Thursday Newscast, 11/5/15, 5:32 PM

Nov 5, 2015

Newscast for Thursday, November 5, 2015, 5:32 PM:
 

  • The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general is expanding its investigation into a toxic spill from an inactive Colorado mine to include questions about whether the agency was following its own rules when it triggered the accident. The inspector general's office says it will add more than a dozen lines of inquiry, some requested by Congress and others raised by a review by the Interior Department.
     
  • A bi-partisan committee of state lawmakers studying water issues will back three water resolutions next legislative session. The committee recently voted on proposals. Bente Birkeland has more...
     
  • State results show just over 1.2 million people voted in this year's election, which is lower than last odd-year election.  In El Paso County, about 42% of voters cast ballots.  Ten votes still separate candidates in the Manitou Springs mayoral race. The deadline for military and overseas ballots to be counted is November 12.