Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, April 12

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Hi. Today’s news roundup includes Ashley’s essay on Denver at night, tons of politicking and more.

The Eisenhower Tunnel under construction. (John Gordon/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)

The Eisenhower Tunnel under construction in an undated photo.. (John Gordon/Western History & Genealogy Dept./Denver Public Library)

Growth:

Most of Denver closes up shop around midnight to 2 a.m. Ashley asked a bunch of people what it would take to make us a 24-hour city — and whether we want that. (Denverite)

Politics:

Councilman Kevin Flynn suggested in an email that Mayor Michael Hancock should suspend himself for his sexually suggestive texts to a city employee. The mayor said no. (DP)

The legislature’s efforts to reform its rules after sexual harassment allegations probably won’t produce major changes until 2019, John Frank reports. (DP)

Three Democratic candidates for governor appeared at a debate last night. They were “largely in agreement” on the major issues, from gun control to TABOR. (9)

The $28.9 billion Colorado state budget went back to the full legislature after a committee rejected more than a dozen changes.  (AP)

Guns:

Colorado Public Radio is answering your questions about guns, starting here: Why shouldn’t the government know who owns guns? (CPR)

Business:

Anadarko Petroleum reopened 1,350 oil and gas pipelines that were shut down after the fatal pipeline explosion in Firestone one year ago. (AP)

Porter Adventist Hospital, which had to cease surgeries after multiple patients had surgical site infections, will resume performing operations. (CBS)

Justice:

A Fort Collins woman chased the man accused of molesting her son to Mexico. She may have been the key factor in returning him to jail. (The Coloradoan)

Leisure:

Here’s your guide to bike-share programs in Denver and Aurora. (Denverite)

Golden Triangle’s Denver Pizza Co. is getting a second location in the Montclair neighborhood. (BusinessDen)

A Chicago-based Nashville hot chicken food truck is coming to Denver. The world is shrinking. (The Know)

Y’all ready to buy some plants? Daliah Singer has some of the best garden shops in town. (5280)

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