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Denver initiative to allow pot in public establishments dropped

Ben Carson speaks in Colorado Springs
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Thu, Aug 27, 2015

NOTE: The Gazette will have live video of Ben Carson's speech at 6 p.m. Thursday.


Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who is...

Klingenschmitt says he didn't know child molester had convictions before interview
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Mon, Aug 3, 2015

Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt said he didn't know Dwight David Dorty had been convicted of sexually assaulting two children when he interviewed Dorty...

Klingenschmitt interviews 'new friend' with molestation convictions
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Fri, Jul 31, 2015


A few weeks before Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt found himself in hot water for saying Jesus said child molesters should be drowned, he...

Rep. Kit Roupe will seek re-election in 2016
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Tue, Jul 28, 2015

Rep. Kit Roupe, R-Colorado Springs, is running for a second term in 2016 she announced Tuesday.

Roupe won House District 17 in 2014 ousting...

For Rick Perry it's all about states' rights
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Sat, Jun 27, 2015

Long-time Texas Gov. Rick Perry brought his southern drawl to the stage at the Western Conservative Summit asking the country to “saddle up and ride”...

Carly Fiorina fired up conservatives at Western Summit
By: - 0 Sat, Jun 27, 2015

The former CEO of the technology giant Hewlett-Packard wowed a crowd at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver Saturday with her pitch for...

At Western Conservative Summit Huckabee calls for fair tax, trade reform
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Sat, Jun 27, 2015

Gov. Mike Huckabee blamed America’s economic woes on a broken trade and import export policy that is only getting worse, starting with the new free...

LGBT group at Western Conservative Summit weighs in on Supreme Court ruling
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Fri, Jun 26, 2015

The nation’s largest group of gay, lesbian and transgender conservatives is literally sharing a table with Colorado’s Republican Party at the Western...

Tony Exum will try to win back his House seat
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Fri, Jun 5, 2015

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...

Report on state's military impact to be released
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Wed, May 27, 2015

Gov. John Hickenlooper will release the results of a $300,000 study of Colorado's military institutions ordered by lawmakers last year to help fend...

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Megan Schrader covers politics and state government from the Capitol building in Denver. She tackles complex budget and policy issues during the legislative session, keeps politicians hones during campaign season and launches investigations during the summer. She started her career as a student-reporter for the Grand Junction High School Orange and Black and followed her passion to the University of Missouri School of Journalism and newspapers in Kansas City; Gainesville, Florida and Oklahoma City.