On Verge Of Impeachment Vote, First-Term, Moderate Democrats Weigh A Political Risk

Last month, Democratic freshman Rep. Elaine Luria of Virginia took a giant, political risk. The veteran Navy commander released a dramatic, 2-minute video declaring her support for the formal House impeachment inquiry. The move expanded the Republican target on her back, as the GOP vies to take back the seat she flipped to Democrats last year. Now, she has taken another risk, confirming she will vote yes to impeach President Trump next week. "I have always said this was not a political...

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A group of retired top officials from the Bureau of Land Management is in Washington, D.C., this week criticizing the agency’s planned relocation out West.

  • Killer Keyz Dueling Pianos will host a night of humor, music and entertainment as professional piano players, Kirk and Rich duel it out on The Gold Room stage tonight at 8 p.m.
  • Thru January 12th, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College will present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music.”
  • Out Loud, the Colorado Springs Men's Chorus, will pay tribute to the many Jewish composers and artists who have added so much to the celebration of Christmas this Friday and Saturday at the First Congregational Church.
  • More information on these and many other events can be found online at peakradar.com
  • The Peak Radar Minute is made possible by the Tiemens Foundation.

Updated at 11:38 p.m. ET

Planned votes on two articles of impeachment against President Trump were delayed late Thursday night by Rep. Jerry Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. He asked members to consider how they want to vote and to reconvene at 10 a.m. Friday.

Ranking minority member Rep. Doug Collins and others protested that Nadler had upset the committee's plans without consulting them.

The Judiciary Committee had sparred for more than 12 hours Thursday ahead of expected votes.

Department of Defense image by the Space and Missile Systems Center courtesy of the 50th Space Wing.

The House’s newly passed defense bill will establish a new armed services branch, the United States Space Force, which will be headquartered in Colorado Springs.

Updated at 8:50 p.m. ET

House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Trump on Tuesday morning, charging him with abuse of power in the Ukraine affair and obstruction of Congress.

Read the articles of impeachment here.

Colorado Springs Police Department

The man accused of shooting and killing three people at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic in 2015 was indicted by a federal jury Monday. 

Looking Up: It's A Wonderful Light

Dec 9, 2019
JV Noriega / earthsky.org

This week on Looking Up Hal informs us about a beautiful cosmic conjunction in our evening sky.

There are things in our Colorado night sky that are really interesting, and there are things that are really beautiful to look at, and there are some things that are both. For the next few days, we get both!

One day last June, Susannah Roberts and her boyfriend, Reilly Davis, drove out to Leazenby Lake, just outside of Laramie, Wyoming. They had their black lab Teton with them, and they fished in the clear water.

The federal government is now taking comments on alternatives to a project in western Colorado notorious for causing earthquakes. 

The Bureau of Reclamation is looking for replacements for the Paradox Valley Unit, located in a remote part of western Colorado’s Montrose County. The agency released a draft environmental impact statement for those replacements Friday. 

Invasive animals are posing a major threat to national parks throughout the country, according to a new paper published in the journal Biological Invasions.

Ashley Dayer, the study’s lead author, says her team received data from 81% of national parks and found there are more than 300 invasive animal species across the National Park Service system.


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