WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican official says the GOP-controlled House will vote next week to permit the government to borrow more money to meets its obligations. Full details aren't settled yet, but the move is aimed at giving the government about three more months of borrowing authority beyond a deadline... more »
DENVER (AP) - High-dollar school board elections in Colorado have gotten the attention of state lawmakers, who are looking at campaign contribution limits. A bill up for debate in a House committee Thursday sets a new $500 contribution limit for candidates running as school board directors or for directors of... more »
A company that provides electronic monitoring to track sex offenders, parolees and others says its system shut down after unexpectedly hitting its data storage limit. That left authorities across 49 states unaware of offenders' movement for about 12 hours.
BI Incorporated spokesman Jock Waldo says that prisons and other... more »
Rock slides closed Highway 24 west of Colorado Springs twice at the end of summer. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is tackling the problem with rock mitigation operations on Ute Pass this week. The work began Monday morning. It should take two weeks.
This week westbound Hwy 24... more »
More than 40 major retailers and apparel makers have agreed to limit the use of lead in handbags and other fashion accessories.
The companies will set new industry standards for lead use in their products as part of a $1.7 million legal settlement filed Tuesday in Alameda County Superior... more »
82 DUI tests in Colorado Springs were recorded wrong. Those tests show higher blood-alcohol levels than the suspects really had.
In mid November, the Metro Crime Lab in Colorado Springs discovered the mistake while going through blood tests used for DUI cases. They began retesting a thousand blood samples... more »
In Pueblo drivers can now go faster on some parts of the interstate. Over the past month, the Colorado Department of Transportation raised the speed limit on the north and south ends of town. It's gone from 55 to 65 miles an hour. CDOT says the change was prompted by... more »
A Massachusetts town has made it illegal to own more than three cats without getting a special license. Voters at a town meeting in Dudley added language to a town bylaw on Monday night that makes it illegal to own more than three cats without a $50 residential kennel license.... more »
The Treasury Department expects to hit the government's debt limit in December, two months later than its initial estimate, after scaling back an emergency loan program as the financial crisis abated. Treasury Department officials say they're working closely with Congress to pass the legislation needed to boost the debt ceiling,... more »