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Ben Carson returning to Colorado Springs, this time as GOP presidential hopeful

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
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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...

Pay raises for elected officials gets approval in Senate
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Tue, May 5, 2015

Under a bill that passed the Senate Tuesday, county and state elected officials would get a roughly 30 percent pay increase.

Senate Bill 288...

TABOR 'fix' passes House and heads to Senate
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Mon, May 4, 2015

A bill brought after a request from Gov. John Hickenlooper to address the state's "fiscal thicket" caused by the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights passed the...

Colorado bill that aims to close tax increment financing loophole introduced
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Wed, Apr 29, 2015

With six days remaining this legislative session, a bill has been introduced that would require voter approval before urban renewal tax incentives...

Fetal homicide bill passes Senate, on to House
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Tue, Apr 28, 2015

Senate President Bill Cadman's bill to create homicide charges for the death of an unborn child passed out of the Senate Tuesday on an 18-17 party...

Office of Consumer Counsel could lose telecom oversight role
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Tue, Apr 21, 2015

A bill to renew the Office of Consumer Council was finally introduced by Republicans in the Senate and while it maintains the agency's oversight role...

Bill to fix Colorado's pot tax problem introduced
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Tue, Apr 21, 2015

Colorado lawmakers are getting ready to ask voters if they can keep $58 million in pot taxes collected by the state despite the huge increase in...

Senate President Cadman introduces fetal homicide bill
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Senate President Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs, introduced a fetal homicide bill Tuesday evening that would enable Colorado prosecutors to file...

Last of gun bills fizzle out
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Tue, Apr 14, 2015

Democrats killed the last of the gun bills brought this session by Republicans hoping to roll back gun control measures they feel infringe on their...

Gun bills up again under the gold dome
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Mon, Apr 13, 2015

Driving by the Capitol this morning was a Nebraska truck with a bumper sticker that said "Experts Agree Gun Control Works" and then had the Communist...

Former Rep. Bob Gardner to run for Senate District 12
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Former state Rep. Bob Gardner filed paperwork with the Secretary of State Monday to run for Senate District 12 in 2016.

Gardner, a Colorado...

Blog: Watch Klingenschmitt apologize for saying attack on Colorado pregnant woman was a 'curse of God'
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Video posted March 20, 1015 on Klingenschmitt's YouTube page.

Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt apologized Monday in an online video for calling the...

Governor to unveil testing reform legislation
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Gov. John Hickenlooper is holding a press Tuesday afternoon to throw his support behind a testing reform bill that was introduced Friday to the...

Dems work to "rebuild trust" in police with some Republican support
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Democrats and Republicans found middle ground on a handful of law enforcement reform bills that were prompted by cases of excessive force and officer...

Immigrant license advocates march silently outside Gov's office
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Wed, Mar 11, 2015

Dozens of protestors marched in a circle outside Gov. John Hickenlooper's office Wednesday, hoping he would take a greater stand for funding of a...

Powdered alcohol approved by feds; Colorado still debating
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Wed, Mar 11, 2015

Powdered alcohol, a new product being marketed for backpackers and other weight constrained travelers, was approved at the federal level Wednesday...

Gaylord and other RTA projects subject to inquiry
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Tue, Mar 10, 2015

The Colorado Auditor's Office will spend 40 hours looking into the state's Regional Tourism Act, an incentive tool used to award millions in future...

Underdog Halter has big third quarter
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Mon, Oct 27, 2014

Irv Halter, the Democratic underdog in the 5th Congressional District Race, again outraised four-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado...

Gov. Chris Christie in Colorado Springs on campaign trail
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Mon, Oct 27, 2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will stump for Colorado's embattled Republicans Thursday at the El Paso County GOP headquarters.

"Considering...

Poll reverses projections on Hickenlooper-Beauprez race
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Thu, Oct 23, 2014

The last time Quinnipiac University unveiled a poll in the governor's race it was breaking news that Gov. John Hickenlooper, the Democratic...

First lady in Denver to rally with Udall
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Thu, Oct 23, 2014

First lady Michelle Obama is in Denver to stump with embattled U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, a Democrat who Republicans have targeted in their effort to take...

New Halter TV ad goes after Lamborn's committee attendance
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Wed, Oct 15, 2014

Irv Halter has released a new TV ad this time going after Congressman Doug Lamborn's attendance record in the House Veterans' Affairs Committee.

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Irv Halter highlights military record in TV spot
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Wed, Oct 8, 2014

Irv Halter, the retired Air Force general who is trying to unseat Congressman Doug Lamborn, has released a TV ad that highlights his military...

Udall's campaign goes after Gardner on shutdown
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Mon, Oct 6, 2014

In a new online only video released Monday, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall's campaign goes after his Republican challenger for his role shutting down the...

Cory Gardner releases new ad about his "Four Corners Plan"
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Wed, Oct 1, 2014

Congressman Cory Gardner, the Republican trying to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, unveiled a new TV ad Wednesday that highlights his "Four...

Organizer of meeting defends Rep. Doug Lamborn's comments
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Tue, Sep 30, 2014

David Kelly the organizer of Liberty First in Colorado Springs came out in defense of statements Congressman Doug Lamborn made at the group's meeting...

Congressman Coffman calls out Lamborn for comment on Twitter
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Mon, Sep 29, 2014

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman called out his Colorado Republican colleague Congressman Doug Lamborn for comments the Colorado Springs incumbent made last...

Mitt Romney in Colorado Monday to stump with GOP candidates
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Mitt Romney, the GOP's unsuccessful presidential nominee in 2012, will be in Colorado Monday stumping for Republicans who are in close high-profile...

Oil and gas task force meets for first time Thursday
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Thu, Sep 25, 2014

Gov. John Hickenlooper's newly formed task force to address the local control conflict with the oil and gas industry is meeting for the first time...

Beauprez to meet voters in Colorado Springs Tuesday
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Republican candidate for governor, Bob Beauprez, will meet with voters Tuesday night in Colorado Springs at a meet and greet hosted by the Colorado...

Hickenlooper releases new TV ad, stays positive
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Gov. John Hickenlooper released his second television ad on Friday that will be played on network and cable stations across the state.
Despite...

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