Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Aug. 22

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Good morning, campers. Today we’ve got items on the Denver jail, transient campers and a potential change to Denver’s development laws, among lots of other stuff.

Crime & justice:

The Denver sheriff wants to know why people keep walking out of jail at inappropriate times. (DP)

A sheriff’s deputy was suspended for telling a suicidal man to “just die.” (Denver7)

A vehicle slid into pedestrians, killing one, in Aurora. (Denverite)

Denver development:

More and more developers want to build small projects without parking. Some people think that’s a good way to encourage transit, but the Denver City Council’s not so sure. It’s up for discussion tonight. (Denverite)


Tim Kaine is in town tomorrow. You might get to meet him. (Denverite)

The ocean:

The Denver Nuggets’ Wilson Chandler caught a couple really, truly giant fish. And then he put them back. (Denverite)

The outdoors:

Nederland’s wildfire turned woodlands homelessness into a huge issue, and now it’s in the New York Times. (via Denverite)

Should mountain biking be allowed on federal wilderness lands? (Denverite)

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