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

Denver pitches in big for stock show plan, but oversight still unclear

denverpost.com — Posted: 03/03/2015 12:01:00 AM MST Updated: 03/03/2015 12:04:20 AM MST Denver voters hold the key to more than half of the $856 million needed to kick off an ambitious transformation of the National Western Stock Show complex.

Denver considers $50,000 settlement of woman's excessive force case

denverpost.com — Posted: 03/02/2015 05:13:25 PM MST Updated: 03/02/2015 05:14:06 PM MST The Denver City Council on Monday night was set to consider paying $50,000 to settle a case with a woman whose face was bloodied when a police officer slammed her into a wall and an elevator door.

New Denver Public Library leader aims to build community connections

denverpost.com — Posted: 03/02/2015 03:51:55 PM MST Updated: 03/02/2015 03:51:57 PM MST The Denver Public Library has elevated Michelle Jeske, a longtime employee who has helped lead efforts to refocus its mission beyond lending books, to be the new city librarian. On Monday, Jeske, 48, succeeded Shirley Amore, who retired last week after more than eight years as the system's first female librarian.

Organizer of Denver 4/20 rally rejects city's request for detailed plans

denverpost.com — Posted: 02/24/2015 04:59:04 PM MST Updated: 02/24/2015 04:59:05 PM MST Denver has denied one of two permit requests for pro-marijuana 4/20 rallies in Civic Center on April 20, but the remaining applicant is declining officials' request to submit detailed plans.

High-powered supporters come together for Michael Hancock

blogs.denverpost.com — Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is bringing together a big group of powerful movers and shakers, some of them potentially masked, for a fundraiser Wednesday night. The Mardi Gras-themed event - masks encouraged - has a list of "co-chairs" that include only big names: developers and home-builders, oil and gas executives, real estate executives, bankers and insurance executives, a hotel magnate, top-dollar PR spinsters, high-powered lawyers and lobbyists, and Hancock's chief of staff, Janice Sinden.

Organizer of 4/20 rally rejects Denver's request for detailed plans

denverpost.com — Posted: 02/24/2015 04:59:04 PM MST Updated: 02/24/2015 04:59:05 PM MST Denver has denied one of two permit requests for pro-marijuana 4/20 rallies in Civic Center on April 20, but the remaining applicant is declining officials' request to submit detailed plans.

Denver checkout bag fee is dead, but backers hope to bring issue back

denverpost.com — Posted: 02/23/2015 12:01:00 AM MST Updated: 02/23/2015 12:13:10 AM MST Denver's proposal to make customers pay 5 cents per disposable grocery bag spent the last year on life support - until last week, when the City Council pulled the plug.

Denver Councilwoman Jeanne Faatz backs candidate in District 2

blogs.denverpost.com — The crowded race to succeed term-limited Denver City Councilwoman Jeanne Faatz in southwest Denver hasn't attracted much money. But Denver political observers are watching closely because the three-term Faatz, a former state legislator, is a rare stalwart fiscal conservative on a council dominated by liberal voices.

12-story condos near Sloan's Lake get OK in Denver rezoning decision

denverpost.com — Posted: 02/18/2015 02:36:18 PM MST Updated: 02/18/2015 02:42:49 PM MST A controversial rezoning proposal to allow a 12-story condo development on the south edge of Sloan's Lake park won approval Tuesday night from the Denver City Council.

$856M National Western plan draws praise; stock show to rally donors

denverpost.com — Posted: 02/17/2015 04:56:56 PM MST Updated: 02/17/2015 04:56:57 PM MST The nonprofit that puts on the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo is responsible for just a small part of Denver's $856 million financing plan for a campus makeover, but it's gearing up for a big fundraising effort that will test the annual event's base of support.
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Mar 03, 2015

My story: #Denver's ponying up tax $ for mega-project, but how much control will city get over National Western site? dpo.st/1zU1yuT

Mar 03, 2015

@chrisgeidner Utterly amazing. Just as I've noticed the sea change in attitudes, towards nonchalance, among many straight men <35

Mar 03, 2015

Boulder's Bhakti Chai lands $3 million from Colorado Impact Fund: dpo.st/18LgBRf via @steveraabedp

Mar 03, 2015

Denver weather: CDOT crews 'mobilizing' as storm threatens to bring significant snowfall: dpo.st/1BCFx8w via @jesseapaul

Mar 03, 2015

Updated story: Denver proposes crackdown on unlicensed grows' pot plant limits: dpo.st/1BEEvc0 via @bruvs

Mar 03, 2015

RT @BuzzFeedBen: Encountered John Podesta and asked him if Hillary would release all the emails. Awkward silence, followed by advice to call her staff

Mar 03, 2015

@jackhealyNYT And you wonder why we rarely say, "That's a good answer."

Mar 03, 2015

@NickRiccardi @jackhealyNYT @nickconfessore Solution: Don't eat the whole damn burrito in one sitting. Simple! Oh wait. It's tough not to.

Mar 03, 2015

#Denver, in 2014, spent $5.2M on #marijuana regulation, enforcement, education and related efforts. So ~$16.7M pocketed from legal pot.



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