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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • Caly the cat among dozens of pets to find new homes at Colorado Springs shelter event

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Nine-year-old Caden Murphy did his part to empty the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region shelter Saturday, walking out with an 18-month-old cat he named Calypso, or Caly for short. "I just liked her coloring and she's really playful," Caden said. Caly meowed softly from a...

  • Firefighters rescue two dogs that fell off a cliff along Fountain Creek

    Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Fountain firefighters rescued two dogs Saturday evening from a 30-foot sheer cliff along Fountain Creek after walkers spotted the dogs in a precarious position near 200 Fountain St. It took about an hour for the technical rescue firefighters to reach the German shepherd and blue...

  • Judge rules lawsuit challenging Aurora project can move forward

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    A lawsuit challenging a portion of the multimillion-dollar incentive package offered to the developer of the proposed Gaylord Rockies hotel and conference center in Aurora will go forward, according to a ruling Friday by Adams County District Court Judge Ted C. Tow. Aurora residents...

  • Billiards play prominently in dueling governor campaign ads

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Gov. John Hickenlooper got lots of press for shooting pool with President Barack Obama in July at a Denver brewery but the photo op has inspired a negative ad going after the embattled Democrat and a recent response released Thursday. The Republican Governors Association is running...

  • GOP campaign arm seeks candidates with staying power in Colorado

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    A new campaign arm of the Republican Party started targeting close state legislative races Thursday, including the central Colorado Springs Senate District 11 race, with a controversial campaign finance group expected to spend millions in an attempt to get Republicans elected. "This...

  • Colorado sheriffs tee off on Hickenlooper's death penalty stance

    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    In a video released Thursday by gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez's campaign, three Colorado sheriffs criticize Gov. John Hickenlooper's position on the death penalty. The videos were shot at a private campaign event at a home in Jefferson County and the sheriff's tee off on...

  • WATCH: Sen. Udall broaches NSA spying in new online ad

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colorado, launched an online campaign ad Thursday painting himself as a tireless protector of public privacy in the face of intrusion from the federal government, namely the National Security Administration. Udall is in an ugly race with U.S. Rep. Cory...

  • State leaders 'appalled' by report of drug prescriptions to juveniles in Colorado correction facilities

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    DENVER - Juveniles in the state's correctional facilities have been prescribed psychotropic and other medications without proper parental consent, pertinent medical screenings or adequate record keeping of symptoms and diagnosis, according to a report released Tuesday by the Colorado...

  • Democratic opponent wants Klingenschmitt to withdraw from Colorado State Senate race

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Democratic state House candidate Lois Fornander called on her opponent to withdraw a day after Gordon Klingenschmitt made news for comparing Congressman Jared Polis, D-Boulder, to rebel armies in Iraq and Syria that are beheading Christians. The comment - included in a newsletter...

  • Glenn Carlson, HD14 candidate, to meet voters

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Colorado House District 14 candidate Glenn Carlson is holding a meet and greet 5 p.m. Tuesday at Joey's Pizza, 1829 Briargate Blvd. The Democrat is set to face incumbent Rep. Dan Nordberg, a Republican, in the November election and will be meeting with voters at the pizza place to...