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  • 5 things to know if you're attending a college graduation

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Is someone in your family graduating from college this year? If so, here are a few things to keep in mind that might preserve your sanity on commencement day. Where's my kid? You never took your eye off them at the playground when they were little, but you might not be able to find...

  • Students opt out of testing in droves in some Colorado Springs schools

    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    The testing frenzy came to a head this week for Colorado public schools, as students in some districts opted out in droves. The window for the second half of new English language arts and math assessments for third through 11th graders opened on Monday. High school juniors across the...

  • Study: US moms typically space pregnancies 2½ years apart

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    For U.S. moms, the typical time between pregnancies is about 2½ years, but nearly a third of women space their children too close, a government study shows. Experts say mothers should wait at least 18 months to give their body time to recover and increase the chances the next child is...

  • Free Comic Book Day kicks off Children's Book Week

    Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    Thirty years ago, indulging a love of comic books required something of a hero's journey: a descent to otherworldly realms, encounters with strange beings and a return to the "real world" full of wondrous tales. Comics were on the geek fringe, "a secret handshake, secret society kind...

  • Parents of slain children share grief, stories at annual Colorado Springs rally

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    Carol Bueno strolled up and down Vermijo Street in brisk, frigid winds Friday, carrying a poster-sized photograph of son Joshua Bueno, who was shot to death at age 22. She was one of about a dozen parents participating in the annual victims' rights rally by Mothers of Murdered Youth,...

  • Americans most motivated to clean house for company

    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    The world might hold fewer neatniks than observation alone would have us believe. A recent survey commissioned by the CLR cleaning product company revealed what professional house cleaners long have known: A majority of Americans (64 percent) are most motivated to clean when company's...

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