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

People are marching, of course.

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Birds over RiNo. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

People are marching, of course.

The March 4 Trump is happening now at the Capital, and a group of anarchists are there to oppose it. We’re there, too.

Plus, Noenemies is leading March Forth, starting at Youth on Record, 1301 W. 10th Ave., from 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Advocates say ICE agent pursued a personal vendetta against Jeanette Vizguerra

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis: “There is a rogue ICE agent named Jeff Lynch who has broken with protocol and broken with what the agency normally does.” (Denverite)

And an immigration detention center lawsuit now includes about 60,000 plaintiffs

Nine people claim they had been forced to do janitorial and clerical work at the Aurora detention facility for $1 per day. “What happened is that the federal court certified a class, which at first blush sounds like a procedural issue in a class-action lawsuit — but it’s actually tremendously important in the vindication of vulnerable people.”  (Denverite)

The FAA will hold 11 community meetings to discuss changes in the “Denver Metroplex”

That means invisible airline highways serving the area’s seven airports. Of course, Kevin went and got mesmerizing images of it. (Denverite)

The city announced the inquiry surrounding the actions of Deputy Police Chief Matt Murray

An independent investigation has been opened into the Denver Police Department’s second-in-command over his handling of an internal affairs case involving sexual assault and an open-records request. (AP)

Gary Harris looked like he was going to have to battle for his job this summer

Now he looks like the Nuggets’ shooting guard of the future. (Denverite)

The man who struck and killed Denver Post reporter Colleen O’Connor was sentenced to six years

His blood-alcohol content was four times the legal limit when he killed O’Connor last summer. (DP)

Thousands of new homes are going up for sale in the Denver metro

But they’re being snapped up just as fast. (Denverite)

Photos of the week

A giant hand, an old foot, traces in the sky and other things caught by our lens and yours this week. (Denverite)

And the Nikola Jokic assist of the week

Christian describes it as pretty, sexy and gorgeous, so you know it’s good. (Denverite)

The Rapids are back

They play the New England Revolution at 4 p.m. in their season opener. Burgundy Wave made some predictions about how they think the year will go. (Burgundy Wave)

DIA set a new record

The airport reports that 58,266,515 passengers came through last year — the most ever. That’s up 7.9 percent from 54,014,502 passengers in 2015. (DBJ)

The Target rock has been removed

The Target rock has been removed! (Twitter)

It’s a gorgeous day

Go do something.

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.