February 22, 2013 12:57 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is warning that automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect March 1 will result in travel delays at major airports and require traffic-disrupting shutdowns of air traffic control towers at smaller facilities. Transportation Secretary Ray La Hood says the across the board reductions will... more »
April 25, 2012 7:34 PM
As many as 54 jobs are on the block as the District 11 Board of Education takes a preliminary vote tonight to cut some $8.6 million from the 2012-2013 school year budget. Of the job cuts identified, 25 would come from schools, around 17 from central administration and another 12... more »
October 30, 2011 11:24 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's top political adviser is defending the administration's handling of the economy and blaming Congress for not pushing through more sweeping changes. David Axelrod says Obama's strategy has been to do whatever he can to help the middle class, whereas Congress has been focused on... more »
October 14, 2010 3:27 PM
A lawyer in the case and a person in the government deeply familiar with the discussions say the Obama administration will ask a federal judge to allow the "Don't ask, don't tell" law to continue in force pending an appeal.
Lawyer Dan Woods says his client, Log Cabin Republicans,... more »
September 20, 2010 1:28 PM
The Colorado Springs Fire Department soaked a downtown city building on Monday, but it was not because of a fire.
The facility's department enlisted the help fire crews to help find leaks in the City Administration Building. Firefighters drenched the outside of the building hoping to discover inside leaks.... more »
September 20, 2010 6:23 AM
The Food and Drug Administration is starting two days of hearings on whether genetically engineered salmon should be sold in a store near you. If the answer is yes, this type of salmon could become the first genetically engineered animal approved for human consumption.
The FDA already has said... more »
September 15, 2010 1:46 PM
The Obama administration is pushing a pre-election shopping list on its Democratic allies in Congress as they prepare must-pass legislation to prevent a government shutdown next month.
Republicans are protesting the spending requests, which include $1.9 billion for school grants, financial help for the Postal Service and more than... more »
September 10, 2010 12:05 PM
U.S. government health regulators are warning doctors that a class of injectable drugs used in MRI medical imaging scans can cause a rare and sometimes fatal condition in patients with kidney disease.
The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it is adding its strongest warning label to imaging agents... more »
September 9, 2010 2:22 PM
A federal appeals court is permitting federal funding of stem cell research to proceed temporarily until the court rules on the merits of the Obama administration's position in the case.
The government is asking the appeals court in Washington to strike down a preliminary order by U.S. District Judge... more »
September 9, 2010 8:28 AM
Aviation officials are on the verge of proposing new rules governing the number of hours airline pilots may work in an effort to prevent tired flight crews from making fatal errors.
The Federal Aviation Administration has taken 15 months to propose the rules despite promises of swift action from... more »
September 7, 2010 9:31 AM
Federal transportation safety officials are using the crash of an overloaded plane in Montana to revive a debate about whether infants and toddlers should be allowed to travel on the laps of adults.
The National Transportation Safety Board is asking the Federal Aviation Administration to require children under 2... more »
August 16, 2010 12:08 PM
Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he plans to leave his job next year.
A Republican and holdover from the Bush administration, Gates had agreed to stay on at the request of President Barack Obama. The move was intended to maintain stability at a time of two wars, although Gates... more »
July 27, 2010 7:19 PM
The new top man for the Transportation Security Administration the TSA spent time in Pueblo Tuesday. John Pistole talked about the governments need to improve our country's railroad security against terrorists. Pistole became the Administrator of the TSA in June. He says he's aware an attack on our country's railway... more »
July 27, 2010 11:16 AM
The head of the Transportation Security Administration is in Southern Colorado today. John Pistole will visit the Transportation Technology Center near Pueblo, as part of a tour of transportation facilities and airports all across the country. Pistole will meet with employees and view the safety and security demonstrations at the... more »
May 27, 2010 4:21 PM
President Barack Obama defensively and sometimes testily insisted on Thursday that his administration, not oil giant BP, was calling the shots in responding to the worst oil spill in the nation's history.
"I take responsibility. It is my job to make sure that everything is done to shut this... more »
May 13, 2010 8:17 AM
The government says it recovered $2.5 billion in over-payments for the Medicare trust fund last year as the Obama administration focused attention on fraud enforcement efforts in the health care industry.
