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Restaurants in Denver are beginning to buzz again after a dark and dreary year.
Driving the news: The city's Department of Excise and Licenses will give them a helping hand by finalizing rules Wednesday to allow common consumption areas, or "entertainment districts," where people can openly carry their booze.
Major League Baseball's decision to move the All-Star Game to Denver from Atlanta after Georgia approved a law that makes it more difficult to vote is creating a firestorm of misinformation about Colorado's voting laws.
Reality check: There's little similarity between the states. Colorado has one of the most accessible systems in the nation and recorded the second-highest turnout rate among the voting eligible population in 2020.
In a deep-blue city where Republicans make up only about 11% of all registered voters, the Denver GOP is attempting to shift its strategy to stay relevant.
Enter Garrett Flicker, the county party’s newly elected chair — who, at 25, is the youngest and first openly gay man to ever lead the group.
Why it matters: The city's homeless problem is typically associated with the downtown sector, like the Capitol Hill neighborhood where the camp is currently located.
It's like the recession never happened for the state budget.
Driving the news: The $34.1 billion state budget package introduced Monday includes big money for one-time projects, the restoration of cuts from the prior year and savings for less prosperous years in the future.