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

Welcome to Labor Day news. Today, we’ve got the future of red light cameras in Denver, a look at A Taste of Colorado, homelessness issues from Boulder and how to do right by your vegetarian friends.

Denver officials cautiously consider more red-light cameras

Gov. Hickenlooper and the state legislature aren’t the only ones fighting over those cameras that give you tickets if you run a red light. As Denver City Council prepares to extend its red-light camera contract, questions about expansion are hotly debated. (Denver Post)

A visual feast from A Taste of Colorado

You might have as much fun as these women if you make it over to the last day of A Taste of Colorado.

Two women enjoying a ride. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Two women enjoying a ride. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)

Or you could just check out the pictures. (Denverite)

“Overrun” with homeless activity, Boulder will enforce camping ban

While Denver stepped up enforcement of its homeless camping ban, Boulder lowered its enforcement. Now that some parts of Boulder are “24/7 hangouts that no longer feel safe to many,” the city is reversing its stance.  (Daily Camera)

No meat? No problem

Get ready for the next time a vegetarian visits you and asks, “What’s good?” With Denver’s surprisingly robust vegan and vegetarian scene, they may never leave. (Denverite)

The weather’s great, go enjoy it.

Summer’s not technically over yet and it’s supposed to be sunny today. (Denverite)

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