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Colorado teachers rally at Capitol for school funding

Teachers hold placards during a rally outside the state Capitol, Monday, April 16, 2018, in Denver. Teachers from around the state were on hand to demand better salaries as lawmakers under the dome were set to debate a pension reform measure to cut retirement benefits as well as take-home pay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) DENVER — Hundreds of public school teachers swarmed the Colorado state Capitol on Monday, shuttering one suburban Denver school district to demand better salaries, as lawmakers were set to debate a pension reform measure that would cut retirement benefits and take-home pay. With the demonstrations, Colorado educators join peers in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Arizona who have staged strikes or high-profile protests in recent weeks to draw attention to what teachers unions see as a growing crisis in the profession. In Colorado the need is especially stark – and apparently at odds with a state economy…

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Bill That Would License Pot Lounges Loses in Senate

Social cannabis consumption is still mostly confined to private events in Colorado. Burack told lawmakers that the measure posed "significant enforcement challenges and health and safety risks" for his agency and the public, citing search-and-seizure issues if club members stored illegally obtained cannabis; he also argued that MED officials shouldn’t have to distinguish what refreshments at clubs were or were not infused with cannabis. "This creates challenges for us," he said. "With [federal] oversight, we need to make sure we’re cognizant." CSP Major Steve Garcia, who’d testified against a House bill that would allow dispensaries to apply for tasting rooms during a March 19 committee hearing (that bill passed out of committee) , again raised concerns about impaired driving. "This cascading responsibility creates a public safety issue that adds additional liability and workload on law enforcement and the public," he told the Senate committee. A handful of unlicensed pot clubs…

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GFHC: From the Extended Family Tree

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As I’ve learned more about my ancestors I’ve also taken some time to follow the branches of the tree down, learning about their siblings’ descendants. I’ve come across some interesting stories; this is part of a recurring series of diaries about distant cousins I never knew. 114 years ago this week, on March 1, 1899, Annie O’Toole Powell died in Brooklyn, New York. She was 41 years old. Annie was the wife of my great-great-great-grandfather Thomas Powell’s brother Robert. Her death, and a few things that followed, would change Robert’s life, and Thomas’s life, significantly. Thomas and Robert Powell were the sons of Henry Powell and his wife, Margaret Gray. Henry and Margaret were born near Belfast in 1817 and 1818. They married young and their first child, Thomas, was born in Ireland in April 1838. They also had two daughters, before leaving Ireland for America. The Powell family arrived…

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A year later, ranchers are healing after Kansas’ largest wildfire

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Allen Barby and his daughter Kristen Carmen stand near the Cimarron River, which runs through the family’s property in southern Clark County. The entire acreage burned during the March 6, 2017, Starbuck Fire. Barby lost about 30 newborn calves. (Journal Photo by Amy Bickel.) On the morning of March 6, 2017, rancher Bernie Smith was in a hurry. Smith and one of his sons were moving cattle from one wheat pasture to another along the Kansas-Oklahoma border. But the spring chore was happening on one of those days that keeps Smith, also the Englewood, Kansas, fire chief, on alert. The sprawling prairie hadn’t received moisture since an ice storm in January. The grass was dry. Wind gusts of up to 60 mph were expected along with 80-degree Fahrenheit temperatures—nearly 25 degrees above normal. The humidity was low enough, he said in a serious tone, “you could even burn water.” Smith,…

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Ruth Husel Joins RE/MAX Alliance Group

Manatee County Real Estate Expert Joins Bradenton, Florida, Office of RE/MAX Alliance Group. Husel has seven years of local real estate experience, last serving with Keller Williams Realty Select in Lakewood Ranch. Prior to her career in real estate, she was a registered nurse. Her nursing background and innate desire to help people contribute to her great customer service abilities. She brings strong negotiation skills, attention to detail, and a thorough knowledge of the Manatee County market. Her commitment to professional development is reflected in her numerous designations, including Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) and Seller Representative Specialist (SRS). She is a member of the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS). In her leisure time, Husel enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to Lightning Hockey games and concerts, and is involved in her two children’s activities. A native of Indiana, she has a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from…

