)
The impetus of a city review of an otherwise rarely-used parking exemption was the introduction of tiny house developments into already established Denver neighborhoods. About 20 people from Denver neighborhoods spoke May 1 during a public hearing on the topic. There with mixed reactions to a parking requirement.

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Economic development plan targets affordable housing, grocery stores

The Denver Office of Economic Development recently released its sixth annual JumpStart economic strategic plan that outlines efforts to continue steady growth and identify needs. (Courtesy City and County of Denver)
With an economy considered one of the strongest in America, the City and County of Denver wants to build on its success and identify future business trends and workforce needs, help address the affordable housing issue and locate up to three grocery stores in underserved communities.

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Fearing deportation, Denver Latinos face higher property taxes

Denver's Latino community, fearful of deportation by the federal government, looks to be hardest hit by recent property value reassessments. A Denver City Council committee recently discussed those issues with the co-chairs of the city's Latino commission. (Courtesy Creative Commons/WikiMedia)
As Cinco de Mayo approaches, fear of deportation is prevalent among Denver’s Latino community, as it is across the country, due to the federal government’s tough stance on immigration and President Donald Trump’s actions, such as proposing a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. That was part of the preliminary findings from the Denver Latino Commission […]

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Open late: Denver OKs expanded hours for retail marijuana shops

Budtender Miles Claybourne sorts strains of marijuana for sale into glass containers at The Station, a retail and medical cannabis dispensary, in Boulder, Colo., Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. The DEA announced Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 that the Obama administration will keep marijuana on the list of the most dangerous drugs, despite growing popular support for legalization, but will allow more research into its possible medical benefits. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Denver officials gave retail marijuana dispensaries the OK to operate for an extra three hours in the evening — a measure that would bring hours for city retail cannabis shop hours in line with neighboring communities. The City Council approved the bill 11-2 during a regular meeting April 24, which allows medical and/or recreational marijuana […]

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Driverless cars a “game changer” for Denver

A Google automated vehicle is put through a driving test. Denver City Council listened to a recent presentation that called the vehicles a "game changer" for Denver and other cities, and proposed two pilot projects be pursued for the city. (Courtesy Steve Jurvetson/Creative Commons)
It sometimes seemed like something from science fiction, as Denver City Council’s Land Use, Transportation & Infrastructure Committee viewed a presentation on driverless, or autonomous, vehicles by a venture capital investor and author of a book on the technology, with another book planned. Rutt Bridges, founder of Colorado’s Bighorn Center for Public Policy and former […]

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Denver liquor, pot license hearings to see changes

Cars parked in front of the Denver Civic Center. With Denver's population exploding, disagreements have erupted on City Council over small lot parking restrictions. (Photo by Steve Sokolik/The Colorado Statesman)
Proposed changes to the City and County of Denver’s hearings for liquor, live music and entertainment and marijuana licenses — described as chaotic under current procedures — include requiring more signatures to hold evening hearings, time limits for those hearings and formal training for hearing officers.

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Immigrant groups, Denver drafting new ‘sanctuary city’ policy

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Local immigrant advocates have been working alongside Denver officials drafting a new undocumented immigrant policy which in part would outline how local law enforcement interact with federal immigration agents. The proposed policy includes stipulations against local law enforcement holding immigrants past their release date for Immigrant and Customs Enforcement authorities and communication between local authorities […]

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