Colorado Springs city officials released their final After Action Report on last year’s devastating Waldo Canyon Fire this morning. KRCC’s Andrea Chalfin has more.

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A bi-partisan bill to create a legal limit for driving while high initially passed the House today. Supporters say it’s especially important now that Colorado has legalized the recreational use of marijuana. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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The story of wildfire doesn’t end after the flames are gone. Wide ranging effects are ongoing such as the the possibility of flooding, victims’ recovery efforts, changes to building codes and more.

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Governor John Hickenlooper signed a trio of gun control bills yesterday, just hours after news broke that Colorado’s top corrections officer had been gunned down in his home. While the moment was overshadowed by the news of Tom Clements’ death, gun rights groups say they will use the gun legislation as part of a [...]

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Governor John Hickenlooper signed three key gun control bills into law today. The most controversial would ban high capacity magazines to just 15 rounds. Another bill requires universal background checks for all gun purchases. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Despite fierce winds in and around Fort Collins, fire crews continue to make progress battling the Galena Fire in the foothills northwest of town.

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It was standing room only last night as El Paso County residents attended a town-hall style meeting with county officials on pending gun legislation. As KRCC’s Hannah Sohl reports, El Paso County officials are coming out strong against more gun regulations.

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One of the most controversial Democratic gun bills at the statehouse is heading to the Governor for his signature. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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A bill to allow civil unions in Colorado could be headed to the Governor’s desk by the end of the week…Colorado Springs police and firefighters would get a raise, but the whole workforce would have to shoulder more healthcare costs. Those are among the proposals Mayor Steve Bach’s administration presented to City Council…The nearly 500-mile Colorado Trail is adding a new section expected to be ready for hiking this summer.

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Universal background checks for all gun purchases, and a ban on high capacity magazines are among the five Democratic backed gun bills clearing the state senate after a vigorous debate yesterday. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Universal background checks for all gun purchases, and a ban on high capacity magazines are among the five Democratic backed gun bills clearing the state senate after a vigorous debate yesterday…Amidst possible gun legislation at the statehouse and in Washington, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa and County Commissioner Peggy Littleton have scheduled a public town hall-style meeting Thursday…A teacher from Center High School in rural Southern Colorado has been awarded a prestigious national teaching award for science and technology.

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Colorado Springs police and firefighters would get a raise, but the whole workforce would have to shoulder more healthcare costs. Those are among the proposals Mayor Steve Bach’s administration presented today to City Council. KRCC’s Liz Ruskin reports.

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The full state senate is set to debate seven Democratic backed gun bills today. All the measures are controversial but some of the most contentious proposals have opposition even from Democrats. As Bente Birkeland reports, passage could come down to a single vote.

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The gun debate was front and center at the state capitol yesterday as proposals already approved in the House made their way to Senate committees. It was a marathon day of testimony that also included debate on three new Democratic backed bills. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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A new report says emergency notification systems failed to reach all residents during the Waldo Canyon Fire. KRCC’s Martha Perez-Sanz has more.

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A controversial bill that could hold sellers and manufacturers of assault weapons liable in shootings will be introduced in the state senate today. It’s part of a package of Democratic gun proposals, but supporters acknowledge the measure faces an uphill battle. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Colorado Springs’ City Council gave initial approval today to a new water ordinance aimed at getting consumers to save 5.8 billion gallons this year. As KRCC’s Liz Ruskin reports, the proposal contains a variety of tools to get through what is projected to be a tough drought year….Council also approved Mayor Bach’s proposal allowing city employees to bring guns to work if they have a concealed-carry permit.

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A measure to set a legal limit for driving while high gets its first hearing at the capitol today. Similar bills failed in the past, but lawmakers say the issue is even more urgent now that voters have legalized recreational marijuana. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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A controversial package of Democratic gun control bills cleared the state house today, and now head to the state senate. As Bente Birkeland reports, the bills still face strong opposition from Republicans and some Democrats.

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State lawmakers are scheduled to debate four Democratic gun control bills this afternoon and expect to go late into the night. As Bente Birkeland reports, the measures are moving quickly through the statehouse but face strong Republican opposition.

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Democratic leaders at the statehouse hope to introduce bills dealing with the impacts of hydraulic fracturing by the end of the month. This comes as Governor John Hickenlooper is touting Colorado’s current regulations on fracking as a national model. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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As the days get warmer, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding citizens to keep pets and farm animals up-to-date on rabies vaccinations. As KRCC’s Martha Perez-Sanz reports, now is the time skunks start to emerge.

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Guns were once again the focus at the Colorado statehouse today. A Democratic proposal to ban concealed-carry weapons on college campuses got its first hearing in the house education committee. It highlights the longer battle that will take place this session on gun laws. Bente Birkeland reports from the capitol.

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