Economy

COMMENTARY

How can we be ‘safer at home’ without a home?

BY: - July 5, 2020

When I was 15 years old, my mom, my brother and I came home in Arizona to find an eviction notice on the door. If you receive an eviction notice, you’re entitled to a court hearing, but we didn’t know this at the time. We packed what we could, including our two dogs, into our […]

Police spending accounts for about a third of budget in Colorado’s biggest cities

BY: - July 3, 2020

When Vanessa Wilson, interim chief of the Aurora Police Department, addressed a special meeting of the Aurora City Council convened on June 30 to discuss her department’s response to recent protests, she began by making a comment that surely echoed the thoughts of many residents in the sprawling suburb of 379,000. “I never thought it […]

House Dems pass massive infrastructure bill; GOP calls it ‘nonsense’

BY: - July 2, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House cleared a massive $1.5 trillion package Wednesday that backers said would not only shore up the nation’s crumbling infrastructure but also create jobs at a time of widespread unemployment, protect the planet from a warming climate and narrow long-standing racial disparities. The bill takes “bold, broad and transformational action to rebuild our infrastructure […]

Relief money flows to Colorado’s oil and gas industry as global emissions rise

BY: - July 1, 2020

Last month, as federal officials continued to expand their historic efforts to rescue American businesses from the economic chaos caused by the spread of COVID-19, Denver-based Extraction Oil & Gas announced that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy — and no one was less surprised than veteran environmental activist Phil Doe. “We predicted it a […]

Organizers plan Capitol event and call on Gov. Polis to ‘cancel rent’

BY: - June 30, 2020

Organizers with the Denver Democratic Socialists of America and other advocates plan an event at the Colorado Capitol lawn to highlight the risk of eviction for thousands of Colorado renters and to call on Gov. Jared Polis to take action. “We’ll be setting up tents and banners across the Capitol lawn, calling on the governor […]