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Week Of Special Interest 08/22/18
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By Brandon Rivera

DU offers new professional part-time JD Program

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law transformed its #14-ranked (U.S. News & World Report) part-time JD program to make it more accessible to students with competing professional or familial commitments. Effective fall 2018, students admitted into the Professional Part-Time JD Program can complete all of their required courses in a convenient hybrid format, through a combination of state-of-the-art online instruction and weekend on-campus classes. First-year students enrolled in the new Professional Part-Time JD Program come to Denver on eight weekends each semester for in-class sessions, with the remaining instruction provided online, in an asynchronous format capable of being accessed on each student’s own schedule.

Latina Legacy Circle honors inductees

The Latina Legacy Circle honors the spirit of Lena L. Archuleta and recognizes outstanding Latina leaders committed to supporting programs and services at the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library. Join them on Thursday August 23 from 5:30 - 7:30 at the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library, 1498 Irving St. as they honor the 2018 inductees; Anna Jo Garcia Hayes; Irene Griego; Cecille Mascarenas; Judy Miranda; Anna Orozco Flores; and Rosemary Rodriguez. RSVP to or call 720-865-2052.

Senior Hub Campanion Care Program gets $2500 grant

The Senior Hub’s Companion Care Program is proud to announce that it has received a $2500 grant from Meals on Wheels America to support its senior pet care program through the Homecare Program. Funding will be used to provide food, supplies and care for the pets of area clients, which can often be a financial and physical challenge for clients to do so on their own.

IRS reminds taxpayers with children of changes

The Internal Revenue Service urges taxpayers with children and other dependents to use the Withholding Calculator at to do a “paycheck checkup.” Changes made by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will affect 2018 returns that taxpayers will file in 2019. The law expanded and made significant changes to the Child Tax Credit. It also suspended the deduction for personal exemptions. Parents and caregivers should do a “paycheck checkup” to determine how these changes could affect their 2018 tax situation.

Our Government

White House

The Trump Administration is proposing the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule in order to restore the proper role of States under the Clean Air Act. The ACE Rule – which will undergo public comment – proposes new emission guidelines for States to use when developing plans to limit greenhouse gases at their power plants. This Rule gives States the flexibility needed to construct diverse, reliable energy portfolios that best fit their specific needs.

Colorado Governor

Gov. Hickenlooper reappoints livestock producers to serve on the Colorado Beef Council Board of Directors. Two Colorado Livestock Association members, Britt Dinis and Nolan Stone, were reappointed by Governor Hickenlooper to the Colorado Beef Council Board of Directors. Britt Dinis, a dairy farmer from Wiggins, will represent her fellow dairy farmers on the Board until her term expires on July 1, 2022. Britt currently serves on the CLA Board of Directors and is a member of the Legislative Affairs Committee. Nolan Stone, a cattle producer from Eaton, will represent the cattle feeding industry until his term expires on July 1, 2022. Nolan is the Immediate Past President of the Colorado Livestock Association and serves on the CLA Board of Directors.

Denver Mayor

Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver Human Services announced that Chris Conner has been selected to lead Denver’s Road Home, the city’s program to support and connect people experiencing homelessness to vital resources and housing. Conner steps into the role after serving as interim director of Denver’s Road Home since September and has already initiated a refocusing on the mission of the office and its large network of community service providers.





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