Andrea ChalfinAndrea Chalfin
Andrea Chalfin

Andrea came to KRCC in 2008 by way of Missouri. She’s responsible for KRCC’s overall news presence, and oversees a cadre of staff, freelancers, and students.  Her award-winning work has been heard on NPR, The World (PRI), and the BBC. The Ohio native loves music and media, food, and the open road; it’s also not uncommon to see her taking a walk through downtown Colorado Springs.  Follow Andrea on Twitter @AndreaChalfin or send an email to achalfin@krcc.org Have a press release? Please email news@krcc.org.

  • Today marks the beginning of the “Citizen Report,” a collaborative effort between the Colorado Springs Gazette and KRCC. Drawing from submissions to the YourHub pages at ColoradoSprings.com, citizen journalists now have the opportunity to share their work over the air in addition to appearing in print.
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  • Today marked the opening day of the state’s 67th General Assembly. It was a historic day for Colorado. For the first time ever, two African Americans now hold the top leadership spots in both legislative chambers. Bente Birkeland reports from Denver.
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  • Democrats at the state capital say Colorado will need to increase fees to help pay for the state’s ailing roads and bridges. Democratic lawmakers are working with Republicans on a transportation package, but as Bente Birkeland reports, Republicans say they’re wary of more fees.
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  • Colorado’s 67th legislative session begins today. Lawmakers are expected to grapple with a projected 600 million dollar budget shortfall and cuts to key programs. Bente Birkeland sat down with the next Speaker of the House to talk about his priorities for the legislative session and his new role.
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  • One hundred lawmakers will arrive at the state capitol tomorrow for the first day of Colorado’s 67th General Assembly. Legislators will spend the next four months hammering out new laws and grappling with a projected budget shortfall. Rocky Mountain Community Radio’s Bente Birkeland talks about the upcoming session with fellow statehouse reporters.
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  • Even with no political experience, Colorado’s next U.S. Senator pledges to be an innovative thinker and a problem solver who brings people together. Bente Birkeland reports from Denver.
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  • Governor Bill Ritter is expected to appoint Michael Bennet to fill Colorado’s open U.S. senate seat. Bennet is the Superintendent of Denver Public Schools and Ritter will make the announcement on Saturday. Bente Birkeland reports from Denver.
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  • As part of a series talking to lawmakers to preview the upcoming legislative session, Statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland talked to a Republican House member about what he hopes to accomplish during the session.
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  • Emergency crews rushed to portions of southwest Colorado Springs this afternoon after a fire broke out in an area of grass and heavy scrub oak near the Broadmoor Bluffs-Cheyenne Mountain region.
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