Politics

Biden open to compromise on infrastructure, but not inaction – The Denver Post

President Joe Biden drew a red line on his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan Wednesday, saying he is open to compromise on how to pay for the package but inaction is unacceptable. The president turned fiery in an afternoon speech, saying that the United States is failing to build, invest and research for the future and […]

World News

Denver weather: Light snow on Tuesday previews rest of the week

Tuesday begins with some light snow in the Denver area, with more expected later this week. The National Weather Service in Boulder said to watch out for morning fog followed by a slight chance of snow after 10 a.m. It will likely mix with rain by the evening commute. The chance of any precipitation is […]

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U.S. narrows in on organized extremists in U.S. Capitol siege probe

As members of the Oath Keepers paramilitary group shouldered their way through the mob and up the steps to the U.S. Capitol, their plans for Jan. 6 were clear, authorities say. “Arrest this assembly, we have probable cause for acts of treason, election fraud,” someone commanded over an encrypted messaging app some extremists used to […]

Business

Brian Fallow: Housing crisis only adds to inequality

OPINION: The child poverty statistics due to be released next Tuesday are liable to make challenging reading. And not just for the Minister for Child Poverty Reduction, Jacinda Ardern. But also for those old enough to remember when the assertion that New Zealand is a great place to bring up kids did not invite this […]

Politics

Biden, Democrats hit gas on push for $15 minimum wage

WASHINGTON — The Democratic push to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour has emerged as an early flashpoint in the fight for a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, testing President Joe Biden’s ability to bridge Washington’s partisan divides as he pursues his first major legislative victory. Biden called for a $15 hourly […]

Business

For Coloradans getting by on federal unemployment benefits, the wait for them to restart is agonizing

It’s been a month since Yvette Quintana received an unemployment check. She doesn’t know when the next will come. Quintana sold a bed from the guest room in her mobile home in Adams County and few household odds and ends to “keep my head above water.” She’s worried about where she’ll find the money for […]

World News

Decision due on Sydney New Year fireworks – but which cities are still set to celebrate?

Sydney officials are under pressure to make a decision over whether its traditional New Year’s Eve fireworks display can go ahead. Some Australian media say the event is “definitely happening”, despite dissenting voices from the Australian Medical Association. Doctors have warned it risks public safety as policing the crowds would take essential workers away from […]

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Fatal crash on 6th Avenue near Wadsworth Boulevard leaves one dead

A man was killed after leaving his car on 6th Avenue Freeway in Lakewood Wednesday night. The deceased was driving east on the road between Wadsworth and Sheridan Boulevards when he crashed his white pickup truck into the median around 10 p.m.. The single-vehicle crash spurred the man to get on the westbound side of […]

Business

Marc Metrick on Luxury Disrupted, Remaking the Matrix and Buy-Now-Wear-Now

Heading into the pandemic, Saks Fifth Avenue had its long-term strategy, coined “luxury disrupted,” in place. “The first pillar is, don’t forget the fashion,” said Marc Metrick, president and chief executive officer of Saks Fifth Avenue. “That’s something some of us have done — not Saks. It’s knowing our place with the consumer. “We are […]

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China spacecraft lands on moon to bring rocks back to Earth – The Denver Post

BEIJING — A Chinese spacecraft landed on the moon to bring back lunar rocks to Earth for the first time since the 1970s, the government announced. The China National Space Administration said Chang’e 5 “successfully landed” at its designated site shortly after 11 p.m. (1500 GMT) Tuesday after making a powered descent from its orbiter. […]