The Federal Budget Deficit Is Getting Bigger As Spending Grows

Congressional budget forecasters are predicting more red ink — nearly $1 trillion this year — as a result of the bipartisan spending agreement lawmakers struck this summer. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office now says the federal deficit will hit $960 billion in fiscal 2019 and average $1.2 trillion in each of the next 10 years. The CBO raised its forecast for this year's deficit by $63 billion after lawmakers agreed to boost spending on both defense and domestic programs. "The nation...

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DENVER (AP) — Business interests, associations, nonprofits and other groups spent a record $36.4 million to lobby Colorado lawmakers and government agencies this year. 

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado has announced it will close its cadet chapel for extensive renovations beginning in September. 

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Turning A (Non) Profit: How Non-Profits Benefit Our Community’ is an occasional series from 91.5 KRCC. There are thousands of non-profit organizations in El Paso county alone. Some are fairly well known, many are not. 91.5 KRCC would like to introduce you to some of the lesser known organizations, and help you discover some things you may not have known about the more familiar groups. On this occasion we visit with The Children's Literacy Center.

DENVER (AP) — A proposed federal rule could end food assistance for about 33,000 people in Colorado, including 11,000 children.

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ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A bear has attacked a human in Aspen for the third time in three months, prompting wildlife officials to plead with people to keep garbage and other edibles secure from the animals.

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Civil rights groups have filed a class action lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement for failing to treat the medical and mental health needs of detainees. Two of the plaintiffs are being held in the Mountain West. 

Looking Up: The Young And The Restless

Aug 19, 2019
Restoration by Adam Cuerden / U.S. Public Domain

This week on Looking Up we learn about a lonely star passing through our galaxy.

I’m going to talk extra fast today to tell you about an extra-fast star in the Colorado sky right now, Gamma Piscium, the second brightest star in Pisces the fish.

During World War II, the U.S. military assembled a special group of troops trained to use chemical weapons.

"The big day is still to come," says the narrator of a U.S. War Department training film. "It will be when Hitler, with his back to the wall, frantically uses gas as a last resort."

It was the worst kind of warfare imaginable in the years before the atomic bomb.

Since the Great Recession, personal income and jobs have grown across the country and throughout our region. But that growth is uneven.

Lisa Macintosh Photography

Singer, songwriter, and musician Amy Helm brings her soulful, alt-folk/rock artistry to The Ivywild School on Friday, August 30 at 7:30 p.m.

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