Denver hangs giant sign in support of immigrants as national debate languishes

The City and County Building got some new signage Thursday morning: a massive blue banner that reads, “DENVER ♥️IMMIGRANTS.”

A giant blue banner was hung on the City and County Building on Feb. 15, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) immigration; city and county building; copolitics; denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty;
A large banner was hung on the City and County Building on Feb. 15, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The City and County Building got some new signage Thursday morning: a massive blue banner that reads, “DENVER ♥️IMMIGRANTS.”


Denver moves closer to first legal marijuana club

A Colorado business is closer to becoming one of the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs.

The Coffee Joint owner Rita Tsalyuk (center) sits in the middle of her shop next to I-25 in Lincoln Park, Feb. 6, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) lincoln park; denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty; social consumption; marijuana; coffee shop;
The Coffee Joint owner Rita Tsalyuk (center) sits in the middle of her shop next to I-25 in Lincoln Park, Feb. 6, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A Colorado business is closer to becoming one of the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs.

Owners of the Coffee Joint plan to charge an entry fee to the bring-your-own marijuana space, where customers can vape or eat products.


Denver selected as NFL Draft finalist for 2019 or 2020

Denver is in the playoffs to win the 2019 or 2020 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos announced Thursday.

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A toy of the old Mile High Stadium at Bill’s Sports Collectibles. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver is in the playoffs to win the 2019 or 2020 NFL Draft, the Broncos announced Thursday.

The Mile High City is up against Cleveland-Canton in Ohio; Kansas City, Missouri; Las Vegas; and Nashville, Tennessee. The NFL is expected to announce the host cities for both of the upcoming two drafts during the Spring League Meeting scheduled for May 21-23 in Atlanta.



Denver detective tells Congress he can’t get drug suspects deported anymore

Det. Nick Rogers before a House Judiciary subcommittee.
Det. Nick Rogers before a House Judiciary subcommittee.

Det. Nick Rogers, the president of the Denver Police Protective Association, appeared this morning before a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee.

That’s notable enough. What’s unusual is that the police union leader was criticizing the city government on the national stage.