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  • No bump stocks turned in to Denver police after ban

    03/19/2018 7:40:48 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 34 replies
    Fox 31 ^ | 03/17/18
    DENVER — No bump stocks have been turned over to Denver authorities after the city banned the accessories used in last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and injured hundreds. Denver Police police last month invited city residents to turn in any bump stocks in their possession but Denverite reports that none have been handed over. The ban on bump stocks approved by the city council in January was considered largely symbolic. Denver had previously banned the types of semi-automatic rifles that can be modified with bump stocks. A bump stock is a device that can...
  • Denver detective accuses Denver City Council of protecting the Mayor, joining cover-up

    03/19/2018 6:48:49 AM PDT · by wardamneagle · 5 replies
    Denver7 ^ | Tony Kovaleski, Oscar Contreras
    DENVER – Nearly three weeks after Detective Leslie Branch-Wise broke her silence accusing Denver Mayor Michael Hancock of sexual harassment, calls for an investigation have gone nowhere. Branch-Wise is accusing Denver City Council of protecting the mayor and sweeping the issue under the rug.
  • Denver Post cutting a third of its newsroom positions: reports

    03/14/2018 11:03:30 PM PDT · by cba123 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/14/18 05:57 PM EDT | By Luis Sanchez
    The Denver Post is reportedly cutting 30 people from its newsroom, one-third of the paper's staff. The Post’s city hall reporter Jon Murray tweeted that an editor announced the news during a staff meeting. “There are some sobs in the room,” Murray added. (please see full article at the link)
  • Dem. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Text Sex Scandal Won't Be Investigated by Denver City Council

    03/14/2018 6:43:36 AM PDT · by wardamneagle · 13 replies
    WestWord ^ | Michael Roberts
    Denver City Councilman Rafael Espinoza's call for an investigation over improper texts that Denver Mayor Michael Hancock sent to Denver police detective Leslie Branch-Wise when she was a member of his security detail circa 2011-2012 is not being echoed by other members of the panel. The Denver City Council has now issued a joint statement that essentially shrugs off the need for such an inquiry while calling for greater transparency related to any assertions of sexual harassment by officials. Yet the information that led to this decision was dispensed at a closed-door meeting, during executive session
  • Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Sexy Text Fallout: The Denver Post Versus the Pimp

    03/13/2018 6:47:04 AM PDT · by wardamneagle · 10 replies
    WestWord ^ | Michael Roberts
    Denver City Councilman Rafael Espinoza has asked for an independent investigation of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock following his video apology for sending inappropriate texts to Denver police officer Leslie Branch-Wise in 2011 and 2012, when she was on his security detail. But the controversy has also sparked renewed interest in stories from that same period suggesting that Hancock had been a client of the Denver Players/Denver Sugar prostitution ring, originally headed by former professional skier Scottie Ewing.
  • Denver Refusing to Honor ICE Detainer for Illegal Responsible for Hit-and-Run

    03/07/2018 12:05:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies ^ | March 7, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    An illegal immigrant suspected of a fatal hit-and-run is avoiding Immigration and Customs Enforcement thanks to the Denver Sheriff's Department. The suspect was driving his pickup truck when he collided with a semi-truck earlier this week. The semi-truck driver died after the vehicle caught fire, and the pickup driver fled the scene. After the driver was taken into custody in Denver, he was found to be an illegal immigrant, 26-year-old Ivan Zamarripa-Castaneda. ICE wants him for potential deportation, but the Denver Sheriff's office is refusing to comply with the agency. Instead of cooperating, the sheriff's office said it wants...
  • Why That Speed Limit Sign You Just Saw May Be Changing

    02/27/2018 2:03:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Westword ^ | February 20, 2018 | Michael Roberts
    Although the Colorado Department of Transportation has its eyes on the future, as seen in its advocacy of the Rocky Mountain Hyperloop project that recently won a global challenge, the agency is also trying to innovate when it comes to current highways. Hence the planned installation of variable speed limit signs in Glenwood Canyon that can either speed up or slow down traffic in response to weather and traffic conditions. VSL has already gotten a tryout near Boulder, and if the system works in Glenwood, among the trickiest sections along the Interstate 70 corridor, after installation set to begin during...
  • Proposed sales tax increase could boost funding for transportation projects

