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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 council candidate admits campaign finance slip-ups

blogs.denverpost.com — Wayne New, one of five candidates running for City Council to represent central Denver's District 10, says his campaign "overlooked" a couple campaign finance rules by not printing disclosures on campaign signs or listing the spending on his finance reports. The possible violations were called out this week by a left-leaning watchdog group.

Lawsuit targets Denver's new 36-plant limit for collective pot grows

denverpost.com — Posted: 03/25/2015 07:29:45 PM MDT Updated: 03/25/2015 07:35:44 PM MDT A lawsuit filed Wednesday takes aim at a fresh Denver ordinance that could shut down dozens of unlicensed nonresidential marijuana-growing collectives by limiting them to growing 36 plants. The Denver City Council passed the measure 11-0 Monday night.

Denver revisits 2nd request for 4/20 rally permit after denial

blogs.denverpost.com — Denver parks officials have denied a permit for a 4/20 rally to an organizer who had been given first consideration for Civic Center on April 20. Now the city is working out details with a second applicant who had been shut out.

Denver City Council District 1, a hotbed of development, weighs approaches

denverpost.com — DENVER CITY COUNCIL PROFILE: DISTRICT 1 Posted: 03/25/2015 12:01:00 AM MDT Although Kim Wood and her family landed in northwest Denver by chance, they've grown to love living in one of the city's most dynamic areas. The recent transplants from rural Pennsylvania aren't alone.

Denver City Council approves 36-plant limit for collective pot grows

denverpost.com — Posted: 03/23/2015 07:53:17 PM MDT Updated: 03/23/2015 07:57:18 PM MDT Dozens of unlicensed non-residential marijuana-growing collectives in Denver could have to shut down under a new 36-plant limit approved Monday night by the City Council. City officials justify the new limit by pointing to documentation of unsafe conditions and fire hazards in facilities where they've noticed an "exponential increase" in cultivation of untracked marijuana.

Andrew Romanoff lands job leading top mental health advocate

blogs.denverpost.com — Plenty of speculation focused on where Andrew Romanoff would go after losing his challenge last November to U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman. On Monday, we got an answer: Romanoff will take over as president and CEO of influential advocacy group Mental Health America of Colorado.

As Denver grows up, up, up, more neighborhoods grapple with density

denverpost.com — When Keith and Meg Whitelaw moved into a house across the street from east Denver's Crestmoor Park two years ago, they thought they were escaping the traffic, parking woes and bustle that came with living a block from Cherry Creek North.

Suit targets Denver's approval of 12-story condos near Sloan's Lake

denverpost.com — Posted: 03/19/2015 04:17:32 PM MDT Updated: 03/19/2015 04:25:01 PM MDT Neighbors upset with the Denver City Council's approval of a rezoning request that allows a 12-story condo development to front Sloan's Lake park have taken their objections to court.

Hancock isn't endorsing City Council candidates -- for now

blogs.denverpost.com — Though a few staffers and his campaign manager attended, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock skipped out Thursday night on a Denver election ritual - the "lot draw" for ballot position. Dozens of candidates for City Council, auditor, and clerk and recorder watched as, for each race, Denver Elections Division staffers spun a container with slips of paper inside, then read them aloud.

Officials set ballot order for 50 candidates in Denver's May election

denverpost.com — Posted: 03/12/2015 07:41:15 PM MDT Updated: 03/12/2015 07:41:33 PM MDT Denver's ballot was set Thursday, kicking off the final eight weeks of campaigning for mayor, City Council, auditor, and clerk and recorder before the May 5 election. As candidates watched, officials from the Denver Elections Division pulled names from a container in a "lot draw" to determine ballot order in each race.
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Mar 27, 2015

RT @Wolfrum: I still predict the Duplass Bros will have box office success with their film, "Life is Hard and Slow and Just Ever-So-Slightly Interesting"

Mar 27, 2015

RT @jackhealyNYT: always have a glass of weed killer handy when interviewing people who claim it's safe to drink (h/t @davidfolkenflik) time.com/3761053/monsan…

Mar 27, 2015

RT @Bretontheradio: Another PERFECT Rocky Mountain sunrise as I see it from the studio window PS pot is legal pic.twitter.com/kzh46RIhIT

Mar 27, 2015

RT @sara_burnett: Great, rare look inside CO's Supermax “@nytimes: lawsuit revealing harsh world inside America’s toughest fed prison nyti.ms/1D4dIZ3

Mar 27, 2015

RT @DavidKrause: #Boulder DA says no murder charges to be filed in Longmont baby case. Via @AnthonyCottondp & @JesseAPaul http://t.co/WcJE…

Mar 27, 2015

RT @HankCary: 4 car crash on I-25 SB approaching 20th causing gawker delays. Gawk... Gawk... pic.twitter.com/uIGqF7yqFn

Mar 27, 2015

RT @SamBaker: Joy-inducing RT @KayReindl: This is possibly the greatest Twitter exchange in Twistory: pic.twitter.com/TzOS6kBZEJ

Mar 26, 2015

@Steve__Baxley He's definitely contrasting sharply with other candidates in way to spur more affordable housing

Mar 26, 2015

At-large incumbents Kniech and Ortega stress their experience. Not surprisingly, Washington and Silva press need for change, more competence



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