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Matt Ferner

Denver Mayor Bans Travel To Indiana Over Religious Freedom Law | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock (D) on Tuesday banned city employees from using public funds for non-essential travel to Indiana, citing the state's cont...

Tokers Line Up to Legally Purchase Marijuana in Colorado

The 420 Times | Posted 03.05.2014 | Denver
The 420 Times

Just last week, an approximate 136 retailers received their licenses to sell recreational marijuana, but only an estimated 30 stores were open for business on January 1 throughout the state.

Politicians Wary About Legal Pot Sales

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Midnight tonight will trigger the beginning of a new year and, in Colorado, a new era for the marijuana industry -- but don't expect all of the politi...

Go Ahead, Get Baked In Your Front Yard: City Council

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.13.2013 | Weird News

After an overreaching proposed ordinance last month which would have made the smell of marijuana illegal in Denver, the city council has given prelimi...

Joy Resmovits

Education Reform Becomes Dirty 'R-Word' On Mayors' School Turnaround Tour | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

The splashiest education reform wars in recent years have been the province of big-city mayors. New York's Michael Bloomberg (I) and Chicago's Rahm Em...

City Ordinance Could Make Smell Of Marijuana Illegal

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.11.2013 | Weird News

A new city ordinance being considered in Denver could make the smell of marijuana, or even just the sight of someone smoking marijuana, illegal if it ...

Denver Mayor Wants To Ban Free Pot Giveaways, But 420 Lives

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock wants to make the Mile High City decidedly less high -- by banning free joint giveaways in the city. UPDATE: Mayor Han...

Hancock Celebrates Connection, Touts Power of Public Sector In 'City' Speech

The Colorado Independent | Tessa Cheek | Posted 07.17.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Tessa Cheek. DENVER—In an upbeat State of the State address Monday, Mayor Michael Hancock expressed a vision wher...

Boxers-or-Briefs With Mayor Hancock, Governor Hickenlooper and More

The Denver Diatribe | Posted 05.15.2013 | Denver
The Denver Diatribe

This week's podcast asks some of this city's most important people an array of silly and serious Denver-themed "this or that?" questions. It's "boxers or briefs?" for the Mile High City.

WATCH: Hancock Does The Ray Lewis Dance

Posted 03.31.2013 | Denver

It's been a rough month for Colorado politicians who bet on the Broncos. Denver's Democratic Mayor Michael Hancock finally completed the second ta...

Kroger May Take Walmart's Spot In Denver

Posted 11.28.2012 | Denver

Grocery retailer Kroger Co. is in talks to anchor the redevelopment of the old University of Colorado Health Science campus. Walmart had previously...

2012 COUNTDOWN: Mayors Urge Obama, Romney To Get Real

Howard Fineman | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

If you want hope and change in politics, mayors offer tons of it. The key to success in their jobs, they say, is to avoid -- as indeed they do -- partisan bickering and focus on What Works.

ColoBeerMan Jonathan Shikes on Colorado Hops, Beer Politics, and Huddles the Mayor

The Denver Diatribe | Posted 11.22.2012 | Denver
The Denver Diatribe

This week, Westword managing editor Jonathan Shikes, better known as the Colorado Beer Man, joins us to talk about all things cold and frothy. It's a long, sloppy ride, but don't you worry: All of us end up podcasting responsibly.

Committee Recommends Denver Bid For 2022 Olympics

Posted 06.28.2012 | Denver

The Denver Olympic Exploratory Committee gave unanimous support to a 2022 bid for hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games, reminding Denver leaders t...

Police Chief: Very Last Thing That We Would Do Is Make An Arrest For Camping

Posted 05.11.2012 | Denver

Denver Police Chief Robert White says that if the city passes its proposed "unauthorized" camping ban next week, his department will use arrest as a l...

WATCH: Mayor Tells Of Brother Who Died From AIDS

Posted 02.24.2012 | Denver

As Colorado legislators debate the outcome of a civil unions bill, for many it may be easy to lose sight of the population it most affects (clearly ex...

For Democrats, Embrace of Options Must Extend Beyond Celebratory Week

Malcom Glenn | Posted 08.21.2012 | Denver
Malcom Glenn

There's frequent talk of how the school choice debate no longer falls along traditional ideological lines -- of how courageous Democrats are embracing charters, vouchers, and other reforms. Last week was proof positive of the turning tide.

There's A New Chief In Town

Posted 12.13.2011 | Denver

On Monday, Robert White was officially sworn in as Denver's 69th police chief and vowed to make big changes in a department that has been plagued by p...

Tyler Kingkade

Cities Spend Money To Evict Protesters But Not To Help Homeless | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

As cities around the country have swept Occupy Wall Street camps from their plazas and parks in recent weeks, a number of mayors and city officials ha...

Occupy Denver Clash With Police Again, 17 Arrested

Posted 11.13.2011 | Denver

Occupy Denver protesters clashed with Denver police again Saturday night in a battle over the groups' belongings blocking the sidewalk. 17 protesters...

Denver's New Chief Of Police Announced

Posted 12.28.2011 | Denver

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has selected Louisville, Ky. Police Chief Robert White to be Denver's Police Chief, the Louisville mayor's office has con...

Dave Jamieson

Restaurant Lobby Fights Paid Sick Days For Workers | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

Voters in Denver, Colo., will head to the polls next week to decide whether or not the city's employers should be required to give workers paid sick d...

WATCH: Colorado's Politicians Celebrate Ally Week

Posted 12.21.2011 | Denver

One Colorado produced a video celebrating national Ally Week, honoring local straight allies of LGBT youth. The video features Democratic Sens. Mar...

WATCH: 2,000 Protesters March Downtown Saturday, 24 Arrested

AP/HuffPost | Posted 12.16.2011 | Denver

By P. SOLOMON BANDA and THOMAS PEIPERT, Associated Press DENVER (AP) -- Police in riot gear had just cleared Wall Street protesters out of their ca...

UPDATE: Occupy Denver Gets The Boot

Posted 12.13.2011 | Denver

Less than 24 hours after members of Occupy Denver handed Gov. John Hickenlooper an open letter requesting to continue camping at the Lincoln Park site...