“The situation we find ourselves in is unacceptable to me, Secretary Bob McDonald, to our veterans,” Congressman Mike Coffman, R-Aurora said at a press conference at the VA construction site Dec. 17. “It’s not acceptable to the American people.”
AURORA | Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson is coming to Denver to seek an agreement on a stalled contract to build a new VA hospital in Aurora. Contractor Kiewit-Turner has indicated it is open to some sort of deal after a federal board ruled the VA had breached its contract with the company and construction […]
“We have a life we need to live,” she said. “I like both places, but when I grow up I expect to have good work and buy a house where we can stay permanently.”
“I’m afraid to tell you, the U.S. is way behind the rest of the world in terms of developing aquaculture or keeping up with production of aquaculture,” says Dr. Yonathan Zohar, chairman of the Department of Marine Biotechnology at the University of Maryland.
“The other day I went on the light rail with my partner Downtown. It cost us $16. My car gets 40 miles to the gallon. I think the prices are really a discouragement,” said Andrea Chiriboga-flor, a transit organizer with Colorado 9to5, a group that advocates on behalf of working women
“The VA is clearly not set up to manage major construction projects and it has definitely proven that.”
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is expected to be a heated topic of debate for lawmakers. During the session, they will also be getting recommendations from a task force studying how to resolve land disputes over energy development.
“There’s got to be a competent private-sector construction firm doing the work. I believe Kiewit-Turner was doing a great job … The best thing to do would be to get the details and pricing worked out and tell Kiewit to get back to work.”
“It’s going to be six months or so before airlines are seeing lower fuel costs, and at that point consumers are likely to see a fall in travel costs,” Pearce told The Associated Press.