TODAY: Flaw in State Computer System, Proposed Medical Marijuana Changes, Ban Phil Simms
DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.
1. Flaws uncovered in state’s new computer system
New public records reveal security issues with the state’s new finance and accounting system are putting thousands of state employees’ and contractors’ personal information at risk.
2. Lawsuit targets online ammo retailers that allegedly sold to Aurora theater shooter
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence will announce a lawsuit against online retailers alleged to have sold ammunition and equipment to accused Aurora theater killer James Holmes.
3. State’s new fire detection aircraft to speed response to wildfires
Colorado has become the first state to unveil a new, state-of-the-art fire detection aircraft. The two planes use infrared cameras and on-board computer systems.
4. Log truck rollover kills two in Weld County
A truck carrying logs rolled over onto another vehicle that had four people inside it. The Colorado State Patrol says two people were pronounced dead at the scene and two others went to a hospital.
5. Hearing to be held on proposed changes to state’s medical marijuana program
A public hearing will focus on proposed rules for the state’s medical marijuana program that could impact dozens of families.
6. Sepsis: Little-known illness that is leading cause of hospital deaths in U.S.
A leading cause of hospital deaths in the U.S. is sepsis, but for whatever reason the illness is unknown to most Americans. To raise awareness and to save lives, patient safety advocates are trying to get more of us to mention sepsis when they begin to feel “the worst they have ever felt.”
7. After concerns, Procter & Gamble to remove polyethylene from toothpastes
After a dental hygienist noticed something strange in her patients’ mouths, she took action, and now manufacturer Procter & Gamble is making several changes to numerous toothpastes.
8. Adrian Peterson: Not a child abuser, but sorry about ‘hurt I have brought’ to son
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said he is “not a perfect parent, but I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser.” Peterson rejoined the team and will play Sunday despite facing a child abuse charge.
9. Research shows married couples are in the minority in U.S.
More than half of American adults are not married, according to a government survey. When the government began tracking the number in 1976, only 37.4 percent of adults were single. Now, it’s about 51.2 percent.
10. Fans petition to ban Phil Simms from broadcasting Broncos games
Some Broncos fans don’t like CBS announcer Phil Simms, saying he’s biased against the team. An online petition drive started that calls for Simms to be banned from calling Broncos games.