By Joe Nguyen
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Happy Tuesday, friends!
Today is National Bubble Tea Day. It’s also National Honesty Day. I can honestly say I’m not celebrating with a boba drink — I burned myself out last decade.
Celebrating birthdays today include artist Bill Plympton, “Wonder Woman” actress Gal Gadot (34), and “Big Bang Theory” actors Johnny Galecki (44) and Kunal Nayyar (38).
And now, on to the news:
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+ Today’s Weather: Grimy.
+ From the opinion page: “Coloradans deserve to know who is funding all those negative campaign ads,” writes Jena Griswold, Colorado’s secretary of state.
+ Ask Amy: Musical Frenemy carpools with “Shawna,” who turns every conversation into a competition, “in which there is a winner and a loser, and the winner is going to be her.”
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Colorado Senate pulls an all-nighter as Democrats go “nuclear”
Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg, D-Boulder, left, talks with Senate President Leroy Garcia, D-Pueblo. (Kathryn Scott, Special to The Denver Post)
Parliamentary fireworks exploded in the Colorado Senate late Monday as Democrats attempted to advance their agenda in the waning days of the legislative session and Republicans continued their effort to run out the clock on a handful of bills they object to.
One Republican senator deemed the situation “nuclear,” while a Democrat pleaded for “a grown up” as they worked until 5:30 a.m., Nic Garcia reports.
How vulnerable is Colorado to a measles outbreak due to its low vaccination rate? Experts weigh in.
“We’ve seen it happen over and over in communities where the vaccination rate is low.”
Dr. Jessica Cataldi, Children’s Hospital Colorado pediatrician and vaccine researcher
There’s been one confirmed case of measles in Colorado this year, but health experts said the state’s notoriously low vaccination rate makes communities here vulnerable to a possible outbreak, Jessica Seaman reports.
Company of truck driver arrested in fiery I-70 crash had multiple brake safety violations
Multiple people died in a fiery crash on I-70 near Colorado Mills Parkway that shut down the highway in both directions on April 25. (Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post)
A Houston-based trucking company that employs the driver who crashed last week, causing a fatal, fiery 28-car crash on Interstate 70, has multiple vehicle maintenance violations over the past 24 months, Kieran Nicholson reports, including 10 violations on brakes or brake systems.
Even if the truck driver’s brakes failed, he could face homicide charges in the crash that killed four, Elise Schmelzer reports.
Nikola Jokic powers Nuggets to Game 1 win over Blazers
Nikola Jokic (15) of the Denver Nuggets screams after a foul was called against the Nuggets during the third quarter on Monday. The Denver Nuggets faced the Portland Trailblazers for Game 1 of their second round of the NBA playoff series at the Pepsi Center yesterday. (AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post)
Nuggets star Nikola Jokic barged his way to 37 points in the Denver’s 121-113 victory against Portland on Monday night at the Pepsi Center in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinal series.
+ We are Fraud City! And if Nuggets keep winning in NBA playoffs, LeBron James might even learn their names, Mark Kiszla writes.
+ On and off the court, Nuggets playoff star Jokic has become must-see TV, Mike Singer writes.
+ Dame, Gary Harris! How Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum were snuffed by Nuggets’ defensive ace, Sean Keeler reports.
+ Avalanche and Nuggets playoff tickets are still available, but why does hockey cost twice as much?
By the Numbers
Colorado Avalanche left wing Matt Nieto (83), second from left, celebrates his goal against the San Jose Sharks with teammates Tyson Barrie (4), left, J.T. Compher (37), third from left, and defenseman Samuel Girard (49) in the third period at the SAP Center during the second game of the Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals on April 28. The Avalanche went on to win 4-3. (Andy Cross, The Denver Post)
What time Game 3 of the Avalanche-Sharks starts tonight at the Pepsi Center. Here are three keys for Colorado to win.
How many new jobs are coming to Denver as Amazon is taking on 98,000 square feet of space in a downtown office building.
How much Denver’s parks tax is expected to generate in 2019. Here’s where the money is going.
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A selection of dishes from Il Posto’s new lunch service. (Provided by Il Posto)
+ Here are four new lunches and a brunch to try this week around Denver. — The Know
JUST IN: A Super Tuesday for Colorado: Gov. Jared Polis makes 2020 presidential primary official.
+ Here are seven classical concerts that shake up Colorado’s music season. — The Know
+ Maria Bamford and ticket prices have been announced for the 2019 High Plains Comedy Festival. — The Know
+ Despite controversy, Denver approves Beloved tiny-home village in Globeville.
+ Denver-based Angie’s List got a poor review from a consumer watchdog group.
+ Energy-efficiency specialist opens a new office in Denver area.
+ A CU study suggests a majority of weed smokers combine pot and working out.
+ Broncos Mailbag: Who will be responsible for coaching up rookie quarterback Drew Lock?
+ A drone was used to aid a 3D remake of Camp Amache, the World War II Japanese internment camp in southern Colorado.
+ Lakewood police shot a knife-wielding man Monday.
+ A Loveland police officer shot a suspect after an armed robbery at Subway.
+ The CU presidential search heats up with allegations of “ethical misconduct,” claim of smears by “Far Leftist mob.”
+ Air Force Academy removed its commandant of cadets amid inquiry.
What We’re Reading
+ Colorado Springs looks for ways to keep bears out of the tasty trashcan. — CPR
+ North Park Hill is getting a new park to help the neighborhood live up to its outdoorsy name. — Denverite
+ Chase tried to motivate customers with lower bank balances. It backfired badly. — USA Today
+ Every Burger King in the country will have meatless Whoppers by the end of the year. — Vox
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Song: “April Showers”
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