Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Aug. 16

(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

staff photo

Politics, the police and the environment are today’s big news in Denver.

Politics: Ken Salazar, who’s kind of Colorado politics royalty, will lead the team planning for a potential Hillary Clinton presidency. (Denverite)

Channel 7’s Marshal Zelinger has once again turned up signs of signature fraud for a ballot measure. (Denverite)

Justice: The office that watches Denver’s police isn’t a permanent part of the government, but that could change this November. (Denverite)

Environment: Xcel Energy will try charging more for electricity when usage is highest. (DP)

A coal executive thinks his industry should act more like Big Tobacco. (Denverite)

Sports: The Rockies bandwagon has ground to a halt again. (MLB) The U.S. Air Force Academy has super sweet new helmets. (Denverite)

Lastly, watch Boulder’s Jenny Simpson run for the gold tonight!

Hi! You’re like us!

Looks like you’re the type of person who reads to the ends of articles! Well, true believer, you might really like our morning newsletter. It’s quick, free and gets you up to speed on the important and delightful things happening right here in Denver.

Thanks for reading another Denverite story

Looks like you’re the type of person who reads to the ends of articles! Well, true believer, you might really like our morning newsletter. It’s quick, free and gets you up to speed on the important and delightful things happening right here in Denver.Does Denverite help you feel more connected to what’s up in your area? Do you want to be a part of it?

Member donations are critical to our continued existence and growth.

Thanks for reading another Denverite story

Does Denverite help you feel more connected to what’s up in your area? Do you want to be a part of it?

Member donations are critical to our continued existence and growth.

You’re our superpower

Denverite supporters have made the decision to financially support local journalism that matters to you. Ready to tell your networks why? Sharing our “About” page with your own personal comments could really help us out.

You’re our superpower

Denverite members have made the decision to financially support local journalism that matters to you. Ready to tell your networks why? Sharing our “About” page with your own personal comments could really help us out.