Senate GOP Leaders Push Off Health Care Vote Until After July 4th

Updated 3:30 p.m. ET With their health care bill facing a perilous path, Senate Republican leaders have decided to push off a vote until after Congress returns from next week's July Fourth recess, GOP aides confirm to NPR's Susan Davis. "We're still working toward getting at least 50 people in a comfortable place," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday at a press conference on Capitol Hill. Despite the delay, McConnell confirmed that Republican senators were heading to the White...

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Looking Up: M98... Coming Soon To A Galaxy Near you

Jun 19, 2017
R. Brent Tully (U. Hawaii) et al., SDvision, DP, CEA/Saclay / nasa.gov

This week on Looking Up we continue our trek through the Virgo Super Cluster of Galaxies. 

So far in June we’ve talked about a couple of very interesting galaxies visible in the southern Colorado skies. Let’s keep up the trend this week and explore the very pretty, very faint, and very strange galaxy known as Messier object number 98.   

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It's been slightly more than a month since Dr. Venkat Reddy officially took over the top spot at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, but he's no stranger to the school.  He's spent 25 years there, starting as a finance faculty member, serving as Dean of the Business School, and shepherding online education for the University.  

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Memorial Park, the Pikes Peak Celtic Festival returns with international bands and performance groups, combined with great food, music, and dancing for a weekend filled with authentic Celtic culture & entertainment.

 

On Saturday from 1-7PM, the Western Museum of Mining & Industry will host the 1st Annual All Colorado Festival, where attendees will have the opportunity to sample the finest of Colorado spirits, beer, and wine. The event will also include food vendors and live local country music.

 

The Trails and Open Space Coalition will host the 23rd annual Starlight Spectacular--Colorado Springs’ largest and oldest community bicycle ride—this Saturday starting at 9PM at the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center. This year’s theme is superheroes. 

Go to peakradar.com for event details, tickets and more upcoming events.

 

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee in an open hearing on Tuesday. Senators will likely ask about his recusal from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and what if anything he knew about President Trump reportedly asking former FBI Director James Comey to ease off the inquiry into onetime national security adviser Michael Flynn. 

91.5 KRCC Extends, Improves Coverage in Woodland Park

Jun 12, 2017

91.5 KRCC is extending and improving its coverage northwestward with a newly acquired 100-watt transmitter located in Woodland Park.

The new transmitter, which will be operating at the frequency 89.5 FM, will carry 91.5 KRCC programming by July 5. The Woodland Park transmitter will improve signal coverage, allowing for continuous coverage as motorists wind their way from Colorado Springs to Lake George, Hartsel, and beyond.

Looking Up: Very, Very Spinteresting

Jun 12, 2017
& Copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo / nasa.gov

This week on Looking Up we learn about the “Dark Galaxy VIRGOHI21", located in the constellation Coma Berenices. 

There is something very strange in the Southern Colorado sky right now – the very odd Coma Pinwheel galaxy. Located in the constellation Coma Berenices, this galaxy is a face-on spiral, but it’s a weird one. 

Just over a week away from the formal start of Brexit negotiations, British Prime Minister Theresa May is scrambling to cobble together a new government in Westminster — and to maintain her own position in 10 Downing Street.

Republicans in both the House and the Senate are considering big cuts to Medicaid. But those cuts endanger addiction treatment, which many people receive through the government health insurance program.

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A ceremonial groundbreaking in downtown Colorado Springs Friday marked the start of construction on a new museum dedicated to U.S. Olympic history and ideals. 

Bente Birkeland / Capitol Coverage

Colorado is ramping up efforts to try and prevent marijuana from being diverted to the black market. Governor John Hickenlooper signed two bi-partisan bills into law Thursday. 

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