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Housing crisis:

Tales from inside Colorado’s teacher shortage: housing for horses and recruiters without interviews

The job fair was going well for Stephanie Polutchko and the phrase on her white name tag explained why: “high school science.” Like other prospective […]...

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April 12, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Housing crisis, Just In, The Mix

Guest Post: No right to rest

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant […]...

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March 15, 2018 Civil Rights, Guest Posts, Health, Housing, Housing crisis, Just In, The Mix

Lawmakers seek to give renters more rights when applying for an apartment

Renters looking for a more affordable place to live are spending hundreds of dollars applying for apartments, prompting Democratic lawmakers to set limits on how […]...

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February 12, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Housing, Housing crisis, Just In

Colorado renters to landlord law firm: educate don’t evict

Just after lunch on Sept. 21, a group of about a dozen people, most of them women and most of them renters, gather outside a […]...

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September 22, 2017 Griego, Housing, Housing crisis, Just In, The Mix

The Indy Weekly Podcast, Episode 5: We need to talk about eviction

Tina Griego, our managing editor, recently realized that for all the stories she’d written over the years about affordable housing, gentrification and changing neighborhoods in […]...

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June 16, 2017 Griego, Housing, Housing crisis, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

First person: I was evicted and it was traumatic as all hell

Jenee Donalson, 31, community organizer/artist/chef, resident of Denver I was given a notice of eviction on Nov. 12, 2012. I didn’t know anything about the […]...

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June 15, 2017 Griego, Housing, Housing crisis, Just In

Griego: The Denver boot

‘Who plans this?’ The tenant is living in a three-bedroom ranch-style house off a cul-de-sac in northeast Denver. Or at least that’s where she was […]...

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June 12, 2017 Griego, Housing, Housing crisis, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Denver homeless activists have their day in court

Denver’s five-year camping ban is on trial today as three homeless defendants contest tickets for sleeping outside with blankets. Police rarely issue tickets for violators of the ban, preferring […]...

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April 4, 2017 Criminal Justice, Housing crisis, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Griego: The undeniable promise of Sun Valley

The rare celebratory press conference was held earlier this month in Sun Valley, the tucked-away Westside Denver community whose poverty has long been hidden on […]...

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December 30, 2016 Griego, Housing, Housing crisis, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

To hire and keep good teachers as housing costs rise, Colorado school districts take on new role: landlord

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Ann Schimke on December 20, 2016 As Colorado’s housing costs skyrocket, a growing number of school districts, local leaders and […]...

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December 22, 2016 Education, Housing, Housing crisis, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

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Colorado Earth Day 2018

On April 21st, thousands of Coloradans and a diverse collection of leaders will come together to celebrate Earth Day with the Sierra Club. Together, Coloradans […]

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How The Denver Post’s rebellion rippled across America

By now you’ve likely heard about The Denver Post’s multi-page editorial broadside at its hedge-fund owner. This week’s newsletter seeks to explain the local and national repercussions of […]

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