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1 year 4 months ago

Man dies after falling from 14er

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Rescue crews have recovered the body of a man who fell 200 to 300 feet while descending Capitol Peak west of Aspen, Colo. The Pitkin County sheriff's office says Ryan Joseph Palmer, of Vail, decided to climb down the north face of the peak Friday instead...

1 year 10 months ago

Thousands march for gun control in Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of people have gathered in front of the Capitol for a march on Washington for gun control. Marchers were led by Mayor Vincent Gray and other officials Saturday morning, and the crowd stretched for about two blocks along Constitution Avenue. Police blocked off half the road....

2 years 10 months ago

Occupy protest planned for Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) - Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement will meet outside the Capitol in Washington for what participants hope will become the largest gathering of Occupy activists from around the country. Participants say they plan to decry the influence of corporate money in politics and show...

3 years 7 months ago

Repairs of Colorado Capitol dome delayed

DENVER (AP) - Repairs to Colorado's Capitol dome are facing a six-month delay as expenses to restore the rusting cast-iron dome mount and private fundraising lags. An update to state lawmakers Thursday took on the atmosphere of a scratch-and-dent sale as lawmakers planned to sell old gold gilding scraped...

3 years 9 months ago

Chamber plans trip to Capitol

The Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce will take a trip to Denver next week in hopes of influencing legislators. The group hopes to "focus the attention of the state government on Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region." The group will leave the Sears Parking lot at the Chapel...

3 years 10 months ago

Hickenlooper's State of State speech

The following is the text of Governor Hickenlooper's first State of the State address. "A lot of people don't think the state can operate in a nonpartisan way for the benefit of Colorado," Hickenlooper said during the speech. "We don't agree." Hickenlooper talked about multi-year budgeting...

4 years 4 months ago

Byrd burial service planned for today

A private burial is planned for the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd at a suburban Washington cemetery. Byrd is to be buried Tuesday at a cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, next to his late wife Erma. The burial is the final moment of farewell for the elder West Virginia statesman...

4 years 7 months ago

Ads could help pay for capitol repairs

State lawmakers are considering selling ads to pay for repairs to the Colorado Capitol. A bill presented Thursday to the Capitol Development Committee would allow a nonprofit preservation group to sell space on curtains surrounding repair work on the Capitol's gilded dome. Contributors would be allowed to use project...

4 years 10 months ago

Bill changing state pensions up for vote

A plan to keep the state's pension system from going bankrupt is set to get its first hearing at the Capitol. Senate President Brandon Shaffer and Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry are backing the bill and expect it to pass its first vote in the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday....

4 years 10 months ago

Colorado lawmakers introduce dozens of bills

Colorado lawmakers have introduced dozens of new bills on the first day of their 120-day session. Among the proposals introduced Wednesday are bills that would allow police to confiscate handicapped parking placards that are being misused and barring phone companies from delivering phone directories unless customers request one. Another would...

5 years 2 months ago

Doctors campaign in Denver for reform

A coalition of doctors from Oregon is campaign for a single-payer health care system at the Colorado state Capitol. The doctors are holding a rally Monday to express their indignation over the lack of universal health care. The doctors are being joined by local supporters, including state lawmakers and Colorado...

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