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1 year 1 month ago

Obama: House GOP budget is 'bad bargain'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama says the House Republican budget is a "bad bargain" for the middle class. Obama says the House GOP wants to cut spending on education, science and clean energy when the country should be investing in those sectors. He says cutting back in those...

1 year 1 month ago

Senate passes immigration bill

The U.S. Senate passed a sweeping immigration overhaul bill in a bi-partisan vote, making it the first attempt to tackle immigration reform in six years. Fourteen Republicans joined all Democrats to pass the legislation. The bill would revamp America's legal immigration system, vastly increase security resources along the...

1 year 4 months ago

Colo. House approves $20.5 billion budget

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado House has approved a $20.5 billion budget that includes more money for schools, colleges and parole officers. The House voted to add nearly $500,000 for more parole officers in the wake of a parolee recently slipping through the cracks in the criminal justice system to...

1 year 6 months ago

House Democrats offer own gun control plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats will unveil 15 gun control proposals, a package that resembles President Barack Obama's plans and will include a ban on assault weapons. People familiar with the proposal described the plan Wednesday, a day before House Democratic leaders planned to release it. These people were not...

1 year 11 months ago

Vacant home catches on fire in Pueblo

Firefighters in Pueblo worked for hours on a house fire on West Abriendo near downtown. A home there caught fire around two this afternoon. Firefighters believe the home is vacant. It started in an attached carport and spread to the attic. It appears the home was being repaired, and at...

2 years 4 days ago

House fire kills woman and dog

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A house fire in Fort Collins has killed a 64-year-old woman and a dog. Poudre Fire Authority officials said Tuesday investigators are trying to determine what caused the fire late Monday. The fire is believed to have started accidentally in the living room. Firefighters said...

2 years 1 month ago

Dealing with drought and trying to hold on

Nearly 1,300 counties across the country are considered disaster areas because of drought, including all of Colorado. The Department of Agriculture's federal administrator for the Farm Service Agency, Juan Garcia, is in Colorado. The Farm Service Agency, among other roles, helps distribute disaster assistance to farmers and ranchers. Garcia...

2 years 3 months ago

Civil union bills face last minute drama

DENVER (AP) - Civil unions are close to becoming law in Colorado amid last-minute drama in the Republican-controlled House. The bill is expected to clear a final committee Tuesday to reach the full House for debate and initial vote. The issue divides House Republicans who have a 33-32 voting edge....

2 years 3 months ago

Civil unions face Colorado House

DENVER (AP) - The debate over whether gay couples should have civil unions in Colorado faces a defining moment in the Republican-controlled House. Senators approved the bill for the second consecutive year, but it's now in the hands of the same House committee that rejected it last year. Supporters of...

2 years 4 months ago

CO delays fetal homicide proposal

DENVER (AP) - A new crime of "fetal homicide" is on hold in Colorado amid concerns the proposal was vague and cold affect on abortion rights. The Democratic-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee tabled the bill Monday. The bill was approved last month by the Republican House. Similar bills have been defeated...

2 years 5 months ago

Senate moves toward vote on small business bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - A popular small business investment bill backed by President Barack Obama appeared headed for passage in the Senate after Democrats fell short in an attempt to rewrite it with stronger investor protections. The legislation makes it easier for small businesses to raise capital and go public. The...

2 years 6 months ago

Concealed carry controversy

On one hand, NRA instructor Paul Paradis is a staunch constitutionalist. "You don't have to pay the government to carry a gun whether it is concealed or not," he said. But on the other hand he also said, "Part of having that privilege is getting appropriate training." ...

2 years 9 months ago

Possible shots fired at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities are investigating a report that gunshots were fired in the vicinity of The White House. Sgt. David Schlosser of the U.S. Park Police said Friday evening that the agency received a report of shots fired near 16th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, between The White...

3 years 3 weeks ago

House fire near Wasson High School

Colorado Springs firefighters are on the scene of a house fire at the corner of Patrician Way and McArthur Avenue near Wasson High School. According to CSFD, the fire is out and one person has been taken to the hospital for burns, but they are not saying how severe they...

