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

Politics

Get ready for another big ballot fight. The “right to die” issue will likely be before voters in November after advocates turned in their signatures yesterday.

UPDATED: Did someone say Donald Trump three times fast? Well, he’s been summoned back to Colorado and will likely be in Grand Junction next week. A campaign stop in Pueblo was scheduled for the same day but canceled.

Business

Denver’s slated to get 354 new apartments and a dog washing station to near Mercury Cafe. (BusinessDen)

The Muslim workers fired last year from a Colorado meatpacking plant are entitled to unemployment benefits, the Colorado labor department ruled. (DP)

Crime & Justice

A Colorado woman reportedly lost her job after being caught on video yelling racist slurs to a Latino woman in Grand Junction. A similar situation led to a Greeley woman losing her job last month. (Channel 7)

Another video has surfaced showing a “brutal and vicious attack” on the 16th Street Mall. This one shows a man knocked to the ground and beaten by “a mob” of attackers. (Channel 7)

Marijuana

So medical marijuana for pets is becoming a thing. (9News)

Sports

Tyler Chatwood’s struggles at Coors Field continued, as the Rockies couldn’t complete a sweep against LA. (MLB)

Oh and…

NPR would like you to meet some of “Colorado’s most charming chickens.”

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