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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Focuses On COVID Vaccine, Homelessness In State Of The City

DENVER (CBS4)– Denver Mayor Michael Hancock delivered the State of the City address on Monday morning. He said the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is underway and is providing new opportunities. (credit: CBS) Hancock said the City of Denver will spend a half-million dollars to get COVID-19 vaccines into neighborhoods. Another $28 million will go to homeless projects like motel rooms, tiny home villages and safe outdoor spaces. He also pointed to Red Rocks, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, as one of the largest successes of the recovery from the Great Depression. Hancock said the city will restore the camp there to provide hands-on training starting immediately. (credit: CBS) “Young adults interested in entering the construction and preservation workforce today, because of their efforts, are starting a 6-week course. They’re receiving training from our partners at History Corps, to give them not only the expert insight and hands-on experience for a future career but also the guidance to secure those sought-after jobs upon graduation,” said Hancock. Hancock also said he wants the city to set up a loan program to help minorities and women get more access to marijuana businesses.
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Sloan’s Lake Looks A Little Better Thanks To Volunteer Weekend Cleanup

DENVER (CBS4)– About 300 people grabbed their gloves and wheelbarrows over the weekend to spruce up Sloan’s Lake Park in Denver. They spend the day on Saturday picking up trash and cleaning up the playground. (credit: CBS) The volunteers are with the “International We Love You Foundation. (credit: CBS) Cleanups like this happened all around the country to help restore various ecosystems that have been neglected and damaged because of COVID-19.(credit: CBS)
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Denver Mayor Hancock leading national reparations effort for African Americans

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is leading a national effort to establish pilot projects that will provide reparations to African American citizens in several cities around the country. The group behind this effort, Mayors Organized for Reparations and Equity (MORE), is headed by Hancock and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. It...

A Denver billboard was supposed to show solidarity with the Asian American community. It ended up hurting instead.

In April, a billboard went up above a patch of green space on 16th and Arapahoe, right next to the Daniels & Fishers tower in downtown Denver. It was a series of black and white drawings resembling handbook illustrations, each depicting a female Asian massage parlor worker massaging a client, and a female Asian nail salon worker painting a client’s nails. On one corner of the billboard, on the side facing the tower, were the words, in blue type, “STAND FOR ASIANS.”
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Handicap-Accessible Tree House For Kids Being Installed At Stanley Marketplace

AURORA, Colo. (Colo.) — A new inclusive and handicap-accessible tree house for children is being built the Stanley Marketplace. The Home Depot Foundation is partnering with LuBird’s Light Foundation to build the new addition. Officials say it is the Denver and Aurora-area’s first inclusive and handicap accessible tree house. (credit: LuBird) “The playground will include state-of-the-art handicapped accessible swings, spinners and slides, musical sensory play equipment, smooth barrier-free surfacing and more,” officials stated. “With more than 74,000 children with disabilities in Colorado, this one-of-a-kind and inclusive tree house will give children and families of all needs the opportunity to experience the fun and joy of being outdoors.” (credit: LuBird) LuBird’s selected this location because of the community-focused mission of Stanley Marketplace and its proximity to Denver’s pediatric hospitals Work on the playground started last September — they hope to be finished in August.  
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Mutiny Con 2021: Celebrate Free Comic Book Day Plus a Whole Lot More

Jeff Foster, Mutiny's "Professor," with some very cool stuff, in front of a wall full of more cool stuff. Jeff Foster, comic book manager for Mutiny Information Cafe, has earned the nickname "The Professor." His latest class? Call it “Fan Appreciation 101.” Or, more precisely: Mutiny Con 2021. With Denver’s...
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Homeless losing everything in sweeps

Denver workers watch as a backhoe deposits a homeless encampment into a garbage truck.Denver Homeless Out Loud. It doesn’t help that they’re used to losing everything. Most homeless people whisked from the public right-of-way during encampment sweeps are losing everything they have, a new survey shows, from important documents to family heirlooms.

Rocky Mountain Collectibles Hosting Charity Game Expo This Weekend

Denver, Colorado-based collectible store Rocky Mountain Collectibles is hosting another for-charity gaming event! This time, the event is a 2-day trading card game expo taking place this weekend, July 31st and August 1st, 2021. All proceeds from this TCG-based event will go in their entirety towards benefitting the Aoki Foundation, a charity focusing on regenerative medicine and brain preservation.

Cellular Plus giving away backpacks to students

Cellular Plus in Westminster is giving out free backpacks stuffed with school supplies on Saturday. The Verizon-Cellular Plus Backpack to School program collects backpack and supply donations from employees and store guests. The donations remain local, and the backpacks are distributed in the same area they were donated, a news release from Verizon-Cellular Plus reads.