Three Things You Need to Know on September 11th

September 11, 2019

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Today marks 18 years since the 9/11 attacks. Coloradans will gather at Red Rocks today to pay tribute to firefighters who lost their lives.  The annual stair climb gets underway at 9 a.m.  The event honors the heroism of the responders, with each participant climbing the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center.  

A Congressional hearing on the recent spike in vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. is set for later this month.  Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette announced the move yesterday.  The hearing is scheduled for September 25th in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Oversight and Investigations panel.  DeGette says the recent surge in the illnesses outlines the need for more federal regulation of the industry.  So far, six people have died and hundreds of others hospitalized due to related health issues.

The Denver Broncos are worth three-billion-dollars according to a ranking released this week by Forbes Media.  The Broncos are ranked 11th overall in terms of team value by Forbes, the same spot they held last year.  The most valuable team in the rankings was the Dallas Cowboys, valued at five-point-five-billion-dollars.  The least valuable team in the rankings was the Buffalo Bills at one-point-nine-billion-dollars.