Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, April 6

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Good day. Today’s news roundup includes the early apparent success of Denver’s Airbnb rules, the first Levitt Pavilion lineup, cheap flights to London and more.

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A model poses by a Denver Tramway streetcar in Denver, Colorado. 1951. (Lloyd Rule/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/Z-10142)

Denverites are behaving:

Denver’s claiming early success with its regulations on Airbnb and short-term rentals. More than 50 percent of the short-term rentals in the city have gotten their licenses, as Megan reports, which easily doubles other cities’ early results. (Denverite)

Levitt Pavilion announces first lineup:

The venue opens in Ruby Hill this summer with a set of shows that begins with Slim Cessna’s Auto Club. (The Know)

Bed, bath and be gone:

Bed Bath & Beyond is leaving Cherry Creek for Glendale, where it will replace a Sports Authority. That leaves 89,000 square feet of mall to fill, as Monica Mendoza reports. (DBJ)

Denver judge on LGBT case:

A federal judge in Denver ruled that a Colorado woman’s refusal to rent to a gay couple was illegal. The landlord had cited what she described as their “unique relationship” as a factor in her refusal. (WP)

In the Senate, a Republican committee agreed to add disabilities and sexual orientation to the list of factors that can be used to declare a crime was bias motivated, which comes with harsher punishment, as Joey Bunch reports. The bill is looking likely to succeed. (Colorado Politics)

Denver to London for $199:

That’s the starting price for one-way economy flights from DIA to London Gatwick on Norwegian Air International, beginning Sept. 16 with Tuesday and Saturday flights. That doesn’t included checked bags, meals or seat reservations, as Jason Blevins reports. A third day will be added Oct. 28. (DP)

Another pass at sanctuary cities:

They’re not saying which cities they’re targeting, but Republican lawmakers again are trying to force cities into line with federal immigration authorities. (Denverite)

Denver nonprofit to build Aurora vets housing:

The Aurora Housing Authority has lost its attempt to win the contract to build 60 units for homeless veterans. Instead, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless will keep the project, as Quincy Snowdon reports. (Aurora Sentinel)

The Frozen Four:

Here’s how to watch DU play in one of college hockey’s biggest games. (Denverite)

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