Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Sept. 14

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Hi there. I’ve got nothing clever to say, so let’s jump straight to the most important local news I read this morning.

Baca County, Colorado. April 14, 1935. Dust storm. Colorado (J.H. Ward/Library of Congress/LC-USZ62-47982)

Baca County, Colorado. April 14, 1935. Dust storm. Colorado (J.H. Ward/Library of Congress/LC-USZ62-47982)

Housing:

Adrian nailed down an angle that’s on everyone’s minds: Could Denver survive Amazon? (Denverite)

Council President Albus Brooks says the city needs $100 million more for affordable housing, and he hopes the mayor’s administration is listening. (Denverite)

Politics:

Megan dug into all the gifts that Denver’s elected leaders have received, from $59 to $550,000. Nicely reported, and quite interesting. (Denverite)

President Donald Trump has confirmed that he supports legislation that would protect DACA recipients from deportation in exchange for a “massive” push for more border security — but still no wall. (NYT)

Colorado joined the lawsuit opposing DACA repeal, but AG Cynthia Coffman did not, as Erica Meltzer reports. (Denverite)

Culture:

This McNichols exhibit on the “golden age” of Mexican cinema looks amazing, as do Kevin’s images of it. (Denverite)

Bagel news at 7559 East Academy. (Eater)

Smoking is significantly more popular in Denver than New York City and Seattle. Would a 16th Street Mall smoking ban change that? (Denverite)

Tavernetta just opened at the edge of Union Station. (5280)

Transportation:

Hyperloop One is working with CDOT to study a potential Front Range route. (Denverite)

Personal read:

These tributes to the late, inimitable journalist David Carr are a good read for anyone who would like to be both idealistic and sharp as hell. (Atlantic)

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