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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • Colorado Springs motorcyclist hospitalized after crash with SUV

    Updated: Sat, May 24, 2014

    A motorcycle driver went to the hospital Saturday afternoon after a crash with a sport utility vehicle in the Circle and Fountain intersection, Colorado Springs police said. The driver's injuries were unknown Saturday after the 3 p.m. crash. The crash shut down Circle Drive while...

  • Local control of gas, oil could hurt industry, Colorado Petroleum Association official warns

    Updated: Thu, May 22, 2014

    DENVER - As a battle over local control of oil and gas operations continues without imminent resolution, the president of the Colorado Petroleum Association has written a strongly worded letter to Gov. John Hickenlooper and lawmakers warning that the direction negotiations are headed...

  • Denver makes final cut for consideration of national GOP 2016 convention

    Updated: Thu, May 22, 2014

    DENVER - Denver made the final cut Thursday in the bid to host the Republican National Convention in 2016 and is among four cities in the running. Hosting the convention is seen as an economic boon to the selected city as delegates and politicians from across the country flood in for...

  • Compromise hard to find in Colorado's latest oil and gas battle

    Updated: Mon, May 19, 2014

    DENVER - Negotiations fizzled out last week as oil and gas operators try to find a middle-ground with groups who want voters to decide in November whether local governments should have some control over drilling and hydraulic fracturing. But despite the setback - sources tell The...

  • Fun Guide: Floral treasure (Smell)

    Updated: Sun, May 18, 2014

    Of all the summer smells in Colorado - pine trees in the mountains or sagebrush on the Western Slope - none brings back my childhood like the scent of wildflowers. As kids, my sister and I would gather bright-red paintbrush, tall cuts of beardtongue penstemons that look like...

  • Colorado bill to provide money for studies on health of PERA awaits signature

    Updated: Fri, May 16, 2014

    DENVER - Colorado's $42 billion public employee retirement system is about to go under the microscope for three financial studies mandated by Senate Bill 214. The bill passed through the House and Senate and is supported by Gov. John Hickenlooper, who has until June 6 to sign it into...

  • Paul Ryan headlines private GOP fundraiser in Colorado Springs

    Published: Fri, May 16, 2014

    Former vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan was in Colorado Springs on Friday stumping for his congressional colleague, U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, and raising money for the National Republican Congressional Committee. "Colorado is one of those precious states that determine the outcome,...

  • Sen. Udall campaign launches women empowerment group

    Updated: Thu, May 15, 2014

    It’s already become a hot topic this election cycle – women. Whether it’s reproductive rights, equal pay, health coverage, or simply how they’ll vote in November, Colorado politicians won’t be able to avoid talking about women. In the U.S. Senate race that...

  • Hickenlooper signs bills aimed at protecting Colorado military facilities

    Updated: Wed, May 14, 2014

    Gov. John Hickenlooper signed three high-profile military bills into law Wednesday at Cheyenne Mountain State Park, including one that provides $300,000 for a study the state can use to defend the very military institutions the park overlooks from potentially devastating military cuts....

  • In new ads AFP thanks Congressman Gardner

    Updated: Wed, May 14, 2014

    Americans for Prosperity Colorado is spending $150,000 over the next nine days to publicly thank Congressman Cory Gardner for how he’s voted in Congress – the latest in third-party money that’s pouring into the November U.S. Senate race. Gardner, a Republican, left an...

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