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Thu September 15, 2011

Colo Republicans Mobilize to Fight Education Tax Hike

Former Republican Representative Victor Mitchell said Proposition 103 would be a "crushing blow to the economy," at a state capitol news conference.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Battle lines are being drawn over a ballot measure before voters this fall that would temporarily hike Colorado’s sales and income taxes to backfill millions of dollars in recent cuts to education.  A group of former and current Colorado Republican lawmakers calling itself "Save Colorado Jobs" has now formed to fight the measure.

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Thu September 15, 2011
Around the Nation

Maryland Football Uniforms Are Vibrant On Purpose

When the University of Maryland debuted the new uniforms earlier this month, a lot of people didn't like them. The school's athletic director says he intended for you to notice. Many schools create new uniforms in search of a hip image, grabbing the attention of prospective football recruits.


Thu September 15, 2011

This Phone Has No Apps But It's Made Of Gold

A Danish phone company just released a mobile phone made of pure gold. It's priced around $60,000. The target market: Russia. Reuters reports the phones have no apps, no camera and no calendar.


Thu September 15, 2011

Md. Teachers Must Promote Environmental Literacy

The start of a new school year in Maryland brings a new requirement: All schools in the state must develop plans to promote environmental literacy. The new requirement is creating some challenges for teachers. The goal is to integrate environmental concerns into science, social studies and other topics.


Thu September 15, 2011

Rate Of Homeless Female Vets Rises Near Fort Bragg

Originally published on Thu September 15, 2011 4:54 am


DAVID GREENE, host: More than 200,000 women have served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. While their numbers are small compared to their male counterparts, many women veterans are facing the same problems finding employment and affordable housing. In Fayetteville, North Carolina, home to the Army's Fort Bragg, the number of homeless female veterans is rising rapidly. Jessica Jones of North Carolina Public Radio reports that many of them are young women with children.

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