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February 16, 2011

Schools Brace for Budget Cuts

Public schools will likely bear the biggest brunt of the cuts if the Governor’s budget is approved by the legislature. Those cuts come at a time when many traditionally under-performing Colorado schools are starting to win praise for turning things around. From Rocky Mountain Community Radio member station KUNC, Kirk Siegler reports.

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Filed under: Children & Youth,Colorado,Education,Kirk Siegler,KRCC News,RMCR — andrea @ 8:22 am

January 28, 2011

Thumbing for Rides in the Gunnison Valley

Public transportation’s budget cuts don’t faze some folks on the Western Slope. When it’s too cold to get around by bicycle, or it’s too far and the bus just isn’t there, some people turn to a thumb and a prayer. From Rocky Mountain Community Radio member station KBUT in Crested Butte, Will Shoemaker reports on this Gunnison Valley subculture.

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Filed under: RMCR,Transportation,Western Slope,Will Shoemaker — andrea @ 8:33 am

August 13, 2010

Democrats Unity Rally

Former speaker of the state house Andrew Romanoff is urging his supporters to vote for senator Michael Bennet just two days after a bruising primary. As Bente Birkeland reports – Romanoff and Bennet appeared together with fellow Democrats for a rally to try and bring the party together.

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Democratic Unity Rally

The chairman of the Democratic National Committee held a rally in Denver Thursday trying to unite the party after a bitter primary race. As Bente Birkeland reports, prominent Democrats lined the state capitol steps, including Andrew Romanoff and senator Michael Bennet.

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August 11, 2010

Dan Maes Declares Victory in Gubernatorial Primary

The Republican race for Governor was a nail biter, with Evergreen businessman Dan Maes claiming victory early this morning. Former congressman Scott McInnis and Maes were locked in a dead heat for most of the night, at times separated by just a few hundred votes. Bente Birkeland has more from Denver.

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Senate Primary Results

Colorado’s incumbent Democratic Senator Michael Bennet has fended off a fierce challenge from Andrew Romanoff in yesterday’s primary, while Tea Party favorite Ken Buck has prevailed in the Republican Senate primary. Buck’s victory follows a trend of GOP candidates nationwide running on the anti-establishment ticket. But Bennet keeping his seat is seen as a nod to President Obama…. KUNC‘s Kirk Siegler and Brian Larson have the story.

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May 31, 2010

Honoring Memorial Day

Memorial Day means many things to many people, but it’s truly a day set aside to honor those who have died in military service. From Rocky Mountain Community Radio station KWMV in Westcliffe, Shanna Lewis brings the voices of three veterans reflecting on what Memorial Day means to them.

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March 23, 2010

Round-Up: CO joins lawsuit over healthcare bill, and more

Colorado’s Republican Attorney General says the state will join at least eleven others in a lawsuit challenging the so-called individual mandate in the recently passed health care overhaul bill…and, Governor Bill Ritter is offering to sell state buildings if the state ever needs money to cover major emergencies.

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Filed under: Andrea Chalfin,AP,Economy,Health,Kirk Siegler,KRCC News,Politics,RMCR,Round-Up — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 5:32 pm

March 19, 2010

Salazar (D-3) Announces Support of Health Care Overhaul

Legislators in Washington are preparing for Sunday’s vote on President Barack Obama’s health care bill. Republican Representative Doug Lamborn of Colorado’s 5th District has come out against the bill, and the process by which the bill is coming to a vote. Another Colorado representative though, Democrat John Salazar of the 3rd District, has announced his support of the bill. The fiscally conservative Salazar spoke to Daniel Costello of Rocky Mountain Community Radio member station KVNF about his decision.

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Filed under: Daniel Costello,Health,Interview,KRCC News,Politics,RMCR — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 5:50 pm

January 19, 2010

Round-Up: Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site Won't Expand, and Romanoff stays senate candidate

The Army decides to stop pursuing an expansion of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, for now…and, Former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff says he’s still running for the US Senate race, and has no plans to drop out or run for governor.

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