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  • QND graduate wins national recognition for architecture
    Posted in In the News on March 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, K-12 Education

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Quincy native Korey White has found her passion in advocating for inclusiveness in a predominantly-male field. A 2007 Quincy Notre Dame graduate, White, 29, is an architect with Stantec in Arlington, Va. She recently received the American Institute of Architects' 2018 Young Architect Award -- a national designation given to architects with 10 or fewer years in the field -- in large part due to her advocacy work. White was one of 18 architects across the country to receive the a... Read more

  • Northern Colorado leaders keep pushing for action on train horn noise
    Posted in In the News on March 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    For Fort Collins, Loveland and other Northern Colorado residents, train horn noise is an issue they've discussed for years but one that hasn't gone away. When local elected officials met with Congressman Jared Polis, D-Colo., at the end of February about infrastructure, they brought it up again. And now that the Federal Railroad Administration has a new representative, Ronald Batory, national elected leaders are urging Batory to update the "Train Horn Rule." Train horns not only create a nuisanc... Read more

  • Opposition to proposed 1,000-person homeless housing project in Lakewood mounts
    Posted in In the News on March 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    A 500- to 600-unit homeless housing project proposed for a piece of federal land in Lakewood — in what would be the largest community of its kind in Colorado — is under increasing fire, with residents taking to social media to denounce it and city officials meeting this week with federal lawmakers in Washington to vent frustration with the plan. The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless has laid out a two-phase approach to housing up to 1,000 people on the 59-acre site next to the Federal Center t... Read more

  • A new focus on exploration worries space technology advocates
    Posted in In the News on March 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    NASA’s space technology program has long struggled to find its place within the agency. While the idea of investing in new technologies to enable the agency’s wide range of missions has its logic, that program has often been irresistible to appropriators looking to find a little extra funding for other programs. Throughout the previous administration the space technology program typically received a little less than requested, and often with some of that funding directed for specific programs. N... Read more

  • HOUSE COMMITTEE STILL WANTS MARS IN 2033, WORRIES ABOUT SPACE TECHNOLOGY AT NASA
    Posted in In the News on March 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    Members of the House subcommittee that oversees NASA continued their advocacy for sending humans to Mars in 2033 as the Trump Administration interjects a return to the lunar surface in NASA’s future exploration plans. Several also expressed concern about the proposal to abolish NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) and combine it with another part of the agency that focuses on development and operations. Former NASA Chief Technologist Bobby Braun, now the Dean of Engineering at the ... Read more

  • House members question balance of NASA programs in 2019 budget proposal
    Posted in In the News on March 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    WASHINGTON — Members of the House space subcommittee raised concerns about elements of NASA’s fiscal year 2019 budget proposal during a March 7 hearing, from the cancellation of a space telescope to restructuring of the agency’s technology programs. At the hearing by the space subcommittee of the House Science Committee, NASA Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot defended the budget proposal released last month, arguing that it supports human spaceflight efforts as well as science and aeronautic... Read more

  • Cutting NASA Science Missions 'Can Set a Dangerous Precedent,' Congressman Warns
    Posted in In the News on March 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    While the Trump administration's budget proposal for fiscal year 2019 supports the long-term goal of sending humans to the moon and Mars, some members of Congress fear that the proposed shift for NASA's priorities could leave the agency's science missions in the dust. During a hearing on Capitol Hill today (March 7), several members of the House Space Subcommittee expressed concern over the budget proposal's request to cancel six upcoming missions from NASA's Astrophysics and Earth Science progr... Read more

  • Congressmen criticize stalled NASA administrator nomination
    Posted in In the News on March 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    WASHINGTON — Several members of the House Science Committee used a hearing on NASA’s latest budget proposal March 7 to criticize the Senate for not acting on the nomination of one of their colleagues to lead the agency. Testifying before the House space subcommittee on NASA’s fiscal year 2019 budget proposal was Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot, who has led the agency on an interim basis for more than 13 months. That is the longest NASA has been led by an acting administrator in the agency’... Read more

  • Conservation Colorado fundraising off Sen. Cory Gardner’s report card
    Posted in In the News on March 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner is doing some good for Conservation Colorado, but perhaps not in the way he would like. The state’s largest environment organization sent out a fundraising e-mail Wednesday with the Republican from Yuma as its centerpiece. Here’s what the pitch from deputy director Jessica Goad said, in part: "Wow. We knew Senator Cory Gardner was bad on environmental and public health issues, but after looking at his entire voting record from 2017 now we know that he actually couldn’t be ... Read more

  • Trump Plans to Ban Bump Stocks by Administrative Fiat
    Posted in In the News on February 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Violence Prevention

    Today President Trump said he plans to prohibit bump stocks by executive order, notwithstanding the lack of legal authority to impose such an administrative ban. "We can do that with an executive order," Trump told Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas). "I'm going to write the bump stock, essentially, write it out. So you won't have to worry about bump stock[s]. Shortly that will be gone." Trump's determination to ban bump stocks by administrative fiat is a blatantly political attack on the rule of law tha... Read more

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