The federal Justice Department is investigating Denver for failing to provide sign-language interpreters for deaf prisoners. Investigators are seeking to determine whether Denver – which touts itself as “one of America’s most accessible cities” — is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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DENVER– Supporters rallied today on the steps of the Denver City and County Building in support of a state civil unions bill scheduled for crucial consideration this afternoon by the House Judicial Committee.
Capitol Hill lawmakers are moving to pass legislation that would effectively lift restrictions on traveling state to state with concealed weapons. The proposed laws would not only clear the path for gun owners with state-based concealed-carry permits but also for gun owners who live in states that require no permits to carry guns. The prospect has energized gun-rights activists and alarmed state and local officials, who say the legislation would blast holes in the long-established boundaries separating federal and local authority in regard to guns and safety and would present a grave threat to citizens and to law enforcement officials.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced this week that he is hosting a Cabinet in the Community meeting Saturday from 9 am until noon at the Washington Park Recreation Center.
As Colorado Republicans prepare to go to their caucuses tonight, Democrats continue to say that Mitt Romney is wrong for Colorado. Today, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Colorado Democratic Party Chair Rick Palacio addressed the media at Su Teatro in Denver’s Santa Fe Art District.
Colorado now has an official exploratory committee to look into hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics, but U.S. Olympic officials are still playing hard to get in the midst of an ongoing revenue-sharing dispute with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Restaurant owner Jason Bailey said Thursday he supports Denver’s paid sick days initiative and he blasted the Colorado and National Restaurant Associations for fighting the ballot measure.
Gay-rights organization One Colorado this week released a video as part of an ongoing campaign to to end harassment against Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people attending Colorado schools. The video features prominent political political and community leaders, including Governor John Hickenlooper, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and US Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet.
Mayor Michael Hancock today issued the following statement regarding the arrest of at least 24 people in Lincoln Park this morning: