Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Oct. 31
It’s Monday. The most interesting discussions in Colorado media today are about Trump’s allegations against our elections system, the shackling of young people in court, Airbnb and also this stupid weather.
“Bing, here’s another ballot, throw it away, throw.”
That’s Donald Trump arguing for a second time that Colorado elections judges will simply throw away ballots they don’t like. Here’s my look at how Denver actually processes ballots. (Washington Post, Denverite)
Should minors be shackled in courtrooms?
Adults generally aren’t forced to wear heavy restraints in courtrooms, yet Colorado has an “unofficial policy” of doing just that to juvenile defendants, as Daliah Singer reports. (5280)
A very brief primer on why Level 3 sold for $24 billion:
CenturyLink is an internet provider trying to catch up with the big boys. Level 3, based in Broomfield, owns a lot of fiber and serves business customers. CenturyLink wants both of those things. (Denverite)
This weather is stupid.
It’s likely to be in the 70s through this week and we may be in for more hot, dry weeks, according to Weather5280. They’re more optimistic about the possibility of spring snow. (Weather5280)
Here’s where to go out tonight:
Ashley has you covered. I like the sounds of scary-oke. (Denverite)
Want to live in a church?
Do you have $1.8 million? Perks include stained-glass windows, lofty ceilings and the privilege of hearing a million jokes about God’s house, which you will be living in. (BusinessDen)
Few people are complying with the upcoming Airbnb rules.
Denver’s new regulations for Airbnb and similar sites go into effect on Jan. 1. The city estimates there are 4,000 local properties on the short-term rental services, but fewer than 100 owners have registered as required under the new rules. One owner blamed a glitch on the city’s website. (BusinessDen)
What Reddit thinks about the possibility of a tech bubble:
This is a pretty interesting conversation on one of the topics that our local Reddit community knows best. The poster asks whether layoffs at Twitter and Alphabet (Google) should have people scared, arguing that firms rich with investor money have hired too many people. The most popular response is that we’re seeing adjustments, not the bursting of a bubble, and others reported strong hiring demand at their companies. (Reddit)