Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, June 25

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A Montbello sidewalk. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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A Montbello sidewalk. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

May your path through the internet be as peaceful and unencumbered as the sidewalk above.

We’ve got news about DaVita, democratic advantages, Koch brothers, and Denver Comic Con.

Colorado one of eight states with democratic advantage

Democrats won 57 percent of state House seats in November 2016 even though Republicans won 50.4 percent of the statewide vote. But Democrats won 37 of 65 House seats, theoretically five more than would be expected based on their statewide vote share, according to an Associated Press analysis. (AP)

Koch brothers’ political network calls Senate Republican health care bill immoral

Americans For Prosperity, the Koch network’s political arm, doesn’t think that Senate Republicans’ effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act goes far enough. Tim Phillips, who leads AFP, called the changes modest and “immoral.” (AP)

Oh, and Cory Gardner is at the same Koch conference

Gardner didn’t give out any interviews, but he has said he wants repeal efforts to not harm those covered by Medicaid. (DP)

Latino group calls out Denver Sheriff’s Department

The co-chair of the Colorado Latino Forum sent a letter to the department outlining issues including discrimination, Latino representation within the agency and jail overcrowding and assaults that the group claims disproportionately impact the Latino community. (Denver7)

DaVita CEO could be running for governor

Yes, that dude who John Oliver skewered might be interested running the state. He’s got a lot of money, which will help his campaign, if he decides to go for it. But as one former chairman of the Colorado Republican Party noted, “I’ve never seen Kent Thiry attend a single Republican function.” (DP)

Girl dies from injuries after driver plows through store

Back in late April, a car careened through a store in Parker, injuring six people, including one critically. Rylie Guentensberger, 12, died of her injuries weeks later and was remembered Saturday. (9News)

Denver Comic Con goes PG with cosplay rules

Regardless of gender identification, Denver Comic Con is encouraging people “to wear sports bra-like coverage on top with leotard-type coverage on bottom,” reports the Denver Post. (DP)

Peak luxury apartment is possible for Denver

Two years ago, Denver’s real estate market was so hot that developers decided to build a bunch of luxury apartments. Now that they’re all coming online, it may be that demand isn’t quite as high as expected. That may mean rental discounts. (DP)


Rockies lost again, and the Dodgers are hot

On Saturday night, the surging Dodgers hit a home run for the 16th consecutive game, while also walking 10 times on the way to a 4-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies. (AP)

Avs watch: Here’s how the draft went

In all, the team selected three forwards, three defensemen and one goalie. Their first pick was a defenseman. (Denver Channel)



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