Monday Newscast, 9/25/17, 5:32pm

Sep 25, 2017

Newscast for Monday, September 25, 2017, 5:32pm:

  • School Districts across the state, including Colorado Springs, are hopeful voters will agree to provide millions of dollars in funding this November. KUNC economy reporter Jackie Fortier has more...
     
  • More than two years after landslides destroyed 27 Colorado Springs homes, the city is preparing to buy those properties using $5.94 million from a federal disaster declaration. The city has issued a request for proposals to conduct "forensic engineering," using civil and structural engineers to review how the houses and land were damaged and to what extent. Bids are due in mid-October.  Once a firm is selected and does the work, city officials will reorder the priority list of which homeowners get bought out first.
     
  • Colorado's Republican party has voted down an attempt by some of its members to cancel the 2018 primary in order to block unaffiliated voter participation. Colorado voters last year approved changes that allowed the state's 1.4 million unaffiliated voters to cast ballots in either the Democratic or Republican primary. Unaffiliated voters make up the bulk of voters in Colorado. The state's two major parties have about 1 million voters each.