By Joe Nguyen
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Happy Tuesday, Rounduppers!
I’m back from Iceland rejuvenated and re-energized. Some takeaways: the landscape is absolutely gorgeous, the weather is way more erratic than Colorado’s, the latest trend in craft beer there is skyr styles (think Icelandic yogurt) and the seafood is fantastic — except hákarl. Fermented shark is not good.
Today is National Talk Like Shakespeare Day. So noweth, get thee to the newseth:
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+ Today’s Weather: Gettin’ warmer.
+ From the opinion page: “Georgetown backs reparations. What about the nation?” columnist Christine Emba writes.
+ Ask Amy: Formerly Terrible was a jerk in high school. Now in their late 40s, they’re trying to make amends.
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Marijuana tax money targeted for Colorado’s full-day kindergarten rollout
Michael Turner, left, browses merchandise with budtender Zina Perez on March 28, 2019, at MMJ America Dispensary in Denver. (Daniel Brenner, Special to The Denver Post)
Colorado lawmakers have hit on a funding source to help struggling school districts cover up to $25 million in startup costs as they expand full-day kindergarten this fall: marijuana taxes, Jon Murray reports.
Denver has a new plan for the year 2040. Here’s how the vote finally happened
Two B-Cycle riders cross 17th Street as they ride along Lawrence Street with a view of Denver’s Union Station in the background on Friday, April 3, 2015. (Cyrus McCrimmon, Denver Post file)
The Denver City Council on Monday ended years of talking and planning with a simple answer: Yes. In votes of 11-1 and 10-2, the council approved two key elements of Denveright, a vision for how Denver will handle the projected addition of 200,000 more residents over the next 20 years, Andrew Kenney writes.
Death angels, chopped ears and firebombs: A Denver man’s life inside a violent separatist cult
Khalil Amani describes his life as a former member of the the black empowerment cult Nation of Yahweh on March 30, 2019, in Denver. (Kathryn Scott, Special to The Denver Post)
“We were all brainwashed. I believed he was Jesus in the flesh.”
Khalil Amani recently appeared in “Uncovered: The Cult of Yahweh Ben Yahweh,” a documentary on the Oxygen channel, where he detailed the reign of a black separatist leader who convinced a group of disillusioned men and women to stop having sex for pleasure, firebomb houses and deliver him the ears of white people as proof of their devotion, Sam Tabachnik writes.
By the Numbers
Colorado Rockies’ Nolan Arenado connects for a solo home run off Washington Nationals relief pitcher Wander Suero in the seventh inning of a baseball game Monday, April 22, 2019, in Denver. (David Zalubowski, The Associated Press)
How many hits Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado has in his career. The latest was a solo home run to give Colorado the lead — and ultimately the win — over the Nationals on Monday.
How much the city of Denver is preparing to spend on a new park on a 1.9-acre property in the University Hills neighborhood.
U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles because the bags may not inflate in a crash.
How much one teen is suing Apple for, claiming that a facial recognition system at its stores falsely connected him to a series of thefts.
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Diners at Comida, an upscale Mexican taqueria, sit in the open dining space which is located at The Source, 3350 Brighton Boulevard, on Oct. 30, 2013. (Cyrus McCrimmon, Denver Post file)
+ RiNo’s Comida taco shop is the latest restaurant to close at The Source Market Hall.
+ The Colorado lawmakers’ sexual harassment bill finally surfaces at statehouse.
+ Dinosaur National Monument in northwest Colorado has a dark side, and it’s nationally known. — The Know Outdoors
+ Healthy, growing and vital: Downtown Denver Partnership says these six projects brought those adjectives in 2018.
+ Arepas come to Old South Pearl, Cuban rum cocktails start pouring in LoDo and more news to know.
+ Park Avenue bridge work to delay downtown Denver traffic to I-25.
+ The constitutionality of Colorado large-capacity magazine ban is to be decided in the state’s highest court.
+ Mark Kennedy faces two starkly different welcomes to University of Colorado on first day of campus town halls.
+ A Boulder attorney responded to Weld County’s “Second Amendment Sanctuary” status with six billboards decrying gun violence.
+ Denver City Council refuses to loosen restrictions on social-use marijuana businesses.
+ Trump administration says Colorado immigrants in cannabis industry are not showing good moral character.
+ Vietnam is seeking closer trade ties with Colorado — an “essential” part of the nation’s hope to strengthen relations with U.S.
+ The Nuggets host the Spurs in Game 5 of the NBA playoffs tonight. Here are three keys to the game.
+ Chalking tires for parking enforcement has been ruled unconstitutional by federal appeals court.
+ Boulder Bikesmith is closing at the end of April.
+ Does the Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon agree he’s one of the best players in the world?
+ “Swole,” “buzzy” and “EGOT”: These are three of the new words that have been added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary.
What We’re Reading
+ April showers, allergies … and street sweeping. Where did Denver’s municipal signal of spring come from anyway? — CPR
+ Preventing “Game of Thrones” spoilers has become HBO’s Sisyphean boulder. — Vanity Fair
+ The Mystery of Business Casual: No one knows what shoes to wear to work. Silicon Valley has an answer. — The Atlantic
Song of the Day
Song: “The Time Is Now”
Artist: John Cena and The Trademarc
Sounds like: The 16-time WWE world champion turned internet meme turned movie star turns 42 today. Here’s his theme song — which he performed. It’s catchy.
Follow our Spotify playlist for an endless fountain of tunes: Click this link or search “Mile High Roundup” in your app.
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