February 26, 2013 3:44 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A bill that would bar North Carolina children under age 18 from visiting tanning salons is moving closer to becoming law. The Youth Skin Cancer Prevention Act was approved Tuesday by the state House Health and Human Services committee. The bill is backed by the American... more »
February 26, 2013 3:42 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana clinics that provide only abortion drugs would face tougher requirements and doctors would have to perform ultrasound examinations on women seeking those drugs under a bill approved by the state Senate. Senators voted 33-16 on Tuesday in favor of the proposal that opponents have assailed as... more »
September 25, 2012 7:21 PM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers have advanced a proposal to tighten standards for controlled burns like one that grew out of control and killed three people and damaged two dozen homes in March. But they are struggling to come up with a figure that addresses how much money the state... more »
November 12, 2011 1:18 PM
DENVER (AP) - Cougar hunters in Colorado have lost their fight to use electronic predator-call aids.
The Denver Post reports that the Parks and Wildlife Commission voted unanimously Friday to maintain the state's prohibition on use of electronic calls in hunting any species.
Predator-call devices are programmed to... more »
August 4, 2011 5:31 PM
Republican and Democratic lawmakers are considering plans that could spur major upgrades to the nation's aging energy pipelines, driven by a string of recent oil spills, deadly natural gas blasts and what they call federal regulators' inaction.
Since last summer, major pipeline accidents have destroyed neighborhoods in California and... more »
July 29, 2011 4:58 PM
DENVER (AP) - A watchdog group is challenging the Colorado secretary of state's ruling that political candidates don't have to begin filing biweekly primary campaign reports until next July.
The ruling from Scott Gessler came after the legislature moved primaries from August to June.
Ethics Watch filed a... more »
May 2, 2011 5:01 PM
Colorado lawmakers are taking up marijuana regulation proposals for the first time since they received a federal warning about states and pot.
The Senate Finance Committee planned to start work on a medical marijuana bill that changes rules for how the drug can be grown and sold. Last week,... more »
April 30, 2011 4:12 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Pitkin County Commissioners are reviewing whether they can regulate one problem that an Aspen-area resident says comes from her neighbor's solar panels - glare.
The Aspen Times reports commissioners are reviewing proposed rules for development of solar power on homes and businesses but haven't set... more »
December 21, 2010 4:22 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A divided Federal Communications Commission has approved new rules meant to prohibit broadband companies from interfering with Internet traffic flowing to their customers.
The 3-2 vote Tuesday marks a major victory for FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, who has spent more than a year trying to craft... more »
December 7, 2010 10:10 PM
From chips and salsa to brownies and cookies, every product from Discreet Treats has a warning label.
"We decided to let people know they shouldn't be operating machinery. They shouldn't be driving a car when you do it," explains William Prince, co-owner of Discreet Treats.
Soon, those labels... more »
October 21, 2010 2:49 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - By day's end, the Pentagon could have some new guidelines on gays in the military.
A judge last week told the military to stop enforcing "don't ask, don't tell" -- prompting the Pentagon to tell recruiters to accept applications from gays. But now, an appeals court... more »
October 13, 2010 8:45 AM
Lockheed Martin says it has agreed to sell its enterprise integration group to the private equity firm Veritas Capital for $815 million in cash.
Lockheed Martin, which is based in Bethesda, Maryland, announced its plan to sell the group in June along with the Pacific Architects and Engineers unit... more »
October 12, 2010 6:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorneys general in up to 40 states want to force mortgage companies to revamp the way they handle foreclosures, pay financial penalties for violations and expand help to homeowners on the verge of foreclosure.
The attorneys general are discussing the outlines of a settlement that would... more »
October 7, 2010 11:35 AM
The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing stricter flight rules for helicopters, including requiring all craft be equipped with an electronic system that warns of terrain or other obstacles.
The proposals were released Thursday.
The FAA says helicopter crashes are on the rise. In 2008, six accidents involving medical... more »
September 9, 2010 8:28 AM
Aviation officials are on the verge of proposing new rules governing the number of hours airline pilots may work in an effort to prevent tired flight crews from making fatal errors.
