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John Frank, author of Denver
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Scoop: Neguse, McBath press Biden to appoint national gun violence czar

McBath and Neguse at an impeachment markup hearing in December. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Rep. Joe Neguse (D-Colo.) and Rep. Lucy McBath (D-Ga.) will ask President Biden to appoint a national director of gun violence prevention, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: The issue — which resonates in Colorado with its dark legacy of mass shootings — comes days after the White House began to push forward on an issue activists wanted to see prioritized in his first month.  

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What they're saying: The state of Denver's Black communities

Clockwise from top left: Leslie Herod, Wellington Webb, Halisi Vinson and Tay Anderson. Photos: AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images; Jason Connolly/AFP via Getty Images; Courtesy of Halisi Vinson; Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Black History Month ends this weekend, the first after a year marked by a national reckoning of racial injustice and a deadly pandemic that has disproportionately harmed Black communities across the country.

We asked four prominent leaders to reflect on the state of Denver's Black communities.

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

Denver's struggle to reopen safely

Data: Denver Public Health; Map: Sara Wise, Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

Denver's current COVID-19 case count ticked slightly higher this week, delaying its move from level yellow to a less restrictive phase.

Why it matters: Mayor Michael Hancock's administration expected to meet the criteria to shift to level blue and increase capacity limits at restaurants, gyms and indoor events.

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

Poll: COVID vaccine hesitancy strong in Colorado

Data: Magellan Strategies; Chart: Axios Visuals

A new statewide poll from Magellan Strategies finds that one-third of Coloradans say they won't get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Why it matters: The opposition could threaten the state's efforts to reach herd immunity. Medical experts put the benchmark between 70% to 95%.

Hot homes: 4 homes for sale in Denver right now, starting at $660K

703 S. Vine St. Photo courtesy of listing agent Mary McCoin at Keller Williams, by Robert Luxon Imaging

From a Platt Park bungalow asking $660K to an industrial loft in RiNo, these five listings caught our eye this week.

1325 S. Sherman St. — $660,000

Why we love it: Starting with the enclosed front porch (hello, perfect book/coffee/cocktail spot), this bungalow is loaded with charm.

  • Neighborhood: Platt Park
  • Realtor: Tom Snyder at Snyder Realty Team
  • Specs: 2 beds, 1.75 baths, 1,372 square feet
  • Notable features: Remodeled kitchen, cozy fireplace, gorgeous bathrooms, downstairs flex room.
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