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Western Colorado Springs voters are turning in their ballots faster than others
By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 12 hr ago

Voters in western Colorado Springs are wasting no time returning their ballots with about a week to go in the municipal election.

Districts 1...

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Sharp elbows, dark money: Is this new normal for Colorado Springs city elections?
By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Sun, Mar 26, 2017

Dark money, high-dollar campaigns and sharp-elbow politicking are playing an unusually big role in this year's contests for the City Council,...

Committee with unnamed donors has most money on table in Colorado Springs election
By: Maria St. Louis-Sanchez - 0 Tue, Mar 21, 2017

A little-known campaign committee that doesn't have to name its donors has raised $90,000 - the most of any campaign group and more than any of the...

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Colorado Springs advocacy group protests Gazette opinion pages, charging bias
By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Some 25 people gathered outside The Gazette on Monday, holding signs reading "stop bias" and largely protesting what they said were unfair editorials...

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Voter turnout in Colorado among nation's highest, report says
By: Joey Bunch - 0 Mon, Mar 20, 2017

Colorado ranked fourth in the nation in voter turnout last November, according to a new report called "America Goes to the Polls" by Nonprofit VOTE,...

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Colorado U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman TV ad wins best of the season, but it's not the one you think
By: Joey Bunch - 0 Mon, Mar 20, 2017

It's old news that U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman had one of the most noteworthy political ads of the last campaign season. He was the first Republican...

New campaign finance reports show Skorman and Crow-Iverson leading in cash raised
By: - 0 Mon, Mar 20, 2017

Hundreds of contributors pushed City Council candidate Richard Skorman's campaign donations to the top of the heap over the past two weeks in...

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Employment lawyer Hill seeks CU regent board seat from Colorado Springs
By: Joey Bunch - 0 Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Chance Hill brings a heck of a resume to his candidacy for University of Colorado regent from Colorado Springs.

An employment lawyer in...

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High winds, thieves wreak havoc on Colorado Springs campaign signs
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Mon, Mar 13, 2017

A few City Council candidates have seen their campaign yard signs blown away, defaced or flat-out stolen, but they all say no election opponent is to...

Latecomer to state GOP chair contest drops out early
By: Dan Njegomir - 0 Mon, Mar 13, 2017

Having just launched his late-in-the-game bid to lead the state Republican Party, longtime Douglas County party activist Mark Baisley already has...

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Melanie Bernhardt cites can do attitude in seeking District 6 council seat
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Melanie Bernhardt wants to represent District 6 on the Colorado Springs City Council "because I'm unhappy with how things are going in general,"...

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Backlash at transportation tax proposal spawns a ballot drive of its own
By: Dan Njegomir - 0 Sat, Mar 11, 2017

How about a ballot issue to upgrade the state's woefully bottlenecked, backlogged and aging highway network - that doesn't raise taxes?

You...

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District 6 candidate Joshi: "Vibrant economy" most important issue
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Fri, Mar 10, 2017

Janak Joshi, a three-term former state House representative, now wants to represent District 6 on the Colorado Springs City Council.

Joshi...

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Army vet Burns, in seeking District 6 seat, says Colorado Springs is "more enlightened"
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Fri, Mar 10, 2017

Robert Burns is so serious about serving on the Colorado Springs City Council that he has told his boss that he'll quit his job if elected to the...

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Incumbent District 6 councilman Pico opposes stormwater ballot Issue 2
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Fri, Mar 10, 2017

District 6 City Councilman Andres G. Pico is seeking re-election in the April 4 Colorado Springs election, facing three challengers, the most of any...

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Veteran party activist Mark Baisley says he's in Colorado GOP chair's race
By: Dan Njegomir - 0 Fri, Mar 10, 2017

Just weeks from the April 1 election for a new state Republican Party chair, GOP activist and former Douglas County Republican chair Mark Baisley...

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Chuck Fowler says his experience is better suited to today's Colorado Springs City Council
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Thu, Mar 9, 2017

Chuck Fowler, seeking the District 3 City Council seat, says public-private partnerships could help save Colorado Springs, citing last year's...

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Economic opportunity Crow-Iverson's mantra as City Council candidate
By: Matt Steiner - 0 Thu, Mar 9, 2017

Political newcomer Lynette Crow-Iverson says Colorado Springs' economic environment calls for future City Council members to be business savvy.

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Parks, infill advocate Gaebler seeking second term on council
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Thu, Mar 9, 2017

Planning, parks and plain talk are the hallmarks of Council President Pro Tem Jill Gaebler's nearly four years on the Colorado Springs City...

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What are the real odds of a Hick presidency? Better than Kim Kardashian's
By: Dan Njegomir - 0 Wed, Mar 8, 2017

For what it's worth just months after Nov. 8's day of reckoning, go-to online sports book Bovada has posted the latest odds for a wide range of...

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Incumbent Collins says she's proud of trying to thwart increased taxes and fees
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Wed, Mar 8, 2017

Critics lash out at City Councilwoman Helen Collins for her many "no" votes on council issues, but Collins is proud to be ever-mindful of her...

Endorsements, pronouncements aplenty as Colorado GOP race nears end
By: Dan Njegomir - 0 Wed, Mar 8, 2017

As if we needed a reminder that April 1 is right around the corner - not that April 1, silly; the election for GOP chair - the leading candidates are...

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Richard Skorman banking on experience in bid to rejoin City Council in District 3 race
By: Matt Steiner - 0 Wed, Mar 8, 2017

Longtime Colorado Springs businessman and former Vice Mayor Richard Skorman has faced some speed bumps during his quest to rejoin the City...

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District 4 challenger Hendrix says she'll work to make city business-friendly
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Wed, Mar 8, 2017

Deborah L. Hendrix isn't shy about her continued quest to unseat City Councilwoman Helen Collins in District 4.

Hendrix lost the council race...

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Avila's connection to community shapes her vision for southeast Colorado Springs
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Wed, Mar 8, 2017

Yolanda L. Avila, a legally blind Colorado College graduate who advocates for mass transportation, has attended virtually every City Council meeting...

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In seeking second City Council term, Knight says he has more value to add
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Wed, Mar 8, 2017

Councilman Don Knight can't name the single best thing he's done during nearly four years on the Colorado Springs City Council.

But he can...

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Geislinger wants Colorado Springs to invest in itself, serve all citizens
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Wed, Mar 8, 2017

Meet David Geislinger, soon to be the District 2 City Council member representing Colorado Springs' northern stretches.

Geislinger decided to...

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Basham says he will bring business skills to Colorado Springs City Council
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Wed, Mar 8, 2017

Colorado Springs businessman Greg Basham, who's running for the City Council District 1 seat, says now is the right time to step away from his job...

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Feds rescind opposition to key part of Texas voter ID law
By: - 0 Mon, Feb 27, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Monday it is abandoning its longstanding opposition to a key aspect of Texas'...

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DeVos ekes out confirmation win as Pence casts historic vote
By: - 0 Tue, Feb 7, 2017

The Senate narrowly confirmed Betsy DeVos as education secretary on Tuesday, with Vice President Pence casting a historic tiebreaking vote after...