Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Nov. 14

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Good morning. Today’s news roundup includes possible arson, possible snow, the moon, politics, sports betting and more.

Members of a teenage jazz band stand on a stage at a dance in Denver, Colorado. Some of the African American (Black) musicians have their hair styled in short Afros and wear thick framed black glasses. The saxophone players wear turtlenecks, suit jackets, and thick gold chains. Shows saxophones, base guitar, lead guitar, and drums. Women in white full length formal dresses and men in tuxedos are in the distance. (Burnis McCloud/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/MCD-134) five points; historic; denver public library; dpl; archive; archival; denverite
Members of a teenage jazz band stand on a stage at a dance in Denver, Colorado. (Burnis McCloud/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/MCD-134)

Clarence Moses-EL may get his verdict, again, this week.

He was freed after 28 years in prison. Another man has confessed. Now he’s being tried again. Susan Greene argues for his innocence. (Colorado Independent)

An Adams County fire may have been set on purpose.

More than 300 acres burned before the fire was put out. Authorities suspect an arsonist. (9News)

We may see a little snow Thursday.

A change in the weather could bring the coldest temperatures of the season to Denver this week. It won’t be that cold – highs in the 40s – but it could enough to allow for some mix of snow and rain on Thursday. The northern mountains should get snow too. (Weather5280)

Look east around 5:24 p.m.

You may see another big moon rising. (CPR)

Rep. Mike Coffman seems hard to beat.

The Republican routed his opponent despite the fact that his Aurora district is heavily Democratic and Latino. Will the Democrats try to unseat him again next time? (DP)

What went right, and wrong, with Denver’s first transit-oriented development.

Emilie Rusch asked developers and city officials about the first wave of intensive development near transit stops. Some of these projects may have too little open space. Others are struggling to convince office and retail tenants that being near transit counts for anything. And many don’t have affordable housing. (DP)

Colorado has a new kind of sports betting.

A new law allowed for the opening of Post Time, one of four “pari-mutuel” betting sites in the U.S. It’s a combination of horse-race-style betting and fantasy football. (Gazette)

 

 

 

Andrew Kenney

Author: Andrew Kenney

Andrew Kenney writes about public spaces, Denver phenomena and whatever else. He previously worked for six years as a reporter at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. His most prized possession is his collection of bizarre voicemail. Leave him one at 303-502-2803, or email akenney@denverite.com.