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Trump cancels summit, citing 'open hostility' by North Korea
Trump cancels summit, citing 'open hostility' by North Korea

By: - 0 Yesterday

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump abruptly canceled his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un Thursday, blaming "tremendous anger and open hostility"...

'It's about time': Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson
'It's about time': Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

By: - 0 Yesterday

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's...

Lawmakers: Funding, urgency lacking in Olympic abuse crisis
Lawmakers: Funding, urgency lacking in Olympic abuse crisis

By: - 0 Yesterday

WASHINGTON — U.S. Olympic officials should do more than “window dressing” as they attempt to end sexual abuse of athletes, Colorado U.S. Rep....

Lawmakers: Funding, urgency lacking in Olympic abuse crisis
Lawmakers: Funding, urgency lacking in Olympic abuse crisis

By: - 0 Wed, May 23, 2018

WASHINGTON — The tears and anger this time came from lawmakers who spent the day fuming over a growing sex-abuse problem in Olympic sports that leaders...

Poll shows Lamborn, Glenn leading GOP primary field in 5th congressional district
Poll shows Lamborn, Glenn leading GOP primary field in 5th congressional district

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Wed, May 23, 2018

U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn holds a 10-point lead over Darryl Glenn in the crowded 5th Congressional District Republican primary race just two weeks before...

Trump seethes over Russia probe, calls for end to 'SPYGATE'
Trump seethes over Russia probe, calls for end to 'SPYGATE'

By: - 0 Wed, May 23, 2018

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump escalated his efforts to discredit the Russia investigation Wednesday, saying the FBI has been caught in a "MAJOR...

Colorado Springs Utilities water rates to climb so parks get more water
Colorado Springs Utilities water rates to climb so parks get more water

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Wed, May 23, 2018

Water rates are going up next year to pay for watering parks properties in Colorado Springs, the City Council decided Tuesday. The 6-3 vote - opposed...

Trump wades deeper into abortion politics as midterms loom
Trump wades deeper into abortion politics as midterms loom

By: - 0 Tue, May 22, 2018

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has long been an unlikely sweetheart for conservative and evangelical voters. Now, in the lead-up to the midterm...

Utilities board recommends charging residents for watering Colorado Springs parks
Utilities board recommends charging residents for watering Colorado Springs parks

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Tue, May 22, 2018

Colorado Springs Utilities' board voted Wednesday to recommend passing along the cost of watering city parks to residents. The City Council, which...

How does Colorado rank on per-student school spending? $12,791 behind the leader
How does Colorado rank on per-student school spending? $12,791 behind the leader

By: Mark Harden - 0 Tue, May 22, 2018

With education funding and teacher pay much in the news lately, the U.S. Census Bureau is out with a timely set of tables showing that Colorado ranks...

Opioids, vet benefits, civil rights top Hickenlooper's bill signings this week
Opioids, vet benefits, civil rights top Hickenlooper's bill signings this week

By: Marianne Goodland - 0 Tue, May 22, 2018

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has begun the last round of statewide bill signings for his time in office, with ceremonies starting on the Front Range...

Should bitcoin be allowed for Colorado campaign contributions? New rules proposed
Should bitcoin be allowed for Colorado campaign contributions? New rules proposed

By: - 0 Tue, May 22, 2018

Could Colorado be ready to accept bitcoin as a way of making donations to candidates? Secretary of State Wayne Williams is proposing rules that could...

Colorado Springs council tackles problems with executive sessions - in another executive session
Colorado Springs council tackles problems with executive sessions - in another executive session

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Tue, May 22, 2018

The Colorado Springs City Council might change how it holds executive sessions, though details weren't available because the group discussed the issue...

Monument trustees likely mired in 3-3 stalemate through summer
Monument trustees likely mired in 3-3 stalemate through summer

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Tue, May 22, 2018

MONUMENT - The Monument Board of Trustees, which abruptly canceled two meetings last week after half of its members didn't show, could be stuck in a...

Colorado Springs gains special designation in support of military spouses
Colorado Springs gains special designation in support of military spouses

By: Tony Peck - 0 Tue, May 22, 2018

Colorado Springs on Monday was named the nation's third Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Hiring Our Heroes...

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