The Federal Aviation Administration has taken 15 months to propose the rules despite promises of swift action from... more »
September 8, 2010 8:16 AM
Two Colorado Republicans have filed a lawsuit to try to keep third-party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo off the November ballot.
The Denver Post reports that Marian Olson of Golden and Joseph Harrington of Highlands Ranch filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Denver District Court. They claim that Tancredo, a former... more »
July 30, 2010 9:22 AM
The House has passed far-reaching aviation safety legislation developed in response to a deadly commuter airline crash in western New York last year.
The safety measures were approved without opposition late Thursday, with Senate action expected on Friday.
The bill is an attempt to force airlines to hire... more »
July 8, 2010 8:28 AM
Candidates in the Colorado governor's race continue to spar over the state's tougher oil and gas rules, with the Republican pledging to revamp them and the Democrat calling for cooperation among the various interest groups.
Republican Scott McInnis and Democrat John Hickenlooper appeared together Wednesday at the annual meeting... more »
June 28, 2010 7:01 PM
Some fireworks are legal in El Paso County while the same fireworks are illegal inside the City of Colorado Springs.
In El Paso and Pueblo City and County a good rule of thumb to remember is if a firework flies through the air, explodes or shoots flaming balls, it... more »
June 24, 2010 3:11 PM
A rite of summer in the U.S. is grilling, but some apartment dwellers are not allowed the pleasure in Colorado Springs using certain types of grills.
The city's fire code restricts usage of certain types of cooking devices on decks and balconies at apartment communities with more than two... more »
May 24, 2010 1:44 PM
The White House is talking with gay rights activists, lawmakers and Pentagon officials about a push to hasten the repeal of a ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military.
The group was meeting Monday at the White House to discuss a faster pace to end the... more »
May 11, 2010 8:42 AM
Republicans in the Colorado Senate have launched a campaign against a bill that would make it easier to collect contributions from state employee union members.
Senate GOP leaders began a series of delaying tactics Monday night in an effort to kill the bill before the Legislature ends its 120-day... more »
May 10, 2010 7:17 PM
The Bureau of Land Management is proposing a new rule to prohibit the use of fireworks and other explosive devices on all public lands in Colorado. This new rule would bring BLM regulations in line with other land management agencies in the state in an effort to reduce wildfires.
... more »
April 10, 2010 10:14 AM
Federal officials have moved quickly to clamp down on the use of potent rodent-killing pesticides after one was linked to the deaths of two Utah girls earlier this year.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said aluminum and magnesium fumigants can no longer be used near homes. The agency added... more »
March 24, 2010 2:20 PM
Go Daddy, a leading reseller of Internet domain names, says it will stop registering new names in China.
The company says it's taking the step because the Chinese government has begun demanding pictures and other identification documents from its customers.
Word that the company will stop setting up... more »
March 23, 2010 10:24 AM
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... more »
February 13, 2010 1:03 PM
President Barack Obama says new budget rules he's signed into law now mean that any spending increases must be matched by spending cuts. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says the rules, known as "paygo," short for pay as you go, will force Congress to "pay for what... more »
January 6, 2010 1:27 PM
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is announcing changes he says will bring more scrutiny and greater public participation in the way oil and gas leases are handled on public lands. Salazar says the changes should ensure stricter environmental standards in oil and gas leasing while bringing more certainty for energy companies... more »
November 24, 2009 9:30 AM
A Colorado Board of Health hearing to consider new restrictions on medical marijuana providers has been postponed. The meeting was scheduled for Dec. 16. It hasn't been rescheduled. The board imposed new rules on Nov. 3, but a judge overturned them, saying the board ignored the needs of patients and... more »
November 16, 2009 1:32 PM
The Federal Reserve is proposing new rules to protect consumers from unexpected costs or restrictions on gift cards. The changes would give consumers at least five years to use gift cards before they expire. Also, service or inactivity fees would be permitted only under certain conditions. Fees could be charged... more »
September 3, 2009 1:14 PM
The Air Force Academy football season kicks off Saturday at Falcon Stadium against Nicholls State at 12:06 p.m. If you're heading out to the game--here's what you need to know before you go:
North and South Entrances open at 8 a.m. Fanfest starts at 9:30 a.m. in front... more »