In a report, the Justice Department and the Health and Human Services Department say their cooperative efforts are... more »
May 11, 2010 8:30 AM
The White House is trying to make good on President Barack Obama's promise to treat illegal drug use more as a public health issue than a criminal justice problem.
A new drug control policy to be announced today calls for putting more money and resources into prevention and treatment... more »
April 6, 2010 3:41 PM
The Obama administration is pledging to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in the nation's defense.
The administration's nuclear posture review, released Tuesday, asserts with caveats that the United States would not use nuclear weapons to respond to a chemical or biological attack.
That assurance would only apply... more »
March 12, 2010 2:29 PM
The Obama administration's mortgage relief plan has helped only about 16 percent of borrowers who signed up since its launch last year, and hundreds of thousands of homeowners are in limbo without an answer.
The Treasury Department says that as of last month, about 170,000 homeowners had completed the... more »
December 31, 2009 8:55 AM
President Barack Obama gets a preliminary report today on the failed Christmas airliner attack and will likely meet with his national security team. Obama has demanded answers about why the U.S. intelligence community never pieced together information that could have prevented a Nigerian charged in the attack from getting on... more »
December 7, 2009 11:06 AM
President Barack Obama meets today with his top commander and top diplomat in Afghanistan. After numerous discussions via secure video link, the president's sitting down in person with General Stanley McChrystal and Ambassador Karl Eikenberry. The pair will testify on Capitol Hill this week about the Afghanistan troop surge and... more »
November 30, 2009 9:50 AM
The Obama administration plans to announce an expanded program today to battle a foreclosure crisis that shows no signs of relenting. The government wants to step up pressure on mortgage companies to do more to help people remain in their homes. Treasury spokeswoman Meg Reilly says the goal is to... more »
November 12, 2009 9:02 AM
There's word that President Barack Obama won't accept any of the Afghanistan war options before him without changes. A senior administration official says Obama isn't satisfied with any of the options presented to him by his national security team. The president instead is pushing for revisions to clarify how and... more »
October 27, 2009 11:36 AM
President Barack Obama is giving a jolt to the futuristic "smart" electric grid, hoping to bring America's power transmission system into the digital age more quickly. Obama is set to visit a solar energy facility Tuesday in Arcadia, Fla. He is expected to announce that he is making available $3.4... more »
October 8, 2009 10:15 AM
The government's mortgage relief program has hit its goal of helping 500,000 borrowers, almost a month ahead of schedule. The government in July gave the lending industry a Nov. 1 deadline to meet that goal for the $50 billion program, which is designed to reduce foreclosures by lowering borrowers' monthly... more »
September 17, 2009 3:50 PM
Airlines will no longer be called "customers" of the agency that regulates them. Randy Babbitt, the new Federal Aviation Administration chief, said Thursday that the agency will stop calling air carriers its "customers" - a practice adopted by the Bush administration. Babbitt also announced a series of initiatives aimed at... more »
September 16, 2009 4:07 PM
A woman who has spent her entire professional career with Pueblo City School has been tapped as the district's new superintendent.
Kathy West, who's been acting as interim superintendent, was named to the job Wednesday.
"We had an outstanding pool of candidates", said Board president Stephanie Garcia. "But... more »
September 15, 2009 1:01 PM
The Obama administration has outlined its long-awaited plan to protect salmon in the Pacific Northwest. The administration submitted the plan to a federal judge Tuesday in Portland. Officials say the plan would more aggressively protect declining fish runs and account for the effects of climate change. The issue was hotly... more »
September 10, 2009 3:33 PM
The nation has lost 2.5 million jobs since Feburary, but White House economists say things would have been much worse without the government's economic stimulus efforts. The White House Council on Economic Advisers credits the stimulus with creating or saving more than a million jobs so far. But in its... more »
September 9, 2009 12:11 PM
The Obama administration is rolling out a new Web site designed to streamline food safety information for consumers. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the new Web site - www.foodsafety.gov - on Wednesday during the Consumer Federation of America's food policy conference. The site will put food-related information... more »