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3 years 4 months ago

Lamborn supports PBS door knocks

Congressman Doug Lamborn said Wednesday that he supports the recent move by Rocky Mountain PBS to take their membership drive door to door. The Republican lawmaker drew national attention earlier this year when he called for the elimination of public funding for PBS. A statement from the Congressman released...

3 years 10 months ago

Congressman pitches feds on Fort Lyon

DENVER (AP) - A Colorado congressman is pushing for the federal government to find a new purpose for a Bent County state prison due to be closed next year because of state budget cuts. Republican Rep. Cory Gardner has written a letter to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs urging...

4 years 6 months ago

Rep. Salazar asks for tuition deal at Fort Lewis

U.S. Rep. John Salazar says the federal government should be responsible for covering the out-of-state tuition costs for Native American students at Fort Lewis College. Colorado has been paying the tuition of in-state and out-of-state Native American students at Fort Lewis College under a 1910 federal agreement. Salazar said...

4 years 8 months ago

Tom Tancredo seeks nomination to run for governor

Former GOP congressman Tom Tancredo is seeking a third-party nomination to enter the Colorado governor's race. In a terse, one-sentence announcement, Tancredo said "I am going to seek the nomination of the American Constitution Party for governor of Colorado." Tancredo says Republican candidates Scott McInnis and Dan Maes...

5 years 3 weeks ago

12 Democrats ready to oppose health care bill

A congressman who has played a key role in the long-running health care debate says he and 11 other Democrats will vote against the overhaul unless a provision subsidizing abortion is removed. Rep. Bart Stupak argued Thursday that the provision in the Senate-passed version has language that would permit...

5 years 2 months ago

Study sees parking lot dust as a cancer risk

Chemicals in a cancer-causing substance used to seal pavement, parking lots and driveways across the U.S. are showing up at alarming levels in dust in homes, prompting concerns about the potential health effects of long-term exposure, a new study shows. The substance is coal tar sealant, a waste product...

5 years 5 months ago

Congressman warns about fake flu drugs

A New York congressman has issued a warning about con artists selling fake flu drugs online. Democrat Anthony Weiner says people may be so worried about the swine flu outbreak and what officials say is a temporary vaccine shortage, that they'll take a risk buying drugs online without thinking about...

5 years 5 months ago

McInnis launches Colorado campaign for governor

Republican Scott McInnis has launched a statewide campaign for governor. The former congressman told supporters on Monday that Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter has made serious mistakes and deserves to be replaced. McInnis says Ritter bet against Colorado's gas industry with tough new regulations and against the military by rejecting expansion...

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