Trump's tariffs on solar power panels could cost thousands of jobs, industry leaders warn

The tariffs could put 2,000 Colorado jobs at risk, a local group says.


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More than 100,000 line up (in person and online) for tickets to Denver ‘Hamilton’ (Video)

It was a one-day shot at buying remaining tickets to the Denver run of Broadway’s Hamilton — and well over 100,000 people took that shot. Unfortunately for those itching to see the touring version of the mega-hit musical about immigrant founding father Alexander Hamilton, there was way too much demand for the supply. Tickets — from $75 to $165 with a small number of $545 premium seats — went on sale at 10 a.m. Monday at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts box office, by phone and…


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Transportation debate breaks down along partisan lines in Colorado Legislature

While Republicans and Democrats in the Colorado Legislature say that increasing transportation funding is a priority, a bill to sell as much as $3.5 billion in bonds will enter its first hearing Tuesday as a very partisan piece of legislation. While Republicans say Senate Bill 1 is necessary to prioritize road funding and to tackle a lack of infrastructure money that has festered for too long, Democrats say the bill improperly mortgages away the future of the state and imperils future funding for…


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7-year-old restaurant closing in Denver's Golden Triangle neighborhood

Charcoal Restaurant, a staple of Denver's Golden Triangle community, will shut down on Tuesday night after dinner service. Charcoal Dining Group, which owns the restaurant, has made the business decision to pursue other opportunities and investments, the owners said in a short announcement. It will continue to operate its second and newer location, Charcoal Bistro Wash Park. Charcoal opened almost seven years ago at 43 W. Ninth Avenue and became known for its wine selection and range of shared…


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Denver Health eating-disorders center doubles its number of beds

Denver Health’s Acute Center for Eating Disorders has doubled its number of beds — an expansion that leaders say is a reaction to an increase in the number of patients needing its services. The 10-year-old center that began with two inpatient beds now is home to 30 around-the-clock beds designed to treat men and women who have the most severe cases of eating disorders. That includes patients from around the world, some of whom are flown in on air ambulances of partner Angel Med Flight if commercial…


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ULA starts marketing Atlas V rocket launches for commercial satellites

United Launch Alliance is starting to sell commercial rides on its Atlas V rocket, taking over marketing for commercial satellite missions that have been handled by an offshoot of its parent company, Lockheed Martin Corp. Nothing changes about the Atlas V rocket, which Centennial-based ULA manufactures and has launched on 75 consecutive missions taking payloads into orbit. ULA has restructured in recent months to become a more efficient space-launch provider, bringing down costs and starting an…


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Arvada study addresses metrowide concern over urban renewal subsidies for developers

The study shows private investments nearly 11 times the amount of public money put into some projects.


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A Colorado university's sorority houses are the highest valued in the nation, report finds

Fraternity and sorority houses are often towering, historic buildings that follow the natural aesthetics of a college campus. They're also worth millions — particularly in the case of the sororities and women's clubs on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, which have the highest average property value in the nation, $3.46 million. That's according to a new report, "Greek Life Property Value," compiled by House Method, a website that advises people on interior design. To compile its report,…


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Denver Press Club to honor newspaper editor Martin Baron with Damon Runyon Award

Martin Baron — the newspaper editor who led The Boston Globe when it won the Pulitzer Prize for uncovering priestly sex abuse — will be honored by the Denver Press Club as the 24th recipient of the media organization’s annual Damon Runyon Award. The work of the Globe’s investigative team on the sex-abuse story was featured in the 2015 Oscar-winning movie Spotlight, which co-starred Liev Schreiber as Baron. The paper’s reporting won the 2003 Pulitzer for Public Service.  Marty Baron…


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Sphero, maker of Star Wars toy robots, lays off dozens of employees

Sphero, maker of the Star Wars BB-8 and other robotic toys, has laid off 45 employees, most of them at the company’s Boulder headquarters. The seven-year-old startup is restructuring after a slower-than-expected holiday sales season for its high-profile toys to place more emphasis on Sphero’s robotics and programming education products. "We’ve recently restructured our team to better align with our product development needs for 2018," said Claire Tindall, Sphero spokewoman. "As we move towards…


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