Democratic Senator Mark Udall introduced an amendment today that he says could create as many as 100,000 jobs. The goal is to increase how much credit unions can lend in Colorado—and nationwide.
Right now credit unions can only lend about 12 percent of their total assets. But Senator Udall thinks that number should be just above 27 percent. That’s because small businesses have struggled in recent years to gain access to capital despite a $30 billion dollar infusion of cash from the federal government to banks to help increase loans.
Backers of a fundraising effort to renovate the state capitol dome hope promotion from a Denver TV station will give the sluggish campaign a much need boost.
The “Share in the Care” campaign will benefit from $500 thousand worth of advertising from KUSA-TV over the next two years. Colorado Preservation Inc. Executive Director James Hare says that’s vital to the financial success of the $12-million dollar project and his agency’s goal of raising $4-million dollars by June.
A CIA security contractor jailed in Pakistan was acquitted Wednesday of the January shooting deaths of two Pakistani men in Lahore, in a case that has seriously tested U.S.-Pakistani relations.
The dramatic incident came to a close when the families of the deceased pardoned Raymond Davis in court. In exchange, an attorney for the relatives says they received more than $2 million in compensation.
Davis has since left the country. But the controversy over the killings is far from settled.
NPR's Rob Gifford left Sendai near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan and headed north. He drove for two hours and ended up at a hill in the town of Rikuzen Takata.
It was snowing and the birds were singing. It all seemed so normal.
But a half mile away, at the bottom of the hill, the scene was of utter devastation: back hoes were clearing a path; debris covered the streets: there was a kitchen sink, clothes, blankets, things that used to be part of somebody's home.
As Tim Nilsen steps into one of his barns outside Sacramento, Calif., hundreds of turkeys snap to attention.
Turkeys are the name of the game at Nilsen Farms. But his property is also serving up something else — solar energy for about 750 homes in the community.
That's because the property is also home to an 8-acre solar array — a field of shiny black panels. A lot of customers want solar, but for one reason or another, they would rather not have panels on their house, says Jim Burke, a program manager for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.