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Progressive commissioner group seeks to “untangle TABOR” & redirect Senate Bill 267 money

Progressive commissioner group seeks to “untangle TABOR” & redirect Senate Bill 267 money

“Supporting gives CCAT a little edge to later say ‘hey some of that rural transportation funding needs to be spent in our areas – not just the eastern plains.”

By Sherrie Peif · July 13, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Denver, Featured, Gold Dome, Politics, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Top News, Transit, Transportation
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Denver housing: You can’t always live where you want

Not being able to afford to live where you want isn’t a crisis. It’s part of the crap you have to deal with as an adult.

By Jon Caldara · July 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Denver, Economy, Jon Caldara
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RTD faces big cuts following Senate Bill 267 drafting error; special districts to lose millions in revenue

“It’s a good reason why tax increases and debt measures like this should go to the voters where they get vetted in public,” Menten said.

By Sherrie Peif · July 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Denver, Exclusives, Featured, Gold Dome, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Top News, Transit, Transportation
50-year Army vet  fired from Denver Public Schools; transgender student at center of controversy

50-year Army vet fired from Denver Public Schools; transgender student at center of controversy

“As far as I’m concerned, DPS has to substantiate the charge,” he said. “I do intend, if necessary, to file suit against Denver Public Schools and the young lady.” — John Russell, retired Army Lt. Colonel.

By Sherrie Peif · April 11, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Denver, Education, Featured, Sherrie Peif, Uncategorized
Celebrate the power of educational choice

Celebrate the power of educational choice

I hope one day to see a real change, a change that gives every student an equal opportunity to succeed regardless of financial status by opening the door to a high-quality education.

By DeMarco Randall · January 23, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Denver, Education
Reason #5 most Americans don’t ride transit:  Our cities aren’t built for it

Reason #5 most Americans don’t ride transit: Our cities aren’t built for it

Housing, jobs, and other destinations are so diffused throughout American urban areas that they don’t generate the large numbers of people moving from one point to another that mass transit needs to work.

By Randal O'Toole · January 16, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Denver, Randal O'Toole, Transportation
Reason #2 why most Americans don’t ride transit: It doesn’t go where you want to go

Reason #2 why most Americans don’t ride transit: It doesn’t go where you want to go

Making transit systems work for more people would require using more small-box transit: small buses, vans, and so forth.

By Randal O'Toole · January 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Denver, Randal O'Toole, Transportation
DRCOG planning a gridlocked future for Denver Metro Area

DRCOG planning a gridlocked future for Denver Metro Area

The convenience of short travel times enhances each person’s participation in the free market.

By Bruce Baker · December 16, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Denver, Transportation, Uncategorized, Westminster
Mitch Morrissey - via Denver District Attorney's Office

DA Morrissey’s hire of nephew spurs accusation of nepotism

“Other investigators have to help him do his job, which puts a burden on those investigators. While he is gone doing ride alongs his work has to be done by other investigators. If he was qualified for the job this wouldn’t be happening,” the source said.

By Todd Shepherd · December 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Criminal Justice, Denver, Legal
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RTD’s unreliable A-Line: How flawed incentives lead to poor performance

Without the discipline of user fees, everything that’s happening with the A line should have been expected.

By Randal O'Toole · November 22, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Denver, Randal O'Toole, Transportation