Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Feb. 4

Karina Osman during a meeting between Mayor Michael Hancock and the Denver Immigrant & Refugee Commission, Feb. 3, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

immigration; refugees; mayor michael hancock; city and county building; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Karina Osman during a meeting between Mayor Michael Hancock and the Denver Immigrant & Refugee Commission, Feb. 3, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) immigration; refugees; mayor michael hancock; city and county building; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Karina Osman during a meeting between Mayor Michael Hancock and the Denver Immigrant & Refugee Commission, Feb. 3, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Let’s get this fine day started.

There will be a rally in Civic Center Park this afternoon.

The Protect Our Muslim Neighbors Rally will feature speakers, poets and musicians from 1 to 4 p.m.

The State Department reversed visa revocations

The Washington Post reports: “The State Department says previously banned travelers will be allowed to enter the United States after a federal judge in Washington state on Friday temporarily blocked enforcement of President Trump’s controversial immigration ban.

“U.S. District Judge James L. Robart on Friday entered a temporary but nationwide stop to the order, saying he concluded the court “must intervene to fulfill its constitutional role in our tripart government.” (WP)

Immigrants and refugees thanked Hancock for his words

They also told the mayor that fear in their communities is widespread and intense, and they want to know what actions come next. (Denverite)

The beginnings of the Dodd-Frank rollback will put more pressure and responsibility on Denver consumers

One expert says there’s going to be a tendency toward predatory lending, especially in a real estate market like Denver’s. (Denverite)

What are the odds Cory Gardner votes against Betsy DeVos?

Not so good. (Chalkbeat)

Nikola Jokic recorded his first career triple-double

Coach Mike Malone gave him the game ball, and Jokic says he gave him a naked hug in return. (Denverite)

This is a long, rough read, but it’s important

Sports Illustrated dug into the resignation of CU football’s Joe Tumpkin amid abuse allegations and found “a disconcerting series of events within CU Athletics … that fit a pattern that has become all too familiar within college athletics — that of a female victim pitted against a powerful institution desperate to maintain its success and public image. (SI)

Bad news, drivers

Brighton Boulevard just lost a mile of street parking. #NeverDrive (Denverite)

Everything you should know as we head into coyote season

For one thing, you should not feed them. (Denverite)

We’re throwing a party tomorrow

Enjoy the drinking, eating and hanging out with cool people aspect of this unofficial American holiday, but don’t really care about “The Big Game”? Come to Denverite’s Sunday Party instead. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 4 p.m. RSVP here and invite your Facebook friends here.

Now get out there; there’s a lot to do.

 

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.