🌱 Union Station + Clean Air Promise + Can We 'Fix' Homelessness?

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Happy Friday, neighbors! Here's everything you need to know going on today.

Friday's weather: Much colder with snow showers. High: 38 Low: 17.

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Here are the top stories in Lakewood today:

  1. Denver's main transit hub continues to face significant issues. The FOX31 Problem Solvers followed up on their extensive reporting surrounding the city’s cleanup efforts at Denver’s Union Station and it looks like things have gotten worse. (FOX31)

  2. Rebuilding homes after the Marshall fire face supply and labor shortages. Housing and construction management professionals estimated it could take up to three years to rebuild all of the lost homes from scratch. (CO Sun)

  3. 19-year-old arrested for role in deadly Golden crash. The Golden Police Department arrested Guillermo Ramirez on Thursday on multiple charges stemming from the deadly crash on Dec. 17. (7News)

  4. Gov. Jared Polis promises to focus on cleaner air, activist say it's not enough. In his state of the state address, Polis promised more funding for cleaner air, while hundreds of demonstrators held a rally outside the state Capitol, demanding that Colorado take a more aggressive action toward climate change. (CPR)

  5. Two cities tried to fix homelessness, only one succeeded. The concept of housing first, long considered to be the best way to address homelessness, has had mixed results nationally. With a surge in pandemic homeless aid available, more housing is planned, but experts say it'll only work with a coordinated, strategic plan in place. (Cronkite News)

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Today in Lakewood:

  • Pirate, A Contemporary Art Oasis: Portal by Justin Beard. (6 p.m.)

  • CORE Gallery: New Year’s Core Member’s Show. (6 p.m.)

  • EDGE Gallery: The Road Less Traveled. (6 p.m.)

  • Teen After Hours: Twisted Trivia - Golden Library. (6 p.m.)

  • Ribbon Cutting at Crimson Cat Studios: West Metro Chamber of Commerce. (6 p.m.)

  • Events: In and around Lakewood this weekend. (Patch)

From my notebook:

  • Nominations Deadline: Jan. 14 is the deadline for Colorado Women's Day awards. (CPR)

  • One week left to let your voice be heard! City of Lakewood is seeking your input on sidewalks, shared-use paths and trails support a high quality of life, provide safety and create transportation options for Lakewood residents. (Lakewood)

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This article originally appeared on the Lakewood Patch

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