Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Feb. 28

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Hi — lots of news, so let’s get straight to it. We’ve got Mayor Michael Hancock’s admission that he sent “inappropriate” texts to a police officer on his security detail, a primer on the governor’s race and more.

The mining camp at Animas Forks in the Animas River valley of San Juan County between 1877 and 1885. (Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)

The mining camp at Animas Forks in the Animas River valley of San Juan County between 1877 and 1885. (Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)

Politicians:

A police detective has accused Mayor Michael Hancock of sending sexually harassing texts. Hancock apologized and said he had “blurred” lines but said that he had not made sexual advances. Here’s what we know. (Denverite)

Esteban’s first story at Denverite is this primer on a big week for the governor’s race. (Denverite)

Colorado House Majority Leader KC Becker said she will introduce resolution to expel Rep. Steve Lebsock for alleged sexual harassment. It’s been a century since a member of the Colorado General Assembly was expelled. (AP)

Transportation:

Especially in Denver’s denser neighborhoods, where garages and on-street parking are scarce, it will take a major effort to accommodate electric vehicles. Kevin reports. (Denverite)

RTD is looking at raising fares while also creating a low-income discount. Dave Sachs has a nice rundown. (Streetsblog)

Development:

Rocky Mountain Public Media is moving ahead with a new headquarters building at 21st and Arapahoe. They’ve moved away from “huge silver cube” toward something that looks like it was built decades ago, in my opinion. Kailyn Lamb reports. (BusinessDen)

Weed:

Canada’s Cronos Group just became the first marijuana-handling company to get listed on a major stock exchange. Matt Lamers reports.(Marijuana Business Daily)

Fun:

He started with an illustration of Winter Park’s Mary Jane and he’s since created maps for more than 196 resorts around the world. Jeff Waraniak reports. (5280)

303 is throwing a one-day, three-room music festival. (303)

Ray Rinaldi has a positive and interesting review of the Degas exhibit at Denver Art museum. (One Good Eye)

Señor Bear looks tasty. (Eater)