August 29, 2015, 9am PDT
The state of Washington is finding that more and more fatal car crashes involve drivers under the influence of THC. But legal limbo, lack of research, and spotty detection makes the question of what to do very hard to answer.
August 22, 2015, 11am PDT
Parts of the nation's food basket, the San Joaquin Valley in California, are sinking at two inches per month, not per year. Known as subsidence, it results from over-pumping of groundwater by farmers desperate to save their crops in the epic drought.
August 18, 2015, 6am PDT
Wonkblog illustrates the results of a "Natural Amenities Index" created by the federal government.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
August 18, 2015, 5am PDT
The Wall Street Journal examines one of the causes of the missing middle of the housing market—luxury multi-family developments pencil out while the supply of mid- and market-rate housing options dwindles.
August 10, 2015, 10am PDT
The Environmental Protection Agency finds itself in a peculiar place. Normally it investigates spills caused by the private sector. Now it's cleaning up a massive spill it caused while investigating a leak at an abandoned mine in southwest Colorado.
The New York Times - U.S.
July 31, 2015, 12pm PDT
According to an audit, the Denver Moves plan hasn't lived up to its goals, mainly because of a poor showing in the city's budget since implementation in 2011.
July 22, 2015, 6am PDT
Jets no longer run solely on fuel derived from petroleum, thanks in part to Colorado-based Red Rock Biofuels. They signed contracts with FedEx and Southwest Airlines for "renewable jet fuel" that is derived from wood-based biomass.
The Denver Post - Business
July 21, 2015, 8am PDT
The Denver Post reports on a growing backlash against urban renewal authority in Colorado.
July 15, 2015, 7am PDT
A Denver Post op-ed critiques the arguments employed to make the case for density in Denver.
July 14, 2015, 5am PDT
The country as a whole is getting older—though some counties are aging faster than others.
July 11, 2015, 11am PDT
The funding needed to complete the Two Basin Drainage Project in Denver would come as a package deal with a $1.2 billion plan to overhaul I-70. Residents are concerned that they might be getting more than they bargained for.
June 22, 2015, 11am PDT
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released the environmental impact report for a dam project on the Poudre River in Northern Colorado.
June 22, 2015, 5am PDT
In this interview for the "Planners Across America" series, Denver Planning Director Brad Buchanan details Denver's efforts to reactivate the urban core with strong planning, transit investments, and new residential and commercial developments.
June 11, 2015, 1pm PDT
A potentially iconic skyscraper is under construction in Denver.
June 9, 2015, 1pm PDT
Denver has a reputation for building new residential units to accommodate its rapid growth. But the incoming class of new city councilmembers brings strong anti-development politics.
May 29, 2015, 1pm PDT
The proposed Boulder Food Park repurposes a decrepit site into usable space for food truck patrons. Since the site is adjacent to a brick-and-mortar restaurant, a zoning exemption may be required.
May 29, 2015, 8am PDT
Citizen Planning Academies build local leadership, increase awareness, and broaden involvement through community education. CommunityMatters highlights examples of citizen academies along with five reasons to start one in your city or town.
May 26, 2015, 9am PDT
The Denver Post reports that a forgotten corner of Denver is showing signs of recovery from the foreclosure crisis.
May 14, 2015, 1pm PDT
A fight over eminent domain has erupted in the Denver suburb of Glendale. At stake are long-time local businesses and a potential $175 million redevelopment project along the Cherry Creek.
May 14, 2015, 10am PDT
To fund a wider I-70 on its route through Denver, the regional planning commission set aside $50 million in federal funds before considering other projects.