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Homeless woman in Portland sleeping in front of garage run over by driver, dies at hospital, police say

A homeless woman who was sleeping in front of a garage at an apartment complex in Oregon‘s largest city died on Friday after she was accidentally run over by a driver, according to police.

The Portland Police Bureau said in a news release the incident happened around 6:25 a.m. at an apartment building in the 2700 block of Southeast 92nd Avenue when officers were called to a report of a vehicle running over a person in a driveway.

Officers arriving at the scene found an injured woman, identified as 47-year-old Trecell R. Stinson, conscious and talking.

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Police said that Stinson was homeless and had laid down to sleep in front of the garage door of the apartment building.

The driver of the car told officers that his car had been backed into the garage and that when he came out of his car to go to work he pulled forward out of the garage and “felt a bump.”

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On any given night, thousands of people can be found sleeping on the streets of Portland. (Fox News)

“He stopped but did not see what he had struck. He continued (to) pull out and felt another bump,” police said. “That’s when he realized that he had run over someone. He immediately called 911 for help.”

Stinson was transported to an area hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, but later that morning police said officers learned Stinson’s condition had “taken a turn for the worse.” The 47-year-old died “a short time later” at the hospital from her injuries.

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Portland police said that at this time, no charges or citations have been issued. The PPB’s Traffic Division’s Major Crash Team is now investigating the incident.

Portland, with a metropolitan area of about 2.4 million people, has joined West Coast cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco in struggling with a growing homeless crisis that ranks among the worst in the country.

Safety resource website Security.org released a study in October that showed Oregon has the fourth-highest number of homeless people in the nation when adjusted for population. The study found Oregon has about 350 homeless people per 100,000 people, nearly double the national average of 168 per 100,000.  The study also found that Oregon’s homeless rate has increased by nearly 14.10 percent since 2014.

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On any given night, thousands of people can be found sleeping on the streets of Portland. The latest count, released in August, shows that, in 2019, more people were sleeping outside in Multnomah County than at any time in the last decade. Of the 2,037 unsheltered people, nearly 80 percent reported having one or more disabilities.

Fox News’ Barnini Chakraborty contributed to this report.

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Truck driver missing for 2 days found on snowy road in California

A truck driver who was reported missing last week in Northern California was found alive two days later along a snowy road, according to officials.

The California Highway Patrol said on Facebook that the truck driver was reported overdue by his company around 3 p.m. on Thursday after failing to arrive as expected earlier in the day.

GPS locations from the semi-truck placed the vehicle on Big Bend Road in Shasta County, around 45 miles northeast of Redding.

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Due to snowfall and poor roadway conditions at the time, no searches were conducted until Saturday, according to the CHP.

When conditions improved by Saturday morning, air units were sent out to search for the driver near the last GPS location.

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A truck driver was found on a snowy road two days after being reported missing in Northern California. (California Highway Patrol)

After an hour, officials said that the driver was found on Summit Lake Road, about 20 miles from the last GPS position.

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Officials were able to make contact with the truck driver, who appeared uninjured. Another helicopter landed to rescue the driver, and he was transported to the Benton Airpark.

“The driver was assisted with finding a hot meal and a ride to a local hotel,” police said.

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The incident happened days after a woman with dementia was found alive in a snow-covered vehicle six days after she was reported missing in the region.

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Winter weather hits Seattle as Northwest storm brings ‘treacherous’ travel impacts, power outages

Thousands of residents across the Pacific Northwest were without power on Monday after a storm system brought heavy snow to the region, part of an active stretch of rough weather over the next couple of days.

The National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center said a steady onshore flow will aid in production precipitation as pair of storm systems track through Washington and Oregon, bringing heavy snow.

“Big storms across the Pacific Northwest, that’s one spot to pay attention to,” Fox News Meteorologist Adam Klotz said on “Fox & Friends.” “Higher elevations, maybe a whole lot of snow. Right along the coast, just heavy rain.”

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Forecasts said that snowfall will be measured in feet in the Cascades, the Northern Sierra Nevada, Northeast Oregon, Northern and Central Idaho, before impacts shift further east into Western Wyoming, North-Central Utah and the Colorado Rockies.

“Wintry weather is the headliner with numerous Winter Storms Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories in effect from the Cascades of Washington and Oregon, eastward to the Central Rockies,” the NWS said.

