Encouraging signs that the Colorado Springs economy is improving are found in an important benchmark, sales and use tax revenue, an indicator of how much money people are spending. The latest results released Tuesday are the best since before the recession in 2007.
From consumer spending to building homes,... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - The latest numbers show the New York Police Department's skyrocketing street stops increased to more than 200,000 stops during the first three months of 2012. The NYPD says officers stopped people on New York City's streets 203,500 times from January through March. That's up from 183,326... more »
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - An Air Force Academy official says about 30 cadets are suspected of using banned substances, which is double the number of cadets the school said it was investigating in January. Academy spokesman Lt. Col. John Bryan says the inquiry involves substances other than alcohol,... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says new rules to manage nearly 200 million acres of national forests will protect watersheds and wildlife while promoting uses ranging from recreation to logging.
The new rules, to replace guidelines thrown out by a federal court in 2009, are to be released... more »
A Colorado Springs man faces up to six years in prison and a maximum of half million dollar fine for setting off homemade explosives outside of his home last week. Edward Kiley, 57, was arrested December 29 and his neighborhood evacuated the following day as members of the Colorado Springs... more »
Illegal drug use is at the highest level in nearly a decade.
The high rate last year was fueled by a sharp increase in marijuana use and a surge in ecstasy and methamphetamine abuse.
The government report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found marijuana... more »
The Obama administration has ordered federal prosecutors to stop pursuing medical marijuana users and sellers in states, like Colorado, that have legalized its use. The new Justice Department guidelines say the US Attorneys will no longer target medical marijuana sellers on federal drug charges and only prosecute those who abuse... more »