By Joe Nguyen
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Happy Wednesday, Rounduppers!
Today is Loving Day, which represents the annniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1967 that found anti-miscegenation laws to be unconstitutional, making interracial marriage legal across the U.S.
Celebrating birthdays today include Olympic weightlifter turned pro wrestler Mark Henry (48), model Adriana Lima (38) and the late former President George H.W. Bush, who would have been 95.
And now, on to the news:
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+ Today’s Weather: Pleasant.
+ From the opinion page: “Everyone’s got a climate plan, but where’s the carbon tax?” columnist Catherine Rampell writes.
+ Ask Amy: Knows Too Much met her friend “Curt’s” wife, who launched into a diatribe about “what a horrible guy he is and how much she hates him.” Now she feels like she needs to tell “Curt” for his marriage’s sake.
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Aspen is first city in Colorado to ban sale of flavored nicotine products amid efforts to curb teen vaping
Hunter Davis vapes while taking a break from work in downtown Loveland last year. Several Colorado communities have tightened regulation of tobacco products in an effort to curb teen vaping. This week Aspen became the first city in Colorado to ban the sale of all flavored tobacco products, beginning Jan. 1. (Jenny Sparks, Loveland Reporter-Herald)
In an effort to combat what officials have called an “epidemic” of teen vaping, several Colorado communities have moved to further regulate tobacco sales through new laws that increase taxes or raise the legal age to buy such products.
But this week Aspen took a far more aggressive approach, becoming the first city in the state to ban the sale of all flavored nicotine products, including those containing menthol, Jessica Seaman reports.
Ballot initiative sought to ban late-term abortions in Colorado
Participants in an anti-abortion rally hold signs and listen to a speaker in front of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, in Denver, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. (Brennan Linsley, The Associated Press)
“A few years ago, I found out that Colorado is one of the few places in the world where abortion is legal up to birth for any reason. It did not make sense that we would allow this, while 43 other states, including California and New York, did not.”
Abortion in Colorado would be banned after 22 weeks through an initiative advocates hope to place on statewide ballots next year, Justin Wingerter writes. The only exception would be if a doctor determines a mother’s life is at risk.
Colorado’s Mallory Pugh, Lindsay Horan score in U.S. women’s national team’s rout of Thailand in FIFA Women’s World Cup
Mallory Pugh of the USA celebrates after scoring her team’s eleventh goal during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France group F match between USA and Thailand at Stade Auguste Delaune on June 11, 2019 in Reims, France. (Robert Cianflone, Getty Images)
It wasn’t even close. Team USA started the FIFA Women’s World Cup on a scorching hot note after the defending champion had a record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand on Tuesday. Colorado was well represented as natives Mallory Pugh and Lindsey Horan each scored a goal in the shellacking.
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By the Numbers
The RiDE at RiNo has units that range from 369 square feet up to 849 square feet in Denver. Photo taken on March 12, 2019. (RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post)
How much median rent for a one-bedroom aparement in Denver costs. Denver is the most expensive city to rent an apartment in the metro area. Find out what cities are the cheapest.
How much Denverites collectively owe on their credit cards, according to a newly released study. On average that’s about $11,500 per household.
How much Colorado casinos combined to earn in revenue in 2018, according to a new report from the American Gaming Association.
How many consecutive wins the Rockies have had at Coors Field after beating the visiting Chicago Cubs last night.
A cocktail service at Cherry Creek North’s newest high-end bar, Cherish Spirits Lounge, located at 221 Detroit St. (Provided by Cherish Spirits Lounge)
+ Cherry Creek’s latest cocktail bar takes luxury to the extreme.
+ Colorado Cold Cases: 39 years ago today Beverly England vanished and authorities are still piecing together how she died.
+ Denver to host 44 more asylum seekers transported from New Mexico this week.
+ Kroger recalls frozen berries that might have hepatitis A.
+ Denver Broncos 2019 training camp schedule to include 19 open practices.
+ Flamingos Lance Bass and Freddie Mercury find love at Denver Zoo.
+ Gun control groups nationwide declare victory over scrapped recall of Colorado Rep. Tom Sullivan.
+ A Denver couple has been charged with felonies for short-term rental violation as city moves to tighten reins on vacation rentals.
+ An environmental group can join Denver Water, Boulder County lawsuit over Gross Reservoir expansion.
+ Climber rescued by Blackhawk helicopter after falling 200 feet down a snowy Boulder County mountain.
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On the Stove
+ In this week’s installment of Get Cooking, Bill St. John takes a look at marinating olives and provides a simple recipe.
+ Recipe: One-pot Cajun chicken and rice. Bonnie S. Benwick has a straight-forward dish for those craving a little comfort food.
+ Recipe: Chili-lime pork and mango skewers with avocado mash. The weather’s getting warmer (finally), which means it’s time to get grillin’. Here’s a recipe Ellie Krieger describes as “an alluringly sweet, tangy, juicy and savory snack.”
+ Recipe: Mexican street corn. National Corn on the Cob Day was yesterday, but this recipe has been stuck in my mind. Fairly simple and super delicious, this is why I’ll struggle to fit in my clothes at the end of summer.
+ Video: Andrew Rea takes a look at more food from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” from the Grilled Frank to the Caribbean Paradise cocktail. — Binging with Babish
+ Cocktail: Dirty Arnold Palmer. I asked the newsroom what refreshing adult drink they would have right now and instantly had two recommendations for this. Use Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka, one editor said.
What We’re Reading
+ No ticket, no problem: How to do Aspen during the Food & Wine Classic. — 5280
+ Colorado has more alcohol deaths than nearly every other state. — CPR
+ A new play at Su Teatro aims to start productive conversations about development and displacement. — Denverite
+ A financial checklist for your newly minted high school graduate. — NYT
Song of the Day
Song: “Another Night”
Artist: Real McCoy
Sounds like: Quintessential mid-’90s Eurodance. One of my favorite songs from the era, it’s catchy and fun. Now excuse me as I travel down the rabbit hole — next up: Ace of Base.
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