Michael George spent nearly a third of his life living on Denver's streets. He was born in Colorado, but his dad was a cook in the Air Force, and when George was four years old, the family moved from Lowry to Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. George lived there until he finished high school -- ins ... More >>
Our recent cover story -- "Bed Check," a close look at the shelter space available for homeless women in Denver -- was published just as the city opened up a new overflow wintertime option exclusively for women. The emergency spot has a total of fifty mats each night. And after more than a month in ... More >>
In "Bed Check," this week's feature, we take a close look at the challenges homeless women face when trying to find safe places to sleep in Denver. Incidentally, Denver's Road Home, the agency that oversees homeless issues, has just released an assessment of the city's shelter programs -- a report w ... More >>
In April, the Colorado Division of Housing reported the state features twice as many low-income families as there is affordable rental housing for those families. This morning, at the dedication ceremony for Bluff Lake Apartments, the area's newest affordable housing community, Mayor Michael Hancock ... More >>
It's crunch time. As the Denver City Council prepares for a final vote tonight on the proposed urban camping ban, opponents and proponents spent the weekend discussing the issue in meetings and on the streets. At the Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation, regional representatives hosted a panel to debate ... More >>
At a city council meeting yesterday afternoon, Police Chief Robert White outlined what he called a "passive" plan for the Denver Police Department to enforce the urban camping ban if it is passed. As drafted, the strategy calls for law enforcement to partner with outreach workers, and White promises ... More >>
When Tia Jones got the call yesterday, she was elated. The Family and Senior Homeless Initiative reached its goal three and a half years early when it helped its 1,000th family transition into permanent housing on February 8. One month and sixteen more families later, it's time to celebrate. As a fo ... More >>
Packed with opposition in orange "Homes Not Handfuffs" buttons, yesterday's City Council committee meeting initiated the first public discussion of Denver's proposed, hotly debated urban camping ban. With the proposal come as many accusations as questions, many of them involving concerns it could cr ... More >>
"Everyone take a deep breath." So began today's first public meeting about the proposed urban camping ban, organized by City Council's Land Use, Transportation & Infrastructure Committee in front of a group so large it breached fire code. While organizers stressed its purpose as an informational mee ... More >>
Bennie Milliner.Editor's note: This is the latest profile in Kelsey Whipple's ongoing series highlighting local political activists. Road Home executive director Bennie Milliner's career in service began the day he saw Calvin step out of his brand new, canary-yellow Chevy Impala. Emerging in ... More >>
Russell's next jam may not be as def as expected.
Denver Public Schools' bilingual-education policy is open to interpretation.
Northeast Denver's schools are running out of room.
After two assaults at Stedman Elementary School, parents are looking for answers.
What will happen when Denver's model of integration, Manual High, returns to the old days of segregation?