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Commentator Michelle Malkin throws support to Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo
Commentator Michelle Malkin throws support to Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo

By: Joey Bunch - 0 5 hr ago

Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin endorsed Tom Tancredo for governor at a fundraiser at a gun club in Colorado Springs Saturday night. His...

LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans' 1st woman mayor
LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans' 1st woman mayor

By: - 0 Yesterday

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood...

Centrist Project aims to elect independent candidates in Colorado
Centrist Project aims to elect independent candidates in Colorado

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Yesterday

Despite the fact that more Colorado voters are unaffiliated than belong to any one political party, the state has never elected an independent...

George Brauchler drops out of Colorado governor's race, announces bid for attorney general
George Brauchler drops out of Colorado governor's race, announces bid for attorney general

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Mon, Nov 13, 2017

George Brauchler, the district attorney who prosecuted the Aurora theater shooting, is abandoning his race to become Colorado's next governor and...

Community effort led to ballot victory for Colorado Springs' largest school district
Community effort led to ballot victory for Colorado Springs' largest school district

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Nov 13, 2017

What made the difference between  November 2016's election defeat and last week's voter approval for Colorado Springs School District 11?...

Colorado Springs mayor on a winning streak asking voters for money
Colorado Springs mayor on a winning streak asking voters for money

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Thu, Nov 9, 2017

When John Suthers was elected Colorado Springs mayor in 2015, he said he inherited crumbling roads and long-neglected stormwater infrastructure. A $1...

Voting postmortem: 13 winners and losers in the Colorado Springs 2017 election
Voting postmortem: 13 winners and losers in the Colorado Springs 2017 election

By: - 0 Thu, Nov 9, 2017

Tuesday's election produced both winners and losers on the Colorado Springs political landscape: Winners: Mayor John Suthers - The first-term mayor...

Colorado AG Coffman joins crowded GOP field for governor
Colorado AG Coffman joins crowded GOP field for governor

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

Attorney General Cynthia Coffman launched a long-anticipated campaign for governor Wednesday, joining a crowded Republican primary field and turning...

Recount likely for Colorado Springs school board race
Recount likely for Colorado Springs school board race

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

An 18-vote difference between two school board candidates in Academy School District 20 likely will require a recount of ballots that will need to be...

Student as role model in fight against Douglas County's incumbent school board majority
Student as role model in fight against Douglas County's incumbent school board majority

By: Marianne Goodland - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

A handful of students from Ponderosa High School who spoke to Colorado Politics before the polls closed in Douglas County Tuesday night didn't have...

Voters approve new taxes on marijuana around Colorado
Voters approve new taxes on marijuana around Colorado

By: - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

DENVER — Voters around Colorado have approved new local taxes on marijuana. The Vail Daily reports residents in Eagle County approved new sales and...

El Paso County voters support more funding for fire protection districts
El Paso County voters support more funding for fire protection districts

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

El Paso County fire protection districts seeking money in this year's election said voters were the real winners Tuesday. Unofficial election results...

Election 2017 recap: New roads, schools and infrastructure approved in the Colorado Springs area
Election 2017 recap: New roads, schools and infrastructure approved in the Colorado Springs area

By: - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

Residents in Colorado Springs, El Paso County and the Pikes Peak region woke up Wednesday looking ahead to new roads, schools and infrastructure after...

Ken Jaray jumps to big lead in bid to unseat incumbent Nicoletta for Manitou Springs mayor
Ken Jaray jumps to big lead in bid to unseat incumbent Nicoletta for Manitou Springs mayor

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

A longtime Manitou Springs attorney and community activist took a strong lead in his bid to unseat the city's first-term mayor. Ken Jaray claimed a...

National implications? Major upset for pro-voucher education forces in Douglas County
National implications? Major upset for pro-voucher education forces in Douglas County

By: Marianne Goodland - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

With the likely win of four anti-voucher newcomers to the Douglas County school board, the future is bleak for the controversial voucher program...

Final seat on D-20 board headed for recount; challenger defeated board president in D-38
Final seat on D-20 board headed for recount; challenger defeated board president in D-38

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

The race for the final seat on the Academy School District 20 Board of Education appeared headed for a mandatory recount with fewer than 2,000 votes...

Ballot issues in Cañon City School District approved in close election
Ballot issues in Cañon City School District approved in close election

By: - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

The Cañon City School District passed a major hurdle Tuesday after the community voted in favor of its bond issue, paving the way to rebuild Washington...

Colorado Springs, El Paso County voters open wallets for stormwater fees, I-25, school districts
Colorado Springs, El Paso County voters open wallets for stormwater fees, I-25, school districts

By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

Voters in El Paso County shed their anti-tax reputation Tuesday, giving landslide approval to using $14.5 million in tax dollars for transportation and...

D-11 voters pass tax increase for Colorado Springs' largest school district - finally
D-11 voters pass tax increase for Colorado Springs' largest school district - finally

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

A collective sigh of relief accompanied boisterous cheers that erupted from Colorado Springs School District 11 supporters Tuesday night. After...

El Paso County voter turnout trails recent off-year elections
El Paso County voter turnout trails recent off-year elections

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

Voter turnout in El Paso County was lower this year than in other recent off-year elections. The county issued nearly 400,000 ballots, but only about...