By Joe Nguyen
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Happy Wednesday, Roundup readers!
Today is Juneteenth, commemorating the abolition of slavery in the United States.
Celebrating birthdays today include actress Zoe Saldana and basketball great Dirk Nowitzki, who both turn 41. WWE Hall of Famer and former Broncos player Wahoo McDaniel, who died in 2002, would have been 71.
And now, on to the news:
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+ Today’s Weather: Rain before the sun.
+ From the opinion page: “Details revealed about U.S. efforts to hack Russia’s power grid may be a message to Putin,” writes Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg Opinion’s Europe columnist.
+ Ask Amy: Second Thoughts is a 74-year-old man who just bought a puppy. Many of his acquaintances have said, “You do realize that this dog may outlive you?”
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Denver saw largest rise in violent crime rate last year compared to other large cities; early 2019 data show improvement
Emergency responders work the scene after a shooting at 21st and Lawrence streets in Denver’s Lower Downtown on Nov. 19, 2018. (Evan Semón, Special to The Denver Post)
Denver’s violent crime rate is rising faster than any other large city in the country, though the number of homicides, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults remains low compared with many other metropolises, Elise Schmelzer reports.
Adults brawl at Lakewood youth baseball game; police looking for assault suspect
Still image from video released by police of the brawl. (Lakewood Police Department)
A brawl between adults broke out at a youth baseball game in Lakewood on Saturday, and investigators released video on Tuesday hoping it will help identify a man who sucker punched a victim, Kieran Nicholson reports.
The teams involved were from Lakewood and Bear Creek, and the players were age 7, Romero said. Coaches and parents were arguing and a dispute arose aimed at a 13-year-old umpire.
Your food has labels. These entrepreneurs think your outdoor brands should, too — for the climate
Erica Rosen demonstrates one of Biolite’s headlamps to interested parties during the Outdoor Retailer at the Convention Center in Denver on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Kelsey Brunner, The Denver Post)
“We’ve got about 10 years to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change. The reason Climate Neutral is so exciting for me is it offers an opportunity for all of us to get involved today. I think the biggest thing we need is membership.”
Jonathan Cedar, CEO and co-founder of BioLite
Peak Design CEO Peter Dering and Jonathan Cedar, the CEO and co-founder of BioLite, and partners have created an independent nonprofit organization — called Climate Neutral — to help brands measure, reduce and offset their carbon footprints and award the certifications. The nonprofit has its own booth on the exhibition hall floor for Outdoor Retailer’s summer show where interested companies can sign up and learn about carbon-reduction strategies and even get help buying carbon credits, Joe Rubino writes.
Colorado attorney general files complaint in merger of Denver-based DaVita, UnitedHealth subsidiaries
The Colorado attorney general’s office has filed a complaint in El Paso County District Court that aims to blunt the effects of a merger between subsidiaries of UnitedHealth Group and Denver-based DaVita Inc. (Jim Mone, Associated Press file)
In an unprecedented move, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser filed a complaint in El Paso County District Court on Wednesday morning that aims to blunt the anticompetitive effects of a proposed merger of physician groups owned by Denver-based DaVita Inc. and insurance giant UnitedHealth Group, John Aguilar reports.
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By the Numbers
Colorado Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon follows the flight of his RBI-single off San Diego Padres relief pitcher Phil Maton in the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Denver. (David Zalubowski, The Associated Press)
The number of consecutive games in which Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon has had at least three hits. He’s only the 12th player to do that since 1901.
How much solar installations in Colorado increased by in the first three months of this year, according to a report.
Where the Avalanche rank among the top teams to win the Stanley Cup in 2020, according to one oddsmaker.
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Suzanne Sigona, center left, and Sandy Kuka share a moment in memory of Kuka’s late husband next to The Wall that Heals at Faith Christian Academy in Arvada on June 18, 2019. Kuka’s husband fought in Vietnam, though he died recently. (Kelsey Brunner, The Denver Post)
+ PHOTOS: Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica The Wall that Heals arrives in Arvada.
+ “It means everything to me”: Fans pay tribute to Pat Bowlen at Broncos Stadium.
+ Event to honor their father exceeds expectations for Pat Bowlen’s children.
+ Trump fans rally in Denver and across Colorado as he runs for re-election.
+ Colorado immigration activists and attorneys dismiss Donald Trump’s tweet on deporting millions as fear-mongering.
+ Denver’s Sexy Pizza to open fourth location in Park Hill.
+ Colorado’s Blake Horstmann giving love another try on “Bachelor in Paradise.”
+ Frito-Lay recalls lightly salted barbecue chips because of possible unlisted milk ingredients in Colorado and other states.
+ Have a healthy, middle-aged dog? CSU wants to enroll your pup in a cancer prevention clinical trial to help develop a vaccine for humans.
+ Denver races to stem delays on Colorado Convention Center expansion.
+ Denver accepting historic landmark applications for Berkeley funeral chapel.
+ Man sought after allegedly pummeling an RTD driver in Aurora and leaving him seriously injured.
+ Douglas County board and STEM School to continue contract talks amid parents’ protest.
+ 2019 ESPY Awards: Here are the Colorado athletes who were nominated.
On the Stove
+ In this week’s installment of Get Cooking, Bill St. John takes a look at how to prepare lobster and uni (sea urchin), and offers a recipe for uni congee.
+ How to use a grill pan. Here’s a comprehensive guide to using this tool, inside or outdoors.
+ Recipe: Bacon and spinach orzo salad. “Summer loves its pasta salads,” Bonnie S. Benwick writes.
+ Video: Claire Saffitz makes an attempt at making a gourmet version of Twix. — Bon Appétit
+ Cocktail: Gin martini. In honor of National Martini Day, here’s a recipe to make a classic gin martini with a twist. — Chowhound
What We’re Reading
+ The maternal mortality rate in the U.S. is high. Colorado is spending to try to stop it. — CPR
+ Aurora Public Schools board approved a teacher union contract calling for 2% raises and a longevity boost. — The Aurora Sentinel
+ The summer solstice is coming: 9 things to know about the longest day of the year. — Vox
+ It’s National Garfield the Cat Day. I enjoyed the comic strip and the cartoon when I was younger. In recent months, I’ve become enamored by the rise of the “Creepy Garfiend” meme. — Know Your Meme
Song of the Day
Song: “I Punched Keanu Reeves”
Artist: Hello Peril
Sounds like: Caught this Easter egg at the end of the Netflix rom-com “Always Be My Maybe.” Cute, fun and worth the watch. Had no clue that actor Randall Park has chops on the mic, but apparently he was an emcee back in the day.
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