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Denver Council argues over extending marijuana store hours

In this Friday, Dec. 9, 2014, file photograph, Matt Hart holds up a bud of Lemon Skunk, the most potent strain of marijuana available at the 3D Dispensary in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)
Instead of a sought-after additional five hours of business, Denver’s recreational marijuana dispensaries seem likely to be allowed three extra hours, and city coffers could see between $664,000 to $1.3 million in extra revenue if all those dispensaries decided to take advantage of the extra hours that may soon be allowed under a City and […]

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Noonan: TABOR is 25 and too alive and too well

Paula Noonan
Colorado’s population in 1992 was 3.5 million. Census projections put the state’s population in 2017 at 5.5 million. In 1992, 812,308 citizens — 53.68 percent of voters — said yes to the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR), and 700,906 citizens — 46.32 percent of voters — said no. Not to make too fine a point, […]

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Small lot parking exemption talks continue

One proposed amendment to Denver’s small lot parking exemption was not viewed favorably by the city’s Community Planning and Development department, as a lengthy dispute over how the city should approach the issue continues. In August, City Council approved a seven-month moratorium on the zoning code’s small zone lot parking exemption for certain projects. The […]

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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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