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Monday Roundup: Top local stories from the Mile High City

Steven Bonifazi

By Steven Bonifazi / NewsBreak Denver

(DENVER, Colo.) Hello and welcome back to another Monday edition of the Denver daily Roundup, bringing you top and local stories from in and around the Denver metro.

Today is Monday, May 9. Hopefully, everyone's week has started well. 

The weather in Denver Monday calls for sunny skies and breezy and dry conditions. The high temperature will reach near 77, with a red flag warning in effect from 11 a.m. through 7 p.m. due to gusty winds and low humidity.

Let's take a closer look at a few of the most important and local stories you should be aware of this Monday:

1. What happens to abortion in Colorado if Roe’s overturned?

Abortion rights and access and here to stay in Colorado despite a leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court that indicates Roe v. Wade will likely be overturned in June, affecting millions nationwide.

NewsBreak Denver's Claire Cleveland reported although Colorado women will still have access to abortion care, they may struggle to find appointments. Women in states that surround Colorado, including Arizona, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming and Utah will have to travel to access care as the states trigger laws that will instantly ban abortion at any point in pregnancy.

The official decision regarding the leaked opinion is set to arrive in late June or early July.

2. Activists put up signs on Denver streets in hopes of saving lives

Activists set up new street signs in Denver this weekend to remind people to keep the city's streets people-friendly.

9News reports that Allen Cowgill, a volunteer with Denver Streets Partnership, spent his weekend putting up signs at intersections where people died in traffic collisions last year. The signs warn the public of how dangerous Denver's roads can be and urges the city to make them safer.

The City of Denver says that as of Monday, there have been 24 traffic deaths in the city in 2022. Eighty-four people died in 2021. Denver Streets Partnership will host the 2022 Vision Zero Ride and Walk of Silence from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 18 at Rude Park to honor cyclists who have lost their lives on Denver's public streets.

3. Teen uses passion for music to help feed people in need

Garrett Davidson, a music-loving teen, has organized two online concerts that raised funds for Food Bank of the Rockies to provide over 40,000 meals to those in need.

Davidson grew up volunteering with his family at the food bank and founded Musicians United for Change, gathering Colorado's best youth musicians to record performances for the YouTube concerts he put together himself, according to Denver7.

Those interested in supporting Davidson's efforts to raise funds for those in need can make donations to the MUC fundraiser.

4. Briefing on expanded waste program coming to Denver committee this week

Denver City Council's Land Use, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold its second informational briefing Tuesday regarding a proposal to enlarge waste services with fees.

The Denver Gazette reports the program in question would bill single-family homes residents and small multifamily buildings different amounts each month based on the size of trash bins they require. Small trash bins would cost a $9 fee while a medium one would cost $13 and $21 for a large one.

Additionally, the new program would have residents pay based on what they contribute to the landfill rather than what they keep out of it. The fees would pay for the cost of the program as opposed to creating new revenue.

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