TODAY: Driver’s Licenses for Immigrants, ‘Good Grammar Bandit,’ Two-Legged Dog
DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.
1. DMV to start issuing driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants
Undocumented immigrants will get to sign up for a state driver’s license beginning Friday. The Department of Motor Vehicles will require immigrants to make an appointment at one of five offices to get a license.
2. Recent rains lead to new warnings about West Nile virus
The recent wet weather is helping keep Colorado green, but it is also raising concerns about the spread of West Nile virus.
3. ‘Good Grammar Bandit’ wanted in seven metro bank robberies
The FBI and Denver metro police departments are investigating seven recent bank robberies they believe were committed by the same man, who has been called the “Good Grammar Bandit” because his demand notes are typed with proper spelling, grammar and punctuation.
4. I-225 ramp closure to impact thousands of drivers
The northbound Interstate 225 on-ramp at Parker Road is closed until Aug. 7 as it is reconstructed and repaved, impacting thousands of drivers who commute through the area.
5. Denver set to apply for grants to house Central American refugees
Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration is almost certain to submit a grant proposal to receive up to $12 million from the federal government to support the relocation of up to 60 young refugees from Central America.
6. Bill Clinton hours before 9/11: I ‘could have killed’ Osama bin Laden
An audio recording of former President Bill Clinton saying — hours before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks — he “could have killed” Osama bin Laden has been uncovered.
7. Gaza cease-fire unravels; Israeli soldier kidnapped
A cease-fire in Gaza unraveled less than two hours after it took effect, with both sides accusing each other of violating the fledgling truce and the Israeli military saying one of its soldiers was captured.
8. Udall calls for CIA director Brennan to resign
Colorado Sen. Mark Udall called for the resignation of CIA Director John Brennan in response to a report that the agency spied on members of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
9. Jobs recovery marches on, but at slower pace
The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, down from 298,000 jobs added in June. The unemployment rate ticked up to 6.2 percent in July,
10. Two-legged pup lives life like any other dog
Duncan the boxer does not have his two hind legs, but that doesn’t keep him from living a normal dog life.