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Grantham: Don’t call new construction defects bill a ‘compromise’

Senate President Kevin Grantham, R-Cañon City, gamely smiles for a photograph while standing in front of a "Kong: Skull Island" display promoting the remake of the classic "King Kong" in the theater lobby prior to the premiere of "The Last Bill, a Senator's Story," a documentary produced by former state Sen. Linda Newell, D-Littleton, on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Littleton. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Senate President Kevin Grantham tossed some cold water this weekend on the bipartisan backslapping that greeted the introduction of a new bill aimed at resolving longstanding tensions over construction defects litigation policy and spurring moribund condominium construction across the state. “Don’t call it a compromise,” the Cañon City Republican told The Colorado Statesman on Saturday. […]

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Senate committee OKs condo construction bill to require arbitration

State Sen. Owen Hill, R-Colorado Springs, discusses his Senate Bill 156, to require that condo associations use arbitration to settle disputes over construction defects before taking builders to court, at a rally on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, at the state Capitol. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

A Republican-sponsored bill to require condominium owners and builders to submit disputes over construction problems to arbitration or mediation passed its first hurdle Monday, winning bipartisan approval in a Senate committee. But opponents call the legislation’s central component a nonstarter and predict the bill will meet its demise in the Democratic-controlled House, despite plenty of […]

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Colorado Technology Association aims to steer state into the future

Colorado Technology Association President and CEO Andrea Young discusses the organization's operations on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in her office at The Commons on Champa in downtown Denver. Young has helmed the organization since June 2016 and was on its board before that. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Colorado’s technology industry is booming, and Andrea Young couldn’t be happier. Young, the president and CEO of the Colorado Technology Association, a trade organization that represents more 300 companies and counts some 15,000 people involved in its network, said in a recent interview with The Colorado Statesman that she’s excited about the prospects for the […]

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Private security guards begin patrols in downtown Denver

Denver has stepped up public safety efforts by adding security guards to patrol the city’s downtown. The guards, who are employed by Allied Universal Security, will monitor Denver’s 16th Street Mall 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They will be unarmed, but equipped with pepper spray and handcuffs to detain people until police […]

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Denver’s entrepreneurial hub enters second year with eye on diversity

An instructor with the Colorado Technology Association speaks for summer interns on June 24 in one of the high tech conference rooms at The Commons At Champa. (Bernard Grant/The Colorado Statesman)
Denver’s campus for business startups and entrepreneurs, The Commons at Champa, is in the midst of its second year with an open sign hanging on the door. Diversification of clientele has become a major focus for the organization’s leaders as they try to encourage more people to take advantage of its free and reduced-cost resources. […]

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