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

A massive protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would cut through Indian country in North Dakota, at the capitol on Sept. 8, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)protest; emergy; indigenous; kevinjbeaty; denver; colorado; denverite; civic center park; capitol;

Hi there. Today we’ve got a lot of political news out of Denver and some crucial new research that will confirm everything you ever thought about local men. And more!

Explore the Denver of 1933.

Let’s start with something fun: The Google Maps of 1933. (Denver Flashback)

Colorado is still a battleground state.

Hillary Clinton’s lead is looking a lot less comfortable in a couple new polls. Erica distills the coverage for you. (Denverite)

Denver is full of dudes.

Megan proves it. (Denverite)

A 17-story building is proposed for Five Points.

That’s pretty tall for the area. It would replace the carwash at 838 West Park Ave., as Adrian reports. (Denverite)

Does Denver’s budget do enough for pedestrians and cyclists?

David Sachs argues that $2.2 million for the city’s bike plan is not enough, considering the budget is $2.5 billion. It’s just about even with what Denver spent last year. (Streetsblog)

It’s another day of Denver Startup Week.

One of the most interesting events: “Starting Up in Syria,” at noon in the Wells Fargo Center. Chloe has the rest of the best of the schedule. (Denverite)

Denver’s DA talks real talk on marijuana.

In Nevada, Mitch Morrisey told an audience that he wishes Colorado hadn’t gone first in legalization. However, he did not blame weed for changes in the crime rate. (Denverite)

In other DA news, the candidates to replace Morrisey will debate tonight at Denver Open Media, 700 Kalamath Street at 7 p.m. It’ll be on public access TV. (Colorado Independent)

Gov. Hickenlooper hasn’t made up his mind about the minimum wage yet.

He’s sympathetic, and yet he has concerns. I’ll let you know if he decides. (ABC 7)

Want to work at Chipotle?

They need, oh, say, 5,000 of y’all. 

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