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News Poetry: Homeless at 7th and Santa Fe

1. Black plastic bag, no tote, no backpack One pair of shoes, no socks, no laces Plenty of sunshine today, no raincoat One glove, one cold, bare hand Toothache,...

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

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...

Jury finds defendants guilty of violating Denver’s camping ban

A jury Wednesday found three defendants guilty of violating Denver's camping ban after they were ticketed in late November for sleeping outside with tents...

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...

Attorney to streamline lawsuit against homeless sweeps

A lawsuit seeking to end Denver’s campaign against homeless camps got a boost yesterday during a hearing with a federal judge. Denver attorney Jason Flores-Williams filed...

Hancock’s affordable housing plan goes for council vote, despite many doubts

Denver City Council will cast its first vote this evening on a proposed plan to ease the city’s housing crisis. As the local economy...

ACLU puts 34 Colorado cities and towns on notice: Repeal your...

  The Colorado chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is throwing down the gauntlet to nearly three dozen cities and towns throughout the state,...

The Home Front: Homelessness, housing, and barking dogs take up today’s...

Here's a real case of the Wednesdays, as the front pages of newspapers across Colorado tackle transients, affordable housing, how long a dog should...

Do Denver’s homeless people deserve the same rights as Monsanto? 6...

Denver police have made headlines over the past few months by “sweeping” encampments of homeless people. And critics have spoken out – including the...

Wiretap: Water woes, silver linings and a Big Pharma pariah –...

Sunshine and water Conservationists in California had a novel idea for tackling that state’s water woes: requiring water agencies to reveal how much water businesses...