Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Sep. 2

A look at the news Denverites need to know for Friday, Sept. 2.

We’ve made it. It’s Friday. Time for the Rocky Mountain Showdown, a look at the 16th Street Mall and the weekend.

The “ocean of social tides” that is the 16th Street Mall is evolving

We spent many hours yesterday learning about the good, bad and ugly of 16th Street. (Denverite)

The ACLU is less than thrilled with Denver’s plan to tell suspected drug dealers to leave public parks.

The American Civil Liberties Union says the city’s plan violates the Constitution and people’s right to due process. (Denverite)

In other political news, Hispanic Republicans in Colorado are pulling a Tammy Wynette and standing by their man Donald Trump. (Denverite)

Issues with the University of Colorado A Line — aka the delAy Line — are costing its operator $$$

RTD charges when the A Line doesn’t meet expectations. So far, at least $815,000 worth of deductions have been made. (Denverite)

Today’s the Rocky Mountain Showdown. Will the
Buffs crush the Rams again this year?

After a lighting-recovery from a foot injury, CU quarterback Sefo Liufau is ready to lead the buffs to victory. (AP)

Also, the Broncos’ preseason is over and the Rockies’ regular season might as well be. (Denverite)

Before you head off for Labor Day Weekend, learn how to pick the right peaches, chiles and cantaloupes.

Growers breakdown how to avoid fruit frauds and chile cheats trying to pass off Palisade peaches, Rocky Ford cantaloupes and Pueblo chile. (Denverite)

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