Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, April 19

The east side of the 1500 block of Broadway circa 1916. (Louis Charles McClure/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)

Hi. Today’s news talking topics: the March for Science, testing for lead in water, the RiNo surge spreads to Globeville, the RiNo surge keeps surging in RiNo, a Hamilton voter may be in trouble and more.

The east side of the 1500 block of Broadway circa 1916. (Louis Charles McClure/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)
The east side of the 1500 block of Broadway circa 1916. (Louis Charles McClure/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)

March for Science:

Expect similar crowds to the Tax Day march to materialize again on Saturday. This time, the governor will attend. Erica reports. (Denverite)

Should Colorado test for lead?

Denver and Jefferson schools have recently instituted lead testing programs for drinking fountains. A new bill would require the same for all public schools in Colorado, starting with the oldest ones, as Monte Whaley reports.

Here’s our guide to how and when to test for lead in Denver homes’ water. (Denverite)

Meanwhile, Denver’s improving but still not great on ozone pollution. (AP/Denverite)

Globeville sees RiNo price jumps:

The music venue Globe Hall traded hands for $665,000, double what it sold for in 2015. It will stay a venue at Logan and 45h, near the Globeville rec center, as Amy DiPierro reports. (BusinessDen)

In RiNo, Black Shirt Brewing now serves pizza, and also three locals are planning a distillery.

Return of the Hamilton voters?

An investigator with the AG’s office is making calls to Colorado’s 2016 electors. Could this be about one voter’s last-ditch choice to vote for John Kasich instead of Hillary Clinton? Corey Hutchins reports. (Colorado Independent)

Aurora bump:

Aurora City Council will ask voters for a 33 percent pay raise. That would give the mayor $80,000 and city council members about $19,000 a year, as Quincy Snowdon reports. Denver makes significantly more. (Sentinel)

Drive-in pot shop:

The state’s first is in Parachute, about three hours west of here. Drive up, buy your weed, drive away. That’s how it works. (Post Independent)

Triple homicide:

Still no details on motive or whether the three people found dead in Coal Creek Canyon on Saturday were specifically targeted, as Mitchell Byars reports. (Camera)

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