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Final nominees selected for Colorado Springs police accountability board [Video]

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) — On Monday afternoon, Colorado Springs City Council members nominated their final selections for the Law Enforcement Transparents and Accountability Board.

The board will consist of 13 people, 11 members and 2 alternates.

The following names aren't officially on the board, but will be voted on at the next regular council meeting on September 22nd.

  • Deborah Walker, representing District 1
  • Brent Windebank, representing District 2
  • Terry Martinez, representing District 3
  • Justin Baker, representing District 4
  • Steve Kern, representing District 5
  • Kate Angulski, representing District 6

At large nominees are:

  • Dennis Moore
  • Luis Velez
  • Janice Frazier
  • Joe Aldaz
  • Rachel Flick

The two alternates are:

  • Rosita Camargo
  • Felicia Embry

City council members largely agreed on a majority of the candidates chosen for the new group. However, there were some concerns brought up when discussing two nominees: Rachel Flick, the wife of an El Paso County deputy who died in the line of duty, and Luis Velez, the former Colorado Springs and Pueblo police …

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National Drive Electric Week highlights the benefits of making the switch to an EV [Video]

Find online events at DriveElectricWeek.org Sponsored by Ulupono Initiative and Hawaiian ElectricThis year, the 10th annual National Drive Electric Week runs through October 4th. The nationwide celebration aims to raise awareness of the many benefits of all-electric and plug-in vehicles.Electric vehicles are fun to drive, provide cost-savings (especially over the life of the vehicle), are better for the environment, promote local jobs, and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.Now is the time to consider an EV because prices have come down significantly as economies of scale are achieved and battery technology has improved, says Greg Gaug, Senior Vice President of Investments & Analytics at Ulupono Initiative. EVs are actually less expensive than an average internal combustion engine vehicle because 31 percent of the total cost of ownership for an ICE vehicle is from fuel. That number is only 9 percent for the average EV.Electric vehicles also give off no greenhouse gas emissions into air. EVs are about three times more energy efficient than ICE vehicles, and theyre more easily powered by renewable energy. These vehicles also help support the electrical grid and further the integration of renewable energy.As a driver of an electric vehicle, youre part of a growing ohana of more than 12,000 EV owners statewide helping Hawaii reach its clean energy goals and reduce air emissions, Gaug explains. However, EVs still represent less than 1 percent of all passenger vehicles in the state.Gaug says increasing adoption will only accelerate and expand the benefits that EVs bring to our communities, including reducing our fossil fuel dependence and providing cleaner air for the people of Hawaii.This year, for the 10th annual National Drive Electric Week, there are several online events for the first time. DriveElectricWeek.org has an events page for more information about national, state and local events.At Ulupono Initiative, we feel so strongly that EVs are part of our clean transportation that we partnered with Hawaii Energy to offer a limited-time incentive for installing or upgrading EV charging stations at workplaces and multi-unit dwellings, says Gaug.As Hawaii looks toward recovery, Ulupono is partnering on a new affordable housing bonus incentive to help increase the number of EV charging stations and make charging along with the cost-savings associated with driving electric more accessible to members of our community, statewide.For more information: DriveElectricHi.com, Facebook: @DriveElectricHawaii, or on Instagram and Twitter: @DriveElectricHi

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"Dakota Spotlight: The House on Sweet and Seventh" airs at 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, on WDAY Xtra. This chilling and heartbreaking documentary looks back on the 1998 murder of Barbara and Gordon Erickstad in Bismarck. The couple was brutally killed in their home by their son, 18-year-old Brian Erickstad, and his friend, 27-year-old Robert Lawrence in September of 1998. Through interviews with investigators, vintage footage, documents, and more, host James Wolner shines a light on a very dark case and searches for answers.