Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Jan. 7

Before you run off to have fun, here’s what you should read up on.

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Mara Petre and Darcy Neureiter sit inside Black Eye Coffee on Sherman Street. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Mara Petre and Darcy Neureiter sit inside Black Eye Coffee on Sherman Street. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Happy Saturday, Denver! Before you run off to have fun, here’s what you should read up on.

So, about that new police use-of-force policy…
Activists aren’t happy about not being included in its creation or with the opportunities for input going forward. (Denverite)
SpaceX has permission to launch
The FAA will permit the launch of Iridium NEXT on Monday under a few conditions. (Denverite)
It’s still cold and you still need coffee
Here’s Part I of our guide to cozy coffee shops in Capitol Hill. (Denverite)
“Sometimes you just have to respect pettiness”

The Broncos fans selling NFL team blazers at Shinesty.com are charging an extra 115 percent for Kansas City Chiefs jackets. (Denverite)

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