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2 years 7 months ago

Santorum speaks in Woodland Park

GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum continued his tour through Colorado today, making a stop in Woodland Park. In a speech to the Teller County Tea Party, Santorum said the healthcare reform bill was flawed and that our country needs to more strongly preserve the constitution and our rights. ...

3 years 3 months ago

Drafting a constitution on Facebook

In modern day Iceland everyone can be James Madison or Thomas Jefferson. The citizens of the North-Atlantic nation are drafting a new constitution and they're opening debate over document to the public via social media. Serving in place of the State House of Philadelphia are Facebook, Twitter, Fllickr and YouTube....

3 years 6 months ago

One year in, health care law remains divisive

Wednesday marked the one year anniversary of the passage of Affordable Care Act, the massive health care overhaul law commonly referred to as ObamaCare. To date, the signature piece of legislation of the Obama presidency remains a very controversial subject. Twenty six states, including Colorado, have sued the government...

3 years 6 months ago

Colorado legislators read Constitution aloud

DENVER (AP) - The newly Republican House in Washington recently read the federal Constitution aloud. Colorado's newly Republican House followed their federal counterparts' lead Wednesday morning and did the same. Some Democrats, including Minority Leader Rep. Sal Pace, joined House Republicans for the event to mark Liberty Day. Lawmakers...

3 years 7 months ago

Gun bill drawing lots of discussion

Lines are being drawn over State House Bill 1205. The bill would make it legal for people to carry a gun without a permit. The bill has already passed the State Judiciary Committee by a vote of 8 to 3. Annmarie Jensen with the Colorado Association of Police Chiefs...

3 years 8 months ago

Woman removed during reading of Constitution

WASHINGTON (AP) - Today's reading of Constitution on the floor of the House of Representatives has been something of a civics lesson -- but for one visitor in the gallery, it was an opportunity to question President Barack Obama's credentials. As the document's words stating that only a natural-born...

3 years 8 months ago

Congress reads Constitution out loud

WASHINGTON (AP) - And let it be said, on this second day following the convening of the 112th Congress, newly sworn members of the House shall stand and read aloud the Constitution of the United States. And so it was Thursday, as lawmakers took turns reciting each verse and...

4 years 1 month ago

Constitution Avenue is closed in Colorado Springs

Constitution Avenue in Colorado Springs is closed from Union to Finch because of a washout. Earlier Monday evening, the rains caused parts of the road to crumble, creating several potholes. Colorado Springs Police will keep the road closed in both directions until street crews can make the necessary repairs.

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