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Community pleads in vain with Denver board in bid to thwart...

For nearly three hours on Thursday night, a steady stream of Denverites — citizens, activists, lawyers and politicians — implored the city’s Board of...

‘High tension, anger’ expected as Denver weighs plan for noisy overnight...

The contractor on the I-70 expansion through Denver is hoping a new sound barrier and a shorter construction timeline will appease the politicians and...

I-70 expansion contractor to reconsider plans for 24/7 construction through 2023

News that construction on the I-70 expansion through Denver could run 24/7 for the next 65 months drew prompt backlash from people concerned about...

I-70 expansion contractor seeks Denver’s OK for construction 24 hours a...

The 10-mile, $1.2 billion expansion of I-70 through Denver promises to bring more disruption to the already heavily polluted, largely Latino and low-income neighborhoods...

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...

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...

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...

Elyria-Swansea residents to CDOT: leave us alone!

Donna Garduno has no intention of moving quietly. Her small home is in north Denver’s Elyria-Swansea, a mostly low-income, Latino neighborhood where her family has...

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...

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...