A FLASH FLOOD WATCH remains in effect for all of southern Colorado throughout our evening and overnight on Tuesday. Storms will continue to be an issue, capable of producing heavy rain with very slow movement. Storms look to mainly favor north and east of areas like Colorado Springs and the Waldo Canyon area, but storms cannot be ruled out still in this area. The 11 Breaking Weather team will be monitoring conditions closely. This Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through 6pm Wednesday, where another day of thunderstorms is possible. Head to the KKTV 11 Weather Tab for more information on the forecast for Wednesday and beyond.
Democrats are calling a failed Republican attempt to tie an estate-tax cut to a minimum wage increase "political blackmail."
Speaking in the Democrats' weekly radio address, Colorado Senator Ken Salazar says "Working Americans deserve a raise, but congressional Republicans keep giving them political tricks."
On Thursday, the Senate rejected legislation that would have cut estate taxes and raised the hourly minimum wage to seven dollars and 25 cents from five dollars and 15 cents. It would have been the first federal minimum wage increase in nearly a decade.