The Durability Of Redlining In Denver’s Past Is Shaping Coronavirus Hot Spots Now, Researchers Say

Add COVID-19 to the long list of things affected by the racist government practice of "redlining" minority neighborhoods starting back in the 1930s. Banks restricted lending in those places, resulting in decades of disinvestment that researchers…

RTD’s Budget Crisis Will Likely Mean Deep, Long-Lasting Service Cuts

The Regional Transportation District’s financial situation is so dire that the agency likely will not be able to restore service to its pre-pandemic levels — or anything close to it. The transit agency cut its service by about 40 percent…

June 24th - Legal Community Says Immigration Court Reopening Lacks Transparency, Safety Measures

(CN) — Plans to resume immigration court hearings for non-detained defendants at a handful of courts across the country lack safety measures necessary to prevent the spread of Covid-19, immigration judges and attorneys told Courthouse News…

Aging well in America depicted in amazing photos

NCOA invited photographers and artists from around the country to submit work exploring the artistic expression of Aging Well for All—how older adults are making the most of their longevity. The winners of the contest have been announced,…

June 23rd - Businesses Brace for Possible Limits on Foreign Worker Visas

Maya Nasr was admitted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at 16 to study aerospace engineering. Currently a doctoral student there, she has been working on NASA’s next Mars rover, slated for launch this summer.

The future of downtown Denver’s transportation system: rebalancing streets for people who don’t drive, smoother deliveries and maybe a gondola?

Many of Denver’s downtown streets aren’t organized for the people who use them most and are generally geared toward cars, which can make for uncomfortable, slow and even dangerous trips for people who walk, roll, bike and bus. And demand…

June 22nd - The Freedom 4 Miler has gone virtual; participate today to support our veterans

Who: Colorado Veterans Project What: Freedom 4 Miler (virtual) When: Now through July 4th FOX31, as part of Serving Those Who Serve, is thrilled to support the Freedom 4 Miler, put on by our partners at the Colorado Veterans Project,…

June 22nd - U.S./Mexico travel restrictions extended through July 21

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) — Travel restrictions at the U.S.-Mexico border will be extended an additional month, officials from both countries confirmed this morning. The restrictions in place since March 21 apply to non-essential…

Transit Solutions Arapahoe County (TSAC) Meeting Report - June 18th, 2020

Andrea Suhaka lead the virtual TSAC meeting via Zoom on Thursday, June 18th, 2020. Twenty members were in attendance. Matthew Helfant, the DRCOG Senior Transportation Planner, & Lisa Houde kicked off the meeting by presenting DRCOG’s Coordinated…

Biking in Denver is more popular than ever - time to give bike commuting a try!

Over the last few months, Denverites have seen the benefits of fewer cars on the road: cleaner air; quieter streets; and more room to walk, bike, and roll. Demand for bicycles was so high that Denver bike shops actually experienced a shortage…