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1 year 9 months ago

Senator Giron awaits ruling on recall challenge

DENVER (AP) - A second Colorado lawmaker who is facing a possible recall election over gun control is awaiting a decision Tuesday on her challenge to the petition. Democratic Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo says a recall petition verified last month isn't valid because the petition was improperly worded. Democratic...

3 years 2 months ago

Challenge to TABOR hearings start

DENVER (AP) - A direct challenge to Colorado's Taxpayer's Bill of Rights is in federal court. A bipartisan group of state lawmakers sued over the constitutional amendment that severely limits officials' ability to tax and spend. The lawmakers argue that TABOR violates the U.S. constitution because it strips...

3 years 8 months ago

Gessler's campaign finance rules challenged

DENVER (AP) - A watchdog group is challenging the Colorado secretary of state's ruling that political candidates don't have to begin filing biweekly primary campaign reports until next July. The ruling from Scott Gessler came after the legislature moved primaries from August to June. Ethics Watch filed a...

3 years 10 months ago

Pace to challenge Rep. Scott Tipton

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - A Democrat from Pueblo is confirming he plans to challenge Rep. Scott Tipton in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District. House Democratic Leader Sal Pace has been widely considered the most likely challenger to Tipton, a freshman elected last year. Pace confirmed his plans to Colorado newspapers last...

3 years 11 months ago

Opponents continue challenge of uranium mill

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) - Opponents of a uranium mill proposed near Naturita (nat-yur'-EE'-tah) in southwest Colorado are challenging the project on grounds that federal law doesn't adequately protect against radon emissions. The Montrose Daily Press reports that the group Sheep Mountain Alliance is arguing the 1989 federal Clean Air...

4 years 5 months ago

Area firefighters do well in international competition

Firefighters from the Air Force Academy and Colorado Springs Fire Departments won world championships in three events at the World Firefighter Combat Challenge XIX Saturday. The Firefighter Combat Challenge simulates real-life firefighting by putting firefighters through five back-to-back tasks of climbing a five 5-story tower, hoisting, chopping, dragging hoses...

4 years 7 months ago

Philanthropist gives $100M to Human Rights Watch

Philanthropist George Soros has announced a 10-year, $100 million grant to Human Rights Watch. The organization said Tuesday that it is receiving the funding from Soros' Open Society Foundations. The grant challenges Human Rights Watch to raise an additional $100 million in matching private contributions. It will require Human...

4 years 10 months ago

Firefighter competition returns

The Fire Fighter Combat Challenge returns to the Air Force Academy Friday and Saturday at Falcon Stadium. ESPN calls it, "The Toughest Two Minutes in Sports." It pits U.S. and Canadian fire departments against each other at more than 25 locations. Wearing "full bunker gear" and breathing apparatus,...

4 years 11 months ago

Small business lobby joins challenge to health law

The National Federation of Independent Business is joining a federal lawsuit filed in Florida by 20 state attorneys general and governors against the health care overhaul. The nation's most influential small business lobby is joining a court challenge that argues that Americans cannot be required under the Constitution to...

5 years 5 months ago

City smashes Guinness bead record

A record-setting strand of beads has helped the city of East Providence put its recent financial woes behind it, at least for a night. On Friday, the city smashed the Guinness world record for longest strand of beads with a 1,349.9 foot string of red and white beads. The previous...

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