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“Bicycle bicycle, bicycle. I want to ride my bicycle bicycle, bicycle, I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike, I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride it where I like!” squealed Freddy Mercury and Queen in 1981. You remember Queen... more

Jun 7, 2017 10:31 AM Opinion

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I have lived in the area and shopped at the Cherry Creek Mall since it’s opening. The day paid parking began, two friends and I were having our usual meet-for-coffee-solve-the-world’s-problems outside of Nordstrom’s. more

Jun 7, 2017 10:31 AM Opinion

On Wednesday, June 14, Colorado People's Alliance (COPA) brings their second annual event—La Fiesta del Pueblo—of The People's Party to City Park Pavilion, from 6:00 to 8:30p.m. COPA is a member-driven organization identifying and examining... more

Jun 7, 2017 10:31 AM Opinion

May Day—or International Workers' Day—will be recognized by a coalition of Denver labor and socialist groups at the Colorado State Capitol building on May 1 from 12:00-3:00p.m. Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), Denver; International Workers... more

May 2, 2017 4:27 PM Opinion

Michael Jackson wanted to “Just beat it, beat it…” I want the world to get back to faking it, just faking it. I have come to the belief that bluntness, harsh realities and partisan-opinionated tirades are leading us down a mannerless path... more

May 2, 2017 4:27 PM Opinion

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In your April Profile, you published an article about geese and the parks. You should know that a citizens group entitled, Citizens to Restore the Park, has been working behind the scenes to bring pressure to bear on the City to finally get... more

May 2, 2017 4:27 PM Opinion

We are experiencing growth in our city that defines our current concerns and our current desires for our future. Our future, as a city, rests in the decisions we make now because our city is evolving and our institutions and participation needs... more

Apr 6, 2017 2:23 PM Opinion

The $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)—financially backed by 17 big banks—has sparked strong, local Indigenous-led resistance, with demonstrations at bank branches, (including Chase, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo and Bank of America). more

Apr 6, 2017 2:21 PM Opinion

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I live on South Lincoln Street near Alameda and find the constant noise from traffic to be a stressor. While walking this section of Lincoln is unpleasant because of cars, walking along Broadway one block to the west is different. more

Apr 6, 2017 2:14 PM Opinion

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I was, unfortunately, unsurprised when I found myself only halfway into the first paragraph of Councilman Espinoza’s City Council Corner letter before I found myself confronted by blatant hypocrisy and unrepentant NIMBYism. more

Apr 6, 2017 12:59 PM Opinion

As a social zoology experiment, I became an Uber driver during this past holiday season. I was quite impressed by the ease and the efficiency of the qualification process. I made an appointment and showed up on time, and they proceeded to give my more

Apr 6, 2017 12:59 PM Opinion

I was fortunate enough to receive a three-month sabbatical from my long-time job recently. I fully intended on getting back to work and falling right back into the rhythm. Oh, what little I knew... more

Mar 6, 2017 12:00 AM Opinion

I am old enough to remember a few other waves of feminism. Old enough to recall that before she became a leader in the women’s rights and social justice movements, Gloria Steinem was a Playboy Bunny. Yes, kids, we used to think of that magazine as more

Feb 7, 2017 11:56 AM Opinion

The letter to the editor regarding homelessness is thoughtful and empathetic, but lacking insightful perspective and realistic solutions. Absent its negative connotation, gentrification is a dynamic process of turnover that benefits communities. more

Feb 7, 2017 11:51 AM Opinion

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It is with great pleasure we share the narrative of Cindy Rigot who began volunteering with high-needs youth through a very personal connection. We hope you enjoy the read. Cindy will receive a $50 gift card to Pete's Greek Town Cafe. more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Opinion

The last operating gas station within the city limits of Denver will be closing at the end of May in order to make room for yet another coffee shop. more

Jan 31, 2017 12:00 AM Opinion

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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

Jan 6, 2017 3:45 PM Opinion

Welcome to the new year. And to a new world. Trump’s in power, and half the electorate is giddy with dreams of a restored Republican order. The other half is wondering just how quickly four years can pass… more

Jan 6, 2017 3:45 PM Opinion

By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard the hoopla over “fake news”—the practice of creating, sharing and perpetuating falsehoods predominantly across social media platforms. By its very definition, fake news is fast and unverified. more

Jan 6, 2017 3:45 PM Opinion

“When all the dark clouds roll away / And the sun begins to shine / I see my freedom from across the way / And it comes right in on time more

Jan 3, 2017 12:00 AM Opinion