Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Feb. 15

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Good morning, everybody. Your news roundup includes the deportation case that everyone's watching, the mayoral candidate who just made things more interesting, the legal change that will make birth control more accessible and the dating apps that will find you someone to share your Colorado hobbies.

Well-dressed men and women sit and stand on the porch of a building with signs that reads: "Polling Place, Ward and District 9, Precinct 1" and "Election Notice." (Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/Z-8811)<!--more--><span style="font-size: 19px; font-weight: 900; color: #1a1a1a;">Preparing for deportation:</span>

Jeanette Vizguerra goes to meet Immigrations and Customs Enforcement today. Amid confusion about immigration standards and priorities, there are fears they will deport her this time, as Erica reports. Such a move would "drive a stake into the heart of community policing principles by sending a clear message to immigrant victims of crime that they are targets of Trump’s brutal deportation machinery,” according to her attorney. (Denverite)

In a New York Times piece, Julie Turkewitz captured some of the details of Vizguerra and her family's preparations last night. (NYT)

Kayvan Khalatbari runs for mayor:

He's the owner of Sexy Pizza, Sexpot Comedy and a marijuana business, and he speaks often on issues involving arts, homelessness and weed. Khalatbari, who ran previously in 2015, plans to instigate a deeper political conversation whether or not he wins. (Westword)

Birth control from pharmacists:

Colorado will become the third state in the nation where pharmacists can directly prescribe oral contraceptives. It goes into effect by April, once the pharmacists are trained, as Megan Morris reports. (9News)

Domestic violence drives rise in homicides:

Domestic-violence deaths doubled to 11 in 2016, the largest factor in a second year of increasing homicides in Denver. The total remains significantly lower than the recent peaks of 2004 and 1995 and gang-related killings dropped. It's impossible to draw conclusions from a two-year increase, one expert tells Noelle Phillips. (DP)

Dating apps for Colorado hobbies:

These Denver start-ups will help you meet other outdoorsy people, yogis and other high people, as Jess Ryan reports. (Built In)


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