TODAY: Count Day for Colorado Schools, Ebola in U.S., Mother’s Sacrifice

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DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.

1. Count day a ‘critical marker’ for Jefferson County Schools

It’s count day for Colorado schools in which funding determinations are based on attendance, and it’s being called a “critical marker” for Jefferson County Public Schools, which has been hit by walkouts and sickouts for the past two weeks.

2. Judge says media will have access to camera in Holmes trial

The judge in the James Holmes theater shooting case ruled that members of the news media will have access to the closed circuit television camera in the courtroom during the trial.

3. Immigration protestors stop traffic, demand action from both parties

Protestors rallied across the street from the State Capitol and staged a sit-in in the middle of Broadway, temporarily shutting down the road between Colfax and 14th avenues. Five people were arrested.

4. Moderate to heavy rain expected for afternoon commute

Another storm system is moving into Colorado, and it will bring moderate to heavy rain along the Front Range and snow at 9,000 feet and above in the central mountains.

5. Beauprez accepts Hickenlooper debate handshake to end attack ads

Gov. John Hickenlooper offered a handshake with GOP candidate Bob Beauprez during a gubernatorial debate as part of an agreement by both candidates to not run negative campaign ads in the final weeks of the campaign.

6. Secret Service director calls White House intrusion ‘unacceptable’

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson called an incident in which a man scaled a fence and entered the White House “unacceptable” and told a congressional committee that she takes “full responsibility.”

7. CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.

A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital is the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, health officials announced.

8. Tracy Morgan: ‘I can’t believe Walmart is blaming me’

Walmart’s response to a lawsuit filed by Tracy Morgan over the car crash that left him in critical condition elicited a response from the recovering comedian, who said “I can’t believe Walmart is blaming me for an accident that they caused.”

9. Study: Fewer children being born in America because of economic uncertainty

According to a report published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, women who were in their early 20s during the Great Recession are choosing to put off motherhood, some even forgoing it all together.

10. Mother refuses life-saving treatment in sacrifice for unborn daughter

A California woman made the ultimate sacrifice for her unborn daughter when she refused life-saving bone cancer treatment while pregnant.