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City Hall Reporter — Denver Post

City hall reporter for @DenverPost. Formerly @IndyStar. Colorado native + lover of good music, trails and beer. jmurray[at]denverpost .com, 303.954.1405

Residents cheer Denver's National Western plan, but concerns persist

denverpost.com — Posted: 02/01/2015 12:01:00 AM MST On the dusty National Western Stock Show site, Denver's new 10-year makeover plan would add a gleaming arena and expo center, university research facilities and the potential of drawing more events year-round. But for some longtime activists, it's the ripples that could spread into surrounding neighborhoods that hold the most promise.

Denver election season set to kick off officially next week

blogs.denverpost.com — Dozens of candidates for Denver City Council and other offices will kick off the formal Denver election season next week by taking the first major step: petitioning to get on the May 5 ballot. So far, making the ballot is the only campaign task facing Mayor Michael Hancock.

Denver City Council set to take first full vote on salary proposal

denverpost.com — Posted: 01/26/2015 04:24:52 PM MST Updated: 01/26/2015 04:24:57 PM MST The Denver City Council on Monday could reignite a spirited debate over proposed raises for elected officials that drew sharp divisions earlier in a committee. The proposal to increase salaries by 10.3 percent for council members, the mayor, the clerk and recorder, and the auditor would take effect in July.

Denver homeless initiative would be latest to tap social impact bonds

denverpost.com — In the dry and wonky world of municipal finance, a new way for state and local governments to pay for the rapid expansion of social service programs - from Massachusetts and New York to Chicago, Salt Lake City and now Denver - is gathering steam and turning heads.

Denver homeless initiative would be latest to tap social impact bonds

denverpost.com — In the dry and wonky world of municipal finance, a new way for state and local governments to pay for the rapid expansion of social service programs - from Massachusetts and New York to Chicago, Salt Lake City and now Denver - is gathering steam and turning heads.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has $580K for lopsided re-election bid

denverpost.com — Posted: 01/20/2015 05:02:28 PM MST Updated: 01/20/2015 05:06:53 PM MST Denver Mayor Michael Hancock started January with nearly $580,000 in the bank for his re-election bid, according to the 2014 year-end finance report his campaign filed Tuesday. So far, the only thing missing ahead of the May 5 election is a challenger who can make him sweat.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has nearly $580,000 in bank

blogs.denverpost.com — Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's campaign says it is filing a financial report Tuesday afternoon that shows he started 2015 with $580,000 in the bank. He is up for re-election May 5 - but so far has not attracted a major challenger. That war chest is sizable.

Dennis Gallagher endorses City Councilman Chris Nevitt for auditor

denverpost.com — Posted: 01/20/2015 12:01:00 AM MST Updated: 01/20/2015 02:30:37 AM MST Denver City Auditor Dennis Gallagher has thrown his support behind a City Council member to succeed him as he finishes his third and final term. Gallagher told The Denver Post he is endorsing Chris Nevitt, who is running in the May 5 municipal election for the only open seat outside council matchups.

Denver's 4/20 Rally is likely to return, but not on April 20 actual

denverpost.com — Posted: 01/19/2015 04:50:35 PM MST Updated: 01/19/2015 04:51:04 PM MST Before organizers put together Denver's first permitted 4/20 pro-marijuana rally seven years ago, Civic Center served as a magnet for ragtag gatherings of enthusiasts each April 20.

Denver 4/20 festival, likely to return, will miss April 20 pot holiday

denverpost.com — Posted: 01/19/2015 04:50:35 PM MST Updated: 01/19/2015 04:51:04 PM MST Before organizers put together Denver's first permitted 4/20 pro-marijuana rally seven years ago, Civic Center served as a magnet for ragtag gatherings of enthusiasts each April 20.
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Jan 31, 2015

Resolved: winters are for salted caramel hot chocolate and salted caramel porters.

Jan 31, 2015

Got but a taste of the tasty PBJ salted caramel porter. Now it's the special double oatmeal stout (a… instagram.com/p/yiUE6yw5V2/

Jan 31, 2015

Campaign for @MayorHancock asks supporters to kick in $5k by tonight to meet Jan. goal. I guess, just in case?

Jan 31, 2015

Denver does this: RT @BostonGlobe: Boston is launching a car-sharing pilot that could use precious city parking spots ow.ly/IgoIv



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