An unexpected result of Colorado's legalization of limited marijuana sales for recreational purposes has been a rise in the number of academic studies about whether the change has been good or bad for the state. A few months ago, a paper released by the Brookings Institution found that the rollout w ... More >>
In recent weeks, anti-marijuana advocates have been pushing polls they say show a majority of people in Colorado and beyond are cooling on cannabis legalization. But Mason Tvert, spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project and a primary proponent for Amendment 64, which legalized limited pot sales in ... More >>
According to the Brookings Institution, Colorado Springs topped the list of ten cities with the greatest growth in poor neighborhoods -- an unhappy distinction to be sure, and one that plenty of our readers equated to the community's fiscal conservatism, among other factors. Here are three examples. ... More >>
Since the January 1 launch of legal recreational marijuana sales in Colorado, there's been debate aplenty about the wisdom of this civic experiment -- and a new report from the Brookings Institution's Center for Effective Public Management on view below won't end it. But the findings of the study, u ... More >>
We're now number two! It was big, big news in November 2011 when the Denver metro area suddenly topped the list of the country's "cool cities."That was according to William Frey, a demographer with the Brookings Institution, who studied the numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Su ... More >>
Same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization aren't natural bedfellows, as it were. But do the topics have more in common than seems obvious at first blush? Jonathan Rauch thinks so. In a new Brookings Institution study on view below in its entirety, he maintains that just as states have the right t ... More >>
As you know, we're currently gearing up for our annual Best of Denver issue, which will hit streets and computer terminals near you next week. How best to get you geared up for our latest opus? By sharing the funniest award-winners from 2012. Who has Denver International Airport penis envy -- and wh ... More >>
In October 2011, entrepreneur Jim Deters founded Galvanize, an organization dedicated to "growing start-ups through capital, community and curriculum." Over the last twelve months, he's definitely put his money where that motto is. Today, the most recent manifestation will be unveiled when Galvanize ... More >>
This is National Small Business Week, but local entrepreneurs should think big. "Better cities, better entrepreneurs...and vice versa," proclaims [i4c], and the venture is putting its money where its mouth is, with a contest that will give three ventures not just investment money, but support that w ... More >>
My nephew in Chicago has a sudden interest in Colorado politics, and he's been closely following the progress of the civil union bill at the legislature -- a proposal resurrected yesterday when Governor John Hickenlooper said he would call a special session to debate the issue.
My favorite artifact on display at the new History Colorado Center is an old "Colorful Colorado" sign right by the fabulous floor map of Colorado, riddled with bullet holes and sporting colored-in lettering -- vandalism, according to the highway workers who took down the sign. History, according to ... More >>
Now in its 64th year, the Conference on World Affairs is a five-day mental fest that fires up at the University of Colorado Boulder campus today. Since the first CWA in 1948, thinkers from the forefront and fringes of science, politics, spirituality, medicine, academia and the arts have convened eve ... More >>
Eat this, In-N-Out.In a repeat of a trip he made with then-governor Bill Owens back in 2003, Governor John Hickenlooper is now winging his way to California. He and new Denver mayor Michael Hancock are officially trying to encourage businesses there to expand to Colorado -- and, unofficially, ... More >>
Governor John Hickenlooper announced yesterday that he'd created the Colorado Innovation Network, "a roadmap for making Colorado the best state for innovation," he explains, "and where every road must lead to new jobs." And when those jobs arrive, there will be plenty of young workers to take them, ... More >>
Denver is the coolest city in the country, according to William Frey of the Brookings Institute, who parsed three years of stats -- from 2008 through 2010 -- to determine that more young adults are moving to the Denver metro area than any other city. Because we're cool. Find Westword's list of fifte ... More >>
Once hailed as the perfect community, Northglenn is ready to fight for its life.
With his grades and high school activities, Pablo is an ideal candidate for college, except for one hitch: He's illegal.
Deck the halls...