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9 months 1 week ago

March on Washington planned for today

Demonstrators plan to march on Washington, D.C. today to protest immigration reform. The Conservative Black American Leadership Alliance organized the rally. They are urging Congress to pass legislation that protects millions of Americans who do not have jobs or are struggling to find jobs that support their families.

9 months 3 weeks ago

Senate passes immigration bill

The U.S. Senate passed a sweeping immigration overhaul bill in a bi-partisan vote, making it the first attempt to tackle immigration reform in six years. Fourteen Republicans joined all Democrats to pass the legislation. The bill would revamp America's legal immigration system, vastly increase security resources along the...

1 year 1 day ago

Immigration reform discussions continue today

A Senate Judiciary Committee once again takes up the issue of comprehensive immigration reform today. A bi-partisan group of senators called "The Gang of Eight" released their legislative proposal last week, amid the Boston Marathon bombings. The almost 900 page immigration bill has faced growing questions from conservative critics....

1 year 1 week ago

Immigration reform continues in Washington

Senators in D.C. are working on a comprehensive immigration bill. It could create a a path to citizenship for almost 11 million undocumented immigrants. Senators hope to finish work on that this week. Yesterday, tens of thousands of immigrants and their supporters rallied at the U.S. Capitol hoping to...

2 years 2 months ago

Police: 11 arrested at Occupy DC site

WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities say 11 people have been arrested in Washington's McPherson Square since Park Police began clearing away tents from one of the nation's last remaining Occupy sites. David Schlosser, who is a spokesman for the U.S. Park Police, said Sunday that one of those arrested was charged...

2 years 5 months ago

Change of command at Fort Carson

The role of Commanding General at Fort Carson has changed hands; Major General David Perkins turned over power to Major General Joseph Anderson in a ceremony Wednesday morning on the Mountain Post. Maj. Gen. Anderson will be in charge of the Army's 4th Infantry Division as well as Fort...

2 years 7 months ago

Credible, but unconfirmed terror threat

WASHINGTON (AP) - Officials have received a credible but unconfirmed terror threat having to do with New York or Washington. A counterterrorism official tells The Associated Press that law enforcement officials have been investigating the intelligence since it was received late Wednesday night. The official spoke on condition of...

2 years 10 months ago

Fort Carson deputy commander gets new job

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - Fort Carson's deputy commander is moving to a new job in Washington, D.C., as director of soldier fitness in the office of the deputy chief of staff. The Army announced the assignment for Brig. Gen. James Pasquarette on Monday. Pasquarette is currently in Iraq, part...

3 years 1 month ago

Mourners pay respects to last WWI veteran

WASHINGTON (AP) - Friends, fellow veterans and complete strangers are paying their respects to the last American veteran of World War I. The body of Frank Buckles is resting in a flag-draped casket at a funeral home in Washington. Buckles will be buried Tuesday with full military honors at...

4 years 1 month ago

Local reaction to health care vote

A controversial vote in D.C. yesterday ripples, home to southern Colorado today. Here's what several people walking in downtown Colorado Springs said about Congress passing the controversial health care bill: "I was praying that it would fail," said Shirley McPherson. "I thought it was wonderful," said Cle Austin....

4 years 5 months ago

Health Care Overhaul protests in Colorado

Some opponents of the health care overhaul headed for a mammoth House floor debate in coming days are planning Colorado protests to try to stop the bill. Members of the Colorado Tea Party anti-tax group are planning to protest outside the offices of several Democratic members of Congress. The group...

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