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Longmont man arrested for alleged electronic sex assault on 13-year-old Nebraska girl


Under that warrant, bond was set at $350,000. Longmont police are also investigating whether Martinez conducted similar activities involving other people within their jurisdiction or elsewhere in Colorado, Satur said. According to the Nebraska arrest ...

Happy 144th birthday, Longmont


Before there was a Longmont here, there was a Chicago-Colorado colony. And before there was a colony, there were three men who decided where to put what would become a city of 90,000. The three were a newspaper magnate, a businessman and a Chicago man with ...

Suspects sought after armed robbery of Longmont convenience store


Longmont police are looking for a gunman and his getaway driver ...
People can also make anonymous tips to Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers provides a way for members of the community to assist local law enforcement ...

Coroner To Pay Back Family Of Crash Victim After Money Went Missing


The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation and interviewed anyone who would have access to the purse, including the Longmont Public Safety Department, University of Colorado Police and the coroner’s investigators. Detectives were ...

Someone stole $1,000 from woman killed in Colorado car crash, but no charges will be filed


Two drivers were killed in the crash in Longmont, Colorado, on Sept. 23 at 17th Avenue and Gay Street. Lisa Garcia, 28, was pronounced dead on scene, and Therese Woodworth, 58, was transported to Longmont United Hospital where she was pronounced dead ...

Multiple DUI arrests raise questions about state law


LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Longmont police have arrested a man ...
Lori Saine, R-Dacono, has sponsored legislation in the Colorado General Assembly that would make a fourth DUI a felony. It has been struck down four times before because of concerns about ...

Man arrested in Longmont on 12th DUI charge


LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - Longmont police have arrested a man ...
Lottery money for bike trails under debate in Colorado Lottery money for bike trails under debate in Colorado A recreational bike trail from Wyoming to New Mexico is a goal set by Colorado ...

Court denies Jared Polis brief supporting Longmont’s frackng ban appeal


Daily Times-Call, Longmont, Colo. The Colorado Court of Appeals issued an order Tuesday accepting three briefs written by entities supporting the city of Longmont in its appeal of a decision related to the fracking lawsuit. The court of appeals ...

Entertainment: Music venues in the Colorado vault


Now Longmont is getting some Sun-shine. The Sun's newest location -- Longs Peak Pub and Taphouse in Longmont -- is bringing its Colorado craft-beer ethic to east Boulder County, and this includes its live-music philosophy. So far the venue is playing it ...

Heroin network dismantled by FBI and Longmont PD


DENVER - Longmont Police Officers and FBI special agents have dismantled a heroin distribution network centered in Northern Colorado, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, FBI and Longmont Police Department announced Friday. Ten defendants were arrested ...




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR LONGMONT

Aids to study in LONGMONT

Financial aid is available from a variety of sources for college, career school, graduate school, and professional school.

 Financial aid is money to help pay for college or career school. Aid can come from

Besides financial aid, you also should think about what you can do to lower your costs when you go to college.

“Types of Federal Student Aid” Video

Check out this video to learn about grants, loans, and work-study jobs and how they can help fund your education. (Captioning available in English and Spanish; just start the video and click on the CC symbol at the bottom.)

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Aid and Other Resources From the Federal Government

The federal government offers a number of financial aid programs. Besides aid from the U.S. Department of Education (discussed below), you also might get

The U.S. Department of Education awards about $150 billion a year in grants, work-study funds, and low-interestloans to more than 15 million students. Federal student aid covers such expenses as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. Aid also can help pay for other related expenses, such as a computer and dependent care. Thousands of schools across the country participate in the federal student aid programs; ask the schools you’re interested in whether they do!

Federal student aid includes:

  • Grants—financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid (unless, for example, you withdraw from school and owe a refund)
  • Loans— borrowed money for college or career school; you must repay your loans, with interest
  • Work-Study—a work program through which you earn money to help you pay for school

Use FAFSA4caster to get an estimate of how much aid you might receive from the U.S. Department of Education.

Apply for federal student aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). And remember, the first F in “FAFSA” stands for “free”—you shouldn’t pay to fill out the FAFSA!

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Aid From Your State Government

Even if you´re not eligible for federal aid, you might be eligible for financial aid from your state. Contact your state grant agency for more information.

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Aid From Your College or Career School

Many colleges offer financial aid from their own funds. Find out what might be available to you:

  • Visit your school’s financial aid page on its website, or ask someone in the financial aid office.
  • Ask at the department that offers your course of study; they might have a scholarship for students in your major.
  • Fill out any applications the school requires for its own aid, and meet the deadlines.

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Aid From a Nonprofit or Private Organization

Many organizations offer scholarships or grants to help students pay for college. This free money can make a real difference in how affordable your education is.

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Filing A Charge of Discrimination on LONGMONT

If you believe that you have been discriminated against at work because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information, you can file a Charge of Discrimination. All of the laws enforced by EEOC, except for the Equal Pay Act, require you to file a Charge of Discrimination with us before you can file a job discrimination lawsuit against your employer. In addition, an individual, organization, or agency may file a charge on behalf of another person in order to protect the aggrieved person´s identity. There are time limits for filing a charge.

Note: Federal employees and job applicants have similar protections, but a different complaint process.

If you file a charge, you may be asked to try to settle the dispute through mediation. Mediation is an informal and confidential way to resolve disputes with the help of a neutral mediator. If the case is not sent to mediation, or if mediation doesn´t resolve the problem, the charge will be given to an investigator.

If an investigation finds no violation of the law, you will be given a Notice of Right to Sue. This notice gives you permission to file suit in a court of law. If a violation is found, we will attempt to reach a voluntary settlement with the employer. If we cannot reach a settlement, your case will be referred to our legal staff (or the Department of Justice in certain cases), who will decide whether or not the agency should file a lawsuit. If we decide not to file a lawsuit, we will give you a Notice of Right to Sue.

In some cases, if a charge appears to have little chance of success, or if it is something that we don´t have the authority to investigate, we may dismiss the charge without doing an investigation or offering mediation.

Many states and local jurisdictions have their own anti-discrimination laws, and agencies responsible for enforcing those laws (Fair Employment Practices Agencies, or FEPAs). If you file a charge with a FEPA, it will automatically be "dual-filed" with EEOC if federal laws apply. You do not need to file with both agencies.

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People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015

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