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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • Lowderman fined more than $14,000 for campaign finance violation

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    An administrative law judge ordered El Paso County Assessor Mark Lowderman to pay a $7,290 campaign finance violation fine and repay the county for a mailer his office sent out that the judge said was primarily intended to "support his campaign" for treasurer. "I can't believe it,"...

  • Colorado's retirement system reports strong returns for 2013 fiscal year

    Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    DENVER - Colorado's public employee retirement system reported a $6.6 billion investment income in 2013 fiscal year - a nearly 16 percent return on investment. The Public Employees' Retirement Association now holds an estimated $43.7 billion in assets used to help pay the current and...

  • Republicans show united front in Colorado Springs stop

    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    Republicans showed a united front Wednesday as the candidates still standing after the June 28 primary joined their opponents in a GOP rally with eight stops from Pueblo to Greeley. Unsuccessful gubernatorial candidates Scott Gessler and Mike Kopp introduced primary winner Bob...

  • Federal judge upholds Colorado gun restrictions

    Updated: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    Colorado's required background checks on all firearm sales and a ban on high-capacity magazines don't violate the Second Amendment, according to a ruling Thursday by Colorado's U.S. District Court Chief Judge Marcia S. Krieger. Initially 55 sheriffs from across the state joined...

  • Analyst: Close race should get Lamborn to ‘show some leadership’

    Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    Political analysts say that Doug Lamborn's close win of Tuesday's primary election was the closest race for an incumbent in the relatively short history of Colorado's 5th Congressional District. "Joel Hefley was once challenged, but he didn't even make it through the primary...

  • Lamborn withstands Rayburn challenge in 5th Congressional District, blames Obama for close call

    Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    Congressman Doug Lamborn showed his vulnerability Tuesday night, winning his GOP primary by a slim 4 percent margin over his perennial challenger Bentley Rayburn, a retired Air Force two-star general. Lamborn, a Republican from Colorado Springs, has held office since 2007, and...

  • U.S. Rep. Lamborn will be in D.C. on election night

    Updated: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

    Tuesday is the big day for a handful of Colorado Republicans in primary elections, but Congressman Doug Lamborn, who is facing Maj. Gen. Bentley Rayburn, will be in Washington D.C. on election night. Lamborn’s campaign spokesman Jarred Rego said the congressman is flying to the...

  • Handful of GOP races still up for grabs with election looming

    Updated: Sun, Jun 22, 2014

    Republicans have three days to make up their minds in a handful of contested primaries throughout the state and county, and the political frenzy has arrived as candidates make last-ditch efforts to sway voters. "Advertising has sort of ramped up," said pollster and political analyst...

  • Airport Road closed for four hours after car crashes into building

    Published: Sat, Jun 21, 2014

    A car crashed through a fence, into a white Cadillac and into a condo building Saturday evening, injuring three people and closing Airport Road for more than four hours. Luci Maxim lives in the Valley Hi Condominiums and came running when she heard the crash. She said a red Chrysler...

  • Woman killed on I-25 after driver falls asleep at the wheel

    Published: Sat, Jun 21, 2014

    A 37-year-old woman from Mesa, Ariz., was killed Saturday morning in a crash caused by a sleeping driver on Interstate 25 near Walsenburg. Sherridan Appell was riding in a 2006 Chrysler Sebring headed north on I-25 when the driver of a Chevy Cobalt fell asleep at the wheel and swerved...

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