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Trying to Live, Trying to Learn

extras.denverpost.com — It is frustrating to advocates for homeless children that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development does not count kids living in other families' living rooms or basements as being homeless, as the U.S. Department of Education does.
Aug 22, 2014

The # of Colo. homeless school kids has tripled in a decade. Special report by @JBrownDPost @JoeAmonDP @mahalagaylord dpo.st/1llIqEK

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Denver City Council approves two business improvement districts

denverpost.com — Posted: 08/22/2014 10:25:12 AM MDT Updated: 08/22/2014 10:26:05 AM MDT Denver has two more business improvement districts after City Council approved the creation of districts on East Colfax Avenue and Santa Fe Drive on Monday. The next step is for the property owners in each corridor to vote in November to approve a tax to fund the district.
Aug 22, 2014

ICYMI: #Denver City Council approved two business improvement districts on Monday. See where dpo.st/1llF7gL

Aug 22, 2014

Denver has 2 new business improvement districts, East Colfax and Santa Fe dpo.st/1llF7gL by @joe_vacc

Denver throws a party for public art that some love, some don't

denverpost.com — Posted: 08/21/2014 10:52:58 AM MDT Updated: 08/21/2014 10:54:01 AM MDT Artist John McEnroe has the distinction of creating Denver's second-most beloved piece of public art and its second-most ... misunderstood. His "Model State," on the atrium wall of the Colorado Convention Center, is a genuine crowd-pleaser that takes the shape of a child's plastic model kit on steroids.
Aug 21, 2014

I would have called this "The Party's Over." It's a bunch of dead balloons. dpo.st/1nf7Lex #ISeeVelvet (H/T @DenverArts)

Aug 21, 2014

Denver throws a party for public art that some love, some don't: dpo.st/1oViMXO via @denverpost | I, for one, LOVE National Velvet

Aug 21, 2014

What does this public art looks like? (Beans! Intestines!) Guesses via #ISeeVelvet Read: dpo.st/1nf7Lex pic.twitter.com/d4lskkaEFK

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Colorado State Fair barbecue attracts Hickenlooper, Beauprez

blogs.denverpost.com — It's that time of the year again, when legislators, lobbyists and a host of others head to Pueblo for a BBQ kicking off the opening of the Colorado State Fair. The event often is better attended in election years, when candidates come and mingle with the crowd. Joining this year's dinner: Democratic Gov.
Aug 22, 2014

Colorado State Fair BBQ attracts civic, political leaders. @HickforCO & @bobbeauprez are headed there. dpo.st/1tA0V7F #copolitics

Plan to annex Southwest Plaza mall into Bow Mar may be delayed

denverpost.com — Posted: 08/22/2014 12:05:50 PM MDT Updated: 08/22/2014 12:10:59 PM MDT The annexation of Southwest Plaza mall into the town of Bow Mar may not happen as soon as originally thought.

Gardens at Columbine set to open facility for seniors with Alzheimer's

denverpost.com — Posted: 08/21/2014 12:01:00 AM MDT JEFFERSON COUNTY -The senior-care facility the Gardens at Columbine is nearly ready to open its memory-care residence that will give the home the ability to serve residents experiencing memory issues. In the past, the Gardens at Columbine - 5130 W. Ken Caryl Ave.
Aug 22, 2014

Gardens at Columbine ready to open Memory Care Facility next month #Jeffco dpo.st/1tzW7Po

PHOTOS: USA Pro Challenge 2014, Stage 4

photos.denverpost.com — Photos from Stage 4 of cycling's 2014 USA Pro Challenge. After a ceremonial start at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, the race headed into town and joined up with a 16-mile, 4-lap circuit with climbs through Garden of the Gods, Mesa Rd. and the infamous Ridge Rd.

Chris Wolfe fills vacant Morrison board of trustees position

denverpost.com — Posted: 08/22/2014 10:45:29 AM MDT Updated: 08/22/2014 10:47:22 AM MDT MORRISON - Chris Wolfe has replaced Mark Williams on Morrison's board of trustees. Williams resigned in July during public comment of a board meeting in front of a packed room, when he cited disputes with neighbors related to junk in their yards.

Aurorans learn to make healthy recipes on a budget at Anschutz

denverpost.com — Posted: 08/21/2014 12:01:00 AM MDT AURORA -Bowls of sliced mango, crispy green beans, silky hummus and other fiber-rich foods floated around one of the instruction rooms in the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. About 20 Aurora-area residents sniffed and nibbled the snacks that were picked to replace things like cookies, chips and soda in their diets.
Aug 22, 2014

Anschutz Health and Wellness Center offers a class for Aurorans on cooking healthy meals that only cost $1.26. dpo.st/1tzEG1s

Cartoons of the day

blogs.denverpost.com — The Islamic State terrorist group posted a video earlier this week showing the execution of James Foley, a U.S. journalist captured in Syria two years ago. The group said it beheaded Foley in response to U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

GOP running mate Jill Repella wants to serve on fracking panel

denverpost.com — Posted: 08/22/2014 12:01:00 AM MDT Updated: 08/22/2014 02:47:30 AM MDT Jill Repella, a Douglas County commissioner and the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor, is one of the Coloradans who has asked to serve on a task force looking at fracking. In response to an open-records request, Gov.
Aug 22, 2014

GOP lite gov candidate Jill Repella wants to serve on fracking task force. dpo.st/1llo9is #copolitics

Zillow: Rents in the Denver metro area "very unaffordable"

denverpost.com — Posted: 08/21/2014 07:44:33 AM MDT Updated: 08/21/2014 07:45:28 AM MDT Rents in the Denver metro area are "very unaffordable", preventing would-be homeowners from saving for a down payment, Zillow said in a report released Thursday. Zillow said renters in the Denver metro area will need to spend 31.8 percent of their income on the median rental compared to 21.6 percent historically.
Aug 21, 2014

I don't want to say I told you so, but... dpo.st/1wd0FAN Rents in Denver "very unaffordable", preventing wannabe buyers from saving.

Aug 21, 2014

Good news! (For landlord) Zillow: Rents in the Denver metro area 'very unaffordable': dpo.st/1oUJnEF via @denverpost

Aug 21, 2014

As someone who just moved to Metro Denver, I would agree with this Zillow report: denverpost.com/business/ci_26…

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Denver Post editor Greg Moore on homeless schoolchildren project

blogs.denverpost.com — On Friday, we present a special report on the growing number of homeless kids being educated in the state's public school system. The reporting, photography and statistics are eye-opening and profoundly disturbing.
Aug 22, 2014

RT @danielpetty: Preview of our special report on the rising number of homeless children on Colorado’s public education system dpo.st/1ng6cNq

Aug 21, 2014

RT @danielpetty: Preview of our special report on the rising number of homeless children on Colorado’s public education system dpo.st/1ng6cNq

Aug 21, 2014

Preview of our special report on the rising number of homeless children on Colorado’s public education system dpo.st/1ng6cNq

Aug 21, 2014

RT @GregGriffin: .@denverpost editor @gregmooreDP writes about special report on homeless students, coming Friday: dpo.st/1roOP4t

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