The region’s first major winter storm of the season spawned widespread warnings about forceful winds, snow dumps and freezing temperatures. The Seattle metro area has been under winter weather advisories until late Monday as they may pick up several inches of snow.

“Expect treacherous and icy travel conditions in these affected areas,” the WPC said.

The heavy, wet snow in the Seattle area was causing numerous problems, including school closures, as power lines and trees came down, according to Q13FOX. Some 12,000 customers were without power in the Seattle region due to the heavy snow, while around 3,000 additional customers were without lights in western Washington into parts of Idaho.

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A 30-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 2 was also closed at Stevens Pass due to downed limbs and power lines.

The Portland metro area was also bracing for a possible round of snow in the coming days that will be coupled with below-freezing temperatures.

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Several accidents were reported on Sunday as snow fell in parts of Oregon. (Oregon State Police)

Several crashes were reported Sunday in Oregon as snow was reported in central areas of the state along U.S. Highway 97.

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Many in the Portland area were preparing whatever may come later this week.

Jake Doherty, an employee at an Ace Hardware store in Lake Oswego, Ore., told FOX12 the store had already gone through half a pallet of ice melt by Sunday afternoon.

“As soon as the snowflakes start to come down, we really see people come in,” Doherty told FOX12. “It’s a pretty big surge of people, which is always fun. It’s fun to get everyone what they need and out the door safely.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Amazon employee, 25, son of 2 Missouri judges goes missing in California on New Year’s Eve

Authorities in Northern California are asking for help to find the missing 25-year-old son of two Missouri judges who was last seen leaving his apartment in Sacramento early in the morning on New Year’s Eve.

The Sacramento Police Department said that Alexander Holden was last seen around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday in the downtown Sacramento area.

“Holden’s disappearance is uncharacteristic and family is concerned for his welfare,” police said.

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Holden’s girlfriend, Kennedi Perri, said she last saw him shortly before 2:30 a.m. on I Street near 22nd Street as he was leaving their apartment

The 25-year-old “went out with some of his friends, just gotten back from the bar,” Perri told FOX40. “I had to be up early, so he did wake me up. So we had some conversation.”

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Alexander Holden, 25, was last seen around 2:30 a.m. on New Year’s Eve in the downtown Sacramento area. (Sacramento Police Department)

Holden told Perri he was headed for a walk to a friend’s house and would spend the night there, she said Friday. Perri believes his cellphone died as he was walking toward the Sacramento Northern Bikeway trail.

“He’s a long-distance marathon runner so he has done that trail before and he used to live in Natomas, so it all kind of connects,” Perri told FOX40.

Alex Holden’s Instagram includes photos of him at various running events, including several marathons.

Alex’s father, Greene County Judge Calvin Holden, told the Springfield News-Leader his son works for Amazon, has lived in Sacramento for about two years, and “has no history of disappearing.” His father and mother, Associate Judge Margaret Palmietto, cut short their vacation in Australia to head to Sacramento to search for their son.

Calvin Holden told FOX40 on Saturday after arriving in Sacramento “it’s been hard” and they are “hoping every day he comes home.”

“We do know that he’s not in the hospital, he’s not in the jails, he’s not deceased that they know of because nobody’s been shown up,” his father said.

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On Saturday, around a dozen friends and co-workers met at Sutter’s Fort Historic Park in Sacramento to post up flyers and canvass the city looking for Holden.

One of Alex’s friends, Aumad Malik, told FOX40 he thought the 25-year-old was coming over to his house after doing it “a hundred times.”

“It’s just this time is worrying because he didn’t make it there,” Malik said. “We need to find out where he is. We need to find out where he is and what happened.”

Malik described Alex as a “really, really nice guy” who is “super trusting.”

“He makes friends everywhere he goes so we’re really hoping that someone may have seen him or talked to him that night because he’s the type to make conversation wherever he’s at,” Malik told FOX40.

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The Sacramento Police Department said that Alex Holden is described as 6-feet, 1-inch tall, has green eyes, weighs about 190 pounds and was last known to be wearing the tan pullover and Birkenstock sandals.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sacramento police.

