By Tynin Fries
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In the words of Cady Heron, “It’s October 3rd.”
Yup, it’s the iconic calendar day made famous by the cult classic “Mean Girls,” marking a significant milestone in Cady’s relationship with Aaron Samuels.
Maybe you’ll be inspired to state a fact in front of your crush today. Or not. Either way, it’s still October 3rd.
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+ Today’s Weather: This chilly morning will warm up a bit this afternoon.
+ From the opinion page: “Trump is cornered — and panicking about it,” Greg Sargent writes.
+ Ask Amy: Worried Mom seeks advice in helping her daughter exit an emotionally abusive relationship.
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Denver city officials face their first public meeting on $15-an-hour minimum wage
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock answers a question during a town hall meeting to discuss the $15 minimum wage proposal for the City and County of Denver at the Justice for All Center in Denver on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (Michael Ciaglo, Special to the Denver Post)
Last night, city leaders got to see the public’s opinion for the first time on a proposed minimum wage hike.
“If we’re going to do this, it has to be Jan. 1. And if it’s not going to be this Jan. 1 … we have to wait an entire year. The cost of living’s not going to wait. The cost of homes is not going to wait.”
Evan Dreyer, Michael Hancock’s deputy chief of staff
The public had mixed reviews of the $15 minimum wage proposal. Employers, notably restaurant owners, argue it will cut their thin margins and prompt some to cut jobs or hours. Others argue that the city isn’t going far enough to tackle high rent, child care and health care costs.
A thrift store on Tennyson Street gutted by fire in 2016 is being sold, broker says
The charred interior of the Green Door Furniture store at 3985 Tennyson St. in Denver’s Berkeley neighborhood as seen on Sept. 21, 2019. (Matt Sebastian, The Denver Post)
An old thrift store on Tennyson Street in northwest Denver that was closed after a fire in November 2016 is expected to be sold in the next few days.
Some in the neighborhood are apprehensive that the unidentified buyer could turn a corner that for generations has provided a wallet-friendly place for people to shop into another stack of condos or apartments, Joe Rubino reports.
Meet the 2019-20 Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche’s Cale Makar, from left, Gabriel Landeskog (92), Nathan MacKinnon (29) and Nazem Kadri, right, celebrate a goal by Kadri in the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars in Dallas, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (Tony Gutierrez, The Associated Press)
The Colorado Avalanche will open the 2019-20 season tonight against the Calgary Flames at the Pepsi Center. Here’s everything you need to know about the team, plus a look at the players at each position.
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By the Numbers
The Mount Evans Scenic Byway will fully close for the 2019 season next week. (Denver Post file)
+ The date that the Mount Evans Scenic Byway closes for the 2019 season.
+ “A statesman and a trailblazer”: Ruben Valdez, Colorado’s first Latino House speaker, dies at 82.
+ The amount of support that Michael Bennet failed to reach in the polls, meaning he will miss out on another debate.
+ The percentage that home sales fell from August to September in metro Denver.
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A batch of soil samples taken near where a plutonium hot spot was reported along Indiana Street in August shows no contamination levels of concern, it was revealed this week. Rocky Flats was the site of a nuclear weapons manufacturing plant during the Cold War. (David Zalubowski, The Associated Press)
+ No additional hot spots have been detected in the soil at the edge of Rocky Flats where elevated plutonium readings were found.
+ A Denver police officer was found not guilty of assault charges for beating a teen with a metal baton.
+ An anti-bullying group says Douglas County coaches mistreated female student-athletes.
+ Little aquarium worker at SeaQuest was found not guilty of animal cruelty in a case of an injured sloth.
+ Are you already thinking about what you’re going to have for dinner? Well. you should think about signing up for our new food and drink newsletter, Stuffed. — The Know
+ The Colorado forest service confirms an emerald ash borer presence in Larimer County.
+ The people who want Colorado voters to give up their TABOR tax refunds in exchange for better roads, schools and bridges finally launched their campaign.
+ Vic Fangio’s leadership is critical as Broncos face franchise infamy: The first-year coach tells players to “stay with the culture we’re trying to build.”
+ Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. is closing its office in Centennial.
What We’re Reading
+ In a very strange move, Vice Media in in the final stages of talks to acquire Refinery29. — WSJ
+ In case you haven’t heard yet, the NYT broke a story that Trump asked if shooting unarmed migrants in the legs would deter immigrants from crossing the border. He also suggested a moat with alligators. Trump responded that “moot” idea was fake news. — NYT
Song of the Day
Song: “Hold Your Nerve”
Artist: Boy & Bear
Sounds like: Heard this song on Indie 102.3 the other day and it felt like a great one for this cloudy morning when I’m gripping my coffee like a lifeline.
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