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  • Women and men around the world march in protest against President 22 Jan 2017 00:50 Digital Journal From Washington, D.C., Denver, Los Angeles, and cities across the world, what started as a Facebook post to get a few thousand women to join in a march for women's rights has turned into a global march in protest of Trump's rhetoric and policies. …
  • What does the extradition of 'El Chapo' mean for US-Mexico relations? 21 Jan 2017 14:09 Christian Science Monitor January 21, 2017 —On Thursday evening, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was extradited to the United States from Mexico, arriving at MacArthur Airport on Long Island. Although the United States has repeatedly requested the extradition of the notorious drug …
  • Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ would likely do time in ‘Supermax’ prison’, if convicted 21 Jan 2017 11:58 Indian Express By: Reuters | Denver | Published:January 21, 2017 4:56 pm US law enforcement, authorities escort Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, center, from a plane to a waiting caravan of SUVs at Long Island MacArthur Airport . (Source: AP) If Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El …
  • El Chapo, if convicted, would likely do time in 'Supermax’ prison 21 Jan 2017 11:18 Reuters DENVER If Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, known as much for jail breaks as narcotics trafficking, ends up convicted in U.S. court, there is little doubt where he will spend the rest of his life - a super-secure Colorado prison …
  • Five minutes with Patrick Mangin, director of one of Baltimore's coal terminals 20 Jan 2017 22:11 Baltimore Sun Patrick Mangin got his job, in part, thanks to his son's love of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The retired, 23-year Army infantry officer, who lived north of Philadelphia, wanted to get him great seats for a game, so he fished around on LinkedIn to see …
  • Defying abortion one life at a time - New pro-life show attempts to change abortion culture 20 Jan 2017 19:39 Catholic Online Series hopes to present the Catholic perspective and raise abortion awareness. The EWTN Global Catholic Network has joined the Susan B. Anthony List to create a half-hour weekly program titled "EWTN Pro-Life Weekly." LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic …
  • Mad Chatter: Ranking Husker heartbreakers; the latest argument with Creighton fans; where was your team 8 years ago? 20 Jan 2017 18:22 Omaha World-Herald It’s Friday! That means Ten Big stories in 10 little bites. We’ll cover Pats-Steelers and Packers-Falcons, Mo Watson and Davion Mintz, Novak Djokovic and David Wingett.  But first, Husker heartbreakers. I have no interest in doing the same for Husker …
  • Residents Not Giving Up The Fight As I-70 Expansion Plan Clears Big Hurdle 20 Jan 2017 17:16 CBS Denver DENVER (CBS4) – Esmeralda Aguilar and her family have been living in their home next to Interstate 70 in northeast Denver for more than six years. (credit: CBS) The house, which they rent, is one of the 56 that’s slated to be demolished under the Colorado …
  • What Abortion in America Looks Like Right Now 20 Jan 2017 17:04 New York Magazine Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images Late-Term Abortion in Ohio Jessica, who had an abortion after 24 weeks. When she was 23 weeks pregnant, this woman from rural Ohio discovered that a fatal chromosomal condition would not allow her fetus to …
  • D.C. Dispatch: A Queer Dance Party in Front of the Home of VP "Daddy Pence" 19 Jan 2017 21:04 Westword Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 10:03 a.m. EXPAND Sarko is a local who marched to Pence's house. She came ready to party. Chris Walker Editor's note: Chris Walker is in Washington, D.C., covering events around the inauguration — and keeping an eye …
  • Faith Leaders announce Southern Arizona Sanctuary Coalition 19 Jan 2017 06:58 Tucson News Now TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Tucson faith leaders are joining more than 800 new congregations in what is known as the National Sanctuary Movement, which vows to protect undocumented immigrants and refugees from President Elect Donald Trump's …
  • Denver starts work on allowing marijuana in public, a first in US 18 Jan 2017 23:56 Gazette Colorado Springs Caption + FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2013, file photo, partygoers smoke marijuana during a Prohibition-era themed New Year's Eve party at a bar in Denver, celebrating the start of retail pot sales. Denver is starting work on becoming the first city in …
  • Denver working toward becoming 1st city to allow pot use in public 18 Jan 2017 22:49 Steamboatpilot DENVER (AP) — Denver is starting work Wednesday on becoming the first city in the nation to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places such as coffee shops, yoga studios and art galleries. Voters narrowly approved the “social use” measure last …
  • Denver works to get pot in public, a first in US 18 Jan 2017 22:07 Newsnet 5 DENVER (AP) - Denver is starting work Wednesday on becoming the first city in the nation to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places such as coffee shops, yoga studios and art galleries. Voters narrowly approved the "social use" …
  • Denver starts work on allowing pot in public 18 Jan 2017 19:13 Detroit News Online Denver — Denver is starting work Wednesday on becoming the first city in the nation to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places such as coffee shops, yoga studios and art galleries. Voters narrowly approved the “social use” measure last November …

