Denver Hispanic Neighborhoods With Higher COVID-19 Hospitalization Rates Also Have Higher Air Pollution Levels Than White NeighborhoodsNeighborhoods with greater air pollution concentrations are also areas where more people were hospitalized, and those are primarily poorer neighborhoods with a majority of Hispanic residents.
It Takes Seconds To Get Help On Unemployment Phone Line If You Speak Spanish; For English Speakers Help Is Weeks AwaySeveral frustrated people are having to wait weeks for a callback appointment to speak to a real person for help with their unemployment claim, but CBS4 Investigates found if you speak Spanish, you can get help with your unemployment claim in seconds.
Failures To Appear, Defaults Spike After Change To Denver 'Virtual Court' The number of people failing to appear in Denver's night traffic court in June and July soared 215% from the same time in 2019, and default judgments against drivers also spiked by 50%.
'I Feel My Government Has Completely Failed Me': Thousands Waiting On Unemployment BenefitsIn fact, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment says of the 664,532 unemployment claims filed since mid-March, there are still 223,298 claims still pending. But the CDLE says that's the lowest number since April.
Denver 911 Below National Standards For Quickly Answering Emergency Calls Three Years In A RowIn 2018, 69,871 emergency calls were not answered immediately. In 2019, 54,887 calls were not answered immediately. So far in 2020, 22,433 were not answered immediately, according to data obtained by CBS4 Investigates.
Colorado Inmates Sue Over ‘Slave Labor,' Demand Minimum Wage, Paid Vacations, Paid Sick LeaveSaying they are being used as "slave labor" by the Colorado prison system, three current and one former inmate have filed a lawsuit against Gov. Jared Polis, the state prison system and a private prison operator.
DIA's CFO Gisela Shanahan Announces DepartureGisela Shanahan, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President for Global Business at Denver International Airport, will be leaving her post next month according to sources familiar with her decision.
Commerce City Manager Resigns After Calling Mayor 'Unprofessional'Brian McBroom, the city manager for Commerce City since 2012, resigned in June, a month after filing a legal notice with the city that he might sue his city over the actions of Mayor Benjamin Huseman.
Residents Fired Up About Proposed Safe Homeless Camp Space At Denver ColiseumNeighbors in the Globeville, Elyria, and Swansea neighborhoods, or the GES, are upset about a proposal to make the Denver Coliseum parking lot a designated homeless camping space.
New Denver Sheriff: ‘Will Not Tolerate’ Excessive ForceIn an interview with CBS4, Diggins said he planned to take his first month as sheriff and talk to deputies and staff members about their morale and challenges they face, along with talking to inmates and community members.
'Very Frustrated': Some Colorado Taxpayers Still Haven't Received Stimulus PaymentsAs congress is already beginning to contemplate the idea of passing a second stimulus package for eligible Americans during the coronavirus pandemic, some eligible taxpayers in Colorado say they're still waiting on their original checks. The Internal Revenue Service, meanwhile, is asking for patience.
After Dire Budget Warnings, State Agencies Handed Out Double Digit RaisesA CBS4 investigation learned an array of state agencies handed out generous pay raises and hired six-figure workers weeks after state budget analysts issued dire warnings about a dramatic downturn.
10 Cars Stolen From Westminster Westin Hotel Valet; Victims File LawsuitFour guests who stayed at a Westminster Westin hotel and had their cars stolen after they turned them over to valets, have now filed a lawsuit against the hotel.
Littleton Family Unknowingly Buys House Contaminated With Meth, Home Is Condemned 3 Weeks After ClosingThe Herrera family never thought their dream home would have to be condemned due to meth toxins. Now, they're sharing their story with CBS4, hoping it will warn other home buyers.
Douglas County Republicans Apologize For Comic Of 'Polis' Using Face Mask To Restrain 'Colorado'Two prominent Douglas County Republicans are speaking out after the county's Republican party posted a comic strip showing a character labeled "Polis" using a face mask and a billy club to to restrict a character labeled "Colorado."