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Carol McGraw

Education Reporter

  • After losing 'life story,' Colorado Springs woman helps others explore sense of home

    Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    After Susan McConnell's home burned to the ground during the Waldo Canyon fire, she did not want to rebuild. So she opted to move away from Mountain Shadows to a bungalow near downtown. The new place was emotionally disorienting. The home and old neighborhood had been where her kids...

  • List: Top Halloween costumes for your pet

    Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    Horrors! If anything is scary about Halloween, it is this: Consumers spend more than $330 million dollars on costumes -for their pets. That's more than one-quarter the amount spent on costumes for their real children, according to the National Retail Federation. But you have to...

  • Patriarch of Pikes Peak region auto dealerships dies at 92

    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    When Owen Faricy was a kid, he sold lettuce in his grandfather's grocery store, sometimes enthusiastically taking it to the streets. Those early years of salesmanship were just the beginning. When he died Sept. 13 at age 92, he was one of the best-known auto dealers in the state. He...

  • Past elections a favorable trend for House District 18 incumbent

    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    If the past two elections for representative of state House District 18 are indicators, the challenger may have an uphill battle this year. Pete Lee, a Democrat, won the job by nearly 10 percentage points in 2010, and he retained the seat in 2012 with a 12-point victory. But Michael...

  • Historic day for same-sex marriage couples in El Paso County

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    It was 11:40 a.m. Tuesday when Toni Morrison got the text message: "Let's elope on our lunch break." Toni flew across town from the dental office she manages to the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office where her intended, Katy Morrison, was waiting. "I didn't even have time...

  • Education, economy are hot topics in state Senate campaigns

    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    One major question surrounds the Colorado Senate District 11 race this fall: Can Bernie Herpin, a Republican, hold onto the position that he won in a historic gun control related recall last year? The race is getting a lot of attention, not only because the recall battle was...

  • Pumpkin for pups? 5 reasons to give it a try

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Don't throw away that Halloween pumpkin this year. Use it fix a tasty treat for your dog. Yes, pumpkin is good for Fido. There's even pumpkin digestive supplements, according to Vetscience, a company that makes Fruitables dog treats that sound good enough for all of us to snack...

  • Here's why Jeffco-like school protests probably won't happen in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    It hasn't happened here. And it probably won't. That's what some educators and students are saying about the extended walkouts by Jefferson County students and sick-outs by their teachers. The issues - teachers upset about pay and evaluations, and students worried about potential...

  • Two polls show support for legal marijuana waning in Colorado, nationally

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    It might be characterized as a couple of "I told you so" victories for those who oppose the legalization of marijuana. Two recent polls show that support of legalized marijuana have waned, and that there is unhappiness in the way regulations are handled by the state. A Suffolk...

  • Centennial students turn field trip into song

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    What do you get when you mix grass, mud, sand, water, history and a lot of enthusiasm? For students at Centennial Elementary School, it was a chance to be songwriters and recording stars for a National Park Service project. In August, they visited Bent's Old Fort, a national...