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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • Caly the cat among dozens of pets to find new homes at Colorado Springs shelter event

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Nine-year-old Caden Murphy did his part to empty the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region shelter Saturday, walking out with an 18-month-old cat he named Calypso, or Caly for short. "I just liked her coloring and she's really playful," Caden said. Caly meowed softly from a...

  • Family trying to raise money to pay for Fountain Marine's burial

    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    The wife of a Marine and longtime Fountain resident who died in a crash in Colorado Springs is trying to raise money to help pay for his visitation and funeral this week. Mark McCart, 23, graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School and enlisted in the Marines. After his service,...

  • Firefighters rescue two dogs that fell off a cliff along Fountain Creek

    Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Fountain firefighters rescued two dogs Saturday evening from a 30-foot sheer cliff along Fountain Creek after walkers spotted the dogs in a precarious position near 200 Fountain St. It took about an hour for the technical rescue firefighters to reach the German shepherd and blue...

  • Judge rules lawsuit challenging Aurora project can move forward

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    A lawsuit challenging a portion of the multimillion-dollar incentive package offered to the developer of the proposed Gaylord Rockies hotel and conference center in Aurora will go forward, according to a ruling Friday by Adams County District Court Judge Ted C. Tow. Aurora residents...

  • Billiards play prominently in dueling governor campaign ads

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Gov. John Hickenlooper got lots of press for shooting pool with President Barack Obama in July at a Denver brewery but the photo op has inspired a negative ad going after the embattled Democrat and a recent response released Thursday. The Republican Governors Association is running...

  • GOP campaign arm seeks candidates with staying power in Colorado

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    A new campaign arm of the Republican Party started targeting close state legislative races Thursday, including the central Colorado Springs Senate District 11 race, with a controversial campaign finance group expected to spend millions in an attempt to get Republicans elected. "This...

  • Colorado sheriffs tee off on Hickenlooper's death penalty stance

    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    In a video released Thursday by gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez's campaign, three Colorado sheriffs criticize Gov. John Hickenlooper's position on the death penalty. The videos were shot at a private campaign event at a home in Jefferson County and the sheriff's tee off on...

  • WATCH: Sen. Udall broaches NSA spying in new online ad

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colorado, launched an online campaign ad Thursday painting himself as a tireless protector of public privacy in the face of intrusion from the federal government, namely the National Security Administration. Udall is in an ugly race with U.S. Rep. Cory...

  • State leaders 'appalled' by report of drug prescriptions to juveniles in Colorado correction facilities

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    DENVER - Juveniles in the state's correctional facilities have been prescribed psychotropic and other medications without proper parental consent, pertinent medical screenings or adequate record keeping of symptoms and diagnosis, according to a report released Tuesday by the Colorado...

  • Democratic opponent wants Klingenschmitt to withdraw from Colorado State Senate race

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Democratic state House candidate Lois Fornander called on her opponent to withdraw a day after Gordon Klingenschmitt made news for comparing Congressman Jared Polis, D-Boulder, to rebel armies in Iraq and Syria that are beheading Christians. The comment - included in a newsletter...