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A very important look at the policy of electrification

On March 29, the Common Sense Institute hosted Evelyn Lim, its Mike A. Leprino Fellow for 2022, to talk about the interaction between energy policy and the U.S. economy. Ms. Lim is the director of policy and research at the Cornerstone Institute, having previously served as U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administrator …

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Aurora becomes first city in Colorado to exempt both menstrual products and diapers from sales & use tax

In 2021, Aurora At-Large Councilmember Curtis Gardner, along with former Councilmember Allison Hiltz, sponsored an ordinance to exempt menstrual products from sales tax collection. At last night’s Aurora City Council meeting, Aurora City Council gave final approval on an ordinance sponsored by Councilmember Curtis Gardner to exempt diapers from sales tax collection. Aurora is the …

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GV struggles with whether to ban new gun sellers in residential neighborhoods

On February 7, Pam Schell-Varcony, a Greenwood Village resident who lives three-tenths of a mile from Tomcat Tactical, a retail business that sells firearms and ammunition out of a home on Powers Drive off Dayton Street in Greenwood Village that the business owner rents (he is not the homeowner), presented her city council with petitions …

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Impact of Russia and China on U.S. national security

On March 3, 2022, The Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL) hosted a virtual program on the impact to U.S. security of Russia and China, with a particular focus on the ongoing attack of Ukraine by the president of Russia, dictator Vladimir Putin. Panelists for the forum were Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the …

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Buttigieg comes to Floyd Hill to talk about infrastructure spending in Colorado

On February 24, Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, held a press conference next to the Floyd Hill bridge on I-70, east of Idaho Springs, to talk about how the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, passed last fall and signed by President Biden on November 15, 2021, will benefit Colorado. Buttigieg was accompanied by Gov. …

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South Metro Fire is using ultrasound to aid diagnosis in the field

South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR) covers 287 square miles and serves 540,000 residents of the southern metropolitan area of Denver. During 2021, SMFR responded to 44,760 in-district incidents and 29,422 or 66% of those were medical; 20,458 of the medical calls resulted in transport to the hospital. When safely possible, SMFR administers medical assistance in …

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GV has preliminary surplus of $3.2 million for 2021

Although adjustments to revenues and expenditures applicable to 2021 that occur after year-end may impact final numbers, preliminary revenues for Greenwood Village for 2021 were $45.7 million compared to preliminary expenditures of $42.5 million. The revenue total includes $2 million that GV received from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) that it added to its …

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Arapahoe County outlines allocation of $127.5 million in ARPA relief funds

As Arapahoe County residents, businesses and other organizations continue to recover from the pandemic, the County has begun distributing the one-time infusion of federal funds it received in 2021, to help those who have been hit hardest by various COVID-related setbacks. The American Rescue Plan Relief Act (ARPA) presents an opportunity to assist our post-pandemic …

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U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette has represented Denver for 26 years and counting

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette has represented Denver since January 3, 1997. After the changes made by the independent redistricting commission and approved by the Colorado Supreme Court last year, DeGette’s first congressional district is comprised exclusively of Denver, including Denver International Airport. She plans to run for a 14th term this November and has been …

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