By Joe Nguyen
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Today is National Coq Au Vin Day. I made a version of this recipe a while back and it was delicious. And since it’s Wednesday, there are plenty of other recipes below in the On the Stove section.
Celebrating birthdays include Spice Girl Mel B (44) and former Nuggets first-round picks (both picked third overall) Raef LaFrentz (43) and Carmelo Anthony (35).
And now, on to the news:
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+ Today’s Weather: Cloudy with a chance of moisture.
+ From the opinion page: “Michael Bennet knows what’s wrong with America,” columnist Jennifer Rubin writes.
+ Ask Amy: In Love and Confused found the love of her life. The problem? They’re both in long-term marriages.
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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Jamie Giellis swing elbows in debate
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, left, and mayoral candidate Jamie Giellis take part in a debate sponsored by The Denver Post at the Denver Press Club on May 28, 2019 in Denver. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)
Denver mayoral challenger Jamie Giellis dug into Michael Hancock during a debate Tuesday night over his record on addressing climate change, responding to fast development, dealing with homelessness and managing city projects, Jon Murray reports.
For every shortcoming she cited during the lively hour, the two-term incumbent hit right back — and added his own lines of attack, as he attempted to portray his opponent as ill-equipped for the job.
Denver’s Hex Publishers brings an end to its grand, national experiment
Science fiction author, Josh Viola poses for a portrait with memorabilia from various sci-fi movies he has collected over the years and displays at his house in Westminster on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Viola is releasing the final volume of the Denver Moon series co-authored with Warren Hammond. (Kevin Mohatt, Special to The Denver Post)
Joshua Viola, the founder of Denver-based Hex Publishers, and author Warren Hammond have a new sci-fi book to push — “Denver Moon: The Saint of Mars,” a noir-ish, co-authored sequel to 2017’s “Denver Moon: The Minds of Mars” — and plenty of anthologies, graphic novels, young-adult books, soundtracks, T-shirts and other Hex product to sell.
But despite his success over the last five years, Viola is using the Denver Pop Culture Con to bring an end to Hex. Mostly, anyway, John Wenzel writes.
Colorado forbids police from holding undocumented immigrants when ICE asks
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement prepare to apprehend an undocumented immigrant in Dallas on March 6, 2015. (LM Otero, Associated Press)
“We have been through the experience of not being advised our rights and knowing that others will not pass through these circumstances leaves me speechless.”
Maria Mercedes Garcia, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
Colorado law enforcement officials are now prohibited from holding undocumented immigrants solely on the basis of a request from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Justin Wingerter said.
By the Numbers
A family walks along the Bear Creek trail at the Lair O’ the Bear Park in Jefferson county. Hiking trails for youngsters are a popular destination for families during the spring and summer months. (Reza A. Marvashti, The Denver Post)
How many locations we have in our guide to kid-friendly hikes around Colorado. — The Know Outdoors
How much Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr.’s contract is worth in 2019.
1 in 4
How many Denver residents binge drink, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
How much precipitation has been recorded at Denver International Airport in the month of May, as of Monday — it’s the most in two years.
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Lily Hersch, 12, of Salida competes in the third round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland, on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (Patrick Semansky, The Associated Press)
+ Labradoodle, guacamole and a dead person: Colorado kids thrown giggle-inducing words at Scripps National Spelling Bee.
+ A Denver architecture office has been tapped for an Antarctic mission.
+ Denver police are looking for a suspect who stole more than $42,000 worth of comic books from Mile High Comics.
+ A Front Range passenger rail system linking the I-25 corridor? CDOT is asking for proposals.
+ Colorado cities can raise minimum wages starting in January 2020.
+ Gov. Jared Polis signs a bill “defelonizing” single-use drug possession.
+ Denver’s top chefs are holding a bake sale for Planned Parenthood.
+ No misconduct by Adams County, printer in brief disappearance of 60,000-plus ballots last year, audit finds.
+ Denver’s Guzman Energy makes “ambitious” offer to swap out Tri-State coal production for renewables.
+ Mountain lion cubs orphaned after “human-wildlife conflict” in Washington make Cheyenne Mountain Zoo their new home.
+ A rift emerges between Douglas County, school officials over strengthening security in wake of STEM shooting.
+ Northern Colorado Bears baseball is bringing “Jr. Bear” summer camp to Aurora.
+ Rockies Mailbag: Starting rotation struggles, catching now a strength, Jeff Bridich’s shot at beat writers.
+ Chris Iannetta’s two-run homer leads Rockies past Diamondbacks in freezing rain.
+ Special counsel Robert Mueller: Russia report did not exonerate President Trump.
On the Stove
+ In this week’s On the Stove, Bill St. John examines and debunks the myths of grilling and offers up a recipe for a spice paste for steak.
+ Recipe: Ginger-marinated zucchini with lime yogurt. It’s “a dish chock-full of contradictions,” Bonnie S. Benwick writes, but it’s light and refreshing.
+ Recipe: Oyster mushroom sandwich.
+ Recipe: Juicy Lucy burger. Yesterday was National Hamburger Day, so here’s one of my favorite recipes. There’s plenty of cheesy goodness. For a kick, add some chopped jalapenos into the cheese. I like topping it with sautéed mushrooms and onions. — Allrecipes
+ Video: Claire Saffitz tries her hand at trying to make gourmet Doritos in the latest installment of “Gourmet Makes.” — Bon Appétit
+ Cocktail: Lavender Collins. As temperatures are getting warmer (or at least they’re supposed to), it’s time for an invogorating drinks. Lavender syrup is a tasty and refreshing ingredient for an adult beverage. — Fox and Briar
What We’re Reading
+ Area saber-toothed cat gets dental work, new roars. — CPR
+ Forget Elms: Al Rollinger rooted out Denver’s most exotic trees 50 years ago. — Westword
+ The controversial kid ASMR community. — The Atlantic
+ “Co-living” is the new “having roommates” — with an app. — Vox
Song of the Day
Artist: twenty one pilots
Sounds like: The musical duo was set to headline back-to-back shows at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto until the Raptors advanced to the NBA Finals and forced them to cancel their second night. It’s not the first time something like this has happened. Ten years ago, the Nuggets and the WWE had a similar situation. The WWE just resolved things in a very WWE-esque manner.
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