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Longtime El Paso County resident announces commissioner candidacy

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

Scott Turner, a local banker and longtime Salvation Army volunteer board member, is running in 2016 for El Paso County Commission in District 4.

Turner, 56, the first candidate to say he's running for a...

Colorado health officials vow to continue contraceptive program despite lack of state funding

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - A program that provides contraception such as intrauterine devices to at-risk women will continue at the end of June despite clamors during the 2015 legislative session that without an influx of state...

Colorado House, Senate play chicken on key bills as session nears end

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - In the three remaining days of the 2015 legislative session, lawmakers will tackle some hefty issues: reductions in standardized tests, a multibillion-dollar fix for the state's pension system and a...

Not everyone is happy with compromise reached on Colorado testing bill

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - A group of senators favoring fewer tests and more local choice sounded off on a testing compromise Tuesday night, calling it a "back room deal" and "token bill" that falls short of what parents, teachers...

Colorado legislators put on a happy face over just-ended session

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

Looking back on the just-ended Colorado legislative session, Democrat and Republican leaders were quick to praise bipartisan bills on testing, workforce development and policing - issues that gained widespread...

Busy final day of Colorado Legislature results in testing compromise

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - Some called it "magic," others merely said "acceptable," but before the gavel fell on sine die for Colorado's 2015 General Assembly, a compromise was worked out to reduce standardized testing in Colorado...

Hickenlooper signs bills that reduce amount of tests for Colorado students

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

LAKEWOOD - Gov. John Hickenlooper signed two bills Wednesday morning that will reduce the time Colorado students spend taking standardized tests by an estimated 30 hours between kindergarten and graduation.

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Hickenlooper discusses southern Colorado flooding, bills awaiting signature

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

PUEBLO - Gov. John Hickenlooper pledged to help southern Colorado rebuild flood-damaged roads Friday as he spoke to the powerful Action 22 lobby in Pueblo for a legislative session review.

"We're going to...