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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 to pay $25,000 settlement over pot petition gatherer's arrest — Posted: 11/24/2014 04:53:35 PM MST Updated: 11/25/2014 02:11:56 PM MST Denver City Council on Monday approved the payment of $25,000 to settle a false arrest lawsuit brought by a woman who was collecting petition signatures.

Denver residency rule backers finalize ballot language — Neighborhood activists have fine-tuned a proposed Denver charter amendment that would require mayoral appointees to live within city limits. The Post first reported on their plans two weeks ago. The effort, which still must pass the high bar of gathering 18,000 signatures to make the May 2015 municipal election ballot, is based on the argument that high-level city officials should be subject to the policies they set for other residents.

Denver to pay $25,000 settlement over pot petition gatherer's arrest — Posted: 11/24/2014 04:53:35 PM MST Updated: 11/24/2014 04:53:49 PM MST Denver City Council on Monday is set to consider paying $25,000 to settle a false arrest lawsuit brought by a woman who was collecting petition signatures.

Denver City Council green lights River North pedestrian bridge — Posted: 11/17/2014 07:20:47 PM MST Updated: 11/17/2014 07:22:20 PM MST The Denver City Council gave a green light Monday to agreements making way for a pedestrian bridge over old freight and new East Line commuter rail tracks in Denver's River North neighborhood.

FATE Brewing will expand space, production next month — A major expansion is coming to Boulder's FATE Brewing Co., not yet two years old. The brew pub, known best for its kosch beers, bucked Colorado's recent trend of new breweries opening neighborhood taprooms, instead opting for a full-scale restaurant, with its beers sharing taps with drafts from other breweries.

House Dems to recruit Andrew Romanoff to run again — While Andrew Romanoff isn't saying much about his plans following his loss last week to Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, D.C. news outlet Roll Call reported Thursday that House Democrats will mount an effort to recruit him to run again in 2016.

Denver voters could get new whack at residency rule, for appointees — Posted: 11/12/2014 12:01:00 AM MST Updated: 11/12/2014 01:46:22 AM MST Denver voters long ago repealed a requirement that city workers live within city limits, but a group of residents is working to revive the rule for mayoral appointees. They're aiming to place a charter amendment on the ballot for next May's municipal election, when Mayor Michael Hancock is up for re-election.

Twice-beaten, Andrew Romanoff faces uncertain political future — Posted: 11/11/2014 12:01:00 AM MST Updated: 11/11/2014 12:03:07 AM MST After his last crushing defeat, Andrew Romanoff spent two years lying low before launching a bid for political resurrection. This time, after a second decisive loss in a high-profile race, the former Colorado House speaker's path forward may not be so simple.

Denver City Council set to vote on $1.7B operating budget for 2015 — Posted: 11/10/2014 03:31:22 PM MST Updated: 11/10/2014 03:31:39 PM MST The Denver City Council on Monday night is set to give final approval to a proposed $1.7 billion operating budget for 2015 that pays for three police recruit classes, Sheriff Department reforms and big public works projects.

Cory Gardner, Mike Coffman were top candidates — Now that the smoke has cleared from last Tuesday's election, D.C. media analysts are busy crowning the best candidates of the 2014 midterm elections. Colorado came out big Monday: Chris Cillizza, author of The Fix blog for The Washington Post, says Republican Sen.-elect Cory Gardner was the best candidate of the entire election, anywhere, after beating Democratic Sen.
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But plenty of reg. pies too! MT @TrevorHughes: Denver filled with the smell of baking. I don't mean pies. #marijuana

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