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4 months 2 weeks ago

Proposed Defense Cuts Could Raise Tricare Fees

The proposed 2015 budget from the Pentagon of $47.4 billion could mean major changes to the Defense Department's healthcare program, Tricare. DoD said Tricare rates would likely increase, as well as the cost of other healthcare benefits. This would impact a large portion of Southern Colorado's population, made up of...

1 year 2 months ago

Changes for Bank of America customers

Bank of America customers, two million of them, will soon lose their bank benefits. That's because the nation's second largest bank has sold the mortgages to a third party which means Bank of America will no longer offer those mortgage holders discounted or free banking services. Bank of America says...

1 year 11 months ago

New bus fees for riders in D-20

Back to school comes with a price for students in Academy District 20. After years of budget cuts the district is raising cash by charging for bus rides. "It's $0.50 per ride for students who are going to their neighborhood school, $0.60 a ride if they are choicing to...

2 years 5 months ago

Camp fees could go up

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - The Bureau of Land Management is raising fees for two Shelf Road Recreation Area campgrounds north of Canon City. Starting March 1, fees for The Bank and Sand Gulch will increase from $4 to $7 for individual sites. Fees for group sites will rise from...

2 years 9 months ago

Bank of America protests

BOSTON (AP) - Police have arrested two dozen protesters for trespassing during a demonstration against Bank of America's foreclosure practices at the banking giant's offices in downtown Boston. The Boston Herald reports that the event was an act of civil disobedience that the organizers intended to send the message...

3 years 1 month ago

Tax Amnesty

DENVER (AP) - A 60-day tax amnesty allowing people to catch up on overdue taxes while saving some fines and penalties is waiting for the governor's pen in Colorado. Gov. John Hickenlooper planned to sign the measure into law Friday. He planned to join legislative budget writers to laud...

3 years 9 months ago

Colorado waives pot fees for the poor

Poor medical marijuana patients in Colorado won't have pay state marijuana registration fees or sales tax on the pot they buy. The Colorado Board of Health approved a plan Wednesday to waive the $90 registration fee for indigent medical marijuana patients. Patients who want their fees waived will have...

3 years 10 months ago

Opponents rally against November ballot measures

Dozens of people opposed to three ballot measures designed to cut taxes rallied in Colorado Springs Wednesday. Amendment 60, Amendment 61 and Proposition 101 are championed by proponents of small government. Amendment 60 would limit property taxes. Amendment 61 would halt most government borrowing. Proposition 101 would cut taxes...

4 years 1 week ago

Congress looks at untaxed airline fees

All those extra fees that consumers are paying to fly add up to billions of dollars for the nation's airlines and a House panel is taking a closer look. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics says airlines collected $7.8 billion last year in ancillary fees -- more than a third...

4 years 2 months ago

Paying for the peaks: hiking charges considered

Hikers who tackle some of Colorado's highest peaks could soon face a toll beyond the physical. The federal government is considering charging hikers up to $20 to access popular mountaintops. The U.S. Forest Service says it will consider permit fees to cover trail improvements at some of Colorado "fourteeners"...

4 years 3 months ago

Senator fights airline carry-on bag fee

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York says he's trying to get the federal government to prohibit airlines from charging a fee for carry-on baggage, calling it a "jacked-up" cost shift. The Democrat said Sunday he's made a personal plea to the Treasury Department to rule carry-on bags are a...

4 years 4 months ago

Fed cracks down on gift card abuses

The Federal Reserve has issued new rules to protect Americans from getting stung by unexpected fees or restrictions on gift cards. Under the new rules, consumers must have at least five years to use the gift cards before they expire. The Fed also says service or inactivity fees can be...

4 years 4 months ago

Continental Airlines to charge for food

Continental Airlines is ending free hamburgers, barbecue and sandwich rolls for many of its passengers in favor of a food-for-sale program that mirrors what other carriers are already doing. A spokesman says the airline, based in Houston, expects a $35 million annual benefit, from cost savings and added revenue. Delta...

4 years 6 months ago

Six new credit card booby traps on the way

What Congress giveth, credit card companies are poised to take away. In six weeks, the final major provisions of the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act will take effect. The law prohibits many egregious tactics used by card issuers, such as retroactively raising interest rates on consumers'...

4 years 7 months ago

Colorado voters to decide 2 tax proposals

Two plans to cut Colorado taxes have been cleared for ballots next year. One ballot initiative would slash income taxes, vehicle registration fees and would cut most taxes and fees on phones and Internet service. The other could lead to property tax cuts in areas with falling property values....

4 years 10 months ago

US Airways raising checked bag fees

US Airways is bumping up its first and second checked bag fees by $5 apiece. The Tempe, Ariz.-based airline said Wednesday it will charge $20 for the first checked bag and $30 for the second, when bags are checked online. Passengers will pay an extra $5 per bag when...

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