Three Things You Need to Know on February 1st

February 1, 2019

The cold that swept the midwest is too crazy to ignore. The freeze is being blamed for at least eleven deaths and is setting all-time records for cold in at least four cities. Detroit fell to 13-below zero. In Illinois, Moline hit minus 33 and Chicago dipped down to 21-below. Yikes!

Here in Denver, it's not so cold, but negotiations for DPS are a bit chilly. The union representing Denver's teachers says it has rejected the latest contract offer made by Denver Public Schools. two sides met last night, with DPS offering about three-million-dollars more toward teacher salaries by cutting jobs at the central office. Representatives for the Denver Classroom Teachers Association called last night's meeting a waste of time, saying DPS was not taking the negotiations seriously. Members of the teachers union have already voted in favor of a strike but are waiting to see if the state plans to intervene in the contract negotiations. 

Are yopu wearing red today? Heart disease kills about one woman in the U.S. every 80 seconds.  That's why today folks around the nation are wearing red on National Go Red For Women Day.  The American Heart Association is urging everyone to show their support for women's heart health by donning red.  Health experts say 80-percent of heart issues are preventable with proper and timely action.  Wearing red today promotes the awareness that's needed to fight the number one killer for women- heart disease.