By Joe Nguyen
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Happy Wednesday, Rounduppers!
Today is National Financial Awareness Day. Here’s an easy way to set up a budget. If I have one tip: Learn to cook. It will save you a ton of money compared to eating out all the time. And lucky for you, it’s Wednesday, so we have plenty of recipes down below in the “On the Stove” section.
Celebrating birthdays include singer-songwriter David Crosby (78), comedian Steve Martin (74), “The Far Side” creator Gary Larson (69), actress Halle Berry (53), WWE champion Kofi Kingston (38) and former Broncos QB Tim Tebow (32).
And now, on to the news:
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+ Today’s Weather: Could be stormy.
+ From the opinion page: “De’Von Bailey’s family shouldn’t have to request a truly independent investigation,” columnist Sue McMillin writes.
+ Ask Amy: Curious About Cousins‘s wife just discovered a new cousin, “Meg,” via DNA testing. He wants her to tell her other cousins about “Meg.” She doesn’t.
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“Hey Google, talk to The Denver Post”
“Alexa, open Denver Post”
Poll finds support for rolling back part of TABOR
Colorado Democratic Speaker of the House KC Becker works with legislators during the Colorado General Assembly’s meeting for its last day of the regular assembly at the Capitol in Denver on May 3. (Joe Amon, The Denver Post)
Coloradans appear inclined to let the state keep their TABOR tax refunds and spend the extra money on education and transportation, according to a poll released Wednesday by the Republican firm Magellan Strategies.
The survey of 500 likely voters found 54% said they would vote yes on Proposition CC after a pollster read them the ballot language, Anna Staver reports.
John Hickenlooper is considering a Senate run amid pressure from national Democrats
Former Colorado governor and 2020 Presidential hopeful John Hickenlooper meets with Sandy Hook families and gun-control advocates at Cyrenius H Booth Library in Newtown, Conn., on May 25. (Monica Jorge, Special to The Denver Post)
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, facing the reality that his presidential campaign has failed to catch momentum, is considering his future in politics — including the possibility of a run for the U.S. Senate, Nic Garcia reports.
Southwest Airlines could add more than 100 flights a day in Denver if it’s granted its wish for more gates, executive says
This July 17 photo shows Southwest Airlines planes at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Southwest Airlines Co. (Ross D. Franklin, The Associated Press)
Southwest has already announced plans to build a $100 million maintenance hangar at DIA, a project that is expected to be completed in mid- to late 2020. But the airline hasn’t been quiet about wanting more gates at DIA when they are added as part of the airport’s three-year, $1.5 billion concourse expansion project, Joe Rubino writes.
Family, friends of slain 14-year-old who was shot dead in Denver plead for teen violence to end
Clockwise from top left, Alondra Lawrence, Beth Tewolde, Malachi Sampson and April Lawrence look towards a candlelight vigil made for Aiden Lawrence, 14, on Aug. 13, in Denver. (Timothy Nwachukwu, Special to The Denver Post)
“If I had one wish, it would be to spend one more day with Aiden. Now, none of us can do that.”
11-year-old Armani Jones, Aiden’s younger brother
Family and friends of a 14-year-old Aurora boy, who was shot and killed in Denver last week, made an emotional, collective plea at a Tuesday night vigil, asking teens to put down guns and stop senseless violence. They also asked that someone — a teen friend of the victim, Aiden Lawrence — come forward and share information with police in solving his death, Kieran Nicholson writes.
By the Numbers
Health advocates are pushing Denver to raise the tobacco purchase age from 18 to 21 to fight the “growing epidemic” of teen vaping.
How many home runs Rockies starter Jeff Hoffman gave up Tuesday night in Colorado’s 9-3 loss to Arizona.
> $1.6 million
How much Colorado has paid to prosecute inmate Miguel Contreras-Perez.
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Racers in the peloton race past large murals along Larimer street during Stage 4 of the Colorado Classic bike race on Aug. 13, 2017, in Denver. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)
+ A square mile of downtown will be closed for festival ahead of Colorado Classic bike race. — The Know Outdoors
+ Avery Brewing introduces Stampede, the official beer for Colorado Buffaloes athletics. It’s described as “clean, crisp and crushable.” — The Know
+ Did Colorado just see its largest hailstone on record?
+ The man who killed a Colorado prison guard received life in prison with a plea to remove the death penalty.
+ DNA on a bratwurst connected Aurora suspect to murder.
+ Signatures are sufficient to trigger the recall election of Brighton Mayor Ken Kreutzer.
+ Colorado among the states suing Trump administration over new coal rules.
+ Colorado attorney general argues for ban on large-capacity gun magazines.
+ If Rockies are serious about assessing for 2020, here’s the prospects they need to call up this year.
+ Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr. may have leaked NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s personal cell phone number on Snapchat.
+ Nuggets rookie center Bol Bol visits Chipotle, makes a Bol Bol bowl.
+ Wiggins sends a busload of fans to Broncos camp to support rookie Dalton Risner.
On the Stove
+ In this week’s Get Cooking, Bill St. John takes a look at how to make processed foods healthier, and offers recipes for canned soup ribollita and chicken breast paillards.
+ Tip: Meet r/MealPrepSunday. Cooking takes time, but what if you can get it all done at once. This community has plenty of recipes and ideas to prepare your meals for the week all at once.
+ Recipe: Crispy sesame chicken schnitzel. Bonnie S. Benwick shares this Israeli-inspired spin on the classic dish.
+ Recipe: Quick Korean glass noodle stir-fry. Joe Yonan writes this is an easy to put together — once you get past a good bit of chopping in the prep.
+ Video: Andrew Rea tries his hand at making the meal from “Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle” — 30 sliders, crinkle cut fries and a coke. — Binging with Babish
+ Video: And on a related note, here’s professional competitive eater Matt Stonie trying the 9,660-calorie Harold & Kumar White Castle challenge. — Matt Stonie’s YouTube
+ Cocktail: Pining for Rum. National Rum Day is Friday, so here’s a simple and tasty recipe for the summer. — Mount Gay Rum
What We’re Reading
+ A local Bollywood-style musical brings the Himalayas to the Rockies. — CPR
+ Denver owns valuable land in Ballpark, a hotel developer wants it, taxpayers may be cornered into handing it over for peanuts. — Denverite
+ Do women find bald men to be more attractive? Asking for a friend. — Psychology Today
+ A mini guide to Waffle House: Everything you need to know about the iconic Atlanta chain. — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Song of the Day
Song: “So Many Mike”
Sounds like: Think The Ramones meets the Power Rangers — simple lyrics and crazy fun. This colorful Japanese punk band brings plenty high energy. And a note: they’re playing at the Moon Room on Nov. 12.
Follow our Spotify playlist for an endless fountain of tunes: Click this link or search “Mile High Roundup” in your app.
Get in Touch
Remember, if you see something that doesn’t look right or just have a comment, thought or suggestion, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or yell at me on Twitter.