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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • Coffman, Gardner criticize Lamborn's comments on military leadership

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn continued to catch flak for telling a group of residents in a Colorado Springs bar last week that he and others were working behind the scenes to encourage top military officials to resign in protest of White House policies. On Sunday night, U.S. Rep. Mike...

  • Congressman Coffman calls out Lamborn for comment on Twitter

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman called out his Colorado Republican colleague Congressman Doug Lamborn for comments the Colorado Springs incumbent made last week about how he's encouraged generals to resign over policy disagreements and "go out in a blaze of glory." <blockquote...

  • Mitt Romney in Colorado Monday to stump with GOP candidates

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Mitt Romney, the GOP's unsuccessful presidential nominee in 2012, will be in Colorado Monday stumping for Republicans who are in close high-profile races this November. An e-mail from gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez says Romney will be at Heritage High School in Littleton Monday...

  • Lamborn comes under attack for saying military leaders should resign in protest of White House policies

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn came under attack from his opponent Friday for telling a small group of voters this week that military officials should resign in protest and "go out in a blaze of glory" over disagreements with President Barack Obama. In a video given to The Gazette on Friday,...

  • Hickenlooper, Beauprez a offer voters stark differences

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Colorado voters will decide in November between two self-made millionaires for the state's next governor. Incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat from Denver, and former Republican Rep. Bob Beauprez are locked in a heated race that most polls indicate could go either way....

  • Ballot Countdown: Election news and notes

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    Beauprez decries 'misleading' ad Bob Beauprez, the Republican candidate for governor, sent a cease-and-desist letter to television stations this week asking that a negative ad alleging he worked in Congress to favor his banking business be taken down as "false and misleading." The ad...

  • Oil and gas task force meets for first time Thursday

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Gov. John Hickenlooper's newly formed task force to address the local control conflict with the oil and gas industry is meeting for the first time Thursday in an all-day marathon of a session that begins at 10 a.m. All of the meetings will be open to the public and can be listened to...

  • Colorado Springs voters grill governor, but are 'pleasant' hosts to Hickenlooper

    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Gov. John Hickenlooper answered some tough questions from voters Wednesday night in northern Colorado Springs, but he mostly was on the receiving end of compliments for his leadership in economic development, the good work of his cabinet members and even for his support of the City for...

  • Education dominates conversation with GOP candidate for governor

    Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    The two dozen or so people who showed up in Colorado Springs on Tuesday night to chat with Bob Beauprez, the Republican candidate for Colorado governor, had an intimate setting to ask him about anything and everything, but education concerns dominated the conversation. Donna Nelson,...

  • Hickenlooper marks one-year anniversary of Fort Lyon homeless program

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    The idea that a former minimum security prison in a remote part of Colorado would be a good spot to treat the chronically homeless had its share of doubters. But exactly a year after Fort Lyon opened near Las Animas in southeast Colorado, almost 250 people are living there, working...