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1 year 3 weeks ago

Irish abortion bill passes 1st test

DUBLIN (AP) - Irish lawmakers have strongly backed a proposed law that would end decades of confusion over the right of women to receive abortions in life-threatening cases. Prime Minister Enda Kenny easily prevailed as he sought all-party endorsement of his government's Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill. Ireland, almost...

1 year 3 months ago

Blood tests urged for young Ark. dental patients

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas health officials on Tuesday recommended blood tests for about 100 young patients of a dentist who sedated them with drugs possibly contaminated with infectious material. Screenings for dozens of patients of the now deceased Dr. William Jarrod Stewart will include tests for hepatitis B,...

2 years 1 month ago

Sewers to be tested using smoke

Pueblo Wastewater Division employees will be testing sewer lines near the State Fairgrounds the first week of June. People who live in the area may notice smoke coming out of the sewer systems, but there's nothing to be alarmed about. The smoke testing involves placing smoke devices in...

2 years 2 months ago

Emergency exercise planned for Wednesday

Every year emergency workers in Pueblo County run a large emergency drill to test readiness in case of a disaster. The scope is large because of the proximity of the Pueblo Chemical Depot, where thousands of obsolete chemical weapons are stored. This year the drill is scheduled for Wednesday....

2 years 11 months ago

Test cheating?

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Department of Education will be switching to computers to prevent cheating on statewide tests. Associate commissioner Jo O'Brien says teacher consequences are being tied to test scores and the stakes will be higher. The Denver Post reports educators will begin using computers in two years...

3 years 3 months ago

CSAP to be replaced by TCAP

Colorado students will still take assessment tests next springs, but not the CSAP. Next year it will be the TCAP, or Transitional Colorado Assessment Program. It will be administered to public school students in grades three through 10. "The transitional test will encourage districts to move forward with...

3 years 6 months ago

Radon informational meeting planned

PuebloCAREs will present information about the dangers of radon gas at a meeting next week. Radon is an odorless, invisible gas that can cause cancer. It is common in Colorado and tends to gather in crawl spaces and basements. The meeting will happen at Centennial High School, 2525...

3 years 10 months ago

New standardized testing system unveiled

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Eighth-grade students in 60 Connecticut schools will take a new standardized test next spring to assess their math and science skills compared to other countries. The U.S. Department of Education picked Connecticut as one of eight states to administer tests for the 2011 Trends in...

3 years 11 months ago

CSAP scores

CSAP scores are out, those are the tests to assess how students and their schools are doing at meeting state standards. This year District 20 on the north end of Colorado Springs scored very well. Among large schools District 20 has the highest percentage of students scoring proficient or better....

4 years 1 week ago

Bat tests positive for rabies in Pueblo

It's a double-whammy for Pueblo. First, West Nile Virus. Now, a rabid bat. "This bat testing positive for rabies confirms rabies is in Pueblo this summer, it is important for individuals to protect themselves and their pets from wild animals that may carry rabies," stated Christine Nevin-Woods, Public Health...

4 years 2 months ago

State senate legislation would end CSAP testing

The Senate Education Committee has approved legislation to do away with comprehensive student tests and replace them with student assessments. The legislation would end CSAP testing in the ninth, tenth and 11th grades and replace them with what lawmakers say is a more meaningful college readiness curriculum. Educators opposed...

4 years 5 months ago

Fired, drunk pilot reaches settlement

A pilots union and Frontier Airlines have reached a settlement in a lawsuit for a pilot who was fired after an alcohol test came back positive. The Frontier Airlines Pilots Association and Frontier Airlines, Inc. filed court documents in Denver federal court this week that said they had reached...

4 years 6 months ago

Air Force Academy cadets test-fire rocket system

The Air Force Academy says cadets have successfully test-fired a FalconLaunch-8 rocket propulsion system, though results were a bit off from what they expected. The system is intended to produce a 4,000-pound peak thrust during a 7.8-second burn. Astronautics department head Col. Marty France says initial data from the test-fire...

4 years 7 months ago

Mistake shows DUI tests were wrong

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...

4 years 9 months ago

Full results show AIDS vaccine is of modest help

Scientists say further analysis of tests on an experimental AIDS vaccine offer disappointment and cause for optimism. The latest results confirm that it is only marginally effective and suggest that its protection against HIV infection may wane over time. But scientists say one exciting part is that the vaccine does...

4 years 9 months ago

Lockheed Martin launches test flight in New Mexico

Officials say Lockheed Martin successfully launched a test flight vehicle over the weekend at New Mexico's spaceport. Spaceport officials say the brief flight Saturday was not publicized in advance because Lockheed Martin is testing "proprietary advanced launch technologies." The launch was overseen by UP Aerospace, the third launch this year...

4 years 9 months ago

Airlines ordered to test, disinfect onboard water

Federal regulators are issuing final rules requiring airlines to test and disinfect the water served to passengers and used in plane lavatories. The Environmental Protection Agency rules set out how frequently airlines must flush and disinfect the water systems on planes and test for coliform bacteria, which are associated with...

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