Conrad Swanson, The Denver Post

Conrad Swanson

The Denver Post

Colorado Springs, CO, United States

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“Rise Up Rally” scheduled Saturday at Denver high school

The rally is scheduled at the school, 1700 E. 28th Ave., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. → Read More

Homeless camp grows around Denver middle school as COVID-19 cases increase

COVID-19 cases are increasing within Denver's unhoused population, and evidence suggests people are more likely to contract the virus in a group shelter rather than in an outdoor encampment. → Read More

Denver to end curfew even though George Floyd protests continue

Denver’s emergency curfew will be allowed to expire Friday as protests continue with fewer cases of vandalism and aggression, city officials said. → Read More

Hancock will extend Denver’s emergency curfew through Monday night

For the third night in a row, Denver will have an emergency 8 p.m. curfew as leaders expect additional marches Monday night, Mayor Michael Hancock told Colorado Public Radio. → Read More

Colorado lawmakers launch bipartisan effort to repeal Gallagher Amendment

Foreseeing the upcoming financial crisis -- amid the ongoing toll taken by the pandemic -- a band of Democratic and Republican lawmakers are proposing to repeal the 1982 Gallagher Amendment, which they say is now a twisted version of what was once a good idea. → Read More

RTD suspends bus and rail service to and from downtown Denver

RTD officials stopped bus and rail service to and from downtown Denver Friday after crowds clashed with police Thursday night and plans for more protests extend through the weekend. → Read More

Weld County GOP election fraud complaints go to Colorado attorney general

Allegations of election fraud and corruption made against several Weld County Republicans, including an aide to U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, have been referred to the Colorado Attorney General's Office. → Read More

Denver to furlough employees to close $226M budget shortfall

Denver employees must take eight unpaid furlough days by the end of the year to help the city bridge the growing budget gap caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Coronavirus prompts Denver City Council to postpone plastic bag fees

The fees were set to begin July 1 after the council approved them in December. But the council unanimously voted to push that start to July 1, 2021, as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Reused bags are considered less sterile. → Read More

Colorado GOP Chair Ken Buck pressured local official to submit incorrect election results

Colorado Republican Party Chair Ken Buck pressured a local party official to submit incorrect election results, according to an audio recording of a conference call obtained by The Denver Post. → Read More

Denver businesses can begin reopening Saturday following state guidelines

Denver businesses can begin reopening Saturday under the state’s “safer at home” order, Mayor Michael Hancock said Tuesday. → Read More

Denver preparing to lift stay-at-home order

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will not extend his stay-at-home order past Friday and instead will slowly begin to relax restrictions that have been in place for well over a month, city officials confirm. → Read More

Colorado hair stylists get back to work: “They want us here”

Retail stores, hair salons, tattoo parlors and pet grooming services are among a handful of industries allowed to begin operations Friday in much of Colorado. → Read More

Denver Mayor Hancock orders face masks to be worn beginning Wednesday

The order requires residents and employees to wear masks while inside — our waiting outside of — retail or commercial businesses, at bus stops, facilities offering health care services and more. → Read More

Colorado lawmakers give up on paid family leave bill, will support ballot measure

Colorado legislators are abandoning efforts to start a statewide paid family and medical leave program via a bill, announcing Friday they will instead support a ballot initiative that's aiming for the November ballot. → Read More

Here’s which Colorado businesses can open Friday and where

Starting Friday, businesses in much of Colorado can open their doors to customers for the first time since Gov. Jared Polis issued a stay-at-home order more than a month ago. → Read More

Denver sweeps homeless camps despite CDC advice to leave them during pandemic

Denver officials cleared a large homeless encampment downtown Thursday morning contrary to Centers for Disease Control guidelines for handling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Denver Water just delivered a pitcher to my home. Why, and what do I do with it?

Water filter pitchers being sent to Denver homes should be used for any water that will be consumed in any way, from making drinks like coffee, tea and lemonade to preparing food such as baby formula, pasta, beans and rice. And, of course, drinking water should be filtered. → Read More

Denver council delays receipt of $38.6 million from FEMA

Two Denver City Council members denied the Hancock administration's request to add a last-minute item to the council agenda Monday -- perhaps delaying receipt of millions in federal cash to the city by a week -- in a move an administration official called a protest vote. → Read More

Businesses that rent Denver-owned space can delay their payments

Dazbog, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Pizza Republica and others that rent city-owned space have the option to defer rent payments for three months this year. → Read More