Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, June 11

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Pretend this morning's news is a breath of fresh air, it'll help with that old apartment that doesn't have an air conditioning. We've got Jared Polis running for governor, more on the GO Bond and all the most important Denver news of the day.

Jared Polis is running for governor

His vision for Colorado includes 100 percent renewable energy by 2040 and provide free full-day kindergarten. First, he'll have to win a Democratic primary that includes opponents like fellow Congressman Ed Perlmutter and former state Sen. Mike Johnston. (Denverite)

Denver's last lesbian bar

Blush and Blu has outlasted the city's other lesbian bars, with Jody Bouffard at the helm since 2012. She shared what it takes and her opinions on social media with the Denver Post. (DP)

Denver 2017 Go Bond moves to Mayor, city council

Look, this process only comes once every ten years, so you'd do well to be very familiar with the $900 million vision for the city. Right now, transportation and mobility projects are the most important to Mayor Michael Hancock. (DP)

Death of Thornton girl investigated as homicide

The Adams County Coroner’s Office says the death of a 10-year-old girl whose body was found in a ravine was not an accident. The girl went missing on a 12-block walk to a shopping center near her dad's home. (CBS Denver)

Light rail north of Broadway Station is still suspended

Service for the C, D, E, F and H lines has been down since Friday and will remain out until Monday at 3 a.m., according to RTD. The area has been shut for maintenance work. (DP)

Uber wants to bring on-demand flying cars

This being Uber and all, naturally the biggest hang up is paying the drivers. In a speech at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics convention, Mark Moore, Uber’s director of engineering aviation, said pilot pay will be the biggest expense. (DP)

State marijuana sales continue to be more than $100 million per month

Colorado’s marijuana industry had an 11th consecutive with sales above $100 million month in April, reports the Cannabist. (DP)

Summer Camp for would-be women firefighters

A four-day firefighting camp called Camp Ember is teaching 15 girls what fire service entails in Jefferson County. Organizers told 9News that they are holding the camp to boost interest and confidence. (9News)

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