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EXPLAINER: Housing prices increase; so does homelessness

Jul. 30, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool...

Former Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm dies at 85

Jul. 30, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado Democratic Gov. Richard “Dick” Lamm, who successfully fought to stop the 1976 Winter Olympics from being held in Colorado even though they had been awarded to the state, has died. He was 85. Lamm passed away late Thursday following...

Officer shown pistol-whipping man during arrest resigns

Jul. 29, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A suburban Denver police officer shown on body camera video pistol-whipping and choking a man he was trying to arrest resigned Thursday, authorities said. Aurora Officer John Haubert was arrested Monday on suspicion of attempted first-degree...

Violent arrest in Colorado reignites anger over policing

Jul. 29, 2021 00:21 AM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A video showing a police officer pistol-whipping and choking a Black man during an arrest in a Denver suburb has reignited anger over policing in the community, with activists decrying what they say is just the latest example of the mistreatment of people of color. ...

Violent arrest in Colorado reignites anger over policing

Jul. 28, 2021 21:21 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A video showing a police officer pistol-whipping and choking a Black man during an arrest in a Denver suburb has reignited anger over policing in the community, with activists on Wednesday decrying what they say is just the latest example of the mistreatment of people...

Parks worker dies after mower accident in suburban Denver

Jul. 28, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — A man who worked for the parks department in the suburban Denver town of Arvada died after the mower he was operating overturned into a lake and pinned him underwater. Authorities say Joe Herrin died at a hospital Wednesday, nearly a week after he...

Lock, Bridgewater take similar approach to QB competition

Jul. 28, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Drew Lock took the first snap of training camp Wednesday, which might be the only concession the Denver Broncos make to their incumbent quarterback in his training camp competition with veteran Teddy Bridgewater. Coach Vic Fangio said Lock got...

Okoye hit symbolized Atwater's career but didn't define it

Jul. 28, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Steve Atwater was in his second season with the Denver Broncos in 1990 when then-public relations chief Jim Saccomano approached him a few days before their home opener against Kansas City. “Hey Steve, we want to mic you for the game Monday night,”...

Boulder County puts review of reservoir expansion on hold

Jul. 28, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Boulder County has suspended consideration of a permit needed for a long-sought reservoir expansion by Denver Water until a federal court hears a lawsuit filed by the utility that alleges the county is stalling on the permit and jeopardizing the project. ...

Designer who won't make same-sex wedding websites loses case

Jul. 28, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has ruled against a web designer who didn’t want to create wedding websites for same-sex couples and sued to challenge Colorado’s anti-discrimination law, another twist in a series of court rulings nationwide about whether businesses denying services...