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Senate passes bill ensuring LODD benefits for first responder…

The bill temporarily presumes COVID-19 to be work-related if diagnosed within 45 days of a first responder’s last shift By Laura French ( WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that establishes a temporary presumption that COVID-19 is a work-related injury, ensuring that families of first responders who die from the disease will

Rash of Denver-area shootings, stabbings leaves at least 1…

DENVER — A rash of shootings and stabbings in the Denver-area in the last 24 hours has left at least one dead and 10 wounded. Only two arrests were reported from the eight incidents that kept law enforcement busy overnight. A triple shooting in the 5800 block of Ceylon Street in the Green Valley Ranch

In first week of Denver’s mask order, police responded…

City officials say they’re still focused on education as they respond to calls from stores, banks, restaurants On the afternoon of May 9, a customer walked into The Clinic Colorado on Colorado Boulevard in Denver without a mask on and attempted to buy marijuana. A store employee, Adam Mikdad, told him they could not serve

Denver Sets Criteria and Requirements for Business Reopening and…

DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock today announced the city’s plan for re-opening on Saturday, May 9 following the expiration of Denver’s Stay at Home Order. The Mayor also announced the formation of the Denver Economic Relief and Recovery Council to support the city’s recovery efforts with recommendations over the next several weeks and months,

Public Safety Suggested Bill Priorities

April 29, 2020 House and Senate Leadership Joint Budget Committee Rep. KC Becker, Speaker of the House Rep. Daneya Esgar, Chair Rep. Alec Garnett, Majority Leader Sen. Dominick Moreno, Vice Chair Rep. Patrick Neville, Minority Leader Rep. Julie McCluskie, Member Sen. Leroy Garcia, Senate President Sen. Bob Rankin, Ranking Member Sen. Stephen Fenberg, Majority Leader

Due to COVID-19, Colo. judge declares mistrial in slaying…

Deputy Heath Gumm was shot in the line of duty in 2018. His killer’s trial ended in a mistrial partially due to COVID-19. (Photo/Adams County Sheriff’s Office) The trial for the man accused of killing Deputy Heath Gumm in 2018 ended amid juror concerns about the coronavirus Shelly Bradbury/Denver Post Apr 14, 2020 ADAMS COUNTY,

Dealing with the Psychological Aspects of a Quarantine

Nicoletti-Flater Associates, PLLP 3595 S. Teller St. Suite 310 | Lakewood, CO. 80235 Ph: 303-989-1617 | Fax: 303-985-3133 | _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ PHASE II OF THE NEW NORMAL Dealing with the Psychological Aspects of Being Quarantined because of the Coronavirus (COVID 19) Dealing with a public health emergency at a general level was covered in our

El Paso County Deputy Becomes Colorado’s Youngest Coronavirus Death

A 41-year-old El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy died from COVID-19 on Wednesday, becoming Colorado’s youngest victim of the pandemic. Deputy Jeff Hopkins was diagnosed with the disease just one day before his death. In a Thursday press conference, Sheriff Bill Elder said eight other El Paso deputies currently have COVID-19. Hopkins last assignment was as

FPPA – Modify Pension Plans HB20-1044 has been signed…

“In 2018, the FPPA Board of Directors created a task force to study the statewide plans managed by FPPA. The Statewide Plans Task Force convened 11 times over several months to review possible changes meant to improve the health and longevity of the statewide plans, as well as improve benefits for our members. To that

Message from Civil Service Commission on Current Promotional Exams

To all registered Promotional Candidates: We hope you are all doing well and staying healthy. The Commission has been reviewing all promotional examination dates scheduled for March through June 2020. We want to advise you that all the originally communicated promotional examination dates will change. At this time, as directed by Earl E. Peterson, Executive