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Pelosi informs voting public To Forget Trump

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While branding the Republicans “domestic rivals,” Nancy Pelosi sparked a backlash and urged americans to ignore Trump as the GOP convention ended.

Talking to the MSNBC on Monday, Pelosi said: “We take the oath of defending the constitution from every threat, both domestic and foreign.

“I’ll say one thing to the people of the Americas: don’t listen to Donald Trump,” said Pelosi, “It is his goal to frighten people, to threaten them, by announcing that he will have law enforcement personnel in polling, to invite Russian access to our elections, letting Putin determine who will be president quite queen.”

“But ignore him,” she said, “because his goal is to limit voting, to discourage voting.”

Breitbart reports: “Shame the Republicans for allowing this to happen, she said. But we’re not agonizing, we ‘re planning. Citizens are right to worry because the President of the United States does what he does. But don’t pay him any publicity. This is clearly a win for those who want a lower participation so that less people take part in the decision. Also, it was disturbing what happened in 2016, Russians were there now 24 hours a day and 7 days a week trying to interfere with our democracy. However, they aren’t the only ones.

“We take an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution against all threats, both domestic and international,” she said. Unfortunately, at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and their supporters in the U.S. Congress the domestic enemies of our voting system and respect our democracy are correct. Once, let us just go out and rally, unite and let the President not dissuade anyone from voting. Once, support the postal system, which is key to elections. They do whatever they can, they discourage the vote with their action, they frighten voters, they threaten with saying the police power is there, they decrease the position of the postal system and that. It’s disgusting, state rivals.

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Missouri AG fights against Jefferson County schools quarantine rules

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Missouri AG fights against Jefferson County schools quarantine rules

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – The Missouri Attorney General is fighting against quarantine rules for Jefferson County students.

Monday Eric Schmitt argued the county health department is attempting to unlawfully impose a quarantine on students and parents. He said the rules fall under a new state law limiting health authorities’ powers to enact mandates.

In September the county released guidance stating students and teachers who come in contact with a positive person can continue in-person learning, but they must wear a mask for up to 14 days.

Health and school officials said the goal is to keep everyone safe and maintain in-person learning.

In St. Charles County, the St. Charles County Parents Association announced it filed a suit against the county health department over its school quarantine rules.

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Former educators, a pastor, and more make up the 12 candidates for Denver school board

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Former educators, a pastor, and more make up the 12 candidates for Denver school board

When voters go to the polls on Nov. 2 they will decide who will help oversee Colorado’s largest school district.

Twelve candidates are running for four open seats on the Denver school board.

The election comes as a new superintendent has taken the helm of Denver Public Schools during the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and following the board’s recent censure of member Tay Anderson.

Here are the candidates:

At-large

Marla Benavides — home-schools her son and is running for an at-large seat, saying that she is concerned about literacy rates. On her website, Benavides blamed the district’s focus on equity for a failure to improve teaching and student performance. “I see literacy as the engine behind our 250 years of American greatness,” she said. “And I see my role as the last hope for education reform.”  You can read her full profile here.

Scott Esserman — is running for an at-large seat. He is a former teacher and was on the founding staff of Northfield High School in northeast Denver. Esserman said he would focus on improving student outcomes and disparities. He believes in “community schools,” which he said have culturally relevant curriculum and discipline is aimed at repairing harm. “That community schools model ensures that what we’re doing is listening,” he said. You can read his full profile here.

Vernon Jones Jr. — is a Christian pastor who is running for an at-large seat. He was the executive director of the Northeast Denver Innovation Zone, which is comprised of six semi-autonomous schools. He resigned from the position on Oct. 8. Jones, who wants to make sure there is Black representation on the board, said he wants the district to focus on equity, wellness, achievement and responsibility. “We have to do right by Black students across the city,” he said. “We have to do right by brown students across the city. And you need somebody who can champion that message.” You can read his full profile here.

Jane Shirley — is a former teacher, principal and district administrator at Aurora Public Schools. She is running for an at-large seat and lives in east Denver. Shirley said she is running because she thinks her experience could help the board, including in managing the superintendent.  She said she would focus on the well-being of students and teachers. “We’re killing our kids’ souls with this over-emphasis on competition and test scores and getting into good colleges,” Shirley said. You can read her full profile here.

Nicky Yollick — is a progressive political activist running for an at-large seat. He did not attend Denver Public Schools, nor is he a parent. He said he would focus on getting more money to schools by cutting the district administration and would give teachers and the community more influence over decisions. “Denver communities know I’m solidly in the progressive camp, and I don’t plan on budging one bit as a candidate or as a director on the board,” Yollick said. You can read his full profile here.

District 2

Xóchitl “Sochi” Gaytán — is a real estate agent who wants to represent District 2 so she can focus on classroom funding, reducing class sizes, and increasing access to arts, music and sports. Gaytán is co-chair of the Colorado Latino Forum — which aims to increase the political and social strength of the Latino Community —  and said she wants to be “a voice for one of the communities that has been pushed out of our city — a community specifically of Latino, Mexicano, Chicano [families].” You can read her full profile here.

Karolina Villagrana — is a former local teacher running to represent southwest Denver who wants to improve literacy instruction. She has experience at charter schools and the district’s Knapp Elementary School. But Villagrana said she isn’t focused on the type of schools children attend, adding “When I was having conversations with loved ones, it was more so that they wanted to find a school that was best for their kids, where their kids are learning and being successful.” You can read her full profile here.

District 3

Mike DeGuire — is running to represent central-east Denver. The retired Denver principal said he wants to give back and have the district provide more mental health and emotional support for students. DeGuire said he would also tackle what he called an “overemphasis on testing and a narrow emphasis on academics to the detriment of the other experiences that kids need — the arts, technical trades, extracurriculars, science, social studies, technology, civics.” You can read his full profile here.

Carrie Olson — serves as the Denver school board president and is running for reelection. She was elected in 2017 and has served as president since 2019. She has led the district’s search for a new superintendent and its response to the pandemic. Olson said her priorities would include strengthening traditional district-run schools and recruiting and retaining teachers of color — the latter of which has been a goal of the board without much progress. “I don’t think that there’s people actively working against the board’s vision,” Olson said. “I just think that we’re a large school system, and there is a lot of institutional racism. … So how can we better bridge that gap?” You can read her full profile here.

District 4

Gene Fashaw — is a math teacher at High Point Academy charter school in Aurora who is running to represent District 4 on the board. He said he would have the district better recruit and retain teachers of color and prioritize community voices in decision-making. Fashaw said he wants the district to support students, who he said are “often forgotten and not served appropriately.” You can read his full profile here.

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Colorado rescuers searched for hiker who didn’t answer phone calls

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LEADVILLE — A Colorado search and rescue team is urging people who are late in returning from the outdoors to answer their phones if they get repeated calls from an unknown number after spending hours looking for a hiker who never knew they were the subject of a search.

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