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Politicos, throngs of supporters, some naysayers at #KeepCarsonStrong in Colorado Springs

"This is not about removing dollars from our pockets, it is about removing members of our families."

Statetap: Affordable Care hack

CU Boulder is the newest large employer in the country to cut workers' hours to skirt the Affordable Care Act requirement to provide health insurance to part-time employees.

As Woman Takes Top Job, Sex Assaults Still Plague Air Force...

A decade after a rape scandal rattled the Air Force Academy, reports of sexual assaults involving cadets are surging, according to Colorado Springs’ rape crisis center.

Udall-Giffords Security Act would bolster military drive to go green

Colorado U.S. Senator Mark Udall Wednesday unveiled an updated version of the Energy Security Act he worked with Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to introduce last year. The bill aims to boost increasing military efforts to move away from dependence on fossil fuels.

Lamborn touts vote to spend $690 billion on military this year

Just as Republican lawmakers promote their plan to slash federal spending by turning Medicare into a new-style voucher program, come the eye-popping numbers tied to the National Defense Authorization Act. Colorado Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn, who has praised the proposed Medicare cuts and led the charge to slash federal funding for popular programs like public broadcasting this year as necessary belt-tightening, is celebrating his vote to spend $690 billion on the military next year.

Udall wants change to military culture that ‘stigmatizes’ mental health care

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall vowed Thursday to "hold to his commitment" to make sure soldiers receive the best mental health treatment available after...

Udall grills Army Sec. nominee on Fort Carson killings, Piñon Canyon

The nominee to become secretary of the Army promised Colorado Sen. Mark Udall on Thursday he would read a two-part series published this week by the Colorado Springs Gazette examining a string of killings committed by soldiers from a Fort Carson unit. U.S. Rep. John McHugh, a New York Republican, said he had only learned about the articles yesterday, so he didn't directly address questions raised by senators about the Gazette's disturbing revelations during his confirmation hearings before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

News Nuggets: 27 July 2009

Dug up fresh, daily. MUST READ: The Gazette unfurls a gripping two-part series examining a rash of murders — and other crimes — committed by...

Colorado’s major stimulus dividends to come

In a story on Obama's first 100 days, Market Watch quotes Colorado pollster Floyd Ciruli, who says Obama's high marks are "mostly for effort so far." "There's no sense in Colorado that there's economic payoff." But a quick scan of the Web today suggest it's only a matter of time before Colorado begins to feel the effects of the attention the Obama Administration has been lavishing on the state.
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