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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A teacher from Center High School in rural Southern Colorado has been awarded a prestigious National teaching award for science and technology. KRCC’s Hannah Sohl reports.

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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has announced a deal that will permanently protect nearly 170,000 acres of land in southern Colorado’s San Luis Valley. Dubbed the Sangre de Christo Conservation Area, the new national wildlife refuge is in part on a large private ranch.

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A jobs proposal from Democrats that would give state bidding preferences to companies that hire Colorado workers has cleared the Senate, but appears headed to certain death in the Republican-controlled House…

Attorney General John Suthers says Colorado is joining a multistate lawsuit against electronic book publishers and Apple…

The Bureau of Land Management’s San […]

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Who could resist the intrigue of a novel about a young idealistic lefty learning the messy lessons of life during the 1960s against the backdrop of the civil rights movement and the San Luis Valley, especially when the book is illustrated by none other than Colorado Springs’ own ultra-conservative political cartoonist […]

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June 27, 2017 | NPR · An order that initially covered Iraqi nationals with criminal convictions in the Detroit area now applies to the U.S. The judge said they could face “grave consequences” if returned to Iraq.
 

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