Downtown Denver’s big boom continues, but report shows people living in prosperous area overwhelmingly white, single and well off

If you’ve looked east from Sloan’s Lake Park and played a game of count the cranes, you’ve seen it. If you’ve taken the MallRide from Civic Center Station down to Blake Street for a Rockies game, you’ve felt it. But the eye-popping numbers in a new report put a fine point on it: Downtown Denver is bigger, denser and more economically alive than it has ever been, and the growth shows no sign of abating. One thing the area is not, however, is diverse. Here are some facts: There are 133,478 people now working downtown, an all-time high. Twenty-three thousand people live in the six-neighborhood downtown area, three times as… Read More

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How some of Trump’s biggest businesses fared during the first year of his presidency

President Donald Trump’s first year in office provided mixed results for some of his biggest businesses. Some of those businesses, like his Washington, DC, hotel, fared quite well. Others, like a few of Trump’s major golf courses, saw income shrink compared to the previous year. President Donald Trump’s first year in office proved to be a mixed bag for his business empire. As his 2018 financial disclosure, released Wednesday, showed, a number of Trump’s most prestigious properties, golf clubs, and businesses saw a decrease in revenue compared to one year prior. The 2018 financial disclosure covered the entirety of 2017, the majority of which was Trump’s first year as president.… Read More

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A prison technology company has a way to track almost any cell phone in the United States — and it reportedly just got hacked

Securus is a prison technology company best known for providing phone services for inmates. One of its lesser-known services is a geolocation service that lets law enforcement track almost any cell phone within seconds. Last week, the New York Times reported that a Missouri sheriff is accused of using Securus technology to track people, including a judge, without a warrant. The incident raised security and privacy concerns. According to Motherboard, a hacker was able to breach the company’s server, and supplied the publication with internal documents. Securus, a prison technology company used by law enforcement agencies across the country, has allegedly had its data breached by a hacker, reports Motherboard.… Read More

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Cohen reportedly solicited $1 million from Qatari official

By Karen DeYoung, Josh Dawsey and Rosalind S. Helderman | Washington Post Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, solicited a payment of at least $1 million from the government of Qatar in late 2016, in exchange for access to and advice about the then-incoming administration, according to several people with knowledge of the episode. The offer, which Qatar declined, came on the margins of a Dec. 12 meeting that year at Trump Tower between the Persian Gulf state’s foreign minister and Michael Flynn, who became Trump’s first national security adviser. Steve Bannon, who became chief White House strategist, also attended, the people said. Start your day with the news… Read More

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Fantasy Baseball 2018: Are the Colorado Rockies unreliable?

A fantasy baseball staple offense is in danger. Without warning, what was once reliable is causing unexpected headaches for fantasy owners. For the first time since their inception in 1993, Rockies hitters aren’t doing what’s expected out of them: provide copious amounts of offense. Entering Wednesday’s play, Colorado was 26th in batting average (.229) and 19th in runs scored (171). Although they ranked sixth in total homers with 56, the Rockies are 19th in slugging percentage with an un-Colorado-like .399. Outside of Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon (and maybe Trevor Story), the fantasy value of Rockies players are significantly dipping with few signs of improving. While it is easy to… Read More

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