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‘Tumblegeddon’: Washington highway closed for hours after piles of tumbleweed trap cars, semi-truck

Several drivers in Washington state had to be rescued by snowplows after getting trapped in their vehicles on a highway New Year’s Eve, according to officials.

But the rescues had nothing to do with wintry weather.

Tumbleweeds had piled up about 30 feet, blocking State Route 240 and leaving “several vehicles trapped,” including a semi-truck, according to Washington State Patrol. The road was closed in both directions around 6:30 p.m. near West Richland, Wash.

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Trooper Chris Thorson shared a photo of Department of Transportation workers making their way through the piles of tumbleweeds in the dark as some drivers can still be seen in their vehicles.

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In this image taken Tuesday evening, Dec. 31, 2019, and provided by the Washington State Patrol, a vehicle is trapped by a pile of tumbleweeds along State Route 240 near Richland, Wash. (Trooper Chris Thorson/Washington State Patrol via AP)

Thorson said that the tumbleweeds were piled between 20 and 30 feet high in some places.

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In this image taken Tuesday evening, Dec. 31, 2019, and provided by the Washington State Patrol, Washington State Department of Transportation using snow plows to remove a pile of tumbleweeds along State Route 240 near Richland, Wash. (Trooper Chris Thorson/Washington State Patrol via AP)

Strong winds blew the tumbleweeds into an area with berms near the roadway, troopers told KVEW, causing the tumbleweeds to create a much larger blockage than normal. Cars that stopped to avoid hitting the tumbleweeds quickly got buried.

No injuries were reported. Thorson said five cars and one 18-wheel semi-truck in total wound up trapped.

“People were still stuck at midnight and rung in the new year trapped under the weeds,” Thorson said.

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On Wednesday, Thorson said that troopers found one abandoned, stuck car at daylight, but no one was inside.

A video from Thorson with the hashtag “tumblegeddon” showed workers from the DOT digging the vehicle out.

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The WSDOT East said on Twitter that crews were continuing to keep watch on the highway.

“They will be patrolling through this evening to help keep the road open to traffic,” the agency said. “Please take care if you choose to travel through this area as winds continue to move the tumbleweeds around.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Oakland considers housing the homeless on a cruise ship

This is not exactly “The Love Boat,” but it could help make a dent in one California city’s homeless crisis.

During a city council meeting on Tuesday, Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan broached the idea of using a cruise ship to house up to 1,000 homeless people, suggesting a ship be brought to the Port of Oakland as the region deals with skyrocketing costs of living and a shortage of affordable housing.

“It could be a great way to house a lot of people quickly,” Kaplan told the San Francisco Chronicle. “Cruise ships have been used for emergency housing after natural disasters and for extra housing for things like Olympics.”

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Homelessness has spiked in Oakland, with a 47 percent jump in two years — one of the largest surges of any California city, according to a one-night street count released in July.

The count, which used federal guidelines, showed Oakland had 4,017 homeless people, up from 2,761 in 2017. The increase has put the city’s per capita homeless rate higher than neighboring San Francisco and Berkeley.

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The president of the Oakland City Council in the San Francisco Bay Area is proposing bringing a cruise ship to the city’s port to house up to 1,000 homeless people. (AP Photo/Ben Margot,File)

Kaplan told the Chronicle she plans to present a proposal to the council in January that will be at “no or low” cost to the city, because residents of the cruise ship would pay for rooms based on their income. The city would not buy the cruise ship.

The council president added that she has been contacted by cruise ship companies about providing a ship for emergency housing and that the companies – which were not named – were reaching out to the Port of Oakland about mooring options at the port. The idea for a cruise ship in Oakland would be similar to the Queen Mary in Long Beach in Southern California.

The 1936 ocean liner is now a floating hotel with 347 rooms, where a room with two twin beds goes for $141 a night and $146 a night for a full-size bed.

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Rebecca Kaplan, the president of the Oakland City Council, is proposing bringing a cruise ship to the city’s port to house up to 1,000 homeless people. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu,File)

“It could be like that,” Kaplan told the paper. “But as affordable housing instead of hotel.”

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But there may be a regulatory iceberg in the way of this floating proposal.

The Port of Oakland is among the 10 busiest in the nation, and port officials pointed out Wednesday that safety and security issues at federally regulated facilities would “make residential uses untenable,” port spokesman Mike Zampa told the Associated Press.

