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7 hours ago - Axios Denver

The state of friendships in Denver

Data: Axios questionnaire responses; Chart: Alayna Alvarez/Axios

Despite Denver residents’ openness, the city can be a hard place to make new friends, according to the nearly 200 readers who responded to our informal questionnaire.

Why it matters: Friendships are on the decline nationally, Axios' Mike Allen reports.

John Frank, author of Denver
7 hours ago - Axios Denver

Colorado Republicans want to cancel 2022 primary vote

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

A majority of the Colorado GOP's governing committee is expected to vote Saturday to cancel next year's Republican primaries and opt for an internal process to pick candidates in the 2022 election.

Why it matters: The move would prevent 1.8 million unaffiliated voters — a plurality of those registered in Colorado — from casting ballots in the Republican primary elections next year.

John Frank, author of Denver
7 hours ago - Axios Denver

Sheraton Denver on 16th Street Mall shows off renovations

The pool at the renovated Sheraton Downtown Denver. Photos courtesy of Sheraton Downtown Denver

The Sheraton Downtown Denver — the anchor at the east end of the 16th Street Mall — is showing off its makeover.

Why it matters: The Marriott-owned hotel hosts plenty of the conventions and conferences that draw visitors to the city and serves as a gateway to the downtown corridor.

Sep 16, 2021 - Axios Denver

Hot homes: 5 houses for sale in Denver starting at $500K

1575 N. Ogden St. Photo: LIV Sotheby's International Realty

As pumpkin-spice drinks and snacks burst back onto to seasonal menus, it's clear that summer is coming to close.

The Denver Metro real estate market spent this summer on fire, and now we're left to wonder whether the cooling temperatures will spread through the city's housing stock. Until we know the answer, here's a collection of homes for your viewing pleasure.

Sep 16, 2021 - Axios Denver

Denver’s 2022 budget bounces back despite pandemic

Source: The City and County of Denver; Chart: Alayna Alvarez/Axios

The proposed $1.49 billion budget Mayor Michael Hancock unveiled Wednesday includes big bucks for public projects, recovery from cuts made this fiscal year, and investments addressing homelessness and preventing crime.

Between the lines: The suggested figures approach pre-pandemic levels, with revenue growth at $97.5 million, up 7% from 2021.

John Frank, author of Denver
Sep 16, 2021 - Axios Denver

Colorado attorney general is now the top cop for police misconduct

Aurora City Manager Jim Twombly, left, and Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Wilson face pressure amid new state investigation. Photo: Hyoung Chang/Denver Post via Getty Images

The Colorado attorney general is demanding the Aurora Police Department overhaul its entire operation after a damning investigation found prevalent racism, excessive force and other illegal practices within the agency.

Why it matters: The first-of-its-kind order, announced Wednesday, is possible thanks to a far-reaching police accountability measure that expanded the attorney general's powers to investigate practices within local law enforcement agencies.

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