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1 year 3 months ago

Walmart workers protest across the country

Walmart workers plan to protest in more than a dozen cities across the country today. A group of workers says the company missed a Labor Day deadline to respond to their demands. Those demands include reinstating what they say are illegally fired and disciplined workers and publicly committing...

1 year 3 months ago

Fast-food workers protest near Denver

NORTHGLENN, Colo. (AP) - Some Coloradans are joining fast-food workers across the country in calling for higher wages. About 50 people picketed outside a McDonald's in the Denver suburb of Northglenn for about an hour on Thursday morning as part of protests in over 50 cities. Nationally, workers say they...

1 year 3 months ago

Tourism drops in Egypt

Popular Egyptian resorts have seen a reduction in the number of visitors as countries warn against traveling to Egypt. The recent unrest has damaged the country's tourism sector, and it may not recover before next year at the earliest. European travel agents have suspended trips to Egypt, while other...

1 year 4 months ago

Poor pay strikes continue today

Strikes are expected to continue today across the country. Hundreds of fast food workers walked off their jobs at restaurants yesterday. The protests marked the beginning of two days of strikes to fight for higher wages and the right to unionize. In all, fast food workers in...

1 year 5 months ago

Obama administration will continue aid to Egypt

WASHINGTON (AP) - While the Obama administration throws its support behind Egypt's military, some members of Congress are looking at withholding some or all of America's annual $1.5 billion aid package if a civilian government isn't quickly restored. Without the administration's support, that's a high hurdle. But after watching...

1 year 5 months ago

2 arrested in Denver surveillance protest

DENVER (AP) - Denver police arrested two people in Independence Day protests over government surveillance. The Denver Post reported that a small crowd in Denver joined national protests over spying by the U.S. government (http://bit.ly/12g6PLu). The protesters marched a short distance from the state Capitol. Police Lt. Adam Hernandez confirmed...

1 year 8 months ago

Protests continue in Venezuela

In Venezuela, government supporters and opposition supporters staged rival protests. President-elect Nicolas Maduro's backers used fireworks to light up the night sky while supporters of opposition leader, Henrique Capriles, banged pots and pans to attract attention. Protests erupted in Venezuela Monday after acting President Nicolas Maduro was declared the...

1 year 8 months ago

Sequestration protest outside of Rep. Lamborn's office

Across the country Wednesday people rallied, upset with federal budget cuts. "Repeal sequestration! Repeal sequestration!" a group in Colorado Springs chanted outside of Congressman Doug Lamborn's office. Several of the protestors were government employees of various forms. They say they'll face big problems if the cuts and furloughs continue....

1 year 9 months ago

New billboard calls out AFA

At 10-and-a-half feet wide and 36 feet long, a new billboard on Garden of the Gods Road - calling out the Air Force Academy - is hard to miss. It was put up Monday morning. The purchaser - the Military Religious Freedom Foundation - anticipates 90,000 people will pass...

2 years 4 months ago

Hundreds protest police shootings

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Anaheim city officials have agreed to ask the U.S. attorney's office to investigate recent police shootings. Tuesday's move comes amid raucous protests over two deadly police shootings over the weekend, including one of an unarmed man running from officers. Police stepped up patrols and some donned...

2 years 7 months ago

Occupy protests cost taxpayers money

In some cities, occupy protests cost taxpayers millions of dollars. In Los Angeles, the price tag has nearly doubled to $5 million. City officials say they underestimated the need for police overtime and the clean up of parks. A two-month camp in Los Angeles closed in late November. In...

2 years 9 months ago

Occupy Denver protests get violent, 5 arrested

Police in Denver have arrested five Occupy protesters for tagging vehicles in downtown. According to KUSA, those protesters were arrested for tagging police vehicles, public buses and private vehicles. Denver Police say the 60-70 protesters got in a black-boc formation and started to throw balloons filled with urine...

2 years 10 months ago

Marijuana activists from Colorado to protest Obama

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Marijuana activists are headed to an Obama campaign office to protest what they consider "hostile actions" from the administration. Pot activists say that President Barack Obama's administration is making "attacks" on medical marijuana patients. Several activists were headed to a campaign office in Lakewood Thursday to...

2 years 11 months ago

Occupy protest planned for Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) - Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement will meet outside the Capitol in Washington for what participants hope will become the largest gathering of Occupy activists from around the country. Participants say they plan to decry the influence of corporate money in politics and show...

3 years 1 month ago

Occupy costs adding up for some cities

As Occupy Wall Street protests grow across the country, so do violent episodes between cops and occupiers. Just north of our area, Occupy Denver has had several heated run-ins with police over camping space and public areas. With those confrontations comes a price. Today Denver Police announced its cost...

3 years 1 month ago

Occupy Portland Protests

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities in Oregon have ordered anti-Wall Street protesters to clear a street and sidewalk they were blocking, and the demonstrators are obeying. Police in Portland instructed the protesters early Sunday to move into one of two adjacent parks where they had set up camp. The...

3 years 2 months ago

World food day is today

Around a dozen people are waving signs and banners and handing out flyers on the Academy and Voyager intersection in the north part of Colorado Spring today. Group members say they are standing up for their right to have genetically modified foods labeled. Carol Grieve of Food Integrity Now...

3 years 2 months ago

Occupy Colorado Springs hosts march

In Denver on Friday morning protesters, part of the "Occupy" movement were arrested. The arrests re-invigorated the spirit of the springs' "Occupy" group to host a "Unite in Uniform/Business Casual Day" march around downtown Colorado Springs on Saturday. Dozens of people came out to march in support of...

