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YIMBY Denver group forms to counter NIMBYs

A small, recently formed group plans to be involved in the City and County of Denver's growth-related issues as part of the Yes In My Backyard movement. (Courtesy YIMBY Denver)
A small, fledgling, informal group of Denver residents wants to “bring the voice of yes” to the city as it considers how to address growth-related issues like affordable housing, transportation and parking, according to the group’s “unofficial leader.” Part of a small but growing nationwide movement called Yes In My Backyard, YIMBY Denver formed after […]

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Denver City Council’s small lot parking code dispute leads to delay

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)
Almost every new resident of Denver adds another automobile to the city’s already crowded roads and highways, and those cars and trucks need a place to park when their owners are home or elsewhere. The advent of “micro” housing units, also known as tiny houses, in established Denver neighborhoods led to concerns over the city’s […]

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DIA CEO: Cooperation, federal funding key to airport security

Passengers wind their way through the Transportation Security Administration lines at Denver International Airport. Airport CEO Kim Day recently testified about the need for security improvements before a U.S. Senate subcommittee. (Courtesy Denver International Airport)
Airport security nationwide can improve, if the major airports work cooperatively with private sector companies — and federal funding is made available — the CEO of Denver International Airport recently told U.S. Senate members. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., introduced Kim Day at a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation subcommittee hearing to consider how to improve […]

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Marijuana revenue numbers still up years later

In this Sept. 30, 2016, a marijuana harvester examines buds from a trimming machine. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, file)
Colorado’s perceived “cash cow” of tax revenue is still going strong three years after adult recreational use of marijuana began, but members of Denver City Council were told to expect that revenue to likely level off in the years ahead. Adam Orens, a founding partner of the Marijuana Policy Group, was one of three officials […]

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Hancock doubling down, holding immigration forum

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will co-host a public forum Saturday, Feb. 11, to help tell immigrants and other community members about what the city can and will do in response to President Donald Trump’s recent executive actions regarding immigration. In a statement released the same day Trump announced a ban on immigration from several mostly […]

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Growth limit proposal survives protests

A proposed initiative to limit growth survived two protests before the Colorado Secretary of State’s Initiative Title Setting Review Board, although some wording changes were made to clarify and address some of the concerns. The Wednesday, Jan. 4, hearing concerned what is being called Initiative 4 for the 2018 general election ballot, a measure proposed […]

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Growth limitation measure rejected by title board

A proposed growth limitation constitutional amendment to submit to Colorado voters in 2018 was found to not meet the state’s single-subject requirement by the Secretary of State’s title review board Wednesday, Dec. 7. The backer of the proposed ballot measure, Daniel Hayes of Golden, has seven days to file a motion for a rehearing and […]

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Ulbrich: Colorado’s solar industry is growing jobs, lowering costs

Jim Ulbrich
Leading up to the election, discussions about our nation’s energy future seemed to play a lesser role than other topics, despite its direct impact on our lives and livelihoods. With the transition to a new administration, it is more important than ever to demonstrate real world examples. As one of the nearly 5,000 Coloradans employed […]

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