Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, March 30

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Hi there. Here’s today’s news roundup.

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Men and women ride a rollercoaster at Elitch Gardens, circa 1945. (Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/X-27388)

Development:

We found an interesting map showing the truly massive scale of the plan to redevelop Elitch Gardens, including towers that reach up to 59 floors, plus about 8,000 residential units. (Denverite)

Two DU professors say that transportation could be a major limit on Denver’s growth.

We could have a ruling next week in the Sierra Club’s environmental lawsuit to stop the I-70 expansion. Jon Murray reports. (DP)

Politicians:

Cynthia Coffman said that, if elected, she would sign a bill getting rid of sexual orientation protections in Colorado’s anti-discrimination law. She’s the Republican attorney general and gubernatorial candidate. Ernest Luning reports. (ColPol)

A signature collector was caught on tape saying he employs felons, which is not allowed. He said he was working for Walker Stapleton’s campaign, but both the campaign and the Secretary of State’s office say they don’t have records of the person’s purported name. Ryan Luby reports. (Denver7)

Gov. stuff:

Several city services went offline for several hours on Wednesday. There were no reported signs of malicious activity. (Denverite)

Two groups hoping to revamp the state’s redistricting process are combining their efforts to establish an independent commission. (Denverite)

Schools:

Colorado’s legislature is adding millions to the state budget for school security upgrades. (Chalkbeat)

The educational funding is part of a larger, $29 billion budget approved by the House and sent to the Senate. The proposed plan will likely face some questions over transportation funding in the Republican-led Senate. (AP)

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