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Amanda Andrews

Morning Producer/Host

I work as a producer for Morning Edition gathering news in the wee hours of the morning. You may also hear me as your host in the middays.

I was born in Texas but I grew up here in Colorado. Living just outside of Denver has given me a deep appreciation for all the things unique to this state. Working at KUNC gives me the chance to dive deeper into all things local.

When I’m not at the station I’m at concerts. In my free time I enjoy talking just as much as I do on the air, just usually about music and marvel movies instead.

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Stephanie Daniel / KUNC

Across Colorado, cities and counties are requiring residents to wear masks in public. The majority of orders include wearing face masks in all public establishments and on public transit, where distancing may be difficult, and in outdoor spaces where six feet of distancing cannot be achieved.

Most orders define a face mask as any secure, multi-layered fabric that covers the nose, mouth and lower face that is also machine-washable, and doesn't restrict breathing. The rules do not apply to people who can't cover their faces due to medical restrictions.

U.S. Air Force

The Colorado Air National Guard will fly aircraft over cities and towns in the state Wednesday to salute those "who have been fighting on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19," according to a press release.

As part of Operation American Resolve, Warriors of the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard will fly F-16 Fighting Falcons around Colorado. The event is scheduled from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

AARON ONTIVEROZ / DENVER POST POOL PHOTO

Gov. Jared Polis announced earlier this week that the state will begin gradually reopening once the current stay-at-home order expires on Sunday, April 26. Here's a quick rundown of what will change, and what won't, starting next Monday.

Amanda Andrews / KUNC

Officials with the Regional Transportation District have announced a plan for service reductions to offer more consistent route operations.

Scheduled route adjustments take place each year in January, May and August.

Amanda Andrews / KUNC

Students and community leaders gathered for hours in packed student government meeting until early this morning to support a resolution against hate speech.

Students from as far south as Pueblo came to Fort Collins to support the protesters at the meeting after four CSU students posted to social media wearing blackface last week. Protesters filled the room to capacity wearing black and bearing protest signs.

Susan Greenhouse / California Department of Fish and Game

Colorado Forest experts confirmed they found the emerald ash borer in Westminster. This case is the second time the tree-killing beetle has been found outside of quarantine in Boulder County. The first confirmation was last month in Broomfield.

Stapleton
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Voting closes tonight for Stapleton property owners in a referendum to change the name of the neighborhood.

Activist groups like Rename Stapleton say residents have been trying to change the neighborhood’s name since development began in the 1990s.

Colorado Department of Transportation

A temporary traffic pattern on U.S. 36 will allow commuters to travel from Boulder to Denver until the highway is rebuilt. A portion of the highway crumbled on July 12, creating a traffic nightmare.

Two new eastbound lanes were created on the undamaged westbound side of the highway and separated with concrete barriers.