Denver weather today: Cold and a little fog

Good morning. The high in Denver today is 30 degrees, with a 20 percent chance of snow showers this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Further snow showers tonight could add 1 to 2 inches of accumulation here and up to 6 inches in the mountains. Skiing should be decent on both Saturday and Sunday, according to OpenSnow.

Temperatures will stay in the 30s through the weekend before warming slightly next week.


Denver’s plan to subsidize apartments for lower-income renters faces questions, internal review

In the six months since it was announced, the new LIVE program has been hailed as an innovation and criticized as a handout to luxury apartment owners.

Denver has a plan to help renters afford apartments around the city.

In the six months since it was announced, the new LIVE program has been hailed as an innovation and criticized as a handout to luxury apartment owners. It’s become a focus point of local debate and won a full feature in The Wall Street Journal — and that’s before it even gets started.

Now, one of its key planners is resigning from city government and the program faces an internal review, though city staff say that it’s still on track for potential approval next month.

Here’s what we know.


Try, try again: Latest attempt at school funding measure would raise $1.6 billion with income, corporate tax increases

Backers of a major school funding measure have been cleared to gather signatures by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office.

By Erica MeltzerChalkbeat 

Colorado voters could see a $1.6 billion tax increase for education on their November ballots.

Backers of a major school funding measure have been cleared to gather signatures by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. The measure – going by Great Schools, Thriving Communities – would increase the corporate tax rate and increase income taxes for people who earn more than $150,000 a year, as well as change how residential property is taxed for schools.

“Colorado schools are severely underfunded right now, and this initiative is a way we can ensure that every student has access to the supports they need for success,” said Susan Meeks, a spokeswoman for Great Education Colorado, one of the groups supporting the measure.