By Tynin Fries
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Welcome to Thursday, Rounduppers.
I know, it feels like it should be the weekend already. But the good news is, it’s 7/11 today. Do know what that means?
Go to any 7-Eleven near you for Free Slurpee Day where you can get a free small Slurpee between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
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+ Today’s Weather: Hot. And that’s not going away anytime soon.
+ From the opinion page: “Denver parks’ morning round-up of defenseless geese is callous and dispiriting,” guest columnist Julie Marshall writes.
+ Ask Amy: Stuck feels like she is spending all her time with her boyfriend’s family instead of with him. As a surprise to no one, this 30-something man lives with his parents too.
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“If not me, who?” Colorado medical students pursue training as abortion providers even as more states restrict access.
Audrey Jaeger poses for a portrait at Washington Park in Denver on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Jaeger is a medical student at Rocky Vista University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker and says she plans to offer abortion services once she goes into medical practice. (Kelsey Brunner, The Denver Post)
Since January, 19 states have enacted new abortion restrictions. Colorado neither restricts access to abortion nor guarantees access to it. But as laws change around the country, medical students who are thinking about becoming abortion providers are watching closely.
“I find it truly bewildering how so much of our political atmosphere is driven by one medical procedure that is extraordinarily common, extremely safe and really positively impacts women’s lives.”
Jen Daniels, medical student at the College of Osteopathic Medicine
These Denver-area school districts will have new construction funded by $14 million in marijuana taxes and lottery revenue
George Washington High School is one of several buildings in the Denver area that will get state grants for construction. (Denver Post file)
Denver-area schools are reaping rewards from marijuana taxes and lottery revenue. Schools in the area will split $14 million for projects ranging from replacing roofs to expanding buildings.
Want to see a list of the projects in your district? Click here.
Bidding wars turning quiet in metro Denver housing market
Densely packed homes in Highlands Ranch are pictured on July 2, 2019. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)
The days when a home in metro Denver would list on the market and set off a feeding frenzy that brought in multiple offers are fading, Aldo Svaldi reports.
A declining share of homes receives multiple offers, according to Redfin. Last year in June, about half of all sales in metro Denver came with multiple offers, but now only one in eight homes sold gets multiple offers.
By the Numbers
Just weeks removed from winning the NBA Finals with Toronto, Kawhi Leonard is set to join Paul George in L.A. with the Clippers. (Ben Margot, The Associated Press)
+ After a wild 10 days, here’s a look at the NBA Western Conference landscape.
+ RTD is launching LiVE, a new low-income fare program, that will offer qualifying households 40 percent discounts.
+ AT&T is pouring $400 million into Denver’s wireless network. Some of the upgrades will prepare the network for a 5G rollout.
+ Like I said, it’s going to be hot this week. So here are five tips to help you keep your cool while hiking. — The Know Outdoors
+ A transgender inmate settled a lawsuit with Colorado for $170,000 after she was beaten and raped by men in her pod. Her fight will force the state’s corrections department to change its policies on how other transgender prisoners will be treated.
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Merry Christmas in July: Today it was announced that Miracle, the wildly popular Christmas pop-up bar series, is bringing a whopping four Miracle pop-ups to Colorado this Christmas. (AAron Ontiveroz. The Denver Post)
+ Christmas in July? Not quite but we can pretend because the Miracle bar pop-up is bringing four more bars to Colorado this year. — The Know
+ Kiszla: Big reason shine is off Rockies? D.J. LeMahieu, the all-star Jeff Bridich let get away.
+ POLL: Pueblo or Hatch chiles? Vote in our poll to weigh in on Colorado, New Mexico heated feud.
+ After coming under fire during Jamie Giellis’ campaign, Denver’s River North Art District office is leaving Zeppelin Station.
+ FYI: Boulder Canyon Drive is closed due to a rock slide.
+ Now that the Rapids are back in postseason contention, let’s look back at their improbable 7-match MLS unbeaten streak.
+ On Sunday, we released a big investigation into the Boulder-born Shambhala hiding abuse allegations. Now, the Shambhala Mountain Center apologizes.
+ Yup. A gray wolf sighting was confirmed by state parks and wildlife.
+ The Tobin Fire in Costilla County is down to 10 acres but not yet fully contained.
+ A Colorado prison guard tried to smuggle a drug-packed burrito into Buena Vista prison. We’re still unsure if he had to pay extra for guac.
+ It’s been a cold 2019 in Colorado. Yes, climate change is still happening.
What We’re Reading
“We should scream! We should scream and beat our breasts and tear our hair. Don’t you feel angry?”
Meryl Streep in Big Little Lies
+ An ode to Meryl Streep and Florence Pugh’s catharsis screams because it’s really satisfying to watch women scream out of anger and not just when they are about to be surprise-murdered. — Vulture
+ Similarly, it feels great to watch the USWNT get drunk and celebrate their World Cup win. They are manic, gleeful and unapologetic and I am here for it. — Slate
+ I don’t know what it is about parking disputes that fascinates me, but please read about the ridiculous lengths this billionaire has gone to insist he has legal parking spot on West Village street. — New York Daily News
+ Before Disney’s The Lion King comes out, brush up on the reality of who really runs the pride (world). — National Geographic
Song of the Day
Song: “A Thousand Miles”
Artist: Vanessa Carlton
Sounds like: This is now the unofficial anthem of The Denver Post employees’ kickball team. We had our first “game” yesterday and, in case you had any doubt, we won.
Follow our Spotify playlist for an endless fountain of tunes: Click this link or search “Mile High Roundup” in your app.
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