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Week Of Special Interest 02/14/18

By La Voz Staff

White House

Vice President Mike Pence completed his first day in Japan where he met with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, participated in a bilateral meeting and a joint press conference with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and reaffirmed the United States’ -Japan alliance. The Vice President announced the United States will soon unveil the toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea ever. “We will continue to isolate North Korea until it abandons its nuclear and ballistic missile programs once and for all.” the Vice President said.

Colorado Governor

Gov. John Hickenlooper released the following statement following the death of an El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy. “A senseless act of violence has claimed the life of another member of Colorado’s law enforcement family. With the recent loss of now three deputies and many others injured, there’s no denying the grave impact this sequence of shootings is having on our state.” “We will once more come together to provide sympathy and strength for the deputy’s loved ones and pray for the recovery of those injured; however, we also must come together and say enough is enough.

Denver Mayor

The City and County of Denver and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) today updated the community on their joint Vision Zero efforts to date, with a focus on safety improvements to the Federal Boulevard corridor. “Traffic deaths are preventable, and safety must be the most important consideration for every one of our streets, Our goal is zero traffic deaths because no other goal is acceptable, and it’s our responsibility to protect our transportation system’s most vulnerable users – especially along major roadways like Federal Boulevard.” Mayor Hancock said.

Duran’s Consumer Credit Protection Bill

Speaker Crisanta Duran’s bill to freeze credit reporting involving children – a favorite target of identity thieves, received bipartisan approval from the House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee. “If a child’s identity is stolen, it can be years before the theft is discovered, because it can be years before a minor child applies for a credit card or a student loan,” Speaker Duran told the committee. “This bill will help ensure that parents have the tools to protect their children

Colorado Springs Airport

At the end of December, 2017, a total of 1,677,209 passengers traveled through the Colorado Springs Airport (COS), representing a 29.5 percent increase year over year from December, 2016. Frontier Airlines reported 232,302 passengers in year-to-date traffic, an increase of 249.2 percent from the previous year. COS currently serves 13 nonstop flights with 5 airlines. Service to Seattle, Washington, San Antonio, Texas, and an additional nonstop to Atlanta, Georgia begins April 8, 2018, with a new route to Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota beginning April 9. During the spring break travel season, COS encourages residents in southern Colorado to “look before your book.”  Travelers spend their vacation with simple parking, easy check-in, and a short drive home.





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