3 years 2 months ago

Native Americans want Columbus Day abolished

About 25 people protested an annual Columbus Day rally in Pueblo this morning. The protesters show up each year, waving signs and chanting anti-Christopher Columbus remarks. The protesters are upset because they say Columbus brought slavery and genocide to their people. Their goal is to have the federal holiday...

3 years 2 months ago

Occupy movement in Pueblo

About 50 protesters have gathered in Pueblo to protest corporate greed. The Occupy Wall Street movement started in New York last month, but has spread across the country through a grass roots campaign. Chris Towner who created an Occupy Pueblo Facebook page says the group plan to rally outside...

3 years 2 months ago

Bank of America protests

BOSTON (AP) - Police have arrested two dozen protesters for trespassing during a demonstration against Bank of America's foreclosure practices at the banking giant's offices in downtown Boston. The Boston Herald reports that the event was an act of civil disobedience that the organizers intended to send the message...

3 years 4 months ago

Groups rally outside Lamborn's office

Local pastors and civil rights leaders called on Congressman Doug Lamborn to resign Monday morning over his use of the term "tar baby" in reference to President Barack Obama. The Colorado Springs Branch of the NAACP, the Southern Colorado Ministerial Union (SCMU) and members of the El Paso County Democratic...

3 years 7 months ago

Group protests corporate tax loopholes

Across the country groups of people gathered to protest tax loopholes enjoyed by corporations. In Colorado Springs several dozen carried signs outside the Wells Fargo Building downtown to draw attention to tax laws that are favorable to corporations. Gatherings like this one were organized by the group called...

3 years 8 months ago

Tea Party holds third tax time rally

The Southern Colorado Tea Party held another rally at the Pueblo County Courthouse this afternoon. The TEA in Tea Party stands for Taxed Enough Already. The first rally happened two years ago to coincide with the April 15 tax filing deadline. The group is conservative in nature, generally pushing...

3 years 8 months ago

50 buses from District 49 encircle Capitol

DENVER (AP) - School buses from a Colorado Springs-area district have circled the state Capitol to make a statement about proposed education budget cuts. About 50 buses from Falcon School District 49 circled the state Capitol on Thursday with messages for lawmakers considering cutting education funding. The messages included...

3 years 8 months ago

Small rally in the park hopes for big attention

Nearly 75 locals came out to Acacia Park today to rally and protest against U.S.-based multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation Monsanto. Monsanto is more known for one herbicide product named, RoundUp. Monsanto is also a producer of genetically engineered seed, which is infused into many products that we eat and use...

4 years 1 month ago

Men peacefully protest pornography

Dave DiNuzzo and a handful of members of a Catholic-based group called "The King's Men" protest in front of the First Amendment adult store on Fillmore Street in Colorado Springs Monday afternoon. "I'm a recovering porn addict and I know what it can do to a man's life," admits...

4 years 3 months ago

Army chaplain honored at Fort Carson

A funeral was held at Fort Carson Thursday morning for Captain Dale Goetz, an Army chaplain killed last week in Afghanistan. Goetz was killed when a roadside bomb exploded. He was one of several men who died when their convoy was hit near Kandahar province. He will be buried...

4 years 4 months ago

Vandals rip BP's name from Colorado awning

Vandals ripped BP's name from the awning of the Durango Arts Center in an apparent protest against the company. Center Director Sheri Rochford Figgs says the nonprofit arts organization will have to replace the entire awning following the vandalism last week. The awning has the names of various donors...

4 years 7 months ago

Immigration rallies held in Colorado

Several immigration rallies were held across the state Friday. In Pueblo, about 40 people showed up to this forum at CSU-Pueblo. Two professors organized the event to show their opposition to Arizona's immigration law and spread a message of equality. "That's my hope that as US citizens, we learn to...

4 years 7 months ago

Day laborers say they'll leave Arizona

Arizona's new sweeping immigration law has got many day laborers saying that they're going to leave the state. The law is slated to take effect in the summer, and allows police to arrest illegal immigrant day laborers looking for work on the street and anyone who hires them. Some...

4 years 8 months ago

Doctors calls for 500-foot zone around clinics

One of the few doctors who performs late-term abortions is calling for tougher limits on protesters and says he's working on a city ordinance that would create a 500-foot buffer zone around his clinic. Dr. Warren Hern says people regularly "harass" patients who visit the Boulder Abortion Clinic, prompting him...

4 years 8 months ago

Ugly build-up to House health care vote

House Democrats heard it all Saturday - words of inspiration from President Barack Obama and raucous chants of protests from demonstrators. And at times it was flat-out ugly, including some racial epithets aimed at black members of Congress. Most of the day's important work leading up to Sunday's historic...

5 years 1 day ago

Americans divided on health care reform

Opponents of President Obama's health care reform bill protested across the nation Tuesday, including in Southern Colorado. Rallies were held in both Colorado Springs and Pueblo. About 50 people showed up to each one. The events were called "Code Red" rallies. They were a grassroots movement to make one final...

5 years 1 month ago

Fishermen converge on Massachusetts to protest practices

Hundreds of fishermen from the Northeast have gathered in Massachusetts to rally against what they say are "unrealistic" regulations and "dysfunctional" fisheries management. Some carrying signs that say "Let Fishermen Fish" and "Stop Underfishing" are protesting Friday in front of the New England headquarters of the National Marine Fisheries Service...

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