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2 years 7 months ago

Parents' rights bill passes with a twist

A new bill requiring schools to get parental consent before giving surveys to kids is now on the governor's desk waiting to be signed into law, but the end product is far from the original proposal. Bill supporters wanted written consent before asking kids about things like tobacco and...

3 years 3 months ago

Local concerns in debt debate

Decisions being made on Capitol Hill over how to handle the nation's debt have people across the country waiting to see what happens. "I'm very concerned," says Colorado Springs resident Geraldine Webb, a disability insurance receiver. "I do live from month to month," Webb says, and to make...

3 years 3 months ago

Local concerns in debt debate

The House of Representative passed a bill Monday evening, raising the debt ceiling by about $2 trillion dollars and calling for about $2 trillion dollars in cuts over the next decade. The deal will have to pass a vote of the Senate - which is expected Tuesday at noon...

4 years 8 months ago

Rep. Doug Lamborn running for 3rd term

Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn announced Tuesday that he's running for a third term in Congress. Lamborn is a member of the Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, and holds other posts. He released this statement: "As a Constitutional conservative, I believe we must return...

4 years 9 months ago

Rafters rights vs property owners rights

The Colorado House of Representatives has given preliminary approval to a bill that would give commercial rafters the right to navigate the state's rivers and limited rights to use the riverbanks to avoid obstacles. The measure by Rep. Kathleen Curry of Gunnison and Sen. Mary Hodge of Brighton attempts...

4 years 9 months ago

Kennedy won't run for re-election in R.I.

No Kennedy in Congress? Rep. Patrick Kennedy says he won't be running for re-election. The Rhode Island Democrat's eighth term ends early next year. In a video message, Kennedy says his life is "taking a new direction." Kennedy's father, Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy, died in August. Washington...

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