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Jan 17, 2018

Happy City: Art for the People

On May 19, the Denver Theatre District will launch “Happy City: Art for the People,” a radical intervention by British artist Stuart Semple to incite widespread happiness by breaking down social barriers, increasing connection among strangers and fostering civic wellbeing.

Jan 17, 2018

5 Story Lines to Watch in the 2018 Colorado General Assembly Session

State lawmakers kicked off the 2018 legislative session last week. Here’s our guide to the major transportation issues that the legislature is expected to deal with.

Jan 17, 2018

Lyft left $63 million mark on Denver in 2017 thanks to passenger spending

A new study released Tuesday by ridesharing service Lyft found that after getting a ride in Denver, Lyft passengers spent $63 million at restaurants and other local businesses last year.

Jan 17, 2018

Denver City Council has a lot on its wish list for next year

The Denver City Council convened last week for absolutely one of the most exciting things to happen in the city: the budget planning retreat. The top categories this year included housing and transportation, but council members also called for everything from a new police academy to an improved recycling program. I sat there all day to learn this, so you better well read it.

Jan 17, 2018

Denver council members pool leftover office budgets to provide lawyers for some renters facing eviction

Ten Denver City Council members on Thursday took the unusual step of pooling money to help launch a new housing program — one that had faced resistance from Mayor Michael Hancock. The council members say they will use the $123,600 raised to work with a nonprofit called Colorado Legal Services to start a pilot program providing lawyers for low-income renters to fight evictions.

 

 

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