Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Aug. 12

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Crime and government

The DA decided it was reasonable to think Dion Damon, who was killed in an officer-involved shooting downtown, had a gun. (Denverite)

Marijuana is still Schedule I. Now what? (AP)

Did you know police oversight is not in Denver’s constitution? (Denverite)

A mother is in custody after her 7-year-old drowned in an Arapahoe County pool. (AP)

An Uber driver has no idea why two men shot at him in Northglenn last night. (CBS)

Things to do

This weekend: So many festivals, including two brand new ones. Queen City Festival and Tacolandia will make their debuts Saturday and Sunday. (Denverite)

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is coming to CU Boulder to drop some knowledge. Registration is full, but you can get on the waitlist. (DBJ)

Sports

The Rockies finally got a win over the Rangers, and David Dahl can’t stop getting hits. (MLB)

The Broncos’ first preseason game went very well. Mark Sanchez did what Mark Sanchez does. (Denverite)

Missy Franklin’s second Olympics are at a heartbreaking end. (DP)

Transportation

No, the RTD will not cover your costs if A Line delays make you miss your flight. (Denverite)

Dream jobs

Casa Bonita is hiring divers, so we found out what it takes to land the job. For one thing: Can you dive? (Denverite)

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