Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Feb. 11

Rallies, basketball, dogs and more.

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Rose Freed and Malo on an Uptown bench. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

First of all, it’s not absurdly warm outside anymore.

People are rallying for and against Planned Parenthood today

Here’s everything you need to know about this morning’s anti-abortion rally in Aurora and this afternoon’s pro-abortion rights rally in Skyline Park. (Denverite)

And here’s some of the history of abortion in Denver

In the early 1940s, Denver was considered the nation’s “abortion capital.” A new district attorney set out to shut it down with the help of a hard-bitten investigator. (Denverite)

A second suspect in the fatal shooting at Sheridan light-rail station has been arrested

Denver police have taken 19-year-old Nathan Valdez into custody. (Denverite)

Charter schools want a major expansion in Denver Public Schools

Leaders of four charter school networks delivered an open letter to DPS leadership Friday asking the district to let them ramp up the opening of new schools in the coming years. (Chalkbeat)

Things aren’t looking good for Elk Meadows

The park in Evergreen with a 500-pound dog poop problem will probably close. (DP)

Nikola Jokic is on fire

He scored a career-high 40 points to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 131-123 victory over the New York Knicks last night.

And he brought #Jukric back on Monday night.

Let’s see what he does against the Cavaliers tonight. (Denverite)

It’s cuffing season

Wanna get a dog? Great!

Wanna get married? Boy, do we have a tip for you. (Denverite)

Now get out there

Here are some Valentine’s Day-type things you can do over the next few days.

And a lot of non-Valentine’s Day things you can do. (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.