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

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There’s a fire near Boulder that’s forced people to evacuate their homes, but that’s not the only thing going on today. Read on for more news on self-driving cars, physician-assisted suicide in Colorado and more. 

Sunshine Fire near Boulder Canyon Drive endangers homes

Here’s a look at what people are seeing. (Denverite)

Protests resumed Saturday with calls to investigate Trump’s Russia Ties
A rally to demand an investigation into Donald Trump's connections to Russia at Civic Center Park. March 18, 2017. (Ashley Dean/Denverite)
A rally to demand an investigation into Donald Trump’s connections to Russia at Civic Center Park. March 18, 2017. (Ashley Dean/Denverite)

About 75 people were out at Civic Center Park for a rally to demand an investigation into President Trump’s connections to Russia. (Denverite)

Cherry Creek Mall food court owners reaching out to Hickenlooper over parking fees

Business owners in the food court say they are disproportionately affected by new paid parking, but the food court is affected disproportionately. “No one comes primarily to the mall to eat,” said one. (Denver7)

Aurora woman among the first to utilize new physician-assisted suicide law

Her husband tells 9News what the process was like and why he and his wife both supported the new Colorado law. (9News)

Like mother, like son?

A look at Anne Burford, the mother of Supreme Court justice nominee Neil Gorsuch. Burford had a career in Colorado politics that included changes to criminal sentencing laws and a controversial stint with the EPA. (DP)

An update on Colorado’s plan for self-driving cars

The Colorado Senate bill passed unanimously out of the Transportation Committee hearing this week. (Durango Herald)

Some men have been posing as Xcel agents to enter homes

Excel says people should always ask to see a company ID if someone claims to be working for Xcel Energy. (9News)

A free art exhibit at DU takes on climate change

Bonus: Art critic Ray Rinaldi says it’s worth your time. (DP)

Or find something else fun today

Maybe you’re feeling hungover from Saturday fun, but if you learn to make pasta today, you’ll always be able to make something delicious to chase away any lingering booziness. (Denverite)