Wednesday’s Headlines 7/14/21: Summer on the [heat] island

Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • Denver’s “heat island” effect boosts city temperatures by over 5 degrees (Denverite)
  • Wildfire smoke settled over Denver could cause serious health impacts (Fox 31)
  • Smoke from 900 miles away can still be harmful to human health (9 News)
  • City Council districts could face major changes as Denver’s population grows (9 News)
  • La Alma Lincoln Park gets tentative approval to become Denver’s second historic cultural district (Denverite)
  • LoDo business owner reflects on changes in neighborhood since last All-Star Game in Denver (9 News)
  • Denver is getting civilians involved in its campaign against public homelessness (9 News)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 59 (Moderate). Yesterday’s max: 150 (Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups)

Centennial State

  • Overturned truck spills lumber on Colorado highway (OutThere Colorado)
  • HUD Secretary Visits Colorado, Commits To Spending Billions Of Dollars On Affordable Housing (CBS Denver)
  • Boulder ranked best place to live, and affordable — at least compared to Silicon Valley (Fox 31)
  • E-scooters are coming to Colorado Springs (Colorado Springs Indy)

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