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February 15, 2011

Round-Up: Hickenlooper releases state budget; US 50 still closed, and more

Governor John Hickenlooper released his budget today and is proposing the highest cuts to K-12 schools the state has ever seen…Crews are working on cleaning up a rockslide on U.S. 50 that occurred yesterday (see photo above)…and, Army leaders will gather at Fort Carson tomorrow for a symposium on rear detachments.

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February 9, 2011

Round-Up: Graduation rates; AFA lawsuit dismissed; and more

The Colorado Department of Education says 72.4% of the class of 2010 graduated high school on time, which means within four years…A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to block a prayer luncheon at the Air Force Academy…and, the Mountain Metropolitan Transit service has replaced 30 passenger vans.

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February 8, 2011

Round-Up: CO’s Senators support line-item veto; state searches for execution drug, and more

Colorado’s two U.S. Senators are backing the President’s call for a line-item veto to eliminate what he thinks is wasteful spending…The Justice Department says it’s reviewing a request by Colorado and 12 other states looking for the government’s help obtaining supplies of a scarce execution drug…and, a federal judge is hearing arguments on whether to block a prayer luncheon planned at the Air Force Academy Thursday.

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February 4, 2011

Round-Up: Study says Ft. Carson is best for new brigade; the I-25 Trinidad Project opens up, and more

An Army environmental study says Fort Carson is the best location for a new combat aviation brigade…The Colorado Department of Transportation and Trinidad city officials marked the opening of southbound Interstate 25 through the city today…and, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association has dropped its lawsuit challenging new rules to regulate the state’s energy industry.

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January 31, 2011

Round-Up: Bitter cold blasts the area, and more

A winter weather advisory is in effect for much of the listening area, and temperatures are expected to plunge to near record lows tomorrow night…Five faculty members at the Air Force Academy and a religious watchdog group are filing a civil rights suit against the school, saying it’s violating the constitutional separation of church and state…and, farmers and ranchers could be seeing a tax break reinstated on insecticides and other items.

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January 27, 2011

Round-Up: Army steps back from PCMS expansion, and more

The acting commander at Fort Carson says the Army has no current plans to expand a 370-square-mile training site in southeastern Colorado…Republican state lawmakers say a federal judge’s decision to block a Colorado law affecting larger out-of-state, online retailers shows it’s unconstitutional and should be repealed…and, Senator Mark Udall has been appointed to the Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence, which is responsible for overseeing federal intelligence activities.

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January 24, 2011

Round-Up: Restoring free breakfasts, New chaplain degree aimed at PTSD, and more

Colorado Democratic lawmakers say they’ll try to reverse a decision cutting off free breakfasts for needy children…Two rodeo events some consider cruel to animals are up for debate in the Colorado legislature…and, a Denver seminary is offering a master’s degree for military chaplains aimed at helping them assist servicemen and women suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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January 19, 2011

Round-Up: Ft. Carson suicides down; Restoring the capitol dome

Army officials report suicide rates at Fort Carson continue to drop…and, the campaign to raise money to help repair Colorado’s capitol dome officially kicked off today.

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January 12, 2011

Round-Up: Legislative session convenes, and more

The state’s 68th general assembly kicked into gear today with lawmakers filling both legislative chambers…and, Fort Carson has broken ground on a new outpatient behavioral health clinic.

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December 15, 2010

Round-Up: Poverty on the rise in CO, and more

New census data shows that the number of neighborhoods with a significant number of people living in poverty has doubled in Colorado over the last decade….Colorado regulators have approved the pending merger between CenturyLink Inc. and Denver-based Qwest Communications International Inc….The Army has extended the public comment period for a plan to station helicopter combat aviation brigades…and, an environmental group is praising a federal agency’s decision to designate more land in Colorado as critical habitat for a tiny jumping mouse.

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