State Senator Dave Schultheis (R) of Colorado Springs is proposing a religious bill of rights for public schools…Area travelers will soon be able to fly direct from Colorado Springs to Washington D.C., according to the Gazette…The number of background checks for firearms were up last year…and, researchers plan to launch an acoustic counter-attack against bark beetles.

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