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2 months 3 weeks ago

State Shutting Down Tire Dump Sites

Heaps of scrap tires could be a thing of the past in Colorado, thanks to a new law Governor Hickenlooper is expected to sign Monday. The idea is to transition to an all-recycling scrap tire system. Between Colorado Springs and Pueblo sits one of the largest tire dumps in the...

9 months 1 week ago

Obama to Address Health Care Glitches

President Barack Obama is scheduled to make an address at the White House Rose Garden, to address problems with the health care law's rollout. Since the Affordable Care Act launched a few weeks ago, the new government website, www.healthcare.gov , has been plagued with glitches and problems as people try...

10 months 3 weeks ago

Early look at health law's premiums

WASHINGTON (AP) - The No. 1 question about President Barack Obama's health care law is whether consumers will be able to afford the coverage. Now the answer is coming in. The biggest study yet of premiums posted by states finds that the sticker price for a 21-year-old buying a mid-range...

1 year 2 months ago

Gay marriage now legal in Rhode Island

Gay marriage is now legal in the state of Rhode Island. That state became the tenth in the nation yesterday to legalize same sex marriages. The governor addressed a large crowd of supporters of the bill in front of the state house, thanking the many individuals who worked to...

1 year 4 months ago

Gov. Hickenlooper signs many bills into law

Governor John Hickenlooper signs 21 bills into law today. This includes a bill for tuition for dropout recovery program students which means students who participate in those programs will receive payment. Plus a bill to promote water conservation of designated ground water. That means there will be safeguards...

1 year 4 months ago

Forum on guns canceled in Pueblo

A group of people who are against increased gun control show up to a forum on guns with State Senator Angela Giron just to find out it's been canceled. A sign on the door said that because she held an impromptu town hall last weekend, today's forum would not be...

1 year 4 months ago

Opponents of NY gun law rally in Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - National Rifle Association President David Keene has told thousands of opponents of New York's new gun control law that his group will help ensure the Second Amendment rights passed down to them will be passed on to future generations. Cheered by the throng that filled the...

1 year 11 months ago

New law deals with building on tribal lands

President Barack Obama has signed a bill designed to expedite home building and energy development on tribal lands. The law enables tribes to approve trust land leases directly, rather than waiting for approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The Navajo Nation already has that authority. The so-called HEARTH Act...

2 years 1 week ago

Theater shooting flares up gun law debate

The debate on gun control has become a front burner issue, but Democratic and Republican strategists agree Congress will not take up this issue after the mass shooting in Aurora. Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff echoes Governor Hickenlooper saying it isn't the weapon, it's the person who usually has...

2 years 4 months ago

Senior tax break fight already over

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's improving economy has helped lawmakers avoid the most contentious debate of the year - restoring a suspended property tax break for senior citizens. Lawmakers learned Monday that sunny fiscal projections mean the state won't have to choose between giving a property tax break to seniors or...

2 years 4 months ago

MMJ user denied apartment rental

"I have kidney disease, hardening of the arteries, muscular dystrophy," Anthony Martino says, leaning on his cane. All that and epilepsy, a stroke, and a heart condition make him a candidate for medical marijuana. "I'm totally, 100% disabled." But the very thing that his doctors prescribed Martino to keep...

2 years 4 months ago

Free cab rides for Saturday

There will be free cab rides for residents of Colorado Springs and for the first time, Pueblo. The McDivitt Law Firm is paying for cab rides on Saturday those who celebrate St. Patrick's Day a little too much. To receive the free ride, all you have to do...

2 years 4 months ago

Cartoonist: 'Doonesbury' pushback not surprising

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Cartoonist Garry Trudeau says it would have been surprising if there hadn't been pushback against an upcoming series of his "Doonesbury" comic strip that lampoons a Texas abortion law requiring women to have an ultrasound before an abortion. The national syndicate that distributes "Doonesbury" to...

2 years 4 months ago

Va governor signs pre-abortion ultrasound bill

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed into law a controversial bill that requires women to have abdominal ultrasound exams before undergoing abortions. The Republican governor's signature means the mandate takes effect in July for abortion providers across Virginia. The bill not only sparked protests the past three...

2 years 4 months ago

Make My Day Better law goes to senate

DENVER (AP) - A proposal to allow Colorado business owners and employees to use deadly force against suspected intruders faces its toughest test yet in the state Senate. Colorado homeowners already have self-defense protections against invaders under the state's "Make My Day" law but Republicans want to expand it to...

2 years 5 months ago

Withholding wages could be a crime

DENVER (AP) - Withholding wages from an employee could become criminal in Colorado under a bill being debated at the state Legislature. A House committee will consider a "wage theft" bill Tuesday. The bill would make it illegal to withhold wages owed to workers. Employers would not be charged if...

2 years 5 months ago

Caylee's Law faces tough road to passage

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Lawmakers under pressure from constituents in the months after the Casey Anthony trial have found it's not easy to toughen penalties for parents who don't immediately report missing children. Seventeen states tried to pass "Caylee's Law" legislation - named after Anthony's 2-year-old daughter whose...

2 years 5 months ago

Make my day better law up for discussion

DENVER (AP) - Lawmakers will hear testimony on a proposal to allow Colorado business owners and employees the right to use deadly force against suspected intruders. The bill dubbed "Make My Day Better" expands legal protections to businesses. Colorado homeowners already have those protections under a law nicknamed "Make My...

