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Morning, people of Denver! Brad K. Evans here with the Wednesday edition of the Denver Daily.

Wednesday’s weather: Cloudy and cooler. High: 50 Low: 29.

Here are the top stories in Denver today:

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  1. City Council yanks Auditor’s subpoena powers. Denver council members moved to strip the auditor’s subpoena powers after the Auditor, Tim O’Brien, filed a lawsuit against them. (Westword)
  2. Report finds uptick in newly homeless in Denver metro area. The Metro Denver Homeless Initiative, the annual study conducted each January, indicates that there was a 99% increase in 2021, as compared to 2020. (9News)
  3. Be cautious when buying food at dollar stores. With grocery prices going up, many Coloradans are turning to dollar stores to purchase food. Nutritionists urge caution when buying certain food products at discount chains. (KDVR)
  4. Turning an abandoned spillway into a skate park. Three seventh-graders met with Denver City Councilwoman Kendra Black at her office near Southmoor Park to talk about their favorite activity: skateboarding. (Westword)
  5. The sign remains the same. SloHi Bike Company sells bikes in the space on East Colfax that once housed the city’s longest-running bike shop. (Denverite)

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Today in Denver:

  • Top 10 Divorce Mistakes & How to Avoid Them: Vesta Denver, CO Hub. (Noon)
  • Downtown Denver – Power Partners: Colorado Women’s Chamber. (8:30 AM)
  • Family Time: Wheat Ridge Library. (10:15 a.m.)
  • Origami Party: St. Paddys’ Clovers. (6:30 p.m.)
  • Rotating Tap Comedy: At Living the Dream Brewing. (7 p.m.)
  • Build Your Dream Off-Grid Farm: At Riverbed Ranch, Utah. (8 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • After sale, the Mercury Cafe still has a familiar vibe, but with a new swagger. Danny Newman and Austin Gayer bought the Mercury Cafe from Marilyn Megenity at 5:15 a.m. on June 22, 2021, because Marilyn felt the stars aligned at that moment. (Neighborhood Life)
  • 5 things to know about St Patrick’s Day snowstorm. (FOX31)
  • New to Denver? Here’s a primer on local speak and lingo you should know about the Mile High City. (KDVR)

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