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Is that DIY Project Really Safe? What You Need to Know About Online Crafts Projects

It was early morning when a Colorado family woke up to smoke in their house. The home was on fire, and worse yet, guests were over for a birthday party. Eleven people evacuated the home, nobody was injured, but what caused the fire left everyone stunned. How Did a DIY Project Become So Dangerous? After battling the blaze, firefighters were perplexed as to how this fire started, but as they asked the family more questions, the culprit soon appeared. You see, the family had used a candle constructed with a glass vase and acorns. This DIY project superheated the acorns, which broke the vase sometime after the candle was blown out and the family and guests had gone to bed. The hot acorns then smoldered and ignited more flammable objects nearby. In this instance, nobody was hurt by the renegade DIY project, but not everyone has been so lucky. A…
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Is It Legal in Colorado to Rescue a Pet in a Hot Car?

What would you do if you saw a child or a dog sitting in a car during the summer heat? It’s a question that many Coloradoans have faced, and they usually call the authorities. However, what do you do when the person or pet in the car is obviously in distress? A new Colorado law has an answer for your concerns. If You Rescue a Pet in a Hot Car, You Need to Know the Law Every summer, hundreds of pets are rescued from hot cars in Colorado. By the end of June, the Humane Society had already taken over 100 of these calls, and the numbers just keep climbing. That’s because temperatures in cars can rise to 120 degrees in less than 10 minutes in 90-degree weather. This means cars often heat up much faster than many pet owners realize, and that can be deadly for the family pooch….
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Could the New Texting Law Be a Step in the Wrong Direction?

There’s a new law on the books here in Colorado that mandates stiffer penalties for people who text and drive. However, there is a section of this law that some people say will undermine public safety. How could a law that makes the price for texting and driving bigger actually put Coloradoans into more danger? Does the New Texting Law Make It Easier to Text and Drive? As of June 1st, the new texting fine in our state has been increased to $300. This fine increase would at first seemed to be a stiffening of distracted driving laws in Colorado, but a portion of the same bill is being met with skepticism. That part of the bill allegedly says it is sometimes okay to text and drive. The bill actually says that in order for a police officer to give a texting driver a ticket they must meet two criteria….
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