By Robert Denton
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Happy Thursday, Rounduppers.
On this day in 1966 the Supreme Court decided Miranda v. Arizona, which led to the establishment of Miranda rights. We should all know these, but, if you’re like me, you only know the first line from shows like “Law & Order.”
Celebrating birthdays today are Tim Allen, Chris Evans, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
Now on to the news…
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+ Today’s Weather: Sunny skies and warmer temperatures continue with possibility of more rain showers
+ Guest Commentary: “Colorado doctors need research to help them prevent gun deaths,” writes Christina M. Reimer, MD
+ Ask Amy: Dumbfounded Father wonders about his daughter’s choice to own a 40 caliber semi-automatic
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As Castle Rock looks to evolve beyond a bedroom community, the old town dump will be key
Castle Rock development on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post)
In plain terms, Castle Rock is a 145-year-old town and the historic county seat of fast-growing, Denver-adjacent, but still largely rural Douglas County.
When looked at through the lens of economic development, Castle Rock might best be described as a recent college grad. It’s got tools and potential. Now it’s time to find a job. Or, in this case, jobs; thousands of them, ideally. Read more from Joe Rubino here.
CU Denver planning first student dorm on historically commuter-based Auraria campus
Campus Village Apartments near the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver on Oct. 26, 2010. CU Denver is planning to add to its student-housing stock by building its first-ever on-campus dorm. (Kathryn Scoot, The Denver Post)
Leaders at the University of Colorado Denver, long known as a commuter school alongside its two neighboring academic institutions, want to build a dorm on the downtown Auraria Campus that could house more than 500 of CU’s students. Read more from Elizabeth Hernandez here.
“Hey Google, talk to The Denver Post”
“Alexa, open Denver Post”
John Hickenlooper taking aim at socialism and Bernie Sanders in Democratic presidential primary
Democratic presidential candidate former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks during the California Democrats 2019 State Convention at the Moscone Center on June 01, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Several Democratic presidential candidates are speaking at the California Democratic Convention that runs through Sunday. (Justin Sullivan, Getty Images)
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who just months ago stumbled over whether he identifies as a capitalist, is expected Thursday morning to strongly denounce socialism after presidential primary rival U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders laid out his vision for how democratic socialism can continue to transform the United States. Read more from Nic Garcia here.
17 things to do at Denver PrideFest
Jessiah Yoder of the Mile High Freedom Band waves a rainbow flag as he marches during the Denver Pride Parade along Colfax Ave. on June 17, 2018, in Denver. (Seth McConnell, Special to the Denver Post)
In Denver, PrideFest will be taking over downtown this weekend, bringing with it a parade, a festival and plenty of things to do from a drag queen brunch to block parties. Read more from Danika Worthington here.
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By the Numbers
Mother marijuana plants Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Terrapin Care Station in Aurora. (Daniel Brenner, Special to The Denver Post)
The amount of marijuana tax, license and fee revenue Colorado has taken in since legalization in 2014.
The final score of yesterday’s Rockies loss to the Cubs, ending a 10-game home winning streak
The number of times it had hit 90 degrees by this point last year. So far this year, it has not hit 90.
Fathima Dickerson, general manager of the Welton Street Cafe, poses during lunch service at the restaurant in the Five Points neighborhood in Denver, Colorado on June 7, 2019. (Joe Amon, The Denver Post)
+ Where has Denver’s soul food gone? In a historically black neighborhood, the last restaurant of its kind turns 20.
+ JUST IN: Colorado governor Jared Polis announced measures to encourage vaccines Thursday morning.
+ Commentary: Chris Brown headlining Summer Jam is a stain on Denver, John Wenzel writes
+ Marlon Reis is finding his voice as Colorado’s first gentleman.
+ Former Gov. Bill Owens has joined forces with other prominent Colorado Republicans to oppose a ballot question that would permanently end the statewide TABOR tax refund.
+ Golden police are searching for man who attacked two homeless men while yelling “get out of my city.”
+ Denver-based tech educator Galvanize is laying off 27 employees in Colorado and other states.
+ Denver is planning a friendlier homeless shelter system after failure of “Right to Survive” at the polls.
+ A Denver airport official has resigned three months after being placed on investigatory paid leave.
+ Here are five summer adventures crafted around craft beer.
What We’re Reading
+ Top AI researchers race to detect ‘deepfake’ videos: “We are outgunned” — The Washington Post
+ Inside the Everest expedition that built the world’s highest weather station — National Geographic
+ There is nothing more depressing than “positive news” — The Outline
Song of the Day
Song: “Silver Lining”
Artist: Mt. Joy
Sounds like: Leaving a rainy spring behind for a sunny summer. I caught a Mt. Joy show this time last year in Portland and it was great. Looks like they’re coming to the Ogden Theatre in November.
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