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Tag Archives: I-70

Grassroots lawsuit aims to halt $1.2 billion highway expansion in Denver’s poorest neighborhoods

Residents and activists from some of Denver’s poorest neighborhoods sued the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), claiming projects it approved will be harmful to their environment, health, […]...

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July 11, 2017 Civil Rights, Environment/Energy, Health, Housing, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Five follow-up questions on the I-70 project through Elyria-Swansea

At a tumultuous meeting last month in north Denver’s Swansea neighborhood, an angry crowd shouted down the Colorado Department of Transportation’s executive director as he […]...

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March 14, 2017 In-Depth, Just In, The Mix

Angry crowd confronts CDOT official over planned I-70 project

An informational meeting organized by Colorado Department of Transportation officials was overtaken by local protesters Thursday night at the Swansea Recreation Center in Central Denver. […]...

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February 17, 2017 Health, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Community groups file civil rights complaint to stop I-70 expansion

Three community groups have filed a federal civil rights complaint in an effort to stop the state from pursuing its plans to expand I-70 through […]...

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November 16, 2016 Griego, Health, Just In, The Mix

Caution: New winter driving bill approaching

Motorists who play Russian roulette with bald tires may want to think twice if they plan to drive on the mountainous portions of I-70 during […]...

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January 27, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Highway injustice in Denver’s Latino neighborhoods

This story originally appeared on High Country News.  Armando Payán’s family moved from California to northeast Denver in 1963, when his dad took a job in […]...

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December 30, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

The parable of gentrification

Marta Gonzales sits in what was the dining room of her former house at 1020 9th Street, Denver. She remembers what life was like when […]...

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November 4, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Incoming councilman accuses Mayor Hancock of sneaking millions in public projects past lame-duck council

One of Denver’s soon-to-be council members says Michael Hancock’s administration is sidestepping their input on hundreds of millions of dollars in public projects on the […]...

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June 22, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado’s top five stand-your-ground Republicans whose votes defied GOP leadership

They voted against reforming police training and transparency. They voted against a pricey flood-and-fire-prevention system. They voted against expanding public services for kids with autism. On […]...

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May 25, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Twelve years of foot-dragging on lynx recovery

  FRISCO — Twelve years is long enough to finalize an endangered species plan for rare lynx in the Rocky Mountains, a federal judge has […]...

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May 23, 2014 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Uncategorized

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The Home Front: Sheriffs’ office shakeup in Denver

“A reorganization in the top ranks of the Denver Sheriff Department has stripped the sheriff of his budget staff and elevated a former sheriff who […]

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