By Joe Nguyen
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Happy Wednesday, Rounduppers!
It’s May 1 and it’s chilly out. At least it’s not snowing (knock on wood) like it was in 2013. Thanks for reminding me, Facebook.
Birthdays today include country star Tim McGraw (52), filmmaker Wes Anderson (50) and former Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby (27).
And now, on to the news:
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+ Today’s Weather: Wet.
+ From the opinion page: “Social Security must be saved now or face insolvency,” writes Charles Blahous, J. Fish and Lillian F. Smith Chair at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
+ Ask Amy: Nervous Nelly has always been an anxious person. But since she had a baby, her anxiety has skyrocketed.
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Anti-Semitic incidents in Colorado remain at “near-historic levels,” new report finds
One of two swastikas painted on the side of Church in the City Beth Abraham church April 3, 2019, in Denver. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)
“We have never had a similar period of anti-Semitic incidents. Something has changed.”
Scott Levin, the ADL’s regional director
While these hate-based instances dropped slightly in 2018, incidents over the past three years remain at near-historic levels, according to a new report from the Anti-Defamation League. The report illuminates a national trend of elevated incidents against Jews and Jewish institutions, Sam Tabachnik writes.
Former pop-up bars taking more permanent form in Denver’s RiNo district
New plans are in the works for the old BOOZ hall RiNo. (Sara Grant, The Denver Post)
“It’s kind of a forward-thinking idea that takes elements of my pop-up experience and puts them under one roof.”
After building a reputation for creating limited-time-only events and here-and-gone pop-up bars, Josh Sampson is breaking character and setting down roots in RiNo. A new business dubbed the RiNo Co-op is under construction at the northwest corner of 28th and Walnut streets, Joe Rubino reports.
Denver City Council race: District 9 candidates debate density solutions amid hyper-development
Denver’s District 9 is an urban landscape that stretches along the banks of the South Platte River, across downtown Denver and into some of the city’s most varied neighborhoods: rich, poor, industrial, developing. Andrew Kenney provides a breakdown of the candidates for the district’s city council seat.
Logan Couture’s hat trick leads Sharks past Avalanche in Game 3
San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44), right wing Timo Meier (28) and center Gustav Nyquist (14) celebrate with center Logan Couture (39) after Couture scored his second goal against the Colorado Avalanche in the third period at the Pepsi Center on April 30, 2019. (Mike Chambers, The Denver Post)
The Avalanche tied the game in the third period with goals from Nathan MacKinnon and Matt Nieto, but it wasn’t enough as the Sharks won 4-2 in Game 3 to take a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal playoff series.
Game 4 takes place 8 p.m. Thursday at the Pepsi Center.
By the Numbers
One of the rescued “lesser flamingo” chicks is pictured in this photo provided by the Denver Zoo. Several chicks are being cared for by the zoo. (Provided by the Denver Zoo)
How many flamingo chicks and eggs have been given a second chance as conservation agencies from around the world, including the Denver Zoo, have joined a rescue effort for the birds.
The Rapids’ record under head coach Anthony Hudson, who was fired on Wednesday after starting the 2019 season 0-7-2.
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The number of Denver residents who were diagnosed with chlamydia in 2018. The number of Denver residents with a sexually transmitted disease has increased for the fourth year in a row.
How many consective playoff games in which Avs forward Nathan MacKinnon has scored a point, the first Colorado player to do so since Peter Forsberg in 2004.
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A pineapple upside down pancake from Snooze. The Denver-based breakfast spot is opening its second Westminster location May 15. (Provided by Snooze)
+ Snooze is about to open another breakfast spot in Westminster.
+ Jonas Brothers announce a new tour, includes a Denver stop. — The Know
+ A Denver hit-and-run auto-pedestrian crash leaves one person in serious condition.
+ Home price gains in Denver have slowed in February.
+ Summer gas prices have come early to Colorado, even if summer weather hasn’t.
+ Pete Buttigieg endorses Denver Mayor Michael Hancock.
+ U.S. Interior plans to pick new offices in the West — possibly in the Denver area.
+ “I can’t breathe”: Denver police sergeant suspended for choking an unarmed man until he passed out.
+ Bill allowing for rent control hits dead-end in Colorado Senate.
+ CU Board of Regents to vote Thursday in Aurora on whether to hire Mark Kennedy as university president.
+ RTD is not at fault in two train deaths at Central Park Station, police say.
+ People of color are more likely to be arrested after Boulder police stops, data shows.
+ Colorado State University urges students not to run around campus in their underwear.
+ The Blazers are comparing Nuggets star Nikola Jokic to Tom Brady now, too.
+ German Marquez’s potential gem falls apart and the Rockies’ bats showed up too late as the Brewers beat Colorado again.
+ WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange gets 50 weeks in prison for bail-jumping.
On the Stove
+ In this week’s installment of Get Cooking, Bill St. John examines bone marrow, “a good-for-you food, besides tasting really good.” He also has recipes on roasted and whipped bone marrow, as well as a broth made with mirepoix.
+ Recipe: The ultimate homemade pizza. In this comprehensive guide, Becky Krystal and Bonnie S. Benwick take a look at making the best pizza pie at home.
+ Recipe: Morning glory muffins. Ellie Krieger says this recipe “boasts the scrumptiousness of cake rather than a baked good that screams ‘healthy.’”
+ Video: Ben Turley and Brent Young take a look at why good pork bones make the best ramen broth in this episode of “Prime Time.” — Eater
+ Cocktail: This one with Jagermeister. With May here and a new batch of students about to graduate college, might I suggest also leaving certain liquors behind, too, like Jagermeister. This recipe’s not so bad for a farewell drink. — The Spruce Eats
What We’re Reading
+ Southwest Colorado was a dry, thirsty place last year. Today? Welcome to soggy town. — CPR
+ Colorado lawmakers have a dog office for dog business (de-stressing). — Denverite
+ Ken Jennings vs. James Holzhauer: The Battle for “Jeopardy!” supremacy. — FiveThirtyEight
+ The productivity pit: How Slack is ruining work. — Vox
Song of the Day
Artist: The Smashing Pumpkins
Sounds like: D’arcy Wretzky, the original bassist for The Smashing Pumpkins, turns 51 today. Here’s a classic track from the band’s 1996 album “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.”
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