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Physical Rehabilitation Network Opens New Clinic in Englewood, CO, Under the Pro Active Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Brand

South Broadway neighborhood welcomes new outpatient physical therapy clinic ENGLEWOOD, Colo., February 13, 2018 (Newswire.com) – Physical Rehabilitation Network (PRN), announced the opening of their newest physical therapy clinic. The modern South Broadway location in Englewood, Colorado, marks the seventh facility under the Pro Active Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Brand and the 18th clinic for the company in Colorado. The SoBo clinic, as it’s being called, is located at 2700 S. Broadway, Suite B, at the intersection of South Broadway and Yale. Directing the facility is Michael “VP” Van Portfliet, PT, DPT, OCS. VP is an alumnus of Regis University with certifications in Advanced Spinal Manipulation (Cert. SMT), Dry Needling (Cert. DN) and Vestibular Rehabilitation (Cert. VRS). He is also a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), giving him the opportunity to become a Clinical Instructor for physical therapists pursuing their residency in orthopedics. “I’ve always believed in an evidence-based…

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Bergenfield fireman passing the torch after three decades

Capt. James Kirsch has spent more than 30 years as a career firefighter and will retire as the first paid officer to hold rank in the Bergenfield Fire Department. Tariq Zehawi/NorthJersey.com (Photo: Tariq Zehawi/NorthJersey.com) BERGENFIELD — For Capt. James Kirsch, firefighting was always about helping others. There was that time he came to the aid of a boy who got stuck in a pair of toy handcuffs, and, on another day, when he rescued a cat owner’s feline out of a basement sump pump. Remember when that deer jumped in the pool? He was there for that, too. “I always liked the challenge of solving that problem and leaving people better off,” Kirsch said in an interview at Alert Fire Co. 1. After more than 30 years on the job, Kirsch, 53, retired Wednesday as the first career firefighter in Bergenfield’s history to hold rank. While he fondly recalls the…

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A Poor Neighborhood In Chicago Looks To Cuba To Fight Infant Mortality

Over the past few months, medical professionals on Chicago’s South Side have been trying a new tactic to bring down the area’s infant mortality rate: find women of childbearing age and ask them about everything. Really, everything. “In the last 12 months, have you had any problems with any bug infestations, rodents or mold?” Dr. Kathy Tossas-Milligan, an epidemiologist, asked Yolanda Flowers during a recent visit to her home, in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. “Have you ever had teeth removed or crowned because of a cavity?” Though they seem to have little to do with motherhood, these questions are borrowed from the playbook of the Chicagoans’ new mentors — doctors from the Cuban Ministry of Public Health. As Tossas-Milligan administered her survey, two Cuban doctors sat nearby, observing. Cuba, a poor country where many of the cars on the road are half a century old, may seem an unlikely role model…

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Factors To Consider When Choosing Englewood CO Real Estate

If you’re looking for accommodation, you may need to take into account the possibilities provided by companies and those provided by individual services. However, in case you’ve got a larger budget, corporate apartments make a better option. Having this form of serve, you can facilitate your obligations with any convenient option, including credit cards and cheques. It is possible to come across suites or condominiums located in high-end locations, usually in buildings close to corporate hubs, general transport, subways, shopping malls and restaurants. The factors to consider when choosing a business an apartment comprise: · Consistent service layout It is necessary to find an apartment that delivers a pre-set collection of amenities which cater for your needs. Eliminate some ambiguity by figuring out what is available in the assumptions. Find out whether hi-speed net, direct dialup, voice-mail and international calling can be found, because the majority of these facilities can…

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Renting a Good Living Option for You in Englewood

When you come to rent an apartment, consider the fact that it is a plan for years to come. You cannot shift from one place to another every now and then. Relocating and moving is hectic and you cannot manage it every few months; not every year either. So take your time in making your choice. Finding englewood apartments according to your requirements takes time. You search all the buildings and different locations in the city to see which options are most suitable. Start your search early so that the work load does not increase on you and you lose your patience do not find time to make a sensible decision. It is good that you do not go alone to see the location and the apartment. Take your best friend with you if you are still single. In other case you can take your life partner with you and…