Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Aug. 2

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Aerial view of the Colorado State Capitol building, a park, 15th (Fifteenth) and 16th (Sixteenth) Streets, Broadway and Lincoln Street in the Central Business District of Denver. Colorado. Shows the Denver City and County Building annex, the Carnegie library building, the Voorhies Memorial, reflecting pool and fountains in Civic Center Park, First Presbyterian Church on Broadway, the State Medical Examiners Office, the State Museum, the Colorado State Bank, the Republic Building, the Denver Theater Building, the Conoco building and the Paramount Theater. Businesses line the streets, signs read: “Gump” “Walgreen Drugs” and “Used Cars.” Bill boards and standing signs read: “Country Club Beer, Famous For Its Flavor” “Phillips 66 Runs Smoother” and “Burlington Route Zephyr.” The excavation site for the Hilton Hotel is on Court Place. (John A. Myers/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/(Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/Z-11640) cityscape; capitol hill; civic center; historic; denver public library; dpl; archive; archival; denverite


Hillary Clinton will be here on WednesdaySo will Mike Pence. That means we only need Tim Kaine to complete our collection of candidates.

Clinton has raised a lot more money than Trump in Colorado, btw. (CPR)

In our U.S. Senate race, Darryl Glenn has way less money than his Democratic opponent – but he just got a major boost.


The marijuana industry is not going for Trump. Only 26 percent support The Donald. (MBD)

The Oregon State Fair will give out ribbons for "best marijuana." We assume one category will be dankest nugs. (Oregon Live)

Crime & justice

In Aurora, police are still looking for a 16-year-old girl. Police released a new video of Lashaya Nae Stine yesterday and say her disappearance is suspicious. (Fox31)

Two state Supreme Court Justices are facing questions of bias because they were photographed posing with state Rep. Rhonda Fields. The justices are deciding whether to hear an appeal by a man on death row for the murders of Fields’ son and her son’s fiancée. (DP)


A team of Colorado basketball alums will play tonight in a winner-take-all game for $2 million. It's the championship game of The Basketball Tournament. (ESPN)

The Rockies, trailing five games back in the Wild Card race, open a crucial home stand against the Dodgers today. (DP)


Prepare to have your Instagram and Snapchat feeds blown up. LCD Soundsystem is playing Red Rocks, and it's looking like a frontrunner for concert of the year, according to our editor.


Lastly, kids in Colorado might be allowed to drink diet soda in school again.

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