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1 year 9 months ago

Senate approves tougher abortion pill rules

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana clinics that provide only abortion drugs would face tougher requirements and doctors would have to perform ultrasound examinations on women seeking those drugs under a bill approved by the state Senate. Senators voted 33-16 on Tuesday in favor of the proposal that opponents have assailed as...

3 years 1 month ago

Cougar hunters in CO denied electronic aids

DENVER (AP) - Cougar hunters in Colorado have lost their fight to use electronic predator-call aids. The Denver Post reports that the Parks and Wildlife Commission voted unanimously Friday to maintain the state's prohibition on use of electronic calls in hunting any species. Predator-call devices are programmed to...

3 years 4 months ago

After accidents, tougher pipeline rules proposed

Republican and Democratic lawmakers are considering plans that could spur major upgrades to the nation's aging energy pipelines, driven by a string of recent oil spills, deadly natural gas blasts and what they call federal regulators' inaction. Since last summer, major pipeline accidents have destroyed neighborhoods in California and...

3 years 4 months ago

Gessler's campaign finance rules challenged

DENVER (AP) - A watchdog group is challenging the Colorado secretary of state's ruling that political candidates don't have to begin filing biweekly primary campaign reports until next July. The ruling from Scott Gessler came after the legislature moved primaries from August to June. Ethics Watch filed a...

3 years 7 months ago

Pitkin County weighs rules for solar development

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Pitkin County Commissioners are reviewing whether they can regulate one problem that an Aspen-area resident says comes from her neighbor's solar panels - glare. The Aspen Times reports commissioners are reviewing proposed rules for development of solar power on homes and businesses but haven't set...

4 years 7 hours ago

FCC moves ahead with net neutrality rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - A divided Federal Communications Commission has approved new rules meant to prohibit broadband companies from interfering with Internet traffic flowing to their customers. The 3-2 vote Tuesday marks a major victory for FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, who has spent more than a year trying to craft...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Panel hashing out medical marijuana rules

From chips and salsa to brownies and cookies, every product from Discreet Treats has a warning label. "We decided to let people know they shouldn't be operating machinery. They shouldn't be driving a car when you do it," explains William Prince, co-owner of Discreet Treats. Soon, those labels...

4 years 2 months ago

Lockheed Martin to sell EIG unit for $815M

Lockheed Martin says it has agreed to sell its enterprise integration group to the private equity firm Veritas Capital for $815 million in cash. Lockheed Martin, which is based in Bethesda, Maryland, announced its plan to sell the group in June along with the Pacific Architects and Engineers unit...

4 years 2 months ago

States want foreclosure changes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorneys general in up to 40 states want to force mortgage companies to revamp the way they handle foreclosures, pay financial penalties for violations and expand help to homeowners on the verge of foreclosure. The attorneys general are discussing the outlines of a settlement that would...

4 years 2 months ago

FAA proposes new rules for helicopter safety

The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing stricter flight rules for helicopters, including requiring all craft be equipped with an electronic system that warns of terrain or other obstacles. The proposals were released Thursday. The FAA says helicopter crashes are on the rise. In 2008, six accidents involving medical...

4 years 3 months ago

FAA close to proposing pilot fatigue rule

Aviation officials are on the verge of proposing new rules governing the number of hours airline pilots may work in an effort to prevent tired flight crews from making fatal errors. The Federal Aviation Administration has taken 15 months to propose the rules despite promises of swift action from...

4 years 3 months ago

Lawsuit challenges Tancredo's spot on ballot

Two Colorado Republicans have filed a lawsuit to try to keep third-party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo off the November ballot. The Denver Post reports that Marian Olson of Golden and Joseph Harrington of Highlands Ranch filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Denver District Court. They claim that Tancredo, a former...

4 years 5 months ago

Fireworks rules in El Paso County

Some fireworks are legal in El Paso County while the same fireworks are illegal inside the City of Colorado Springs. In El Paso and Pueblo City and County a good rule of thumb to remember is if a firework flies through the air, explodes or shoots flaming balls, it...

4 years 5 months ago

Not all grills allowed on apartment decks

A rite of summer in the U.S. is grilling, but some apartment dwellers are not allowed the pleasure in Colorado Springs using certain types of grills. The city's fire code restricts usage of certain types of cooking devices on decks and balconies at apartment communities with more than two...

4 years 7 months ago

New fireworks proposed on public lands

The Bureau of Land Management is proposing a new rule to prohibit the use of fireworks and other explosive devices on all public lands in Colorado. This new rule would bring BLM regulations in line with other land management agencies in the state in an effort to reduce wildfires. ...

4 years 8 months ago

Fed cracks down on gift card abuses

The Federal Reserve has issued new rules to protect Americans from getting stung by unexpected fees or restrictions on gift cards. Under the new rules, consumers must have at least five years to use the gift cards before they expire. The Fed also says service or inactivity fees can be...

4 years 11 months ago

Interior chief announces oil, gas leasing reforms

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is announcing changes he says will bring more scrutiny and greater public participation in the way oil and gas leases are handled on public lands. Salazar says the changes should ensure stricter environmental standards in oil and gas leasing while bringing more certainty for energy companies...

5 years 1 month ago

Fed wants to crack down on gift card abuses

The Federal Reserve is proposing new rules to protect consumers from unexpected costs or restrictions on gift cards. The changes would give consumers at least five years to use gift cards before they expire. Also, service or inactivity fees would be permitted only under certain conditions. Fees could be charged...

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