“We respect President Kaplan’s desire to address homelessness but Port of Oakland docks are designed to work cargo ships, there isn’t the infrastructure to berth a cruise ship,” Zampa said.

One of the technical issues involving docking a cruise ship at the port is having the vessel permanently hooked up to shore power and sewage, in addition to regular, if not daily, garbage service, according to KTVU. There would also need to be considerations made for security on board and numerous health threats, such as norovirus.

Cruise ships have been used as emergency housing before. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Federal Emergency Management Agency chartered three luxury cruise liners to provide housing for up to 8,000 people that were left homeless after the storm. That $236 million contract was later scrutinized in a study released in 2006 by House Democrats, which said it proved “wasteful for the federal taxpayer” because it ended up costing $50,000 to house a single person for six months, more than $300 per person for each night’s lodging.

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While there may be a regulatory roadblock with the latest idea in Oakland, residents who are growing tired of the uptick in numbers said it doesn’t hurt exploring.

“It would keep the homeless people out of the rain, especially during the wintertime,” Dustin Koga told KTVU. “It’s really cold right now, so it makes a lot of sense.”

Robert Heyden, who said the city’s homeless crisis is “not an easy problem to deal with,” said the idea could be worthy, depending on the details.

“I think that would be a great idea,” he told KTVU. “It would be interesting to see how the implementation happened and how successful it would be.”

Fox News’ Barnini Chakraborty and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Lenticular cloud hovers in Colorado sky over mountain like a ‘flying saucer’

A mysterious sight in the skies over Colorado last week wasn’t a plane or UFO, but actually a particular type of cloud that tends to form near mountains.

The National Weather Service shared a video on Twitter of what’s known as a lenticular cloud hovering near the David Skaggs Research Center in Boulder, a research facility for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Earth System Research Laboratory.

The weather service said the cloud hovered over the area for between 60 to 70 minutes.

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In the time-lapse video released by the NWS, the cloud simply hovers and reforms as higher clouds move past it.

According to the NWS’ Albuquerque forecast office, lenticular clouds are associated with waves in the atmosphere that develop when relatively stable, fast-moving air is forced up and over a topographic barrier that is oriented perpendicular to the direction from which the upper-level wind is blowing, such as mountains.

“This deflection creates a gravity wave downwind of the topographic barrier not unlike a wave you might generate by throwing a pebble into a pond,” the agency states.

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The lenticular cloud hovered over the area for 60 to 70 minutes, according to forecasters. (NWS Boulder)

When there is sufficient moisture present above the top level of the mountain, the clouds develop within the crest of the mountain waves where the air is rising.

“ACSL clouds are continually developing and dissipating in the vicinity of the wave’s crest and immediately downwind of the crest, respectively,” according to the NWS. “That is why they appear to remain stationary (hence the name) even though winds are swiftly (sometimes very swiftly) moving through the entire cloud.”

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Forecasters say the clouds are most often seen in the winter or spring, when winds aloft are typically the strongest.

“When aircraft encounter a mountain wave, severe turbulence is often the result,” the NWS states.

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“They look a lot like the traditional shape of flying saucers in science fiction, and real lenticular clouds are believed to be one of the most common explanations for UFO sightings across the world,” U.K.’s Met Office explains.

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Montana Gov. Steve Bullock drops out of 2020 race, no Senate run expected

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Montana Gov. Steve Bullock on Monday announced he was suspending his campaign for president and made clear he has no plans to run for U.S. Senate.

The 53-year-old Democrat, who has served as governor since 2013, said it has become clear he won’t have a shot at the party’s nomination to beat President Trump in the 2020 presidential race.

JOE SESTAK ENDS CAMPAIGN FOR DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION

“While there were many obstacles we could not have anticipated when entering this race, it has become clear that in this moment, I won’t be able to break through to the top tier of this still-crowded field of candidates,” Bullock said in a statement.

The campaign of the two-term governor, who is also former state attorney general, got a late start, as Bullock only announced his candidacy in May, trailing along dozens of other Democratic candidates vying for the nomination. He tried to make the case that he was the best option to beat Trump because he was the only Democratic candidate to win in a state that Trump won in 2016.

