Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Jan. 10

A man, woman and a young boy stand near a large, abstract, plywood sculpture by Anthony Mygar in Burns Park near the intersection of East Alameda Avenue and South Colorado Boulevard, in the Hilltop neighborhood, Denver, Colorado. Between 1968 and 1970. (Lloyd Rule/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/Z-11801)

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Hey there. Your news roundup today includes the truth about undocumented life, new arts activism, a potential Supreme Court smackdown on a Colorado law and much more.

A man, woman and a young boy stand near a large, abstract, plywood sculpture by Anthony Mygar in Burns Park near the intersection of East Alameda Avenue and South Colorado Boulevard, in the Hilltop neighborhood, Denver, Colorado. Between 1968 and 1970. (Lloyd Rule/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/Z-11801) history colorado; historic; denver public library; dpl; archive; archival; denverite
A man, woman and a young boy stand near a large, abstract, plywood sculpture by Anthony Mygar in Burns Park near the intersection of East Alameda Avenue and South Colorado Boulevard, in the Hilltop neighborhood, Denver, Colorado. Between 1968 and 1970. (Lloyd Rule/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/Z-11801)

The Supreme Court is skeptical of a Colorado law:

Even after defendants have their criminal convictions overturned in Colorado, they have to file separate civil suits and prove their innocence in order to get fines and other money back. The U.S. Supreme Court justices were not particularly into that idea. Expect a ruling later. (NYT)

This is life undocumented:

These seven undocumented immigrants have launched their professional lives in the four years since Obama granted people like them work authorization and protection from deportation. Now it’s all at risk. (Denverite)

New arts activists:

Amplify Arts Denver is hosting a forum tonight to talk about its goals and hear from the DIY community. It’s from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at RedLine Contemporary Art Center, 2350 Arapahoe Street, with free pizza. (Westword)

G Line delayed again:

RTD will ask next month for yet more time to fix the A Line’s problems. Those same problems are keeping the G Line to Wheat Ridge and Arvada from opening. (DP)

Furthermore, safety testing on the G Line will take another 45 days even after the A and B lines are totally fixed. So, it could be a while. (JeffCo)

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Andrew Kenney

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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 akenney@denverite.com.