By Tynin Fries
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Happy would-be 131st birthday to Lucy Wills, the star of today’s Google Doodle! Lucy was an English haematologist who is responsible for the recommendations that women have folic acid (B vitamin) in their diets, which she discovered through her research on anemia and Marmite. Her discovery ultimately led to better prenatal care for women everywhere. Thanks, Lucy.
Speaking of, shout out to all the mothers out there who are undoubtedly deserving of breakfast in bed, foot rubs and being spoiled. Love you, mom!
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+ Today’s Weather: Frosty this morning but a warm up is on the way.
+ From the opinion page: “Teaching social-emotional skills is key to prevention,” writes Wendy Loloff Cooper, a STEM School Highlands Ranch parent and CEO of Generation Schools Network.
+ Ask Amy: Stuck in the Past has become consumed by a moment of infidelity from his wife that occurred years before they were married. Despite their happy marriage, he can’t stop thinking about it — so much so that it makes him physically sick when he’s by himself. What can he do to get over it?
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2 suspects, same school shooting, 2 different legal paths: Here’s how Colorado courts handle juvenile homicide suspects
District Attorney George Brauchler, left, appears in a Douglas County courtroom in Castle Rock on Wednesday during the first court appearance of the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspects. (Joe Amon, The Denver Post)
Despite being accused of similar crimes, the two teens suspected of killing a student and wounding eight others inside STEM School Highlands Ranch face drastically different court cases and potential sentences, Elise Schmelzer writes.
More STEM SChool Shooting coverage
Blazers survive Nuggets in Game 6, force winner-take-all Game 7 on Sunday
Paul Millsap (4) of the Denver Nuggets leaves the floor after the fourth quarter of the Portland Trail Blazers’ 119-108 win on Thursday. (AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post)
The Nuggets saw their chance to close out the Trail Blazers slip away in Thursday night’s Game 6 at the Moda Center in Portland
With their season on the line, Damian Lillard and the Blazers didn’t balk, Mike Singer writes, pulling away in the fourth quarter to win 119-108 in front of another rowdy crowd.
More from Nuggets-Blazers Game 6
Questions about Denver’s decriminalization of magic mushrooms? We have your answers
A woman harvests magic mushrooms in a grow room at the Procare farm in Hazerswoude, central Netherlands, Friday, Aug. 3, 2007. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
People around the country are eyeing Denver after voters approved the decriminalization of magic mushrooms. What does that mean exactly? We’ve answered your questions about all things psilocybin.
Speaking of ‘shrooms, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock says the city will respect the will of the voters in regards to enforcement.
Celebrate Mother’s Day at Coors Field! The first 10,000 fans will get a special Mother’s Day Rockies wristlet, courtesy of Shane Co., so buy your tickets at Rockies.com and be sure to arrive early on Sunday.
By The Numbers
+ Percentage of homes sold through “instant offers” from online buyers like Zillow and Opendoor in 2018, according to Lane Hornung, founder of 8z Real Estate. The number should increase significantly in the coming years, Horung said, especially with 8z and Redfin entering the race along the Front Range.
+ Number of homicides involving a teen in the eastern suburbs of Denver so far this year. An 18-year-old Cherokee Trail High School student was the fourth after he was shot outside his home on Wednesday night.
+ Number of Democratic candidates in the race to challenge U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner in 2020 after former Colorado House majority leader Alice Madden threw her hat into the ring on Thursday.
+ Amount of money ExxonMobil has agreed to invest in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, the nation’s leading federal lab in research and development of renewable energy.
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Shoppers at the Cure Organic Farm tent at the Union Station Farmers Market on July 15, 2017, at Union Station. (Gabriel Scarlett, Denver Post file)
+ This summer, I’m attempting to find the perfect farmers market. I’m starting with these 11 because they are already open. Have recommendations? Send them to me! — The Know
+ I mean who doesn’t love ukuleles? They’re like guitars but cuter. Anyway, see all the cuteness this weekend at Ukefest. — The Know
+ Don’t miss your last chance to hit the slopes before Colorado’s resorts close. You can still ski at these areas this weekend. — The Know Outdoors
+ Want to know which movies you need to see this summer? Here are the 24 films everyone will be talking about. — The Know
Every spring, The Denver Post puts out a weekly gardening section covering everything from basic terminology to tips for stopping Japanese beetles. While this runs in print, we’ll also be including a short gardening section here every Friday. Hope you enjoy and may your tomato plants flourish.
The front garden of Jean Morgan’s 1942 miner’s cabin on May 6, 2019, in Louisville. (Joe Amon, The Denver Post)
PHOTOS: Peek inside the invite-only Garden Bloggers Fling where Colorado’s best will get national attention
Top gardeners from around the country are about to come to Colorado to see what we’ve got. Since the event is private, we decided to peek in early to give you guys an idea of what the bloggers will be seeing. Check it out.
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Milky Way over Great Sand Dunes (Patrick Myers, National Park Service)
+ The darkness at Great Sand Dunes National Park is now internationally recognized. — The Know Outdoors
+ Denver’s South High School was on lockout for second straight day Thursday as police searched for a student who was reported to Safe2Tell.
+ A for-profit company will manage the troubled Adams 14 school district despite the state board’s misgivings.
+ Colorado wildlife commissioners rejected a ban on trapping and trophy hunting of bobcats saying there was a lack of evidence that harvesting at current levels is harmful to the species.
+ At a public workshop Thursday night, the FAA pushed back on claims its Next Generation Air Transportation System will increase noise for south Denver metro communities.
+ A pedestrian was hit by an RTD train at the light-rail station at I-25 and Broadway.
+ Horizon High School in Thornton canceled after-school activities Thursday afternoon as a safety measure.
+ A 24-year-old Denver man has been charged with alleged animal abuse after a puppy suffered broken bones and multiple abdominal and lung injuries.
+ A man wanted in an attack on a female runner in Boulder is now suspected in another attack of a woman gardening, police say,
What We’re Reading
+ Today’s The Daily episode talks to Chris Hughes about his work at Facebook (he ‘s Zuckerberg’s co-founder) and why he thinks it’s time for the government to step in and break up the company. — The New York Times
+ Thanks to this one going viral, the decision was reversed. A school in Warwick, R.I., announced that kids who owed lunch money would be automatically given a sunflower seed butter and jelly sandwich instead of a hot meal. Not only would a policy like that punish low income children for things outside of their control, but the school received flack for turning down donations from local businesses to cover the costs. — The Washington Post
Song of the Day
Song: “With Or Without You ”
Sounds like: Bono turns 58 today, and what better way to celebrate his birthday than with U2’s contribution to the break-up song pantheon? This one really hits that sweet spot between the initial separation and when you actually move on with your life and stop being such a drama queen. Others that pair well with that melodramatic period: “Somebody That I Used to Know,” “Patience, ” “Irreplaceable, ” “Cry Me a River, ” “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright, ” and “The Wind Cries Mary.”
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