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Pilot of Kobe Bryant helicopter tried to avoid heavy fog

CALABASAS, Calif. – The bodies of Kobe Bryant and three other people killed when a helicopter smashed into a foggy Los Angeles-hillside have been identified, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Kobe Bryant’s helicopter tried to climb to avoid clouds before crash

CALABASAS, Calif. – The pilot of the helicopter that crashed near Los Angeles, killing former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and eight others, told air traffic controllers in his last radio message that...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Kings coach Luke Walton says sex assault claim lacks facts

LOS ANGELES – Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton says sexual assault allegations against him are not backed up by facts and are designed to attract media attention. Walton made his comments in a...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

D.C. intern brings Capitol to Durango

WASHINGTON – I can spot U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton from 50 paces, judging solely by the length of his stride. I’m able to pick Sen. Mark Udall’s voice out of a din, and I can quote some of Sen. Michael...

DATE: May 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

2014 elections: Who’s in, who’s on the fence

WASHINGTON – The 2014 elections could be a turn in the tide for struggling Colorado Republicans. But so far, it is shaping up to be more of the same – a big blue wave. A year and a half from now,...

DATE: May 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Main Avenue hoping for benefits from fairness act

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers and local businessmen use similar terms when describing the Marketplace Fairness Act: “leveling the playing field,” “brick-and-mortar businesses” and “Main Street.” Except...

DATE: May 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet, Udall to speak at commencements

WASHINGTON – Sens. Michael Bennet and Mark Udall will give commencement addresses at law schools in Colorado in the coming weeks, talking to students they consider to be the next generation of...

DATE: May 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Udall, Obama team up on links

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mark Udall hit the links Monday with President Barack Obama and two Republican senators.This marked the first time Udall has golfed with the president.“Sen. Udall welcomed the...

DATE: May 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are more air tankers in the future for Forest Service?

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Forest Service plans to award more than $158 million in five-year contracts for new firefighting air tankers soon, according to an agency official.The seven “next generation”...

DATE: May 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Delegation seeks farm bill passage

WASHINGTON – Six members of the Colorado congressional delegation sent a letter to the House and Senate agriculture committees Wednesday expressing their support for a farm bill this year.The 2008...

DATE: May 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers reintroduce tuition-waiver measure

WASHINGTON – Despite the efforts of lobbyists and lawmakers, Fort Lewis College is only slightly closer to getting federal assistance for its Native American tuition waiver. But the waiver’s...

DATE: April 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Quickly moving bill may speed air travel

WASHINGTON – When U.S. Sen. Mark Udall flies home to Colorado next week, he could experience the same air-travel delays Americans across the country have struggled with recently. The delays are a...

DATE: April 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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