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EV-D68 Update with Denver Post's Electa Draper

October 17, 2014

Enterovirus EV-D68 has hospitalized hundreds of children and some adults across 46 states in the past few months. It's an uncommon strain of a common virus first identified in California in 1962. Electa Draper, health writer for the Denver Post, has been covering the outbreak since August. For this week's News Brief, she spoke with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about EV-D68 and how it's effecting children in Colorado.


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2014 State and Local Elections

2014 State and Local Elections October 15, 2014

Republican Tom Jankovsky is the winner for the GarCo Commissioners race with 10,996 votes compared to challenger Michael Sullivan who had 7,867 votes. US Democratic Senator Mark Udall has lost to Republican Cory Gardner.

 

Click here to check the Colorado Secretary of State's election results
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent Coverage


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Gov. Hickenlooper in C'Dale

October 15, 2014
Governor John Hickenlooper and cabinet members, including Don Hunt of the Colorado Department of Transportation, visited Carbondale Beer Works during the Broncos game Sunday afternoon. After some introductory remarks, Hickenlooper and his entourage table-hopped to find out what was on patrons' minds this election season. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh was there and has this audio postcard.
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Garfield County Commissioners Debate Part 1

October 15, 2014
Incumbant Garfiled County Commissioner Republican Tom Jankovsky and Democratic challenger Micheal Sullivan. Excerpt from the 2014 Glenwood Springs Chamber Issues and Answers Forum on October 14th.
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Colorado House District 57: Bob Rankin

October 15, 2014
Robert "Bob" Rankin, a Republican member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 57. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. He is running unopposed. Excerpt from the 2014 Glenwood Springs Chamber Issues and Answers Forum on October 14th.
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Statements from Candidates for U.S. Senate

October 15, 2014
Mark Udall is the Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from the state of Colorado. Udall was first elected to the Senate in 2008. Cory Gardner is the Republican member of the U.S. House representing Colorado's 4th Congressional District. Gardner was first elected to the House in 2010. Excerpt from the 2014 Glenwood Springs Chamber Issues and Answers Forum on October 14th.
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Statements from Candidates for U.S. House of Reps. for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District.

October 15, 2014
Abel Tapia is the 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of Colorado. Tapia was a Democratic member of the Colorado State Senate from 2003 to 2011. Scott Tipton is the Republican member of the U.S. House representing Colorado's 3rd Congressional District. Tipton was first elected to the House in 2010. Excerpt from the 2014 Glenwood Springs Chamber Issues and Answers Forum on October 14th.
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Amendment 67:Definition of Person and Child

October 15, 2014
Amendment 67 proposes amending the Colorado Constitution to specify that the terms "person" and "child" in the Colorado Criminal Code and the state wrongful death statutes include unborn human beings. This was NOT presented at the Issues and Answers Forum.

Proposition 105:Labeling Genetically Modified Food

October 15, 2014
Excerpt from the 2014 Glenwood Springs Chamber Issues and Answers Forum on October 14th. 
Proposition 105 proposes amending the Colorado statutes to (1) require foods that are genetically modified or producedwith genetic engineering to include the words "ProducedWith Genetic Engineering" on the label or container, withcertain exceptions;(2) apply existing food mislabeling penalties in state law to a food manufacturer, distributor, or retailer for failing to comply with the labeling requirements;(3) prohibit a person from bringing legal action against a manufacturer, distributor, or retailer for failing to comply with the labeling requirements; and (4) require the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to develop regulations and oversee the labeling requirements.
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Amendment 68:Horse Racetrack Casino Gambling

October 15, 2014
Excerpt from the 2014 Glenwood Springs Chamber Issues and Answers Forum on October 14th. 
Amendment 68 proposes amending the Colorado Constitution to permit casino gambling at horse racetracks in Arapahoe, Mesa and Pueblo counties, limited to one racetrack in each county and distribute new casino gambling tax revenue to K-12 public schools.
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