Denver Teachers May Strike: Union Negotiations Take A Hard Line

DENVER, CO – By Erica Meltzer, Chalkbeat Colorado. Negotiations grew more tense between the Denver teachers union and the district on Tuesday as the two sides struggled to find common ground over its pay-for-performance system. Union and district officials appear to literally be at standstill. After a tense exchange before noon, district officials departed the […]

Denver unveils new system for clearing marijuana convictions

DENVER (AP) — Denver on Wednesday became the latest city in the nation to take steps to eliminate low-level marijuana convictions in places where the drug is now legal, acknowledging the barriers that such offenses pose to minority, low-income and other people. Denver officials said Colorado law doesn’t allow them to go as far as […]

How marijuana tax money is spent in Colorado

DENVER — After almost five years of legalized recreational marijuana sales, the tax money keeps pouring in for Denver and the state of Colorado. “One of the reasons why I think we’ve been so fortunate to be so successful is we’ve had adequate funding to support the work needed to get done,” said Ashley Kilroy, […]

Ten of the Best Pop Acts in Denver in 2018

Wildermiss at the 2018 Westword Music Showcase. AMZY The alt-rock synth-pop band has been a favorite of Denver radio stations like 93.3 since it broke on the scene in 2014. The quartet has thrived both in Denver and beyond, landing an opener slot on tour with Saint Motel and delivering energetic performances across the country. […]

Volunteers cleanup trash on heavily populated Denver urban trails

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Apartment owner criticized as notorious slumlord sells his Colorado Springs properties

Terry Ragan, the longtime Colorado Springs apartment owner whom public officials have labeled a slumlord because of health, safety and building code violations at his properties, has sold his remaining seven apartment complexes to a Denver buyer. Slipstream Properties, an apartment development company, has paid $102.25 million to acquire Ragan’s properties, according to Nexus Commercial […]

Milwaukee Airport To Collect Change To Support Homeless Program

Milwaukee County has a novel idea for airport travelers: instead of emptying spare pocket change into a bin at the airport security checkpoint, consider depositing it. Containers near checkpoints at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee will accept change donations to support rental assistance and employment aid for people struggling with homelessness, said James Mathy, […]