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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • Lamborn, Rayburn enter home stretch in congressional primary

    Updated: Sun, Jun 15, 2014

    The fight for the 5th Congressional District primary has been a tough one and it will culminate Monday in a head-to-head debate between Congressman Doug Lamborn and retired Maj. Gen. Bentley Rayburn. Ballots went out earlier this month for June 24 primary election, but only about 14...

  • State effort to increase aerial recon in line with Black Forest fire report recommendation

    Updated: Fri, Jun 13, 2014

    It's the most visible and also the most embattled part of fighting a forest fire - the aerial attack. Large airplanes drop thousands of gallons of red slurry to slow a fire's growth so crews on the ground can build fire lines, protect homes and battle flames. The sight of air...

  • Sneak a peek into gubernatorial candidate homes - cribs style

    Updated: Wed, Jun 11, 2014

    The non-profit reGENERATIONcolorado convinced three of the four Republicans running for governor to give their camera crews a look into the candidate’s homes for an MTV Cribs style voter guide. Bob Beauprez, a former congressman declined to participate, and current Gov. John...

  • EPA administrator talks with governors in Colorado Springs about plan to cut power plant emissions

    Updated: Tue, Jun 10, 2014

    The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency touted a new plan to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent across the nation to a group of 10 Western governors Tuesday in Colorado Springs. "They are some of the states that are really feeling some of the brunt of the changing...

  • Obama tells governors he wants to quit taking money from forest projects for firefighting

    Updated: Tue, Jun 10, 2014

    During her keynote address Monday at the Western Governors' Association annual meeting, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the Obama administration is revamping the "crazy" way the federal government has budgeted for fighting wildfires. President Barack Obama's...

  • Mailer elicits campaign finance complaint against El Paso County assessor

    Updated: Tue, Jun 10, 2014

    County Assessor Mark Lowderman has been accused of using county resources to advance his political campaign for county treasurer after his office spent nearly $7,300 on mailers sent to senior property owners. The mailer notified more than 20,000 local property owners that the tax...

  • Hickenlooper says local control debate moving forward

    Updated: Tue, Jun 10, 2014

    Gov. John Hickenlooper said Monday that an agreement on local control of the oil and gas industry is getting closer although he admitted there is still quite a bit of dissent on his proposed legislation. “The response on both sides was interesting,” Hickenlooper said....

  • Four GOP candidates looking for an edge in primary

    Updated: Sun, Jun 8, 2014

    DENVER - The four Republican gubernatorial candidates have spent a combined $1.8 million in the race to earn the GOP nomination in the June 24 primary and face Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper in November. The cash has paid for television, radio, online and print ads in the last...

  • Insurance complaints few as Waldo Canyon fire lessons are applied

    Updated: Sun, Jun 8, 2014

    Insurance companies have paid Black Forest fire victims about $282 million, with roughly 84 percent of 3,460 claims closed and few complaints, according to the Colorado Division of Insurance. "I think the insurance companies learned some lessons from the Waldo Canyon fire," said...

  • Western governors to gather in Colorado Springs to discuss disasters, energy issues

    Published: Sun, Jun 8, 2014

    Governors from across the West will come to Colorado Springs this week for an annual meeting of minds to address issues in common, such as wildfires, floods, drought and maintenance of federal lands. The question of pooling emergency resources - namely aerial firefighting equipment -...

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