Gentrification concerns and troubles with Denver’s homebuyer assistance program spur new discussions about affordable housing

Two recent events in Denver -- a Five Points coffee shop sign that appeared to celebrate the effects of gentrification and the unraveling of a city-run homebuyers' assistance program -- have spurred new discussions about the lack of affordable housing options locally and the challenges in addressing the problem.


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Trump takes steps to ease firing of federal workers

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a trio of executive orders to overhaul the federal bureaucracy by making it easier to fire federal workers for poor performance and misconduct, requiring that departments and agencies negotiate better union contracts and limiting the amount of time certain federal workers can spend on union business.


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Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers

Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming, counter negative news coverage and tout Administrator Scott Pruitt's stewardship of the agency.


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Vise tightens on Airbnb, other metro-Denver rentals, as Golden OKs limits and Lakewood and Wheat Ridge weigh following suit

As vacation home rentals continue to grow, both in Colorado and across the nation, Jefferson County is shaping up as the next flashpoint for communities intent on getting ahead of an industry that is often perceived as flying under the radar.


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Shareable, electric scooters infiltrate downtown Denver Friday to riders’ delight and the city’s concern

Fleet of motorized scooters for people to share debuts in Denver. City isn't sure it's going to work out.


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“We’re closed!”: Trump directs his anger over immigration at Homeland Security secretary

President Donald Trump began berating Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in the Oval Office earlier this spring, according to administration officials, griping about her performance and blaming her for a surge in illegal border crossings.


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“A lot of dial tones”: The inside story of how Trump’s North Korea summit fell apart

The historic nuclear disarmament summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un - the one that Trump thought might earn him the Nobel Peace Prize - crumbled nearly as quickly as it came together, in a sudden and startling decision Thursday morning by the American president.


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Trump cancels summit with Kim; North Korea still wants talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly canceled his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, blaming "tremendous anger and open hostility" by Pyongyang — a decision North Korea called "regrettable" while still holding out hope for "peace and stability."


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NRA host calls for legislation to limit reporting on mass shooters. Then he says he didn’t mean it.

In the days after a shooter killed 10 people at a Texas high school, National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch joined a chorus of conservatives in spotlighting a subject to blame that didn't involve guns.


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Navajo Nation, EPA question plan to open land near Great Sand Dunes for oil, gas drilling

A federal push to open some of Colorado's most pristine and delicate high country to oil and gas drilling -- land near two sacred Navajo mountains touching the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness --  faces growing opposition.


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