Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Aug. 28

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Good morning, good morning. Today we’ve got a presidential candidate visiting (Hint: Not Trump, and not Clinton.) We’ve got updates on other campaigns, a story on the Interstate 70 widening project and some bad news/good news for outdoors people.

Politics:

Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for president, will be at the Mercury Cafe for a public event at 1 p.m. today. (Denverite)

There are no debates planned yet in one of the state’s biggest races, the 6th Congressional District election. Both Republican incumbent Mike Coffman and Democratic challenger Morgan Carroll say they want several debates, but it just doesn’t seem to be coming together. (DP)

Has Darryl Glenn “failed to launch?” He’s trailing double-digits behind Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet in the U.S. Senate race, leading some to ask what’s gone wrong. (DP)

Crime and police:

A man is dead after an officer-involved shooting early on Saturday in Denver. Police say he was advancing with a knife and that a Taser had failed to stop him. (Denverite)

Traffic:

We may not have a final decision on the controversial I-70 widening project until 2017, and construction might wait until 2018. (Denverite)

There was a nasty crash that hurt seven people in Parker, southeast of Denver, on Saturday night. (9News)

Outdoors:

The state could double the cost of hunting and fishing licenses, and then keep increasing them with inflation, to keep up with rising costs. (DP)

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