# Public safety
Fast-food manager in Washington admits to "contaminating" milkshake mix with urine "at least twice"
Customers who ordered milkshakes at a fast-food restaurant in Washington were in for an unpleasant surprise. AegeanBlue/Getty Images (Canva Pro license) If you're the type of person who gets anxious when ordering at fast-food restaurants because you're afraid someone may tamper with your food, this story won't put your mind at ease.
Ohio lawmakers propose increased punishments for "swatting" following surge of activity
Ohio lawmakers consider imposing felony penalties on pranksters who engage in the dangerous game of "swatting." Do you think this is fair?. South Agency/Getty Images (Canva Pro license)
Friday in Portland: Mayor to deliver State of the City address, Oregon Zoo names baby orangutan & more
(Nathan Howard/Getty Images) (PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Friday, May 6 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses. 1. Mayor Wheeler to deliver annual State of the City address on Friday.
Thursday in Portland: Mayor releases $6.7B budget proposal focusing on homelessness, public safety
(Nathan Howard/Getty Images) (PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Thursday, May 5 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses. 1. Mayor Wheeler releases $6.7B budget proposal focused on homelessness, public safety.
How Small Businesses’ Support of Local Vaccine Efforts Helps All
As the United States continues to return to normalcy post-COVID-19, the number of fully vaccinated people across the whole country is at around 66 percent. But when you look geographically, rates have been all over the map. For instance, as The Charlotte Observer reported in April 2021, in Mecklenburg County, NC, only about 22 percent of residents were vaccinated — which was lower than surrounding counties and the state rate of 29 percent. Thankfully, the rest of the region has since caught up. Compared to this April, we are now at 67 percent for our county and 60 percent for the state.
NJ meat storage plant warns 120,872 pounds of ground beef sold nationwide may be contaminated
More than 120,872 pounds of ground beef stored at a refrigerated meat facility in Swedesboro, New Jersey, are suspected of being contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The ground beef was sold in grocery stores nationwide, not just in the local area.
Why Picking Up After Your Dog Matters
No one likes to pick up their dog’s poop. But not picking up after your dog is bad for the environment and is public health issue. This Earth Day is a great day to change your environmental behavior. And one of those behaviors is to pick up your dog poop during a dog walk in public spaces. Keep Colorado clean!
Wildfire Broke Out in Boulder County Near Longmont
Wildfire had broken out this afternoon around Nelson road and 65th St. in Boulder County. Area has been evacuated. This video is taken at Pella Crossing in Hygiene around 4:00 pm. Avoid the area.
Don't eat it: Safety warning just issued for contaminated Easter candy
As millions of Americans get ready to celebrate the Easter weekend, the FDA just issued a safety warning about certain chocolate candies that have been exposed to salmonella, which can make you very sick if eaten.
April 14 news: Concealed carry in Denver parks and buildings may soon be illegal and more local news
(Zachary Delorenzo/Unsplash) (DENVER, Colo.) Good morning and happy Thursday to you and yours, Denver. Welcome back to another Thursday edition of the Denver Daily Roundup, bringing you top stories from in and around the Denver metro.
Dickens lays out his vision for Atlanta in his first State of The City address
Atlanta is “one city with one bright future,” Mayor Andre Dicken told the region’s top business leaders, lawmakers, and dignitaries Monday at his first State of the City address.
Friday Roundup: Top stories from the Mile High City
(DENVER, Colo.) Greetings, good morning and happy first day of April to you and yours, Denver Rounder-uppers!. Welcome to another Friday edition of the Denver Daily Round-Up. Denver's weather this weekend starts mostly sunny and warm and ends cloudy and wet. Saturday's forecast calls for sunny skies and a high temperature near 69. Sunday will be cloudy with a chance of showers all day.
Friday in Denver: Investigators working to determine cause of Empower Field fire, Casa Bonita opening pushed back & more
Denver Fire Department crews extinguish a fire at Empower Field at Mile High stadium on March 24, 2022 in Denver, Colo.(Denver Fire Department) (DENVER, Colo.) Hello, top of the morning and happy Friday, Denver Rounder-Uppers!
Denver improves 911 response times by adding staff
Denver's emergency 911 center.City and County of Denver. By David Heitz / NewsBreak Denver (Denver, Colo.) Despite unusually long response times in recent months, the head of Denver's emergency 911 center says he's taking steps to answer calls faster.
Douglas County vehicle registration reminders get makeover
A sample appearance of the new Douglas County motor vehicle registration reminders.Graphics from Douglas County. (Douglas County, Colo.) Douglas County vehicle owners will see larger, more colorful registration renewal cards distributed this month for April renewal dates.
TSA honors two at Denver International Airport
An airplane approaches Denver International Airport's Jeppesen Terminal at sunset.Provided by Denver International Airport. (Denver, Colo.) Two Transportation Security Administration employees at Denver International Airport earned awards as the agency honored employees across the country.
Interim RTD transit police chief faces challenges
From left: Interim Chief Steve Martingano; Chief Robert Grado.RTD. (Denver, Colo.) RTD Transit Police Deputy Chief, Steve Martingano, will serve as interim chief of Police and Emergency Management starting March 14, according to a Tuesday morning announcement by Debra Johnson, RTD general manager and CEO.
Oregon lawmakers pass "life-saving" bill to help residents survive "scorching summer heat"
Minerva Studio (Canva Pro license.) According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, more than 1,300 people lose their lives each year due to exposure to extreme heat. In 2021, at least one hundred Oregon residents died during the summer heatwave. Many of these deaths could have been avoided if residents had access to cooling devices in their homes or an alternative place to go to escape the heat on scorching summer days.
Family Dollar closes 404 stores nationwide following rodent infestations
Deyan Georgiev (Canva Pro license.) While many families rely on "dollar stores" to get discounts on everyday items, sometimes those discounts come with health risks. Earlier this week, Family Dollar temporarily shut down over 400 of its stores in multiple states after the Food and Drug Administration put out an alert that certain products sold by the discount chain were unsafe for consumers to use.
Denver names Saldate public safety director
The Denver City Council confirmed Tuesday the appointment of Armando Saldate as director of public safety, but the vote was not unanimous. City Council member Candi CdeBaca voted against Mayor Michael Hancock's nomination. She said her constituents do not want Saldate promoted. Saldate has worked eight years with Denver police, currently serving as assistant deputy executive director. His duties have ranged from senior investigator to supervisor in the data science department.