Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, April 13

View of houses and downtown buildings in the Central Business District in Denver, Colorado. Houses have flat or mansard roofs; one house has scaffolding around its roof. Shows the Episcopal Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist (also known as St. John's Church in the Wilderness and Saint John's Cathedral) at the corner of 20th (Twentieth) Avenue and Welton Street and the frame Jarvis Hall nearby. Also shows the intersection of 19th (Nineteenth) and Lincoln Streets. East High School is at 19th and Stout Street, and Union Station and the Windsor Hotel are among buildings in the distance. (Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/WHJ-10673)

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Hi! Here’s today’s news roundup. No cute note today. Just the facts, people.

View of houses and downtown buildings in the Central Business District in Denver, Colorado. Houses have flat or mansard roofs; one house has scaffolding around its roof. Shows the Episcopal Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist (also known as St. John's Church in the Wilderness and Saint John's Cathedral) at the corner of 20th (Twentieth) Avenue and Welton Street and the frame Jarvis Hall nearby. Also shows the intersection of 19th (Nineteenth) and Lincoln Streets. East High School is at 19th and Stout Street, and Union Station and the Windsor Hotel are among buildings in the distance. (Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/WHJ-10673) high school; denver public library; dpl; archive; history;
View of houses and downtown buildings at 20th Avenue and Welton Street. (Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/WHJ-10673)

Housing:

The Crossroads shelter is a workhorse of Denver’s shelter system, housing more than 600 men on a couple nights this winter — more than the city deems safe. (Denverite)

The Laundry Truck just doubled the capacity of its mobile laundry service for people experiencing homelessness. (Denverite)

Politics:

Gov. John Hickenlooper wouldn’t say whether anything should happen to Mayor Michael Hancock over sexual harassment allegations. “That being said, there needs to be a sense of urgency,” in setting up systems to deal with complaints, he said. (Denverite)

Two Democrats will duke it out to challenge Rep. Mike Coffman. (ColPol)

Law:

Justice Nathan B. Coats was named the Colorado Supreme Court’s next Chief Justice. (Denverite)

Colorado’s Amendment 71, which makes it more difficult to change the state constitution, is temporarily back in effect. (AP)

Denver businesses have until the end of this month to make their one-person bathrooms gender neutral. (9)

Media:

A group known as the Resurrect the Denver Post Exploratory Committee has $10 million to potentially buy the Denver Post, and it’s asking others to join in. (DP)

Environment and outdoors:

Most of Colorado is in severe drought, part of a bigger problem across the Southwest. (AP via Denverite)

The Rocky Mountain National Park entrance fee for vehicles will increase to $35, not the originally announced $70. (AP via Denverite)

 

 

Andrew Kenney

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