Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Feb. 26

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Gubernatorial candidate Mike Johnston speaks at a rally in support of the Affordable Care Act, Feb. 25, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Gubernatorial candidate Mike Johnston speaks at a rally in support of the Affordable Care Act, Feb. 25, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

First, you must know that it is still cold. In other words, an excellent morning for a cup of hot tea and the day’s news. Learn what’s getting people out to protest this weekend and more.

A couple hundred people gathered in support of the ACA

Denver’s rally featured a bit of its own local politics. Democrat Mike Johnston, who has already put his name in the running for Colorado’s 2018 gubernatorial race, told the crowd he’d stand for affordable healthcare regardless of policies set in Washington. (Denverite)

More on the downtown shooting that left one man dead

The incident began when a fight broke out in a group of people, said Doug Schepman, a spokesman with the Denver Police Department told CBS Denver. The man’s father told Fox31 his son was trying to break the fight. (CBS Denver, Fox31)

South Broadway train shop chugging along in new Lakewood location

The new location means the store isn’t the biggest anymore, but owners hope it’s the best. (9News)

“We always hope the prison is going to open back up.”

Kit Carson Correctional Center closed last summer, leaving $2.4 million in lost wages and $1.2 million in lost taxes in its wake. And the prison closure is just the latest hardship for the town of Burlington. (DP)

What if we just got rid of TABOR?

Two republicans want to ask voters in November to change how the TABOR cap is calculated — a move that would allow the state to spend hundreds of millions more each year. (DP)

Wyoming interested in BP’s move to Denver

Wyoming noticed when the CEO of BP announced that the two-thirds of oil and gas company would relocate from Houston to Denver. If BP increases activities in the West, it could mean new revenues for the state and region. (Casper Star Tribune)

 

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