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City Council Candidate Claims to Be Pro-Choice but His Money Trail Tells a Different Story

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.18.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Denver City Council races are supposed to be all sweet and nonpartisany, and part of me really wishes they could be that way. But if you want to have a full pictures of a candidate, you'd be stupid to ignore their partisan history. Here's a case in point.

#McConnelling Comes to the Mile High City

Peg Perl | Posted 06.23.2015 | Denver
Peg Perl

#McConnelling shows the fiction the Supreme Court chooses to believe: that political groups spending money to support candidates are acting independently and do not have any corrupting influence on politicians they help elect.

Baked Colorado 2014!

Shan Wells | Posted 03.10.2014 | Denver
Shan Wells


Matt Ferner

Pot Businesses Should Have Access To Banking System: Denver Lawmakers | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The Denver City Council is urging banking regulators to grant Colorado marijuana businesses access to the federal banking system, so they can finally ...

Denver Votes To Decriminalize Marijuana For 18-21 Year-Olds

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The Denver City Council voted unanimously Monday night to ensure that as legal recreational marijuana sales begin on Jan. 1 for adults 21-and-over, th...

Smoking Pot On Your Front Porch In Denver Will Likely Be Legal After All

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

It looked like a done deal, but a controversial decision by the Denver City Council that would have banned legal recreational marijuana use in public ...

City Council Upset Police Didn't Arrest Anyone During Pro-Marijuana Event

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

No arrests were made during a Denver rally where hundreds of free joints were handed out to attendees in protest of Colorado's proposed taxes on recre...

Denver Shouldn't Play Favorites With Parking Spots

Brian T. Schwartz | Posted 07.23.2013 | Denver
Brian T. Schwartz

Even if there was any evidence that a car sharing program might help alleviate the "final mile" issue, it should not proceed unless the city sells permits to anyone who owns a qualifying vehicle -- not just to certain car-share companies.

Measure 2A: Denver's Permanent Property Tax Increase Just More War on the Poor

Mike Krause | Posted 11.20.2012 | Denver
Mike Krause

Government wages war on the poor when politicians promote laws and policies that empower bureaucracies and special interests, the cost of which falls hardest on low-income wage earners and those living on modest fixed incomes.

City Council Overrules Voters, Alters Impound Law

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.11.2011 | Denver

The Denver City Council voted 9-1 Monday night to overturn a citizen initiative that heightened punitive measures on unlicensed drivers, reports the D...

Denver: Animal Farm (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.20.2011 | Denver

The Denver City Council voted Monday night on the "Backyard Chicken" proposal. If it passes, Denver residents may be allowed up to eight chickens or d...

Denver Police Brutality Settlements This Year Exceed $1 Million

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 01.17.2012 | Denver

Last night, Denver's police force settlements spilled over $1 million in payouts from the city this year alone. Denver's city council voted unanimo...

Another DPD Brutality Settlement Looms

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.06.2011 | Denver

Last year Tyler Mustard filed a federal lawsuit against the city and county of Denver and Officers Michael Morelock and Kimberly Thompson, claiming he...

Man Beaten By Police Receives $795,000 Settlement

The Denver Post | Posted 07.03.2011 | Denver

A man left bloodied by Denver police officers two years ago after a routine traffic stop was given a $795,000 settlement by the City Council on Monday...

Denver Gambles Taxpayer Dollars With Proposed Marijuana Changes

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

With a single vote on one bill, the Denver City Council could lay to rest a viable legal challenge seeking to protect the rights of small business owners.

Denver Pot Growing Sites Could Be Allowed To Stay Put For Two Years

The Denver Post | John Ingold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Denver City Council members reached a tentative compromise Monday over what to do with medical-marijuana-growing facilities that aren't located where ...

Denver Considers Six-Figure Payout To Settle Another Police Car Accident

Denver Daily | Gene Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Denver City Council tonight must consider another six-figure payout due to alleged police misconduct. Tonight's resolution up for consideration wou...

Denver Council Debate Pits Medical Pot Versus New Zoning Rules

The Denver Post | Jeremy P. Meyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Licensing of marijuana-grow facilities continues to vex Denver's City Council as the board remains divided over whether to allow existing facilities t...

Denver May Pay $68,500 To Woman Who Slipped On Ice

Denver Daily News | Gene Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

City Council today will consider a resolution that would pay a woman who slipped on ice on city property and her lawyers $68,500....

Denver Bike-Sharing Program Looks To Expand

The Denver Post | Charmaine Robledo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Denver's bike-sharing program is rolling along with plans to add four B-cycle stations downtown in the next few weeks. "The goal is to have 50 stat...

City Of Denver Likely To Pay $136,000 After Police Car Causes Near-Fatal Accident

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Denver City Council is poised to agree to pay $136,000 today to settle a claim of a woman who allegedly suffered a traumatic brain injury after a ...

Denver Pit Bull Ban Revisited After

Face the State | Jared Jacang Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Pit bulls, outlawed from Denver more than 20 years ago, will be allowed back into city limits as service animals under a proposed law being considered...

Q & A with District 1 Denver City Council candidate Larry Ambrose

Mike Krause | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Mike Krause

When asked what, if anything, he would do about the proliferation of medical marijuana dispensaries in Denver, Larry remarked that market forces would eventually "weed out" (and yes, he intended the pun) the dispensary issue.

John Hickenlooper

Denver Daily News | Gene Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Denver City Council today will consider a bill that would reduce a fee the city placed on Denver's smallest business owners. The council bill wou...

Denver's Transportation Future Arrived Today

Judy Montero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Judy Montero

Today I was thrilled to join Sen. Michael Bennett and the FTA at a press conference announcing that the federal government has agreed to loan $300 million dollars for Union Station redevelopment.