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Hump day in Denver: Tax deadline extended for those impacted by Marshall Fire, COVID hospitalizations among kids double

Steven Bonifazi

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By Steven Bonifazi / NewsBreak Denver

(DENVER, Colo.) Greetings, good morning and happy hump day Denverites!

Welcome back to another Wednesday edition of the Denver Daily Round-Up.

1. Denver Weather: Mostly sunny Wednesday followed by snowy afternoon

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Denver skies will be mostly sunny Wednesday followed by likely snow in the afternoon around 4 p.m.

Clouds will increase and the high temperature will be around 40. There is a 60% chance of precipitation, with the total daytime snow accumulation being less than a half-inch.

The National Weather Service in Boulder is forecasting that snow will drop throughout Wednesday evening, mostly before 1 a.m., with a low temperature near 2.

2. COVID hospitalizations among Colorado kids doubled in the past week

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The number of children hospitalized with COVID-19 in the Centennial State has doubled over the past week as the omicron variant drives a national surge of new cases.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment stated on Tuesday that 58 children under 17 years old were hospitalized statewide due to the virus, according to 9News. That number was 25 last week and Dr. Sam Dominguez, pediatric infectious disease physician at Children’s Hospital Colorado said hospitals are extremely busy.

3. IRS extends tax deadline for thousands impacted by Colorado wildfires

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The IRS is offering thousands of people affected by the Marshall Fire in Colorado an extended tax filing deadline.

The fire destroyed nearly 1,000 homes in suburbs between Boulder and Denver last week and burned through roughly 6,000 acres, with search parties still looking for two missing people. Outsider reports that individuals and businesses that have been affected by the fire can file their tax returns and pay any taxes owed by May 16, 2022.

4. King Soopers workers prepare for possible strike starting Sunday

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King Soopers store employees may soon walk out as union members in Denver and Colorado Springs have voted to strike due to what they refer to as "the company's egregious and unrelenting unfair labor practices".

King Soopers workers will continue to work at the latest through Saturday at 11:59 p.m. when their current agreement expires, according to CBS Denver. Roughly 60% of store associates are UFCW Local 7 members and one Highlands Ranch store has already begun looking for temporary workers.

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