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

Denver Broncos Devontae Booker (23) fights for extra yardage on a third quarter reception  against the San Diego Chargers in the NFL game at  Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colo. October 30, 2016.Photo: © Eric Lars Bakke/ Denver Broncos)
Denver Broncos Devontae Booker (23) fights for extra yardage on a third quarter reception against the San Diego Chargers in the NFL game at Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colo. October 30, 2016.Photo: © Eric Lars Bakke/ Denver Broncos)
Denver Broncos Devontae Booker (23) fights for extra yardage on a third quarter reception against the San Diego Chargers in the NFL game at Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colo. October 30, 2016. (Photo: © Eric Lars Bakke/ Denver Broncos)

Charge into this day armed with knowledge.

So, how will that $400K be used in Denver Day Works?

The city announced a program that will give jobs to homeless people. We asked how the money will be allotted, what workers will be doing and more. (Denverite)

Four Colorado Senate races to watch

“One seat. That’s all that separates the Democrat Party from control of the Colorado Senate.” (Colorado Independent)

The Denver metro area continued a positive employment trend

We finished September with record-low unemployment. (Denverite)

Colorado will pay for ideas to reduce bicycle and pedestrian road deaths

Five ideas will get $10,000 each and won’t even be obligated to implement a plan. Another five will get $225,00 each and will have to make the idea happen over an eight-month period. (DP)

This election could improve an average school day

These five schools would get relief from overcrowding if Denver’s $572 million bond prevails. (Chalkbeat)

A federal judge has ruled: Your ballot selfie is legal

For now. And as long as it’s not connected to any other crime. (Denverite)

Progress in a local high-profile murder case

The two 16-year-olds accused of murdering Blackbird Public House chef Nicholas Lewis have been formally charged and identified. (Denverite)

Eat frozen strawberries recently?

Eight Denver eateries served strawberries that have since been recalled for exposing people to hepatitis A. Anyone who thinks they’re at risk should talk to a doctor. (7)

Caught stealing fentanyl

A former University of Colorado Hospital nurse has been arrested on charges of tampering with drugs. (AP)

Denver band iZCALLi teams up with CDOT

The group recorded a PSA discouraging drinking and a driving. (Westword)

Q&A: Former Oakland Raider Lincoln Kennedy talks rivalry

On the Broncos fan who bloodied his nose with a snowball: “He stood up and grabbed my face mask. I swung and knocked his little ass out.” (Denverite)

Pro football players are pro-medical pot

In an ESPN survey for 226 NFL players, 61 percent said they believed fewer players would take pain-killing shots if marijuana were a legal option. (Denverite)

Aqib Talib is out against the Raiders tomorrow

He got a cortisone injection in his back yesterday. Kubiak is optimistic that he’ll be back on the field soon, though. (AP)

Now, let’s get this weekend planned

We’ve got our standard list of things to do, plus guides to enjoying Denver Arts Week and the Denver Film Festival. (Denverite)

Ashley Dean

Author: Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean covers dining and nightlife, and other odds and ends. She previously covered music and did some copy editing for the Denver Post, the Colorado Daily and the Daily Camera. She's from New York, likes her bourbon straight and has strong opinions about Kanye West. She can be reached at adean@denverite.com, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.