Bullock struggled to raise money and register in the polls, managing to meet qualification thresholds for only one Democratic National Committee debate in July. He said he was running for president to win back places Democrats have lost and end the influence of “dark money” in politics — concerns, he said, that have not changed.

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The governor said he is leaving the crowded 2020 race “filled with gratitude and optimism, inspired and energized by the good people I’ve had the privilege of meeting over the course of the campaign.”

On Sunday night, Joe Sestak, a retired Navy admiral and former Pennsylvania congressman, dropped his bid for the presidential nomination, as well.

Bullock is the third Western governor or former governor to drop out of the 2020 race after struggling to build a national profile and donor base against well-known alternatives like former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper dropped out in August to run for the Senate. His departure was followed quickly by that of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who is seeking reelection.

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Bullock’s spokesperson, Galia Slayen, said Monday that Bullock “plans to work hard to elect Democrats in the state and across the country in 2020 [but] it will be in his capacity as a governor and a senior voice in the Democratic Party — not as a candidate for U.S. Senate.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Los Angeles police shoot, kill machete-wielding carjack suspect, officers say

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A robbery suspect armed with a machete was shot and killed by police in Southern California Monday after he allegedly carjacked a vehicle then crashed into two police cruisers, officers said.

The Los Angeles Police Department said the suspect, who has not yet been identified, robbed an AutoZone auto parts store near the busy intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Highland Avenue in Hollywood.

“He walks in and goes over to the batteries and he grabs one, and he walks over to the door and he slams it on the ground and pulls out the machete and he threatens and swings it at us,” AutoZone employee Juan Chaidez told KTLA. “Then he grabbed the battery and runs away.”

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The suspect then walked over to a nearby Chick-fil-A and allegedly began threatening customers before he carjacked a male driver in the drive-thru, the station reported, citing witnesses.

“As he’s running with the machete, he’s pretty much got the cops chasing [him] down,” witness Clinton Gunnels said. “They kind of gave him a second to surrender, but he hijacked a car and then the driver hops out of the car, and that’s when he hopped over to the driver’s seat and that’s when he drove off.”

In a media briefing posted on Twitter police described the machete as a foot to a foot-and-a-half long.

KTLA reported that video taken by a witness showed the suspect driving away in the customer’s black car, stopping a short distance from the drive-thru, then crashing into two LAPD vehicles. The footage then reportedly showed the man getting out of the car at the intersection and running away from officers while holding the machete.

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Officers gave the suspect several commands to drop the weapon and used less-lethal options, Fox 11 reported.

The man did not comply and was shot by an officer shortly thereafter, police said, adding that he was rushed to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said one officer sustained minor injuries to his elbow and knee. He was treated at the scene.

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The witnesses who took cell phone videos reportedly were asked to turn their footage over to the police. The investigation is ongoing.

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Trump criticism got Colorado talk radio host fired while on air, he says

A radio host claims he was fired Saturday from his Colorado talk show — while he was on air — for criticizing President Trump.

Craig Silverman, host of a namesake show on Denver’s conservative 710 KNUS radio station, says he was talking about Roy Cohn, a lawyer who represented Trump personally in the 1970s, when suddenly his broadcast was interrupted by network news.

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Soon after, Silverman told The Denver Post, the station’s program director walked through the door and told him, “You’re done.” The host confirmed his firing online, tweeting in response to a state representative who said his firing was a “sad day for Colorado and the First Amendment.”

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“I cannot and will not toe strict Trump party line. I call things as I see them,” he said. “I see corruption and blatant dishonesty by President [sic] and his cronies. I also see bullying/smearing of American heroes w/courage to take oath and tell truth. Their bravery inspires me.”

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The day before his termination, Silverman wrote a supportive Facebook post about Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine who testified last week on the second day of Trump’s public impeachment hearings.

“Yovanovitch is an American hero. I have seen countless witnesses testify and she was one of the all-time finest. Her poise, courage and credibility inspire me,” Silverman wrote, according to KDVR.

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Silverman added the response to his firing has been about “95% nice,” and posted a message from a former Republican attorney general in Colorado who thanked him “for speaking truth to power” about “Trump’s destructive behavior.”

A former chief deputy district attorney in Denver, Silverman was on air Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon since 2014. A search of his program on the 710 KNUS website redirects to a 404 Error page.

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