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  • Same-sex couple settle wedding venue dispute

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The owners of a lodge in central Minnesota have agreed to pick up the tab for the wedding and reception of a same-sex couple they initially turned away. Cole Frey and Adam Block have settled their discrimination complaint filed with the Minnesota Department of...

  • Park Service waives entry fees for 98th birthday

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service turns 98 years old Monday and is waiving entry fees across the country in celebration. Getting into the Grand Canyon and other national park units in Arizona will be free. Fees for camping, reservations, tours or use...

  • Kings Dominion to expand water park

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kings Dominion plans to expand its 20-acre water park for its 2015 season. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1trHfU9 ) the amusement park will add a water-slide complex, a splash zone for small children and expanded cabanas. The amusement park...

  • Feds weigh moving grizzlies into Washington

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — The National Park Service said Thursday it will consider moving grizzly bears into the North Cascade Mountains of Washington state to aid their recovery. The agency is launching a three-year process to study a variety of options for helping their population. Director...

  • 'Soiled Dove' an entrepreneur

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    What: Summer Speaker Series, "Think You Know History," with Pearl de Vere (portrayed by actor Colette Labate) Connection to Colorado Springs: Pearl de Vere was born of a comfortably-appointed Chicago family, but, by her mid-teens, she was working as a prostitute in Denver and then...

  • Humane Society pleased despite possibility it will miss lofty adoption goal

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region may not meet its ambitious goal of saving nearly 4,000 cats and dogs to win the ASPCA's $100K Rachael Ray Challenge this summer, but a spokeswoman said the shelter still came out on top. In May, the nonprofit was chosen along with 50...

  • Airline group forecasts uptick in Labor Day travel

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    A trade group for the nation's big airlines predicts that air travel over the Labor Day weekend will rise 2 percent from the same holiday last year. If correct, the forecast would be more good news for the airlines. Nine big U.S. carriers earned $3.8 billion in the first half of this...

  • New Mexico woman tests negative for Ebola

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials say test results show a New Mexico woman is not infected with the deadly Ebola virus. The New Mexico Department of Health and University of New Mexico Hospital received the results from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on...

  • Some US colleges calling students back from Israel

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, though the relative calm beyond the immediate battle areas is raising questions in some quarters about why they had to leave. Colleges say security was the top...

  • Around Town: Celebrating CASA and Trudy Strewler Hodges at 25 years

    By Linda Navarro, The Gazette, linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is among the biggest and brightest CASA programs in the country. It's such a force that sometimes it implements cutting-edge programs "almost before we think of them," said national CASA CEO Michael Piraino, chuckling. The head of Court Appointed Special...

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