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Sara Hertwig

Controversy continues to swirl around the plans of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church to provide housing to homeless and mentally ill people. The church is located in the Clement Historic District and near the epicenter of Denver’s homeless population... more

Local Headlines

As winter sets in, Denver's homeless population struggle to endure amid continuous sweeps by Denver police. more

If you’re like this reporter and if you crave community and giving back over commercialism, then there’s an event just for you. Tucked between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays is an emerging Cap Hill community tradition: ... more

Neighborhood News and Notes

According to Charity Navigator, December is the month in which human beings are the most generous. In 2016, 31 percent of annual giving occurred in the month of December and 12 percent of annual giving occurred during the last three days of the year. more

Capitol Opinion

Mayor Michael B. Hancock has done his work, and now the long-discussed General Obligation (GO) Bond list of projects is in the hands of City Council. Council reviewed the bond package over two sessions July 17 and 24, and final recommendations... more

Government News

On the first of May, I retired after 30 years at a non-profit human service agency serving Denver’s low-income, disenfranchised and oft-ignored community members. I was blessed to be a part of the equation for so long and there is plenty... more

Capitol Opinion

One hundred square feet doesn’t sound like much for a home, but compared to a bed in a shelter or a park bench, it’s a castle. Or at least that’s what the tiny house movement is betting on in several cities around the country, including Denver. more

Neighborhood News and Notes

If you live or work in Central Denver, you know the city is facing a homelessness crisis. Rather than just talking about the issue, one local nonprofit decided to meet the homeless where they are while helping with an essential need: laundry. more

Local Headlines

Barbara McMahon serves the homeless community

Sara Hertwig

Before the weekly, free breakfast served there for the homeless and the needy, McMahon stood for 90 minutes behind a table near the front door, helped people look for various items and answered questions about the availability of certain sizes. more

Government News

Ray Lyall hands out tents and sleeping gear

Photo by Sara Hertwig

Over the past several months the City has been involved in several court cases involving the homeless. The most recent goes to trial on Feb. 21. Defendants Jerry Burton, Randy Russell and Terese Howard were issued citations for violating the... more

Government News

People in Denver are ignoring the facts: homelessness is caused by gentrification of low income neighborhoods, rising housing costs, loss of living-wage jobs, loss of pension benefits, lack of health care coverage... more

South Denver Opinion

Yumino Kimura

Ruthann Kallenberg.

It is with great pleasure we share the narrative of Yumino Kimura, a woman who came to Denver as an outsider and who decided to make other outsiders' experiences here easier. We hope you enjoy the read. more

Capitol Opinion

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Sara Hertwig

“The police department depends on you to be its eyes and ears,” Denver Police District Six Commander, Ron Saunier, has been telling citizens worried about increased numbers of homeless people in their neighborhoods. more

WASHINGTON PARK PROFILE

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Sara Hertwig

A point-in-time survey of homelessness in the seven-county metro area, conducted last January, counted 5,467 homeless people; 66 percent are found in the City and County of Denver. more

WASHINGTON PARK PROFILE

Brian Augustine is a happy man. A familiar face at the Sunday South Pearl Street Farmers Market where he chats with neighbors, charms canines and sells the Denver VOICE... more

People of South Denver