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Targeting Johns: Detective Brent Struck paints a grim picture of the prostitution trade in Denver, saying girls as young as 12 are forced to see five to 20 clients a day. A new bill by state Senate President Brandon Shaffer aims to reverse the trend by creating fines up to $10,000 for anyone caught soliciting, patronizing, or arranging meetings with prostitutes (Denver Post).
Sans Tulo: Excitement for the Colorado Rockies is high this year, thanks largely to shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. Who would fill in, though, if Tulo went down? MLB.com takes us through several scenarios.
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Chin Up: Tonight Show host Jay Leno will be in Denver later this year, headlining the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in a benefit for the Zarlengo Foundation, which helps families raising kids with disabilities. Tickets go on sale Friday (Denver Business Journal).
Curtain Call: “Something’s got to give, and it can’t be me anymore,” says Victorian Playhouse owner Wade Wood, who’ll be shutting down the 76-seat community theater, the oldest one west of the Mississippi River (Denver Post).
Tax Lesson: Less than a month after Democratic state Senator Rollie Heath proposed asking voters to support raising more than $1 billion in taxes to help the state avert its budget woes, the proposal is dead (Denver Daily News).