    02/27/2018 1:12:50 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Colorado Independent ^ | February 22, 2018 | John Herrick
    A coalition of local leaders backed by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce wants voters to approve a sales tax increase on the November ballot to pay for projects like the widening of Interstate 25 and the buildout of bike lanes. The group filed four ballot measures with the Secretary of State on Thursday that would raise between $500 million and $1 billion for transportation projects, according to the chamber, and allow that money to be used to pay for bonds, which would generate even more upfront cash. A booming population across the Front Range has created traffic snarls on...
  • To Protect Illegals from Deportation, Denver Decriminalizes Pooping on the Pavement

    01/29/2018 4:49:11 AM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 29, 2018 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Decriminalizing public defecation is just one step forward in the global advancement of diversity. Speaking on behalf of the city’s ruling, Mark Silverstein, Director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, said that the decision to permit public pooping was made because “Many times it becomes a deportable offense if you’ve been convicted of even a minor ordinance violation that’s punishable by a year in jail.” What’s confusing for those who regularly use restrooms is that a better life was supposed to be the excuse undocumented travelers gave for coming to America, to begin with. How does permitting people...
  • Video: CNN Reporter Holds Joints, Lights Bong for Pot Smoker on Live New Year’s Eve Broadcast

    01/01/2018 5:09:22 PM PST · by tired&retired · 49 replies
    Gatewaypundit ^ | Kristin Taylor
    CNN reporter Randi Kaye, sporting large marijuana leaf styled earrings, lit a bong for a pot smoker during a live report from Denver broadcast on CNN’s New Year’s Eve show Sunday night that was hosted from Times Square by Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen. Kaye was also seen several times holding lit joints on air.
  • Restaurants warn of menu hikes, layoffs ahead of minimum wage increase ( Colorado )

    12/20/2017 7:57:56 AM PST · by george76 · 72 replies
    KDVR ^ | December 18, 2017 | Joe St. George
    DENVER -- Colorado is raising its minimum wage again in 2018 to $10.20 an hour. The increase is part of a constitutional requirement voters approved in 2016. It will be $12 an hour by 2020. ... not everyone is pleased with the hike. "I think we are going to see more and more restaurants use technology because it cuts down on costs -- your computer is not going to call in sick," said Sonia Riggs, president of the Colorado Restaurant Association. Riggs said most restaurants don't make much profit, and another sharp increase is resulting in potential menu increases and...
  • Colorado police say 'multiple deputies down' in incident outside of Denver

    12/31/2017 7:32:28 AM PST · by Enchante · 194 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 31, 2017 | Greg Norman
    Police in a Colorado city just outside of Denver said "multiple deputies" are down after being shot while responding to a disturbance call early Sunday. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet that citizens in Highlands Ranch should shelter in place and avoid windows.
  • Denver, Colorado “Mile High Pile of Poop”

    12/29/2017 6:28:38 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 46 replies ^ | Dec. 25, 2017 | Dominick Mezzapesa
    Denver, Colorado just took a step closer to being and smelling like India. The Denver City Council gave their city a big flaming bag of poop for Christmas. On Monday the city council unanimously voted to decriminalizing low-level crimes like pooping on the sidewalk. NO Clean Up On Aisle 5 In Denver, people are required to dispose of dog poop, but humans defecating can just leave it anywhere they like. You would think they would stop there, but noooooooo!
  • ‘I Can Do This’: Those Looking For Work Attend I-70 Expansion Job Fair

    12/28/2017 7:08:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    CBS 4 Denver ^ | December 14, 2017 | Dominic Garcia
    DENVER (CBS4)– The Colorado Department of Transportation is gearing up for a major project that will change the landscape of Interstate 70 through the central part of Denver. The Central 70 Project will dramatically impact the community from Colorado Boulevard to Brighton Boulevard. The Colorado Department of Transportation is now hiring people who live there. “The Central 70 Project is by itself a major economic driver for the entire Denver-metro region. CDOT wanted to also ensure that these economic and job opportunities were made available to local residents,” said Shailen Bhatt, CDOT Executive Director. “CDOT is one of only a...
  • It is Now Legal to Defecate and Urinate on Denver Sidewalks! What???

