Joe Rubino, The Denver Post

Joe Rubino

The Denver Post

Colorado, United States

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  • San Jose Mercury News
  • Boston Herald
  • East Bay Times
  • Pioneer Press
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Recent articles by Joe:

Denver Election 2021: Voters asked to repeal city’s group living amendment

Members of Safe and Sound Denver say the city didn't do enough to educate residents about what the group living amendment does. It's not just about allowing more unrelated adults to live together. → Read More

Denver election 2021: Should city elections be moved from May to April to adjust for mail-in ballots?

Denver’s clerk and recorder, Paul López, identified a problem with the city’s municipal elections: the schedule doesn't comply with federal and state law when a runoff is required. → Read More

Denver election 2021: A look at the dueling ballot measures over the future of Park Hill golf course

The Nov. 2 Denver ballot has competing measures that stand to shape the future of the Northeast Park Hill, an area where residents are especially vulnerable to being pushed out of their homes by economic pressure. → Read More

Hancock bringing voting rights event to Denver later this month

Mayor Michael Hancock aims to make Denver the epicenter of efforts to protect voting rights across the county later this month when the city hosts the National Nonpartisan Conversation on Voting Rights. → Read More

Nearly 99% of Denver city workers complied with the vaccine mandate

More than 10,000 full-time city workers had either been vaccinated or approved for a medical or religious exemption by Mayor Michael Hancock's Thursday deadline. That includes 98% of Denver Police Department employees and 95% of the sheriff's department. → Read More

Colorado Convention Center expansion project begins at last

Denver tourism officials are marketing the soon-to-be-built 80,000-square-foot rooftop ballroom at the Colorado Convention Center even though it won't be ready for prime time until 2024. → Read More

Denver’s closed Civic Center Park has host of problems — but crime’s not on the rise, data shows

Civic Center Park is officially closed. Anyone who bypasses the barricades and fencing around the national landmark park between the Colorado State Capitol and the Denver City and County Building risks being ticketed. It's for the public's own good, Denver leaders say. → Read More

Denver extends contract of hazmat cleanup company involved in unhoused sweeps

Denver City Council votes to keep Environmental Hazmat Services on contract through 2023. The company cleans up after sweeps of encampments and stores belongings of the unhoused. → Read More

Denver mayor seeking $5M to give vaccinated city workers bonuses

The City Council's finance and governance committee will hear the request Tuesday. About 2,000 city workers haven't yet been vaccinated or received an exemption. → Read More

Central Business District, Upper Downtown, UpDo? What’s in a name for Denver’s core?

Denver, did you forget about Upper Downtown? Efforts to rebrand the city's Central Business District under a new name didn't stop because of the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Living in a highrise shipping container: Startup has big plans for West Colfax project in Denver

By next August, the founders of the startup Stackhouse envision their debut project as a first-of-its-kind community ready to welcome residents into a stack of shipping container homes. → Read More

As federal unemployment ends, Coloradans fret about virus, payments they say they are still owed

On the eve of federal unemployment benefits ending for as many as 116,000 Coloradans worries for people collecting those payments abound. → Read More

Safeway faces $339K in fines after Denver worker loses fingers in accident

Safeway willfully disregarded worker safety at a milk packaging plant in Denver leading an employee to lose four fingers in an accident in February, federal officials say. → Read More

Tami Door to step down as head of Downtown Denver Partnership after 17 years

Tami Door will step down as president and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership this fall after 17 years at the helm of the economic development organization, a period that covered downtown’s biggest expansion in a generation. → Read More

Tami Door to step down as head of Downtown Denver Partnership after 17 years

Tami Door will step down as president and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership this fall after 17 years at the helm of the economic development organization, a period that covered downtown’s biggest expansion in a generation. → Read More

Uniqlo closing Denver store on 16th Street Mall

Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo will shut down its Denver location on the 16th Street Mall later this month, folding up shop less than five years after a splashy debut in the Mile High City. → Read More

Sixth Shake Shack opens in Denver area, brings booze with the burgers and fries

Shake Shack, the New York City-born burger chain, expanded its reach in Colorado and beyond Tuesday, opening a long-in-the-works location in Denver International Airport. → Read More

Colorado remote workers need not apply: Companies avoid state due to salary-posting law

Companies large and small have been barring workers in Colorado from applying for remote work positions in what appear to be efforts to bypass a state law mandating companies provide salary ranges when posting job openings in the state. → Read More

Insurance tips from the pros: Colorado has some extreme weather. Are you ready for it?

Here are some recommendations from insurance industry pros as Colorado moves into another summer of abundant sunshine and potentially damaging hail, wildfires, tornados, floods and more. → Read More

A man in a stolen National Guard Humvee led JeffCo sheriff’s deputies on a low-speed chase Friday night

According to the sheriff's office, the suspect went to the National Guard Armory near Golden on Friday night., stole a camouflage painted Humvee and drove through a fence on his way out. → Read More