Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Sept. 7

Aerial view of commercial buildings, houses and churches in downtown Denver, Colorado. Shows the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist (also called Saint John's Church in the Wilderness and St. John's Episcopal Cathedral) on 20th (Twentieth) and Welton Streets, and the Swedish Church. Distant landmarks include the First Presbyterian Church, Union Station, the Windsor Hotel, and East Side High School; a house is under construction in the foreground. Circa 1890. (William Henry Jackson/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/Z-11777)

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Yo. Today’s news includes massive redevelopment at I-25 and Broadway, the race to reopen Colorado Mills, insurance hikes and more.

Aerial view of commercial buildings, houses and churches in downtown Denver, Colorado. Shows the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist (also called Saint John's Church in the Wilderness and St. John's Episcopal Cathedral) on 20th (Twentieth) and Welton Streets, and the Swedish Church. Distant landmarks include the First Presbyterian Church, Union Station, the Windsor Hotel, and East Side High School; a house is under construction in the foreground. Circa 1890. (William Henry Jackson/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/Z-11777) high school; denver public library; dpl; archive; history;
Aerial view of commercial buildings, houses and churches in downtown Denver, circa 1890. (William Henry Jackson/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/Z-11777)

Environment:

A city report suggests a huge push for renewables and efficient buildings in order to meet Denver’s climate-change reduction goals. They’d like your feedback.

Colorado Mills is racing to reopen with $50 million in renovations by Black Friday after it was shut down by a hail storm earlier this year. (BusinessDen)

Health:

Premiums on the Colorado individual insurance exchange will increase an average of about 27 percent in 2018, as Blair Miller reports. (ABC7)

Transportation:

Business people want to get a statewide transportation-funding measure on the ballot in 2018. (DBJ)

Housing:

Home-sale prices for the metro fell 2.4 percent from July to August, which is not crazily unusual. They remain much higher on the year, but real-estate agents think the market might be “leveling off.” (DP, Denverite)

The Gates Rubber site near Interstate 25 and Broadway could one day be home to thousands of apartments and a million square feet of retail and office. Right now, though, they want to get the first project off the ground, as Adrian reports. (Denverite)

Sports:

The woman who accused former University of Colorado assistant football coach Joe Tumpkin of domestic violence is suing Joe Tumpkin, CU President Bruce Benson, athletic director Rick George and head football coach Mike MacIntyre. (AP via Denverite)

The Rockies lost. (AP via Denverite)

Misc.:

Colorado is one of 20 states in which the religiously unaffiliated outnumber all the individual religious groups, and Denver is the fourth least religious city, according to new research. Erica’s got the details. (Denverite)

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