Boulder synogogue receives bomb threat and homelessness in Denver increases by 46%

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Fire in Aurora

A fire erupted inside an Aurora  apartment building Saturday. Firefighters were still fighting the fire as of yesterday at 4 p.m., according to The Denver Post

About 18 firefighter crews from Aurora and other cities have been fighting the fire since Saturday. No firefighters have entered the building due to the fire’s high intensity, according to The Post.

The intersection of Colfax and Peoria will remain closed until the fire is under control and the investigation is complete. 

There is no indication at this time on the cause of the fire, or whether anyone was hurt.

 

Boulder County Republicans Will Not Certify Election

Boulder County’s GOP will not certify November’s election results, saying the election had too many vulnerabilities. 

Boulder County elections officials say the November election results will be certified, in spite of Republican claims that there were problems with the process.

In a press release, the GOP said last week that Boulder County used drop box surveillance that was non-compliant with the state statute and had ineffective training for the signature verification process.

Boulder County Communications Manager for the Boulder County Elections Division Mircalla Wozniak says all the ballot drop off boxes meet the state’s legal requirements and that all signature discrepancies are investigated by the district attorney. 

 

Homelessness In Denver Increases By 46%

A new homeless assessment report issued Friday, revealed a sharp increase in Denver’s homelessness rate. According to the US. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the number of unhoused people grew by 46% between 2020 and 2023. 

Denver ranks fifth in the nation for its large unhoused population, with over 10,000 people experiencing homelessness.

In the past 3 years, the number of unhoused families with children increased by 117%, which was the highest increase of any U.S. city. 

 

Majority of Colorado Teachers Ready To Leave Profession

A recent survey shows more than half of all teachers in Colorado are considering leaving the profession. 

The Colorado Education Association has released a report saying that 60% of the state’s teachers are considering leaving their jobs. 66% of those responding to the survey also said their mental health has gotten worse in recent years.

According to the Colorado Sun, fears around school safety and staff shortages are a chronic source of stress for teachers. 65% of respondents don’t trust that the school or state are making enough changes to keep everyone safe on campus.  

Many say low wages make it difficult or impossible for them to afford housing and meet family needs, further strain teachers. 

85% of teachers say they have been affected by politically divisive issues. 

The Colorado Education Association is the largest teacher’s union in the state, representing nearly 40,000 educators.

They say they are trying to hold the Colorado Government accountable for change in the upcoming legislative session. 

 

Jewish Synagogue Receives Bomb Threat

Authorities are investigating a bomb threat made against a Boulder synagogue.

Police responded to the threat sent to Congregation Har Hashem Saturday morning. They evacuated the building but did not find any signs of a bomb. Services at the synagogue were canceled.

The bomb threat was made by email and other synagogues in the area also received that email, according to 9NEWS. Police say the FBI has been informed.

Har Hashem’s executive directors released a statement saying threats to Jewish institutions across the country have increased since Oct. 7, when Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel. They added that the threat is part of an ongoing broader threat.

This isn’t the first time the synagogue has been threatened, according to the Daily Camera. In 2010, a person hacked into Har Hashem’s website and posted anti-Semitic messages. In 2015, the synagogue received an envelope containing white powder that turned out to be non-toxic. This isn’t the first time the synagogue has been threatened, according to the Daily Camera. In 2010, a person hacked into Har Hashem’s website and posted anti-Semitic messages. In 2015, the synagogue received an envelope containing white powder that turned out to be non-toxic.

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