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Colorado’s 4-star Gen. Laura Richardson returns to MSU Denver, talks career paths and new command

Last week, Army Gen. Laura Richardson stood before the fall graduation class of Metropolitan State University of Denver as one of its most distinguished alumnae, delivering the keynote address for an institution she had attended since she was a high school sophomore seeking aviation-related classes on the way to earning her pilot’s license. And while […]

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Jill Biden thanks military spouses in Colorado for their service

By Patty Nieberg, The Associated Press/Report for America First lady Jill Biden extended her gratitude to military spouses for their service on Thursday at an Army base in Colorado. Biden spoke at Fort Carson military base near Colorado Springs at an event hosted by the United Service Organization Spouse Connection ahead of Military Spouse Appreciation […]

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Colorado’s Aerospace Alley prepares for Space Command move to Alabama

By Dan Boyce, CPR News COLORADO SPRINGS — When Kathy Boe heard the news in January that President Donald Trump was moving the headquarters of U.S. Space Command from Colorado Springs to Huntsville, Alabama, she understood why Trump was making the move — even though she expected Colorado Springs to be the frontrunner in the […]

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In a first, Congress overrides Donald Trump’s veto of defense bill

By Matthew Daly, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Congress has overridden President Donald Trump’s veto of a defense policy bill, a first by lawmakers since he took office nearly four years ago. In an extraordinary New Year’s Day session, the Republican-controlled Senate easily turned aside the veto, dismissing Trump’s objections to the $740 billion bill […]

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97-year-old Colorado Springs man, one of the last surviving USS Arizona crew members, dies

COLORADO SPRINGS — One of the remaining USS Arizona crew members who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Donald Stratton passed away at his Colorado Springs home in his sleep Saturday with his family in attendance. The 97-year-old veteran had been in poor health since contracting pneumonia in October. “He was a very […]

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Their baby was taken away and placed in foster care for 164 days. It turns out, he had a bone disorder.

FOUNTAIN — When a child protection caseworker told Crystal Bryant they were taking her 5-month-old boy, the young mother dropped to her knees on the hospital floor.  “Take me,” she pleaded. “For my son to stay home, take me, I don’t care.”  She begged God and anyone listening, but “they still took him,” Bryant recalled, […]

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Pentagon approves using military bases — including one in Colorado — for coronavirus quarantines

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Saturday approved a request from the Department of Health and Human Services for the possible use of military facilities to accommodate 1,000 people who may have to be quarantined upon arrival from overseas due to a new virus. A Defense Department statement said HHS officials requested the use […]

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Grand Junction weapons company to pay $1 million for selling Army subpar grenade launchers

A Colorado weapons manufacturer has agreed to a $1 million settlement for allegedly shipping subpar grenade launchers to the U.S. Army, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday. Capco LLC supplied the Army with M320 grenade launchers between July 2016 and March 2018 even though company officials knew the launchers’ barrels did not meet specifications, U.S. […]