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Manitou Springs bird sanctuary hosts annual turkey meet-and-greet on Thanksgiving
Manitou Springs bird sanctuary hosts annual turkey meet-and-greet on Thanksgiving

By: Rachel Riley - 0 1 hr ago

The Feathered W Bird Sanctuary dates back to Thanksgiving season seven years ago, when a Black Forest woman offered Erick Wright a turkey as payment...

Trump replies ‘MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!’ to tweet about his attacks on African Americans
Trump replies ‘MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!’ to tweet about his attacks on African Americans

By: - 0 1 hr ago

President Trump kicked off Thanksgiving Day by replying to a tweet that said his latest Twitter rage is part of a racist pattern of attacking prominent...

House Republicans have a little-known plan to raise taxes on teachers by $2 billion
House Republicans have a little-known plan to raise taxes on teachers by $2 billion

By: - 0 1 hr ago

Every year, Brooke Richardson, who teaches English as a second language to mostly low-income Hispanic students in Atlanta, turns to her own pocketbook...

Popular Woodland Park woman returns to Main Street coordinator position

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Thu, Nov 23, 2017

An administrator for a Woodland Park nonprofit is back on the job after her abrupt suspension sparked frustration among those who know and like her in...

Trump credits troops, and himself, for military advances
Trump credits troops, and himself, for military advances

By: - 0 8 hr ago

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump thanked U.S. troops for their service on Thursday, assuring them "we're really winning" against...

Colorado Springs school board race too tight to call; recount to start next week
Colorado Springs school board race too tight to call; recount to start next week

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 14 hr ago

Doug Lundberg figured this year's board race in Academy School District 20 would be tight, but he didn't think it would be close enough to warrant a...

Congressman told woman he would report her to Capitol Police if she exposed his secret sex life
Congressman told woman he would report her to Capitol Police if she exposed his secret sex life

By: - 0 Yesterday

Rep. Joe Barton, who apologized Wednesday for a lewd photo of him that circulated on the Internet, told a woman to whom he had sent sexually explicit...

Manitou council OKs measure to bear-proof trash
Manitou council OKs measure to bear-proof trash

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Yesterday

Manitou Springs citizens will have to use a wildlife-proof garbage bin or keep their trash indoors till collection day, the City Council decided...

White House military personnel removed amid investigation into contacts with foreign women during Trump’s Asia trip
White House military personnel removed amid investigation into contacts with foreign women during Trump’s Asia trip

By: - 0 Yesterday

Three military personnel have been reassigned from their White House jobs amid allegations that they had improper contact with foreign women while...

FCC chairman sets out to scrap open internet access rules
FCC chairman sets out to scrap open internet access rules

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 21, 2017

MENLO PARK, Calif. — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission set out Tuesday to scrap rules around open internet access, a move that...

Colorado lawmakers to review policy on sexual harassment
Colorado lawmakers to review policy on sexual harassment

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 21, 2017

DENVER  — Colorado's highest-ranking legislators responded Tuesday to harassment complaints against lawmakers by announcing a formal review of...

Diana DeGette alleges she was sexually assaulted in an elevator by former congressman
Diana DeGette alleges she was sexually assaulted in an elevator by former congressman

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Tue, Nov 21, 2017

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette said Monday she faced unwanted sexual advances from a congressman who tried to forcibly kiss her in an elevator years ago. In...

Colorado Springs Utilities to bill households for stormwater fees
Colorado Springs Utilities to bill households for stormwater fees

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Colorado Springs Utilities will bill households for the stormwater fees that voters approved Nov. 7, the Utilities board decided at its Tuesday...

Big Tobacco's anti-smoking ads begin after decade of delay
Big Tobacco's anti-smoking ads begin after decade of delay

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 21, 2017

WASHINGTON — Decades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies return to prime-time television this weekend — but not by choice....

Judge permanently blocks Trump sanctuary cities executive order
Judge permanently blocks Trump sanctuary cities executive order

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 21, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order to cut funding from cities that limit...

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