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John Frank
2 hours ago - Politics

Political Pulse: Redistricting leads lawmakers to scramble

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Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Redistricting shifted political boundaries and moved state lawmakers out of their previous districts.

  • Now, questions are arising about where those lawmakers live and whether they can legally hold their legislative seats.
Alayna Alvarez
2 hours ago - News

What's next for Denver's Civic Center Park

An aerial view of Civic Center Park in Denver. Photo: Callaghan O'Hare/The Denver Post via Getty Images

The future of Denver's Civic Center Park is taking shape.

Why it matters: Master plan after master plan, the city's crown jewel remains underutilized in the wake of safety concerns — with many Denver residents viewing it as a pathway from point A to point B downtown, rather than a destination.

Alayna Alvarez
2 hours ago - News

Denver's Lori Lizarraga named new co-host of NPR's "Code Switch"

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Photo illustration: Axios Visuals. Photo courtesy of NPR

Local listeners of NPR's "Code Switch" will hear a familiar voice over the airwaves later this year.

Driving the news: Lori Lizarraga — a former 9News journalist now based in Philadelphia — has joined the prestigious podcast as co-host, a role in which she will explore how race shapes American society.

Hot home: This mega mansion is metro Denver's priciest-ever house

Clearview Farms. Photo: Nate Polta, courtesy of The Agency Denver

The Denver housing market might be cooling, but a Cherry Hills Village mansion is single-handedly setting it ablaze with its $28.8 million price tag.

  • The listing is the most expensive to ever hit the market in the metro area.

Millions in pandemic relief awarded to government workers as bonuses

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Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Government employees across Colorado took home millions in bonus pay from federal pandemic relief dollars with some pocketing hefty sums.

State of play: More than $20 million from Colorado's portion of the American Rescue Plan Act money went to frontline government workers during the pandemic — but thousands more went to employees who worked from home, skipped vaccinations or didn't qualify as essential, according to a new Axios Denver investigation.

Alayna Alvarez
Oct 6, 2022 - News

Colorado's outdoor recreation boom endangers elk herds

A bull elk bugles in Rocky Mountain National Park. Photo: Glenn Asakawa/The Denver Post via Getty Images

A surge of outdoor adventurers in Colorado is threatening critical habitat for the state's elk populations, per a new analysis from the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.

Threat level: Local recreational trails are compromising more than 40% of routes that Colorado elk herds depend on to breed, forage and survive, the report estimates.

Denver launches latest bikeway expansion

Illustration of a giant bike wheel in downtown Denver.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Mayor Michael Hancock's ambitious plan to build 125 miles of bike lanes in Denver by 2023 is on track to exceed its goal.

  • The 125 miles should be completed by mid-2023, according to transportation and infrastructure department spokesperson Nancy Kuhn.
Alayna Alvarez
Oct 6, 2022 - News

7 things to do in Denver this weekend | Oct. 6-9

Two Asian elephants at the Denver Zoo stomp and eat a 500-pound pumpkin. Photo: RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Searching for things to do in Denver this weekend? We've got you covered.

🦒 The Denver Zoo is hosting an adults-only Oktoberfest party from 5-9pm Thursday, featuring Bavarian bites, live music, beer from Great Divide and more. Tickets are $35 and include a beer voucher.