2 years 8 months ago

CO schools luring more foreign students

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A new Colorado law freeing state universities to recruit more international students has prompted schools to begin aggressively courting foreigners who want to study in the United States - and pay higher tuition. The Daily Camera reports that Colorado State University is seriously considering hiring an...

2 years 8 months ago

Hunting laws change for turkeys

DENVER (AP) - Colorado parks and wildlife commissioners have adopted changes in the state's regulations for hunting turkeys, now that the birds' growing numbers are starting to cause problems for farmers and ranchers. Wildlife officials say that in some spots, large flocks have been heading to cattle ranches, farms...

2 years 11 months ago

More Colorado counties may need Spanish ballots

DENVER (AP) - An increase in Spanish speakers could trigger new ballot requirements in 16 Colorado counties. The Denver Post reports that the county clerks are awaiting federal notification within the month that they must provide election materials in Spanish as well as English, under provisions of the Voting...

3 years 4 months ago

Trouble brewing over state beer laws

Battle lines are being drawn in Colorado over House Bill 1284 which gives the right to sell full strength beers in convenience and grocery stores. As it stands, those stores can only sell beer that's 3.2% alcohol or lower. Sean Duffy who represents both King Soopers and Safeway super...

3 years 7 months ago

President signs $4.5 billion school food law

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation to provide more lunches and dinners to school children and make those meals healthier. Speaking at an elementary school in the District of Columbia, Obama says the legislation is about doing what is right for America's children and...

3 years 7 months ago

Judge: Health care law unconstitutional

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal judge in Virginia has declared the Obama administration's health care reform law unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson is the first judge to rule against the law, which has been upheld by two others in Virginia and Michigan. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli...

3 years 9 months ago

Prostitution now illegal in Pueblo

The world's oldest profession is now illegal in Pueblo. On Oct. 12, city council passed an ordinance prohibiting prostitution. Although there is a state statute in Colorado prohibiting prostitution, Pueblo hasn't had a city ordinance to address the problem in nearly 30 years. Now anyone who engages in prostitution...

3 years 9 months ago

Recreational marijuana use on California ballot

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - President Barack Obama's drug czar says federal officials haven't ruled out taking legal action if California voters pass a ballot initiative to legalize recreational medical use. Director of National Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske is in Southern California on Wednesday for a visit to a...

3 years 9 months ago

Crisis negotiation training brings agencies together

Law enforcement agencies teamed up in Pueblo Wednesday for training in crisis negotiations. The training took place at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. In one scenario SWAT teams and communication workers responded to a mock hostage situation. The training brought together the Colorado Department of Corrections, Pueblo Police and the Pueblo...

3 years 11 months ago

Safety Party planned this weekend

Colorado has a new law on car seats and experts will help with the process this weekend at Kohl's University Village in Colorado Springs. Kohl's will have a "Safety Party" from 1 to 3 p.m. Representatives from Memorial Hospital will be there. The fun includes activities for kids as...

3 years 11 months ago

Booster seat training offered

Safety experts will give instruction this weekend on the proper use of auto booster seats. The law changed in Colorado on August 1, requiring all children under the age of 8 to be in a car seat or booster seat while riding in a vehicle. In addition to expanding...

3 years 11 months ago

Care packages to troops being confiscated

If you send care packages to a loved on who's deployed in Afghanistan, leave out the tobacco. A new law meant to stop smuggling by mail has inadvertently also halted care packages that include cigarettes and other tobacco products for American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Prevent...

3 years 11 months ago

States continue legal battle against health care law

Twenty states and the nation's most influential small business lobby are about to respond to the federal government's attempt to dismiss their lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The states, the National Federation of Independent Business and several individual taxpayers will file their response Friday. A key...

4 years 15 hours ago

Arizona files appeal

At least three people were arrested after protests regarding Arizona's new immigration law. It went into effect today, but a judge blocked the most controversial parts from taking effect. Demonstrators marched from the state capitol, held a prayer service, then headed to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office. Arizona has...

4 years 2 days ago

Weld County bans new medical pot operations

The Weld County commissioners are saying "no" to any new medical marijuana operations or dispensaries in unincorporated parts of the county. The commissioners voted 5-0 Monday against allowing the cultivation, distribution or sale of medical marijuana. The exception is primary caregivers or patients who were licensed by the state...

4 years 4 weeks ago

Tougher DUI law now in effect

A new law is now in effect in Colorado which increases penalties for repeat DUI offenders. It requires a minimum of 10 days in jail for a second DUI offense and 60 days in jail for a third and subsequent DUI offenses. Repeat DUI offenders also face a longer probation...

4 years 1 month ago

Looking at "Make My Day" Law

In the wake of a home invasion turned shooting death in Colorado Springs over the weekend, many are asking exactly what the state's "Make My Day" is all about. "Make my day is a little different in that the legislature wanted you to feel safe in your home." says El...

4 years 1 month ago

Hawaii increases school class time

A new Hawaii law requires at least 180 school days a year as the state tries to shed its reputation for having the least amount of instructional time in the nation. Lt. Gov. James "Duke" Aiona on Tuesday signed the law, which was passed in reaction to teacher furloughs...

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