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    • Colorado jail deaths doubled from 2011 to June of 2015 21 Jan 2017 07:44 Washington Times DENVER (AP) - The number of people who died in Colorado’s jails more than doubled in four years, following a national trend of a rising death toll among inmates in city and county jails across the country. Jail deaths in Colorado grew from 11 inmates in …
    • Denver Clergy and Activists Force Law Enforcement Leaders to Sit and Listen 19 Jan 2017 02:28 Westword EXPAND From left to right, Denver Executive Director of Safety Stephanie O'Malley, Police Chief Robert White and Sheriff Patrick Firman attend a community meeting about criminal-justice reform at Shorter Community AME Church. Kyle Harris Three Denver …
    • Denver Police on Use of Force Draft Policy, Community Meetings Controversy 18 Jan 2017 18:12 Westword Additional images, video and more below. Thinkstock file photo The controversy over a new Denver Police Department draft policy about the use of force flared up again last night at a contentious community forum at the Shorter Community AME Church, where …
    • Rallyers Say Community's Relationship With Police Needs Fixing Now 18 Jan 2017 15:02 CBS Denver DENVER (CBS4) – Some Denver community leaders are calling for criminal justice reform. They say the relationship between police and the community is fractured in the city and it needs to be repaired. Hundreds of people packed Shorter Communty AME Church …

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    New Shelter At East 48th Avenue

    Dear Neighbor:

    The City & County of Denver is in the process of purchasing the property at 4330 E 48th Avenue. One of the proposed uses for the building is an overnight shelter for homeless men and women. This shelter would replace an existing shelter in Northeast Denver scheduled to close in the next few months.

    We anticipate this new shelter at East 48th Avenue could open in the early portion of 2017. In the short term, it would serve as an overflow facility, accommodating situations when other shelters reach capacity. Clients would receive transportation to and from the shelter between 7 and 10 p.m.

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    JUDGE DENIES DISMISSAL OF LAW SUIT REGARDING CITY PARK GOLF COURSE

    This case is premised around the alleged construction of an “industrial-level stormwater management project in designated parkland,” specifically Denver’s City Park Golf Course (“CPGC”). Compl. ¶1. Macfarlane argues that such management project (the “Project”) is “designed specifically to protect a highly-controversial federal highway project and other new construction.”
    Macfarlane asserts that the Project: 1) violates Denver’s zoning code; 2) violates Denver’s Department of Parks and Recreation (“DPR”) charge of the Denver City Charter; 3) without popular vote, would violate usage restrictions; and 4) is contrary to caselaw interpreting similar dispositions of parkland.

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    Writ of Certiorari Filed regarding Mt. Gilead/Crestmoor Park

    This case presents several precedent-setting issues of state-wide importance about the integrity of the local land use planning and quasi-judicial rezoning process, which affect all local government officials and Colorado property owners in zoned communities.

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    Former Colorado AG J.D. MacFarlane Sues City of Denver Regarding Placement of Stormwater Facility in City Park Golf Course

    The suit alleges that the planned project—which will be funded by a large stormwater fee hike being considered by Denver City Council tonight—is designed to protect and shift the burden of paying for stormwater protection for I-70 and other public and private development from the builders onto Denver’s ratepayers. Mr. MacFarlane also alleges that the project’s use of designated parkland is not for park purposes and therefore contravenes the Denver City Charter, the Denver Zoning Code, and common law governing the municipal use of parkland.

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    Who wins? Who loses? Platte To Park Hill Stormwater Drainage Project

    By Kimberly Morse
    City Council is preparing to vote on an ordinance that will amend Denver’s Revised Municipal Code regarding charges for sanitary sewage and stormwater drainage. If this amendment is approved all Denver wastewater rate payers will be on the hook for rate increases that will double year over year for the foreseeable future. The rate increase would take effect July 1.

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    Residents upset over proposal to use City Park Golf Course for stormwater project

    DENVER – City Park Golf Course is a Denver landmark but it could soon be used for a proposed flood control project.
    Residents voiced their outrage and concern at a meeting organized by the City Park Friends and Neighbors Wednesday night.

    “It’s always [been] heralded as a regional crown jewel of Denver,” said Bridget Walsh, with City Park Friends and Neighbors.
    More than 70 people packed into the basement of the Park Hill Library to hear a presentation from the city and discuss the options. READ MORE

    Letter From Cole Storm Water Working Group To Mayor Hancock

    it has become more clear to us over the past weeks that Stormwater initiative is inextricably linked to myriad major redevelopment and infrastructure projects taking place under the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative, namely the National Western Center and the Interstate 70 Reconstruction / Expansion projects. It is our belief that the Stormwater initiative in the Lower Montclair Basin needs to be taken back to the drawing board and redeveloped to eliminate the current environmental and community impacts that would be felt in either Alternative 1 (Open channel with detention in Cole neighborhood) or Alternative 2 (open channel with detention in City Park Golf Course). READ MORE