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5:28am

Thu April 26, 2012
Politics

Senate Initially Approves Civil Unions Measure

The state Senate had a lengthy and at times emotional debate on a bill to allow civil unions in Colorado. It's the second year in a row the Senate has taken up the measure. It still needs a final vote before it can move to the House, and this year the discussion showed more division among Republicans.

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5:15am

Thu April 26, 2012
Business

Boulder-area Airports Seek to Improve Safety

The skies over Boulder and Broomfield have been quite crowded lately with airplanes, gliders and hot air balloons flying overhead. But, a recent mid-air collision has area pilots and airport managers in Boulder County working to improve safety.

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6:27pm

Wed April 25, 2012
Government

U.S. Senate Passes Postal Service Reform Bill 62 to 39

Aranami / Creative Commons

The U.S. Senate passed a bill today aimed at saving the U.S. Postal Service. The legislation would make it harder to eliminate Saturday mail delivery and close thousands of low-revenue post offices already targeted by the USPS.

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2:39pm

Wed April 25, 2012
Wildfires

Jefferson County Unveils New Evacuation Plans

Smoke billows as the Lower North Fork Fire rages near Conifer

On the heels of the Lower North Fork Fire which claimed the lives of three people, Jefferson County officials have unveiled a new set of evacuation plans for unincorporated parts of the county. 

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10:50am

Wed April 25, 2012
Transportation

RTD Abandons Request For Sales Tax Increase [Updated]

The RTD Board of Governors vote puts a hybrid/BRT option on hold for the Northwest Corridor
Jim Hill KUNC

The Regional Transportation District Board of Governors voted Tuesday night not to ask for a .04% sales tax increase this November to fund FasTracks, effectively ending movement on a hybrid “rail/bus rapid transit” expansion of the system from Denver to Longmont.

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