Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Jan. 2

Resolutions, politics, the Douglas County shooting, Colorado’s energy debate and a nonprofit getting imperfect produce to Denver tables.

Abraham Grossman appears here in his store, the Grossman's Haberdashery, in Denver around 1920. (Courtesy: Beck Archives special collection/University of Denver) jewish; history; archival; denver;
Abraham Grossman appears here in his store, the Grossman’s Haberdashery, in Denver around 1920. (Courtesy: Beck Archives special collection/University of Denver)

Welcome back to 2018. Last year closed out on a violent and tragic note, the killing of a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy and the wounding of four others. We’ve also got news about a Denver nonprofit making a difference for the hungry, the energy debate in Colorado, political rumblings and, before it’s too late, some 2018 resolutions.

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Run a centrist for governor? For many Colorado Democrats, those days are gone

Republicans see the Democratic gubernatorial field as an opportunity to grab the political center. Many Democrats think they’re right where they should be.

Republicans have elected just one governor in Colorado in the last 43 years, but when they look at the Democratic field for 2018, they see a chance to do something Democrats traditionally have been better at: run the more centrist candidate.

“Speaking as a Republican, it’s an opportunity for my party to command the political center, where the race is always won or lost,” said John Andrews, former president of the state Senate and a fellow at Colorado Christian University’s Centennial Institute. “You run to your base in the primary and to the center in the general, and it requires some agility. Republicans have a huge opportunity because the Democrats are running to the left.”


Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Dec. 27

G Line testing, the dangerous conditions of our roads, short-term rental regulations, the slanderous meaning of “Californian” in Colorado politics and more.

Holiday flamingos in Capitol Hill, Dec. 22, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) christmas; yard art; kevinjbeaty; capitol hill; denver; denverite; colorado;
Holiday flamingos in Capitol Hill, Dec. 22, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

It’s another day full of news. We’ve got stories about G Line testing and the dangerous conditions of our roads, the results of an audit of the city’s short-term rental regulations, the slanderous meaning of “Californian” in Colorado politics and lots more.

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