Denver in five minutes: What you need to know today, Feb. 5

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The Protect Our Muslim Neighbors Rally at Civic Center Park, Feb. 4, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The Protect Our Muslim Neighbors Rally at Civic Center Park, Feb. 4, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Be the best-read person hovering over the snacks at your big game party. We’ve got more on Trump’s refugee ban, some football and Hunter S. Thompson. 

Court rejects effort to reinstate refugee ban

All politics is local, or so the saying goes. Read up on the latest dissonance in the federal government over President Trump’s executive order limiting the travel of refugees and more. (NYT)

Hundreds gather for Protect Our Muslim Neighbors Rally

Speaking of local politics, Denver had a rally yesterday to support our Muslim neighbors. Trump’s order has been called a de facto Muslim ban, and hundreds of people filled Civic Center Park to broadcast inclusivity.  (Denverite)

CSU doctoral student stranded after refugee ban returns home

Hanan Isweiri returned to Libya to attend her father’s funeral and help care for her sick mother in Benghazi. The actions of federal judges created a window for her to return home to her children and husband. (9News)

Terrell Davis selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Some part of my lizard brain still remembers that Terrell Davis, despite never truly engaging with football. My lizard brain knows what’s up since Mr. Davis helped lead the Broncos to 45 victories from 1996-98. (AP)

The Urban Farm gets $9,000 in donations to rebuild

Volunteers came to Denver’s “The Urban Farm” to rebuild after 13 animals were killed by stray dogs. (Fox31)

Has Hunter S. Thompson’s personality overshadowed his work?

Did you hear that Johnny Depp allegedly paid $3 million to shoot Thompson’s ashes out of a cannon? Hijinks like this contribute to Thompson’s cult of personality, maybe at the expense of his other work. John Wenzel looks at how the gonzo journalist is remembered — or not– for his literary work. (DP)

 

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