3 years 1 month ago

Vote postponed in House over debt plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - House GOP leaders are postponing a vote on a plan to trade more than $1 trillion in spending cuts for an increase in the government's borrowing cap that would be nearly as large. Rep. David Dreier of California says the postponement is because congressional scorekeepers said...

3 years 2 months ago

Housing values decline

WASHINGTON (AP) - An index of home prices in the country's major metro areas has sunk to its lowest level since the housing bubble burst in late 2006. Prices fell from February to March in 18 of the metro areas tracked by the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city index. And prices...

3 years 4 months ago

State Senate passes health exchange bill

DENVER (AP) - A Colorado health insurance exchange won final approval in the Senate 20-15 on Wednesday, setting up a likely debate over the federal health law in the GOP House. Republicans argued unsuccessfully against the health exchange, which allows individuals and small employers to pool together to lower...

3 years 4 months ago

Bigger fights looming over state budget talks

DENVER (AP) - Colorado senators have given preliminary approval to a $7 billion budget plan, but not before Republicans presented amendments to forbid the state from contracting with abortion providers or from withholding funding from departments and universities. Those amendments failed yesterday. The Senate will take a final vote on...

3 years 5 months ago

Local home prices up slightly

Median home prices in Colorado Springs in February were down from a year ago, but only slightly according to Realtor.com. The median home price was $221,738, down 1.45 percent from a year ago, but up 1.37 percent from January. According to the report, 5,361 houses are on the...

3 years 6 months ago

Update: Mother, twins escape house fire

A mother and her 4-year-old twins survived an intense house fire in Pueblo County this morning. Firefighters say they escaped through a window before the home was destroyed. "We were able to see visible smoke and actually fire from western Pueblo when we responded initially," said Master Deputy Dylan...

3 years 6 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

Woman removed during reading of Constitution

WASHINGTON (AP) - Today's reading of Constitution on the floor of the House of Representatives has been something of a civics lesson -- but for one visitor in the gallery, it was an opportunity to question President Barack Obama's credentials. As the document's words stating that only a natural-born...

3 years 7 months ago

Rep. Lamborn to head energy subcommittee

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn will head the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources in the new congressional session. The Republican from Colorado Springs was named chairman of the subcommittee Wednesday. Lamborn says the panel will review Interior Department policies he believes impede energy...

3 years 8 months ago

Congressman Rangel censured by peers

WASHINGTON (AP) - New York Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel says the House's overwhelming vote to censure him for financial misdeeds was political. A relieved and defiant Rangel told reporters that he is at peace with himself and convinced that when history is written, people will recognize that the 333-79...

3 years 9 months ago

House fire send family into the cold

Crews from Colorado Springs Fire Dept responded to 116 E. Washington St in Colorado Springs last night around 8:30pm when a fire broke out in the home. Occupants of the home were able to evacuate the home after encountering smoke in the upstairs bedroom. While the cause of the...

3 years 9 months ago

Golden takes aim at elaborate treehouse

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - A Denver-area man might have to go to court to keep city officials from tearing down an elaborate backyard treehouse local officials say is hazardous. Sculptor Duncan Foss of Golden faced a 4 p.m. deadline Monday to take down the treehouse or face legal action....

3 years 10 months ago

Tips to weatherize your house for winter

With cooler temperatures on the way, you might want to weatherize your house for winter this weekend. Black Hills Energy says you should drain and cover swap coolers, cover your water heater with a thermal jacket and put weather stripping on windows and doors. "These are all things that's an...

3 years 10 months ago

House passes bill on student athlete concussions

The House has voted to set federal guidelines on managing concussions among student athletes and protecting young people suffering head injuries from long-term health problems. The bill would require the government to convene a conference of medical, athletic and education experts to come up with guidelines that address the...

3 years 11 months ago

Rep. Salazar seeks database of medal recipients

Rep. John Salazar is asking the House of Representatives to establish a database listing awards earned by U.S. servicemen and women. Salazar said Monday the database would help expose people who falsely claim to have received medals. He asked colleagues to co-sponsor his bill establishing a database. Salazar sponsored...

3 years 11 months ago

White House condemns deadly attacks in Pakistan

The White House is condemning attacks in Pakistan that left dozens dead. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says the timing of the violence makes the attacks "even more reprehensible," coming during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and as Pakistan recovers from devastating floods. The Pakistani Taliban has taken...

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