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1:58pm

Tue April 24, 2012
Government

Senate Debates Bennet Amendment, 37 Others Aimed at Reform of U.S. Postal Service [Updated]

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UPDATE 4:14 p.m.: The U.S. Senate has adopted the amendment co-sponsored by Democratic Senator Michael Bennet that would put a moratorium on the closing or consolidation of postal facilities until after the 2012 election in Colorado. Debate will resume at 2:30 EST Wednesday.

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5:23am

Tue April 24, 2012
Politics

Immigrant Tuition Bill Clears First Hurdle in Republican House

The Republican controlled house education committee has passed a bill to let illegal immigrants who graduate from Colorado high schools pay less than out of state tuition. The controversial bill survived because one Republican lawmaker who’d previously voted against it, now supports the concept.

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5:00am

Tue April 24, 2012
Politics

President Obama to Talk Student Loans on Boulder Campus

Fourth year CU-Boulder student Brittny Hernandez fears the worst if interest rates on her federal student loan double.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

President Obama will speak at the University of Colorado in Boulder tonight; part of a three-state swing that also includes stops later this morning at the University of North Carolina and tomorrow at the University of Iowa. 

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4:32pm

Mon April 23, 2012
Wildfires

Training Day For MAFFS C-130's At Peterson AFB

Miltary C-130H Hercules planes have been modified and deployed to aid in fire fighting operations thanks to the MAFFS system
Jim Hill KUNC

Across the country, forecasts call for a long and dry fire season. Currently, only 11 civilian firefighting air tankers are in service with the US Forest Sevice, and those are nearing the end of their usable life. However, small groups of specially modified Air Force C-130’s are on standby and ready to deploy as needed across the country.

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2:57pm

Mon April 23, 2012
Environment

Nonprofit Launches Unusual Project to Combat Drought

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Facing potential drought and lower-than-average river flows this summer, one Colorado nonprofit is launching a program it hopes will make a difference.

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