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Michael Hancock's $450M bond package faces opposition

The construction at the National Western Center in 2021. Photo: Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's $450 million spending plan is already in trouble.

The opposition from City Council members came a day after the mayor made his pitch in the State of the City address.

  • The city leaders are disputing the entire foundation of the bond package — why it's necessary, where the money will go and whether it would benefit the community.
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Denver police partnering with feds in crackdown on violent crime

llegally trafficked weapons seized by law enforcement. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images

Denver is partnering with federal authorities to crack down on illegal firearm possession and combat rising violent crime in the city.

Why it matters: The number of deadly shootings in Denver have soared to new highs since 2020, and the spike in homicides comes coupled with an uptick in police shootings, according to a list compiled by Colorado Public Radio.

Colorado shirks mask, vaccine requirements as others take action

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

When it comes to COVID-19 in Colorado, the state says you're essentially on your own.

Federal, state and local governments across the country are embracing mask requirements or mandatory coronavirus vaccinations.

  • But so far Colorado leaders are not following suit.
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