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U.S. Space Command headquarters selection process was flawed, GAO report says

By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press The U.S. Air Force abruptly changed its procedures to select a permanent headquarters for the U.S. Space Command during the election year of 2020, which led to it choosing heavily Republican Alabama over Democrat-dominated Colorado after a White House meeting, according to a report from the General Accounting Office […]

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Trump administration passes up Colorado, will move U.S. Space Command to Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The U.S. Air Force is expected to announce Huntsville, Alabama, as the location for the U.S. Space Command headquarters, a blow to Colorado leaders who have been angling for years for the state to be Space Command’s permanent home. The decision immediately prompted accusations from Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, and Colorado […]

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Agricultural water contaminated with “forever chemicals” could taint produce, Colorado study finds

Lettuce and other produce could soak up dangerous concentrations of the banned firefighting chemical PFAS tainting agricultural irrigation, even in areas where drinking water is already filtered for the substance, according to a new modeling study led by the Colorado School of Mines. The study proves the possibility, but does not claim real-world tests on […]

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General: U.S. faces “Sputnik moment” in space race as Space Command is re-launched in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS — The U.S. has reached a new “Sputnik moment” in which the military must act to keep the nation’s competitive advantage in space against adversaries such as Russia, China, and to a lesser extent, Iran and North Korea, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday. Gen. Joseph Dunford made his […]

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$8 million military construction project at Colorado Springs base shifted to pay for border wall

Construction at a military base in Colorado Springs is being deferred as part of budget shifts to pay for President Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. That comes after assurances from the White House to Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner that no Colorado bases would be affected for the 2019 fiscal year.  U.S. Sen. […]

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Space Command’s initial home will be in Colorado Springs, congressman says

COLORADO SPRINGS — A Colorado congressman says the initial headquarters for the Pentagon’s new Space Command will be in his home state. Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn said Wednesday the command will officially start operations at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs next month. Lamborn says he hopes the Pentagon will chose Peterson for […]