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)

Politics:

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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