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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • Familiar faces tug at Republican voters in the 5th Congressional District race

    Updated: Sun, Jun 1, 2014

    Colorado's 5th Congressional District is playing out a familiar story this election cycle. It's a tale of an ugly Republican primary in the most conservative district in the state, and an underdog Democrat challenger hoping to sweep into victory in November. Congressman Doug...

  • Colorado politicians, veterans' advocates weigh in on VA's problems

    Updated: Fri, May 30, 2014

    Although it's unclear whether Colorado veterans have suffered the same poor treatment as those in Arizona who were secretly wait listed for doctor visits for years, the state's politicians and veterans' advocates are speaking out on the issue. Kirk Rosa, state commander of the...

  • Reports of Colorado Springs students hurting teachers prompts district to cancel contract with detention center

    Updated: Thu, May 29, 2014

    Colorado Springs School District 11 has decided not to renew its long-standing agreement to provide schooling to juvenile offenders because of a number of issues, including alleged incidents of students injuring teachers. The annual contract that D-11 has had since 2006 with Spring...

  • Ballots to be mailed in El Paso County for June 24 primary

    Updated: Tue, May 27, 2014

    On Monday, more than 213,000 ballots will be mailed out in El Paso County for the June 24 primary, and although everyone with a political affiliation will receive a ballot, there are only contested races on the Republican version. El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Wayne Williams said...

  • Severe weather continues along Colorado's Front Range, Teller warning cancelled

    Updated: Sun, May 25, 2014

    3:06 p.m. UPDATE: A small stream flood advisory was issued until 6 p.m. for west central El Paso County, as a storm moved over the Waldo Canyon burn scar. The National Weather Service said .20 inches of rain could fall on the burn scar. The advisory area includes west Colorado...

  • Proposed ballot measure for local fracking control clears hurdle

    Updated: Sun, May 25, 2014

    The first of almost a dozen ballot proposals to allow greater local control of oil and gas development cleared an important hurdle Friday, winning clearance from the Colorado Supreme Court. Known as Initiative 75, for now, the proposed constitutional amendment would give local...

  • 9 injured in southern Colorado van crash

    Updated: Sun, May 25, 2014

    Two were critically injured and seven hurt when a family van traveling from Iowa to Alamosa rolled on La Veta Pass Saturday, according to Colorado State Patrol. The family was driving through a rain and hail storm on U.S. 160 when the wreck happened. Capt. George Dingfelder with...

  • 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...

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