Denver Finds a Simple and Innovative Way to Help the Homeless — Wash Their Clothes

Marcus Harris, who was once homeless, runs the Laundry Truck, the mobile unit that washes clothes for Denver’s homeless at no charge. (David Kelly / For The Times) The big green and white truck hummed gently as a dozen washers and dryers on board sloshed and spun through their cycles. Every few minutes someone dropped off a bag of dirty clothes. “We are now averaging about 300 pounds of laundry…

Mayor Hancock Still Doesn’t Get It — Widening Roads Hurts Denver

A $27 million project to widen 56th Avenue is currently on the shortlist for funds from November’s transportation bond measure, but Mayor Hancock still has time to fix that. For the cost of widening three miles of this road, 56th Avenue, the city could build 67 miles of protected bike lanes and 90 miles of sidewalks. Image: Google Maps. Back in February, Michael Hancock told a room full of sustainable…