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

There’s been a lot going on in Denver lately.

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Project manager Patrick Riley on the site of a massive storm drain, part of the Platte to Park Hill drainage project, that's nearly complete. March 1, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Project manager Patrick Riley on the site of a massive storm drain, part of the Platte to Park Hill drainage project, that's nearly complete. March 1, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

There’s been a lot going on in Denver lately. Let’s take a look at some of today’s news.

Education:

Manual’s new interim principal Renard Simmons hopes to support students through a difficult transition period after the abrupt resignation of beloved principal Nickolas Dawkins. (Chalkbeat)

Tight educational budgets are forcing school districts to do more with less. Districts like 27J are considering cutting back in every way, including the amount of school days provided, leading some to worry about the future of those students. (Westword)

Politics:

Colorado’s Fraternal Order of Police has had it up to here with the Hancock administration. Citing a plethora of complaints against the mayor, they are demanding he resign from his position. (KDVR).

According to former Colorado state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt, expelled legislator Steve Lebsock might be a great fit for the Republican party. (Colorado Politics)

Marijuana:

Months ago, Jeff Sessions promised a nationwide crackdown on the marijuana industry. Some states have countered by becoming sanctuary states for marijuana. Should Colorado follow suit? (7)

Art:

MCA’s exhibit The Yin  is definitely worth checking out. The exhibit masterfully beautifies the essence of violence and creatively investigates racial tension in America. (One Good Eye)

Health:

The opioid epidemic has been dominating the news cycle and many Americans are suffering with addiction. A clinic in Aurora is working to provide effective treatment for opioid addicts. (Front Porch)

Finance:

SALT Lending, the largest lender for blockchain-based assets, continues to expand in Denver after finding major success in Denver’s emerging Fintech industry. The industry leading company is also bringing an informative cryptocurrency event to Denver on March 10. (Cision)