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Taxicab ruling: Mile High Cab wins Supreme Court case, gets another shot at licenses

The 2011 feature "Mean Streets" described allegations of discrimination and abuse at Yellow Cab, the city's oldest taxi company, as well as detailing taxi drivers' inability to find alternatives because the state's Public Utilities Commission made it nearly impossible to start new cab companies. But Denver could be one step closer to a new taxi operation thanks to a Colorado Supreme Court decision yesterday that found the PUC didn't have adequate reason to deny a 2010 application for 150 licenses by local drivers to start Mile High Cab.
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Joel Warner is a former staff writer for Westword and International Business Times. He's also written for WIRED, Men's Journal, Men's Health, Bloomberg Businessweek, Popular Science, Slate, Grantland and many other publications. He's co-author of the 2014 book The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny, published by Simon & Schuster.
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