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The long-awaited, 23-mile installment of the Regional Transportation District's FasTracks program is officially up and running. The rail line, which runs from Denver’s Union Station to Denver International Airport in just 37 minutes (and, notably, with zero traffic), serves communities in...
April 22 2016, 10:00 AM
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As a nationally recognized "best place to live" and a mecca for millennials entering the workforce, Colorado’s startup scene has received recognition over the past decade and continues to grow, one entrepreneurial venture at a time. Despite the arrival of almost 101,000 ...
April 15 2016, 11:00 AM
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It doesn't take much to feel at home in Denver—the people are friendly, the weather is pleasant, and there's no shortage of things to do. But moving to a new city is never easy; there are so many things you need to learn (the best route to the mountains) and do (update your license plates). With...
April 14 2016, 4:30 PM
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Charla Hoffman has been an in-home health aide for decades. For the last 15 years, the 61-year-old Lakewood resident has worked at the same agency and made the same hourly rate—$8.23 an hour, which is Colorado’s minimum wage. In December, she got her first raise. She now makes $9 an hour.
March 30 2016, 9:00 AM
—Illustrations by Chris Philpot
Only 43.4 percent of Centennial Staters were born in Colorado. So where are the other 56.6 percent coming from? We take a look at the top five states from which people are moving here—and make some educated guesses about what’s going to irritate them most about life in the Mile High City. (Note:...
March 18 2016, 10:00 AM
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Denver may have just been named the best place to live in the country (a moniker I won't dispute), but there's another rank we should all be paying attention to: The Centennial State is seventh in the nation for suicide deaths. As I explained in September's "The Canyon Of Why," Colorado...
March 10 2016, 10:52 AM
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When pioneers settled Denver, they found minerals begging to be mined, snowy mountains, and acres of terrain waiting to be tamed—but no parking in Cherry Creek. Finding spots to store their Subarus has long been shoppers’ biggest gripe. The neighborhood’s recent reinvention as an “urban village”—...
February 26 2016, 9:00 AM
Rep. Jared Polis (D) @jaredpolis
"I was in the room when @repdonyoung suggested if we let loose wolves in some areas, then we 'wouldn't have a homeless problem anymore.'"
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Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D) @Ed4Colorado
"RT @TheOnion: Dad Delivers State...
February 26 2016, 8:00 AM