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Megan Schrader

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Colorado officials praise progress of restorative justice programs

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

The Weld County juvenile was facing serious charges. He'd brought a knife to middle school and shown it to two girls, who felt threatened.

Mothers of the victims wanted him prosecuted to the fullest extent of...

Potential El Paso County commissioner candidates eye district boundary changes

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

El Paso County commissioners will vote Thursday on new boundaries for their districts ahead of the 2016 election, and for potential candidates, a new map could mean a change in political aspirations.

Three...

Reports provide differing outlooks on Colorado retirement program

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - Dueling reports on Colorado's Public Employees' Retirement Association were released Monday.

One showed the huge economic impact PERA has across the state pumping billions into the economy via...

Colorado outdoor initiative's goal: Get children closer to nature

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - Communities across the state can apply for a share of $25 million in grants to help build outdoor spaces and encourage Colorado's youth to use them under a new five-year initiative launched Thursday by...

New law removes state income tax for Coloradans in military

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - One bill Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law this year is intended to be a homecoming of sorts for Colorado's active-duty military.

Active-duty military members are provided with a list of the 30...

Regulation of Colorado's marijuana industry is a work in progress

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

In the final days of the 2015 legislative session, Gov. John Hickenlooper's office asked for a $300,000 earmark to fund a crackdown on toxic pesticides being used in legal marijuana grows in Colorado.

It was...

Hickenlooper's tally on 2015 bills: 362 bills signed into law, 3 no signature, 3 vetoes

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper continued his trend of using his veto power sparingly, rejecting only three bills lawmakers placed on his desk during the 2015 legislative session.

And two of those bills were...

Tony Exum will try to win back his House seat

By: Megan Schrader

Former state Rep. Tony Exum announced Friday he will try to win back his House of Representatives seat in 2016.

Exum, a Democrat from Colorado Springs, lost to Republican Rep. Kit Roupe in November for House...