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1 year 3 months ago

Obama administration will continue aid to Egypt

WASHINGTON (AP) - While the Obama administration throws its support behind Egypt's military, some members of Congress are looking at withholding some or all of America's annual $1.5 billion aid package if a civilian government isn't quickly restored. Without the administration's support, that's a high hurdle. But after watching...

1 year 5 months ago

Haiti may have violated human rights

Amnesty International believes that Haiti violated international human rights obligations by failing to protect people forced to leave the impromptu settlements that sprang up after the 2010 earthquake. A report by the human rights organization said it found that thousands of displaced people have been evicted from public space and...

2 years 6 months ago

WIC in Pueblo taking new clients

The special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children, or WIC, says they have room for more clients. The Pueblo County Health Department says they are encouraging families to call and learn if they qualify for the assistance. The programs goal is to help keep pregnant and...

2 years 7 months ago

Aid group sends supplies to Mali refugees

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - An international medical aid group says it is sending medical and logistical supplies to Mauritania to help the tens of thousands of people who have fled fighting in neighboring Mali. Doctors Without Borders said Wednesday that 28,000 people are camped in the Mauritanian towns of Fassala...

2 years 8 months ago

Drought aid offered to farmers in 10 counties

DENVER (AP) - Farmers in 10 counties in east-central Colorado can apply for emergency loans and other help under a drought disaster designation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that Lincoln County was designated the primary disaster area, and that qualifying farmers in nine adjacent counties could apply for...

2 years 9 months ago

First Lady helping vets get treatment

WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama has gotten a new commitment from medical schools to boost training and research for the treatment of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health injuries. The initiative is part of the first lady's Joining Forces campaign, which focuses on issues affecting veterans and...

2 years 9 months ago

Fewer people seeking unemployment aid

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell further in the final week of 2011, a positive sign for hiring one day ahead of Friday's December employment report. The Labor Department says weekly applications dropped 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 372,000 last week. It was the fourth...

2 years 10 months ago

Unemployment aid applications drop

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in nine months, evidence that the job market is improving. The Labor Department says weekly applications dropped by 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 381,000. That's the lowest number of applications since...

2 years 11 months ago

Application for unemployment aid drops

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week fell to the lowest level since April, which suggests employers could be stepping up hiring. The Labor Department says applications for unemployment benefits dropped to a seasonally adjusted 390,000, the third decline in four weeks....

3 years 1 month ago

45 dead, 2 million still without power

UNDATED (AP) - The deaths and damage from Hurricane Irene continue to mount. An Associated Press tally finds at least 45 deaths related to the storm in 13 states, and at least eight more in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. About 2 million people are still without...

3 years 2 months ago

Springs Rescue Mission to touch many lives

Springs Rescue Mission is on its way to help many more in the Springs community. The mission recently revealed its three-year plan, which targets three groups: adult men, families and the chronically homeless. "We're the only recovery program in town now...and we have a waiting list for our recovery program,"...

4 years 1 month ago

Private colleges 'act local' with financial aid

Many private colleges are sweetening financial aid packages for students from their own backyards. It's an effort by the schools to portray themselves as more affordable and better neighbors. They also want to stay competitive. Among the schools is Northwestern University, which is targeting Chicago-area students in financial need....

4 years 1 month ago

Otero County gets disaster designation

Gov. Bill Ritter announced Tuesday that Otero and Montrose counties have been designated primary federal disaster areas due to severe frost, freezing temperatures, and high winds that caused significant damage to melon and cherry crops. Ten other counties were designated contiguous disaster areas. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack approved the disaster...

4 years 2 months ago

Group that helps others needs a little help too

When crisis strikes, Red Cross workers and volunteers are usually first on the scene to help cover the immediate needs of victims. "Things like food, clothing, shelter and even access to mental health support and medical needs such as prescription medications that may have been lost." explains Jaici Murcia of...

4 years 3 months ago

Haiti, 6 months later

Six months after a devastating earthquake rocked Haiti, there's still a lot of work to be done. "People think the worst is over in Haiti, but it's really not." explains Katherine Redmond of Colorado Springs bases Compassion International. The already poor country is struggling to get back on its feet...

4 years 5 months ago

Aspen area adds $20,000 to emergency aid fund

Pitkin County commissioners have agreed to put $20,000 more in a fund offering one-time help to residents struggling to pay bills like their rent or mortgages. The Pitkin County Emergency Assistance Fund has already used up $20,000 budgeted for 2010. County commissioners voted Tuesday to allocate $20,000 more from...

4 years 6 months ago

Colorado counties see growing demand for aid

As Colorado continues losing jobs, county human services workers are coping with growing caseloads. Food-stamp cases statewide rose from almost 165,000 in November to 173,361 in February, and those on Medicaid rose to about 501,000 from about 487,000 between October and February. Jefferson County caseworkers each are handling about 700...

4 years 7 months ago

US offers help to Chile

The U.S. pledged to help Chile after a powerful earthquake struck Saturday and kept watch on a tsunami heading for Hawaii. All 118 employees of the U.S. Embassy in Chile were accounted for, State Department spokeswoman Megan Mattson said. She had no immediate information on the status of other...

4 years 7 months ago

Handful of troops contract malaria

A U.S. military spokesman in Haiti says six American soldiers involved in the aid mission have come down with malaria. The illness is transmitted by mosquitoes An Army spokesman says one of the soldiers was evacuated for treatment. The soldier is said to be improving. The other five soldiers are...

4 years 7 months ago

Local filmmaker returns from Haiti

Robbie Repola, a Colorado Springs filmmaker just returned from the earthquake torn country of Haiti where he spent a week capturing images from the ravaged nation. He tells us it's a trip he won't ever forget. "You go into one neighborhood and you look at it and it's bombed out....

4 years 7 months ago

Obama: US cannot accept second best in education

President Barack Obama says America's "primacy in the world" is at stake in the quest to substantially improve educational quality and global competitiveness. Speaking to governors gathered at the White House Monday, Obama said he won't "accept second place for the United States of America." He noted that it continues...

4 years 8 months ago

Haiti workers hand out 'women-only' aid coupons

Officials say they are still far short of reaching all Haiti earthquake victims who need food, but relief workers are changing the distribution method in hopes it'll be less cutthroat. Relief workers are handing out women-only food coupons to ensure that families and the weak get supplies following Haiti's devastating...

4 years 8 months ago

302nd to aid effort in Haiti

Roughly 50 Air Force Reservists with the 302nd Airlift Wing are flying Haiti this morning (Friday) to aid in relief efforts there. The Reservists are taking two C-130 Hercules cargo planes to an Air Force base in Puerto Rico where they will join Operation Coronet Oak launching daily missions...

4 years 9 months ago

House subpoenas Geithner's AIG e-mails, phone logs

A House committee probing bailout deals is demanding that the Federal Reserve Bank of New York turn over correspondence from Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and other officials. The House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee is looking into New York Fed decisions that funneled billions of dollars to big banks, including...

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