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Tuesday's Axios Denver stories

Jun 8, 2021 - Axios Denver

Denver's history of 90-degree days

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Data: National Weather Service; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios

We're four days into a stretch of 90° heat, marking the hottest week yet this year in Denver.

Driving the news: Highs are expected to reach at least 90° every day through at least Thursday.

  • Yes, but: That's still short of the records in 2012 and 2008, when the National Weather Service counted 24 straight days of 90s both years.
John Frank, author of Denver
Jun 8, 2021 - Axios Denver

Denver puts community outreach at forefront of gang violence prevention

Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen. Photo: AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Midway through 2020, Denver's deadliest year in nearly four decades, police chief Paul Pazen shifted his approach to put a stronger emphasis on community outreach.

  • He hired case coordinators for all six districts and the special operations team that handles gang violence.
Jun 7, 2021 - Axios Denver

Despite the odds, Denver Nuggets persevere in playoffs

Nikola Jokić celebrates a win over the Portland Trail Blazers. Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

As much as the stars have crossed the Denver Nuggets this season, the bruised and battered team continues to push ahead in the NBA playoffs, defying all odds.

Driving the news: The Nuggets will battle the Suns in the Western Conference second-round playoff series that tips off tonight in Phoenix.

  • The showdown starts at 8pm MT on TNT.

May Denver home inventory flew off the market

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

The average single-family home in May sold for more than $700K, and was off the market in eight days, according to Denver Metro Association of Realtors' latest report.

Why it matters: It continues to be a seller's market because supply can't catch up with demand.