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2 years 1 month ago

Romanoff announces plans to run for U.S. House

Former Colorado Houser Speaker Andrew Romanoff, a democrat, has filed the necessary paper work and says he's running against republican Rep. Mike Coffman for Colorado's 6th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014. In a press release, Romanoff says the increased partisanship in Washington D.C....

3 years 4 months ago

Local jobs at stake in budget stalemate

Thousands of local jobs are in jeopardy after the Congressional "Supercommittee" failed to agree on spending cuts. The stalemate triggered $1 trillion in automatic cuts to Medicare and defense spending. Economist Fred Crowley of Southern Colorado Economic Forum says any cuts in defense spending will have a direct, negative...

3 years 8 months ago

Slow job growth worrying many

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says only 18,000 jobs were created in the month of June. For some economists they say that's troubling because in order to work our way of the current recession we need to be adding 250,000 jobs each month. The unemployment rate is now up...

4 years 6 months ago

Interior secretary to rally volunteers for Bennet

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and about two dozen volunteers are kicking off a door-to-door campaign for Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet. Salazar came to his old campaign headquarters in Denver, where Democrats now are working the phones for Bennet, his successor. Salazar told the volunteers Sunday not to despair because...

4 years 9 months ago

Bennet's campaign discusses homeowners' program

U.S. Sen. Mike Bennet says he's looking for ways to resolve concerns about a program intended to help people make their homes more energy efficient. Some Colorado communities are questioning their involvement in the program called Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE. Communities provide loans to homeowners for improvements...

4 years 10 months ago

Colorado's Chimney Rock pushed as national monument

Members of Colorado's congressional delegation are supporting a bill that would make the Chimney Rock Archaeological Area in southwest Colorado a national monument. The U.S. Senate's National Parks Subcommittee held a hearing on the bill Wednesday. Sen. Michael Bennet and U.S. Rep. John Salazar, both Colorado Democrats, are sponsoring...

4 years 11 months ago

Democrats continue outsider squabble

Democrats running for the Senate continue to squabble over who's the outsider in the primary contest. But Sen. Michael Bennet and former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff agreed to virtually every other topic in their second debate Friday in Colorado Springs. Romanoff started his remarks by chiding Bennet for accepting...

5 years 1 month ago

Oops! I'm in what state?

President Barack Obama took some good-natured ribbing from the audience when he misidentified Gov. Bill Ritter as the "terrific governor of California." Obama's gaffe at a fundraiser for Sen. Michael Bennet caused laughter as Obama quickly caught his mistake Thursday. "Colorado, sorry," he said according to a White House...

5 years 1 month ago

President Obama raises money in Denver

President Barack Obama attended two fundraising events in Denver for U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet Thursday. Obama praised Bennet during his visit Thursday, calling him an "agent of change" who knows how to make the private sector work. Bennet is facing a primary challenge from former Colorado House Speaker Andrew...

5 years 2 months ago

Andrew Romanoff affirms Senate bid

Democrat Andrew Romanoff says he's going ahead with plans to challenge Sen. Michael Bennet for the party nomination this summer. Romanoff called reporters to his campaign headquarters Tuesday. Some speculated that Romanoff would drop out of the race, possibly to run for governor. Romanoff told reporters he briefly...

5 years 6 months ago

Colorado Springs receives $3.6 million grant

Colorado Springs has been awarded a $3.6 million federal grant to perform energy audits and building retrofits in the residential and commercial sector; to develop and implement advanced building codes and inspections; and to create financial incentive programs for energy efficiency improvements. The money is from the American Recovery...

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