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1 year 1 month ago

Audit finds issues with Colo. rebate program

DENVER (AP) - Colorado auditors say the state has inaccurately administered a rebate program that helps low-income seniors and disabled residents with their property taxes, rent, and heating bills. An audit released Monday found that the state Department of Revenue sometimes underpaid, denied, or issued rebates to residents who were...

1 year 5 months ago

New NRA program will be unveiled today

The NRA plans to issue a new report later today on how schools can prevent future gun violence similar to the Newtown tragedy. Members of the nation's largest pro-gun lobby will present the National School Shield Program, a combination of policy proposals and resources on curbing gun violence. The program...

2 years 6 months ago

Therapeutic Riding program to continue

The City of Colorado Springs Therapeutic Recreation Program has received $31,000 in grant funding to continue the program for injured service members and veterans in Colorado Springs; $11,000 from the United States Olympic Committee‘s U.S. Paralympics division through funding provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and $20,000 from...

2 years 7 months ago

Free Tax Filing

It's time to start thinking about those income taxes, and there are plenty of ways to file. The "Free File Program" pairs up with tax software companies to provide free guided services for those making $57,000 or less. If you make over that, you can still e-file but you'll...

2 years 10 months ago

CO lawmakers want lottery ticket for veterans

DENVER (AP) - Two Colorado lawmakers plan to introduce legislation that would create a lottery ticket aimed at raising funds for veterans' services. Republican Rep. Marsha Looper and Democratic Sen. Suzanne Williams will be speaking Saturday at the state Capitol about the legislation they plan to introduce when the Legislature...

3 years 5 months ago

United Way offers grant

The United Way of Pueblo County is asking for applications for a grant of up to $20,000 to improve the community. Grant ideas should address a pressing, unmet human service need in Pueblo County. The proposal should help launch a new program or strengthen an existing community program. ...

4 years 1 month ago

'30 Rock' actor speaks up for organ donation

Actor Grizz Chapman of NBC's "30 Rock" is serving as an advocate for organ donation, just a month after undergoing a kidney transplant. Spokeswoman Anne Finn says Chapman will speak Thursday at New York's Montefiore Medical Center at an event observing National Minority Organ Donor Awareness Day. Chapman...

4 years 1 month ago

Protect yourself from rattlesnakes

There have been several well-publicized cases of rattlesnake bites in southern Colorado in the past month. All victims are out of the hospital and recovering. If you're interested in learning more about rattlesnakes and how to protect yourself, a naturalist at Cheyenne Mountain State Park will hold a program...

4 years 2 months ago

Colorado group discusses help for combat stress

A Colorado Springs nonprofit is participating in a discussion with a congressional committee on ways to help soldiers and their families deal with combat stress. Representatives of the Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group and others will attend a meeting with the House Committee on Veterans Affairs in Washington on...

4 years 2 months ago

House bill would make school lunches healthier

House Democrats are moving forward on first lady Michelle Obama's vision for healthier school lunches, propelling legislation that calls for tougher standards governing food in school and more meals for hungry children. The bill approved by the House Education and Labor Committee Thursday would allow the Agriculture Department to...

4 years 10 months ago

Colorado promoting free breakfasts for kids

Most kids in Colorado who could be getting free breakfasts and summer lunches aren't getting the meals, and state officials are working to change that. Gov. Bill Ritter joined hunger activists Tuesday to promote the state's free breakfast and summer lunches for kids in need. Activists say that only...

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