Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, April 22

The March for Science, a homicide in Harvey Park, a crazy night at Coors and more.

The tax day tax march calling for President Trump to release his returns, April 15, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The tax day tax march calling for President Trump to release his returns, April 15, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) tax day; tax march; protest; copolitics; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado; civic center park;
The tax day tax march calling for President Trump to release his returns, April 15, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

We’ve got a big day ahead, so let’s dive right in.

The March for Science is happening

“In these uncertain times, this will serve as an outlet for those people to come together and make sure they are not overlooked,” Charles Ferrer, a spokesman for the lead organizers, said. “… We quite frankly invite anyone who is standing in solidarity with the academic and scientific community to attend. We want to raise awareness about what’s going on in the political context of trying to censor scientific data from being disseminated to the public.” (Denverite)

People began gathering in Civic Center Park around 10 a.m. and the rally is expected to last until around 2 p.m.

It’s also Earth Day

Besides the march, there are a lot of other ways to mark the occasion, including a few park cleanups.

If that doesn’t work for you, maybe I can interest you in bees?

Kevin hung out with Gregg McMahan, one of Denver’s top authorities on bees to see how he manages swarms. (Did you know we’re in swarm season? We’re in swarm season.) It’s… delightfully lo-tech. (Denverite)

The Rockies hit a grand slam and inside-the-park home run in the same inning last night

That’s bonkers. That’s Coors. (Denverite)

Police are investigating a homicide in Harvey Park

A man was killed last night on a commercial strip in the 5300 block of West Evans Avenue. (DP)

And a man pulled a knife on a DU student

The student was walking on High Street near Jewell Avenue when the incident happened around 2 a.m. (9)

Lawmakers are asking for clemency for a man accidentally released from prison 90 years early

A judge gave Rene Lima-Marin back-to-back sentences that added up to 98 years, but a court clerk wrote down that the sentences were to run at the same time and Lima-Marin was released on parole in 2008.

He held a steady job and got married before authorities realized in 2014.

Now, both Republicans and Democrats are calling his imprisonment and separation from his family “cruel and unusual punishment.” (AP)

Colorado is trying to boost access to quality child care for poor kids

So far, the approach has been quality-driven and pretty divisive. (Chalkbeat)

Colorado’s unemployment rate in March was the lowest in the U.S.

It dropped to 2.6 percent. (DP)

A girl pretending to be a medical student was caught at Denver Health

I have no idea why a person would do this, but the CU Denver student interacted with at least one patient. She’s been banned. (KDVR)

What is poke? Where is poke?

We’re here to answer the big questions, so here’s your primer on the Hawaiian dish (prounced po-kay) popping up more and more around Denver. (Denverite)

Here’s an update on that Tim Howard kerfuffle

He released a statement apologizing for his behavior but questioning the security presence at Children’s Mercy Park. (Denverite)

And some details on Madison Bumgarner’s injuries

The San Francisco Giants ace hurt himself in a dirt biking accident in Denver, so he’s out for this series. (Denverite)

Also: Someone is gentrifying 40s

They’re putting rosé in there. You could pay money for that here, if you’d like. (Westword)

Have a great day

The weather is not the worst, and it’s getting better. Go do a thing or five. (Denverite)

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.