    12/24/2017 10:10:16 AM PST · by walford · 117 replies
    Joe for America ^ | December 23, 2017 | Scott Osborn
    Denver just decriminalized public defecation in order to make life easier for immigrants and the homeless. After decriminalizing defecating on sidewalks, the Chamber of Commerce will probably rename Denver as the “Mile High Pile City.”No Board of Health? That’s how diseases spread. Now every time I think of Denver I will see visions of poop and other body fluids on the sidewalk. People are required to dispose of dog poop and Denver is letting humans defecate any where they please.What’s disturbing as well is that they also decriminalized camping out on private land. So now you can go out to get...
  • Denver shuts down 26 legal pot businesses, makes arrests

    12/14/2017 6:55:32 PM PST · by x1stcav · 50 replies
    AP ^ | 12/14/17
    DENVER (AP) — Denver authorities shut down 26 legal marijuana businesses Thursday and arrested 12 people suspected of illegal distribution of pot after a yearlong criminal investigation. Potential charges relate to marijuana sales exceeding limits set in state law, police said. Colorado allows people 21 and older to possess an ounce or less of marijuana under a measure approved by voters in 2012. The city department that regulates marijuana businesses issued the order to close the businesses based on the police investigation, spokesman Dan Rowland said. It marked the first time the city has issued an open-ended suspension to any...
  • At Least Seven Layoffs at the Denver Post as Shrinkage Continues

    11/28/2017 7:48:34 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    Westword ^ | NOVEMBER 28, 2017 | MICHAEL ROBERTS
    November 27, the Denver Post set into motion its latest round of layoffs just over a year after shrinking the newsroom staff by 26 employees through the combination of a buyout offer and supplementary dismissals. Seven positions included in the Post's contract with the Denver Newspaper Guild are affected, and another four employees working non-union gigs also appear to have been discharged. "The Post gave the required two-week notice of layoff in seven union covered positions," notes the DNG's Tony Mulligan, corresponding via email. "Four are in the newsroom and three are in advertising support." ... As for why the...
  • Tears In The Locker Room After Another Big Broncos Loss

    11/20/2017 10:00:39 AM PST · by Red Badger · 47 replies ^ | November 20, 2017 8:04 AM | Staff
    The Denver Broncos saved some of their best defense for after the game. At issue: boss John Elway labeling them soft. It didn’t sit too well with a few of the players, though others welcomed the critique. Yet the comments didn’t stoke the necessary fire, either, as the Broncos lost 20-17 to the Cincinnati Bengals, extending their losing streak to six games. “None of us are soft,” said linebacker Brandon Marshall, whose team met Saturday night to discuss the remarks by their Hall of Fame QB turned general manager. “For him to call us soft, it just rubbed us the...
  • Denver city attorney’s office made $2.4 million in car seizures in 2016

    11/18/2017 3:18:46 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    Fox 31 KVDR Denver ^ | 13 Nov, 2017 | Rob Low
    DENVER -- The Problem Solvers have uncovered a city law that's making Denver millions of dollars before defendants have even been convicted of a crime. The Denver statute is called a Public Nuisance Abatement Ordinance and it allows police to confiscate property, usually cars, for a crime you may later be found innocent of. It's exactly what happened to 57-year-old Semere Fremichael, a native of Eritrea. The immigrant from East African has been driving a taxi in Denver for the past 28-years. In April, he was arrested in an undercover prostitution sting. An undercover female cop tapped on Fremichael's taxi...
  • Von Miller Ads Being Pulled After Anthem Protest

    09/25/2017 12:41:19 PM PDT · by DFG · 78 replies
    CBS Local Denver ^ | 09/25/2017
    Broncos linebacker Von Miller may be out an endorsement deal as a result of kneeling during the national anthem. Before the team’s game with the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Miller was one of 32 members of the Broncos who took a knee to protest what they see as racial injustice in the country.