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5 Things to Know for April 25, 2019

Posted at 8:14 AM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-25 10:14:47-04

Good morning! Here are 5 Things to Know for Wednesday, April 25, 2019.

1. Some Colorado Lottery tickets stay on the shelves long after prizes were claimed
Would you buy a lottery ticket if the top prizes had already been claimed by other players? Probably not, right? The Lottery's policy is to remove games from the marketplace after all the top prizes are won, but the Lottery says that sometimes won't happen for months. Here's the full story, from Investigative Reporter Tony Kovaleski.

2. Should Colorado tax smokers in order to stop teen vaping?
Gov. Jared Polis has proposed a tax on nicotine, and would use those funds to try to reduce teen vaping by paying for educational and health care programs. How much would the tax be? You can get your answer here. What do you think of this idea? Email your thoughts to

3. Joe Biden announces 2020 presidential run
After months of deliberation, Biden made the announcement this morning. This will be his third time running. He had entered the crowded Democratic primary field of 20 candidates. His announcement also comes in the wake of allegations that he made women feel uncomfortable during interactions. Read more and watch his campaign video here.

4. A strange crime wave has come to Highlands Ranch
Something has been disappearing from people's front yards... What is it, you ask? Benches. Multiple residents said somebody has stolen the benches from the front of their homes. "This is not a big problem in my life, but it just makes me sad," one resident said. The local sheriff's office is investigating.

5. It's almost the weekend! What's in store?
If you're looking for a fun way to spend your weekend, we have some ideas for you. From checking out dinosaur bones at Dinosaur Ridge to watching cars get crushed at Monster Jam to Colorado's largest and longest-running gun show — we have it all. Check out the list of the 7 best things to do in Colorado this weekend.