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1 month 3 weeks ago

Stop! fire truck backing up

PUEBLO - At Station 6 on Pueblo's east side, firefighters have an unusual routine for parking their truck. When they approach the station from the west, they turn on the emergency lights and pull head-on into oncoming traffic on 4th Street before backing the engine into its bay. Believe...

2 years 1 month ago

Head of Libyan Olympic Committee kidnapped

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Gunmen in the Libyan capital have abducted the head of the country's Olympic committee. Salah al-Alam says assailants snatched his brother, Libyan Olympic Committee chief Ahmed Nabil al-Taher al-Alam on Sunday near the organization's offices in central Tripoli. He says there has been no contact with...

2 years 9 months ago

Super Committee has yet to make a deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite prodding from President Barack Obama, members of Congress' supercommittee concede no deal is in sight to meet their goal of $1.2 trillion or more in deficit savings over the next decade. With only 10 days remaining before their deadline, the panel remains sharply divided. Despite...

2 years 10 months ago

Senate to look at sports concussions and marketing

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate committee plans a hearing next week on "questionable marketing" of sports equipment that's promoted as helping reduce the risk of concussions. Football helmet manufacturers such as Riddell have been criticized for claiming their helmets reduce concussions. One senator, New Mexico Democrat Tom Udall,...

3 years 7 months ago

House committee seeks government records

WASHINGTON (AP) - The new Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is demanding details of every request for federal records made by citizens, journalists, companies and others during the last five years under the Freedom of Information Act. It's part of a broad congressional inquiry into...

3 years 7 months ago

Steele behind in voting for GOP leadership

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - GOP Chairman Michael Steele is losing even more ground after the third round of balloting for the leadership of the Republican National Committee. Top challenger, Reince Priebus lengthened his lead by two; the Wisconsin Republican Party chairman got 54 votes. Steele lost four votes,...

3 years 9 months ago

CU Regents restore athletics oversight board

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado is restoring an athletics oversight committee that was abolished in 2006. CU regents voted Friday in Colorado Springs to reinstate the board to monitor compliance with NCAA rules. The board also reviews academic performance of athletes and new construction plans...

4 years 1 month ago

Congress looks at untaxed airline fees

All those extra fees that consumers are paying to fly add up to billions of dollars for the nation's airlines and a House panel is taking a closer look. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics says airlines collected $7.8 billion last year in ancillary fees -- more than a third...

4 years 2 months ago

Marijuana advisory committee members sought

The Colorado Department of Public Health is accepting applications for members of a Medical Marijuana Registry Advisory Committee. The committee will advise the department's executive director regarding rulemaking required by two medical marijuana bills recently passed by the Colorado General Assembly. It is estimated there are 94,000 people who...

4 years 4 months ago

Committee members needed in Colorado Springs

The City of Colorado Springs is seeking citizen volunteers to fill several positions on the Public Safety Sales Tax Oversight Committee. The committee monitors the spending the Public Safety Sales Tax funds, making sure the items approved by voters at the November 6, 2001 election are spent properly. Meetings...

4 years 5 months ago

Congress takes aim at unhealthy school lunches

Greasy pizzas and high-calorie desserts may be less frequent lunchtime treats for schoolchildren under a wide-ranging nutrition bill approved by a Senate panel. The legislation approved Wednesday by the Senate Agriculture Committee would create uniform standards for all foods in schools, including vending machine items, to give students healthier...

4 years 5 months ago

Colorado lawmakers kill ban on officials' mugs

A Senate committee has killed a bill that would have barred elected state officials and their employees from spending public money to promote themselves. The Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee rejected the measure, with members saying they saw no sign that the privileges were being abused. ...

4 years 5 months ago

Colorado may ban promotions by elected officials

Elected officials spend thousands of dollars of taxpayers' money promoting themselves on official brochures and ads, and a Colorado Springs Republican wants them to knock-it-off. Sen. Bill Cadman says the state will be forced to throw out thousands of brochures featuring photos and testimonials from Gov. Bill Ritter when...

4 years 7 months ago

Colorado committee backs medical marijuana bill

The first attempt to regulate Colorado's medical marijuana industry has passed its first test at the Capitol. The Senate Health & Human Services Committee voted 6-1 Wednesday to back a bill aimed at preventing doctors from issuing medical marijuana recommendations to recreational users. Doctors would have to give...

4 years 8 months ago

Financial overhaul passes panel

A House panel has approved legislation that slaps new restraints on big Wall Street institutions and demands greater openness from the nation's central bank. The bill is part of a sweeping regulatory overhaul that the House plans to vote on next week. The House Financial Services Committee voted 31-27 along...

4 years 9 months ago

USOC hires search firm, names group to pick CEO

The U.S. Olympic Committee has selected a search firm to identify candidates to replace acting CEO Stephanie Streeter. The USOC hired executive search firm Spencer Stuart on Thursday, hoping the firm will team with the USOC's search committee to hire Streeter's replacement by the end of the year. Earlier this...

4 years 10 months ago

Nobel jury defends Obama decision

Members of the Norwegian committee that gave Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize are strongly defending their choice against a storm of criticism that the award was premature and a potential liability for the U.S. president. Asked to comment on the uproar following Friday's announcement, four members of the...

4 years 11 months ago

Debate continues over political semi-trailers

The Colorado Department of Transportation is urging county leaders to enforce laws that ban political semi-trailers. The trailers pop up every political season around Pueblo. They're illegal in the county and state law doesn't allow them parked near state highways. But some argue the trailers are a freedom of speech,...

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