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5280’s 10 Best Longreads of 2020

There were no lack of big stories to cover this year. From experiencing homelessness in a pandemic to Denver’s new generation of Black leadership and the big tech company making a move to Colorado, here are the long-form stories that captured readers’ attention.

6 Things to Watch for This Nuggets Season

Fresh off a historic playoff run with new talent to tap, the Denver Nuggets are poised for another big season. Before the team returns to play on Wednesday night, we put together a primer on the championship hopefuls.

How 2020 Has Affected the Way We Use Our Streets

When the need for more socially distanced outdoor spaces became pressing, the city of Denver delivered with a slew of new, car-free streets. Although they were a temporary promise, these open spaces just might serve as a wake-up call for how the Mile High City could reimagine safer and more equitable streets.

How 2020 Has Affected the Way We Vote

From COVID-19 to increased scrutiny, there was no shortage of things that made it difficult to operate an election in 2020. But with the help of a few pandemic-friendly tweaks, Colorado’s existing system proved it was up to the task.

How 2020 Has Affected the Way We Get High

The pandemic has been a boon for Colorado cannabis businesses, as the necessity of social distancing brought quick adjustments to the industry, like curbside pickup and online ordering. Will these changes stick around?

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