Headlines — April 04, 2022

Headlines April 4, 2022


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    Headlines — April 04, 2022 Alexis Kenyon

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Lowest Hospitalization Of Covid Patients Since Beginning Of The Pandemic

A chart provided by the state health department shows the lowest number of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 since March 2020. As of this week there are only 84 people hospitalized in the state.

Record State Spending Bill For 2022-2023 Fiscal Year

Colorado lawmakers will likely pass a record-high $36 billion [dollar] budget for 2022 to 2023. That’s on top of a close to 4 billion dollars in federal stimulus money they will also allocate.

The proposed budget could create 800 new state government jobs, increase spending on air quality measures and put $16 million toward residents transitioning out of incarceration. Education and medical services are among other areas to receive significant funding from this proposed state budget. 

The House will take up the budget this week before sending it to the Senate.The budget could see some changes between the House and Senate, but the majority of the spending plan is already set. 

Marshall Fire Debris Removal Begins

Property owners in cooperation with Boulder County, along with Louisville and Superior, will begin the debris removal process this month.

Thirty debris-removal crews will begin in Eldorado in Louisville, Sagamore, and Original Town in Superior and then prioritize areas with imminent hazards and those with impending environmental justice concerns.

Soon, Boulder County representatives will be emailing property owners within addressed areas to authorize clean-up on the property, as well as, authorize the county working directly with the property-owners insurance providers.

Currently, property owners can request to walk-through their property with representatives to decide how to best handle removal of debris.

County Clerk’s Demand Evidence Of Election Fraud

County clerks across the state gathered to stop the spread of disinformation and demand clear evidence of election fraud ahead of upcoming rallies from conspiracy groups this weekend. 

County clerks have reported an unprecedented number of threats and hostility over claims of election security and accuracy. In a press release, the Colorado Community Clerks Association said that Colorado’s election system is seen as a national example of how to provide access to voters while ensuring election results are safe and accurate. 

Boulder City Council And Boulder County Commissioners Set To Meet For Joint Hearing On Library District

The Boulder City Council And County Commissioners Will Consider A County-Wide Library District. This new district would end 100 years of municipal control and establish the library with funding from property taxes rather than sales tax. 

A property tax increase will most likely be on the ballot in the municipal election this fall if the county wide district forms. 

The city and county is hosting a public hearing on Tuesday virtually where the City Council will vote afterwards, and the County Commission will vote on Thursday. 

Boulder County Elections Celebrates 3rd Annual Student Voter Registration Awareness Week In Boulder and St. Vrain High Schools 

Boulder County Elections, in partnership with Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley School Districts, is celebrating their third annual “Student Voter Registration Awareness Week” starting today. 

The districts are asking schools to encourage voter registration this week with flyers, events and presentations.

Suspect Arrested For Ties To Person Found Dead On Pearl Street On Friday

Boulder police arrested a 21-year-old man on Saturday in connection to a person who was found dead with traumatic injuries Friday morning on the 4800 block of Pearl Street. 

The suspect has been charged with vehicular homicide, a Class 4 felony, and causing an accident involving personal death or personal injury, a Class 3 felony. 

Police temporarily shut down the streets between 47th and 49th streets on Friday to investigate the crime scene which forced the closure of the Harvest of Hope Food Pantry for the day. 

The Boulder County Coroner’s Office is still investigating the exact cause of death and identifying the victim and their next of kin. 

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    Headlines — April 04, 2022 Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon is an experienced radio reporter with more than 15 years of experience creating compelling, sound-rich radio stories for news outlets across the country. Kenyon has master's degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism in radio broadcast and photojournalism. She has worked in KGNU's news department since 2021 as a reporter, editor, and daily news producer. In all her work, she strives to produce thought-provoking, trustworthy journalism that makes other people's stories feel personal. In addition to audio production, Kenyon runs KGNU's news internship program and oversees the department's digital engagement.

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