Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Nov. 13

Manual High School senior and student body president Tay Anderson leads JROTC students around Civic Center Park during the annual Veterans Day parade. Nov. 12, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)veterans day; jrotc; military; civic center park; denver; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty;

If you’re just joining us after an Election Day news hiatus, welcome back. (That means you mom.)

Today, we have the story of an emerging young leader, transit-oriented development lessons, and minimum wage calculations.

Manual High School senior and student body president Tay Anderson leads JROTC students around Civic Center Park during the annual Veterans Day parade. Nov. 12, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) veterans day; jrotc; military; civic center park; denver; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty;
Manual High School senior and student body president Tay Anderson leads JROTC students around Civic Center Park during the annual Veterans Day parade. Nov. 12, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Look to the next generation of leaders. Look to Tay Anderson.

If the leaders of 2016 and 2017 have let you down, read about Tay Anderson. He’s student body president, in JROTC, and has organized at least two different rallies this year. Next, he plans to run for Denver Public Schools’ board of education, District 4. (Denverite)

E and H Lines are partially closed this weekend.

RTD is shutting down the E Line between Southmoor and Lincoln stations and H Line between Southmoor and Nine Mile stations for wire repairs. Normal rail service will resume Monday. (Denverite)

Lessons from Denver’s first transit-oriented development projects

Lone Tree, Greenwood Village, Englewood and Denver confessed their TOD sins at a panel session last week at the Urban Land Institute Colorado’s TOD Marketplace conference. Among the mistakes: Open spaces and affordable housing were left out of many early TOD projects. (DP)

Minimum wage has different meanings for different Colorado businesses.

For restaurants, a new minimum wage means careful planning to maintain profit margins of 2 percent to 7 percent. The chairman of the Colorado Restaurant Association thinks they won’t all make it. Other business owners cite less absenteeism and decreased turnover. (DP)

These men don’t understand how protesting works.

Sorry gents, your “make Colorado snow again” signs won’t change the Earth’s mind. Consider reading about current snow model projections instead. (9News, Denverite)

Bungee cord + package makes a decent prank

‘Tis the season for package thefts off your porch. Unless you’re this homeowner, who tied his package to his porch and recorded the guy who tried to steal it. (Denver Channel)