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Homeless advocates fight for the right to rest in Denver

Homelessness in Denver has grown 600 percent in the last 20 years, while the amount of emergency shelter beds has been stagnant. In October 2015, Denver Homeless...

Anti-homeless metal spikes appear outside Sen. Michael Bennet’s office

  COLORADO SPRINGS — On a lawyer's advice, two sets of metal anti-homeless spikes will be removed from outside the downtown office of Colorado's senior U.S. Senator,...

Criminalizing homelessness comes at staggering cost

Eric Schwartz knows the cost of anti-homeless laws. Every time he's ticketed for illegal camping in Boulder, he spends three days in jail. Tickets are $250 each,...

No snow day for Denver’s Harm Reduction Action Center

More than 500 Denver organizations, including the public schools, have shut down because of last night's snow storm. But not the Harm Reduction Action...

Stone Soup Revival: Community gathers to address Denver’s housing crisis

“Love is one of those things that defies commodification,” speaker Susan Smith said to the crowd just before reading the children’s story Stone Soup....

Deficit hawk Coburn rejects benefits for homeless women veterans

In his zeal for deficit reduction, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has objected to Sen. Patty Murray’s (D-Wash.) bill to provide benefits to homeless woman...

What a bear! Gazette publisher grapples with Colorado Springs homelessness

In Vail, where Colorado Springs Gazette publisher Steve Pope once published the Vail Daily, homelessness merely referred to ski bums evicted for hosting too...

Early Bird Special: Panhandling remains legal in Grand Junction

Here’s our daily roundup of some of the news around Colorado that caught our attention: • It's not illegal to ask for spare change on...

Non-Profit News: Denver Rescue Mission

The Denver Rescue Mission raises three-quarters of its budget during the holiday season. The organization kicks off a series of upcoming events tonight with...

Dem Convention Must Juggle Competing Interests to Succeed

The promises made in behalf of the 2008 Democratic National Convention are mind-boggling: $160 million pumped into the metro Denver economy, a piece of...
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