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Tear gas, pepper bullets used on crowds as George Floyd protests spread in Denver

Tear gas, pepper bullets used on crowds as George Floyd protests spread in Denver

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XShow Caption of By | , | , | , | and | | The Denver PostWhat started as a small, peaceful protest in Denver, demanding justice for , escalated into chaos Thursday evening after someone fired gunshots near the Capitol, sending demonstrators scattering across the city as police shot tear gas canisters and pepper spray.Tension built throughout the night as protesters and police clashed in the heart of the city. Video showed a driver striking a demonstrator in the street near the Capitol, footage that Gov. Jared Polis later...

May 28, 2020
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Colorado becomes 11th state to ban LGBTQ “panic defense”

Colorado becomes 11th state to ban LGBTQ “panic defense”

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | The Denver PostColorado on Monday became the 11th U.S. state to ban the LGBTQ “panic defense,” meaning defendants can no longer blame their own violent actions on a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity.Gov. Jared Polis, the first openly gay man in the country to be elected governor, signed the new law at the LGBTQ Center in Denver, flanked by advocates and lawmakers who carried a bill at the statehouse this spring.“We’ve come a long way here in Colorado since our days as the Hate State. We really went...

July 13, 2020
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Nuggets eager for NBA debut of Facundo Campazzo: "He has to be a top-five pick-and-roll player in the world"

Nuggets eager for NBA debut of Facundo Campazzo: "He has to be a top-five pick-and-roll player in the world"

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | The Denver PostNuggets coach Michael Malone presented a short video before the team’s first offseason practice to introduce returning players to seven newcomers on the roster. He saved the best clip for last.Facundo Campazzo — a fiery playmaking point guard for Real Madrid since 2014, now getting his first chance in the NBA with Denver this season — is must-see TV.“When I get depressed, I might just put on (Campazzo) highlights, because it brings a smile on my face,” Malone told reporters Sunday during a virtual...

December 6, 2020
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Colorado announces temporary tax break for bars and restaurants

Colorado announces temporary tax break for bars and restaurants

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | The Denver PostColorado bars and eateries that have been ordered to limit their capacity are getting a temporary tax break from the state and uncertainty for the industry.Gov. Jared Polis announced Wednesday that via executive order he has suspended collection of the 2.9% sales tax that businesses must typically return to the government. That means businesses affected by the executive order — bars, restaurants and food trucks — can hang onto an extra $2.90 per $100 in revenue.“Colorado’s restaurants, bars, and...

November 25, 2020
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Biden plans swift moves to protect and advance LGBTQ rights

Biden plans swift moves to protect and advance LGBTQ rights

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy and | The Associated PressAs vice president in 2012, Joe Biden endeared himself to many LGBTQ Americans by endorsing same-sex marriage even before his boss, President Barack Obama.Now, as president-elect, Biden is making sweeping promises to LGBTQ activists, proposing to carry out virtually every major proposal on their wish lists. Among them: Lifting the Trump administration’s near-total ban on military service for transgender people, barring federal contractors from anti-LGBTQ job discrimination, and creating...

November 28, 2020
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Trump allies behind rally that ignited U.S. Capitol riot, records say

Trump allies behind rally that ignited U.S. Capitol riot, records say

By and | The Associated PressWASHINGTON — Veterans of President Donald Trump’s failed reelection campaign had key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, according to an Associated Press review of records, undercutting the grassroots image pushed by groups involved in the event.A pro-Trump nonprofit organization called Women for America First hosted the “Save America Rally” on Jan. 6 at the Ellipse, a federally owned patch of land near the White House. But an attachment to the permit, granted by the National Park Service, lists more...

January 17, 2021
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An anonymous $2 million donation has paid Colorado Symphony salaries through summer 2021

An anonymous $2 million donation has paid Colorado Symphony salaries through summer 2021

Colorado Symphony will be able to pay its employees’ salaries and health insurance through summer 2021 thanks to a $2 million anonymous gift, even as painful shutdowns continue for most nonprofit performing arts companies across the United States.The gift, which was received last year but disclosed in a press statement in late January, brings Colorado Symphony’s end-of-2020 fundraising to a record $2.5 million. It bolsters the $122,000 that the symphony raised on Colorado Gives Day (Dec. 8, 2020); the completion of a matching, $50,000 grant by The Butler Family Fund of The Denver...

February 8, 2021
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Colorado governor orders all downhill skiing operations to cease for a week

Colorado governor orders all downhill skiing operations to cease for a week

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | The Denver PostAll North American ski mountains operated by the continent’s biggest resort companies, Vail Resorts and Alterra Mountain Company, will close Sunday — a dramatic move that comes just days after resorts vowed to remain open as the coronavirus spreads through the state.Vail Resorts — which owns Vail Ski Resort, Beaver Creek Resort, Breckenridge Ski Resort, Keystone Resort and Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado — said it will reevaluate in a week to determine whether its mountains would reopen...

March 14, 2020
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Colorado abolishes death penalty; governor commutes sentences of 3 on death row

Colorado abolishes death penalty; governor commutes sentences of 3 on death row

Sen. Dennis Hisey is heading to his desk at senate chamber in Colorado State Capitol building on Friday. March 13, 2020.Gov. Jared Polis signed Monday making Colorado the 22nd state to abolish the death penalty, and he also commuted the sentences of the .They will instead serve life prison sentences without the possibility of parole, Polis said.“The commutations of these despicable and guilty individuals are consistent with the abolition of the death penalty in the State of Colorado, and consistent with the recognition that the death penalty cannot be, and never has been, administered...

March 24, 2020
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Walmart in Aurora shut down after 3 coronavirus deaths and multiple cases

Walmart in Aurora shut down after 3 coronavirus deaths and multiple cases

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | The Denver PostA Walmart in Aurora has been shut down by health officials because of three coronavirus deaths associated with the business as well as multiple cases.The Walmart, at 14000 East Exposition, is closed by order of the Tri-County Health Department in connection to the deaths of an employee, a store security guard, and an employee’s husband, according to a news release.“There are six additional confirmed cases among employees,” the release said. There are three additional cases connected to the business...

April 24, 2020
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