Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Nov. 20

Hello, true believers. It’s Monday and, judging by social media, you’re either already off work or counting down the hours.

Denverite throws a panel discussion about homelessness and housing insecurity, Nov. 14, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Hello, true believers. It’s Monday and, judging by social media, you’re either already off work or counting down the hours. Let’s get ready to gratefuuuuuul.

(I know that didn’t really work but I’m leaving it.)

Denverite throws a panel discussion about homelessness and housing insecurity, Nov. 14, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) denver; denverite; kevinjbeaty; colorado; curious theatre;
Denverite held a panel discussion about homelessness and housing insecurity on Nov. 14, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

How we get around Denver:

Denver’s going to change up Garfield Street, making it much more bike-friendly in an effort to make  better connection from City Park to Cherry Creek. Andy’s got the details and a map of the project plans. (Denverite)

How Colorado fits into national conversations:

The #MeToo movement is exposing a culture of harassment and weak protections for women at the Colorado statehouse. “There are a lot of happy hours, a lot of social events, a lot of people that don’t take a no for an answer,” said Gena Ozols, political director for NARAL Pro Choice Colorado. (DP)

Tom Tancredo is running for governor of Colorado on a platform of Trump, anti-immigration and not-Polis, and he told Michael Roberts all about it. (Westword)

Don’t miss this story Erica wrote about nursing mothers in Denver jails — they have to pour their milk down the drain. If you’re a parent, you know what this means. If you’re not a parent, it’s time to learn. (Denverite)

Homelessness:

Of 100 people experiencing homelessness surveyed by 9News, 70 said they would rather sleep outside than in a shelter. Here’s why. (9)

If you missed Denverite On Topic: Homelessness and Housing Insecurity last week, here’s the video. (Denverite)

New and opening in Denver:

Tap Fourteen plans to expand its offerings and slow down the pace at its new Uptown location. (Denverite)

Rye Society will open at 3090 Larimer Street early next year. Owner Jerrod Rosen is a fourth-generation Coloradan whose family owned Rosen’s Kosher Deli, Rosen’s Grocery and Oasis Drive-In. (Denverite)

More than a year after rolling the Kirkland studio and art school building down 13th Avenue, The Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art will open its new space in downtown Denver next spring. (Denverite)

Sports:

Ultrarunning is crazy and Colorado women are crazy good at it. (5280)

The Denver Broncos are very bad this year most of the time. They lost at home to the Cincinnati Bengals last night. The Denver Nuggets are pretty bad some of the time. The lost on the road to the Los Angeles Lakers. I was going to write that they lost to one referee in that game, but the truth is, they looked bad even before a head-scratcher of an ejection. (DP, BSN Denver)

Dave Burdick

Author: Dave Burdick

Dave Burdick is the editor of Denverite. He has previously worked at The Denver Post, The Daily Camera, The Huffington Post, Naropa University up in Boulder and the Best Buy down by Park Meadows circa "Now That's What I Call Music" volume 4. His parents are retired local newspaper journalists, and he is married to a freelance journalist. He lives in Denver with her, their two children and a dog.