Posted 10:39 AM 1/20/2013 by Matt Stafford
DENVER (AP) - Colorado state government stands to lose $45 million in the current fiscal year and $100 million in the next one because of tax changes included in the federal fiscal cliff agreement. The Denver Post reports that the revenue cuts will come in estate tax revenue. (More)...
Posted 11:03 AM 1/19/2013 by Matt Stafford
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Overall, the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" has gone smoothly during the nearly year and a half that gays have been allowed to serve openly. For some same-sex military couples, however, frustrations are mounting. Because of the 1996 law denying federal (More)
Posted 8:23 PM 1/8/2013 by Matt Stafford
New county commissioners were sworn in Tuesday in Elbert County; as they begin the new year work continues on budget issues for the county, but there's confusion on how big the problems really are.
The confusion began in December; it was (More)
Posted 8:14 PM 1/7/2013 by Matt Stafford
Changes are here for the Bureau of Land Management's Wild Horse and Burro Program; the BLM is charged with managing public land and the wild animals on it. A Colorado Springs activist for protecting wild horses and burros says she believes the changes come from a heated conversation Interior (More)
Posted 10:27 AM 1/5/2013 by Matt Stafford
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - In choosing to serve her country in uniform, Hayleigh Lynn Perez knowingly accepted a nomadic life. Now the former Army sergeant says she and thousands of other veterans trying to get a higher education are being penalized for that enforced rootlessness. Under the (More)
Posted 6:10 PM 1/2/2013 by Matt Stafford
January brings changes for the Palmer Lake Police Department; a complete shuffling of the staff. News 5 first brought you this story in November.
As we move forward in 2013, there will be no more full-time officers for Palmer Lake PD -- only part-time. Also, there will be no more police (More)
Posted 6:37 PM 12/31/2012 by Matt Stafford
The uncertainty leading up to the midnight deadline for Congress for the fiscal cliff is creating a lot of hustle and bustle in southern Colorado. Some locals seem to be bracing for the impact if we completely fall off.
Monday was a busy morning at the Goodwill donation center near N. (More)...
Posted 11:34 AM 12/29/2012 by Matt Stafford
DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is planning to ask lawmakers for $500,000 to help it more quickly process the huge backlog of background checks for gun buyers that has swamped the agency after the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. The Denver Post reports (More)