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  • Revenge porn penalties considered in Colorado

    Associated Press -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DENVER — Colorado is trying to stop so-called "revenge porn." The proposal is a second attempt this year to address this new concern brought on by technological advances. A bill before the state Legislature would make it a misdemeanor for adults to publish explicit pictures or...

  • FEMA checks went to homeless Colorado Springs campers

    By Cary Vogrin, cary.vogrin@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    A federal agency sent at least 69 checks totaling thousands of dollars to homeless people in Colorado Springs who claimed their camps were decimated in last summer's floods. The numbers were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by The Gazette, which...

  • Colorado Springs City Council divided about adding marijuana question to November ballot

    By Monica Mendoza and John Schroyer, The Gazette -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    It's anybody's guess whether the Colorado Springs City Council will put a question on the November ballot asking if residents want to allow recreational marijuana sales. Members of a nonprofit group, Every Vote Counts, will begin lobbying this month for City Council's support to put...

  • Colorado advances edible marijuana restrictions

    Associated Press
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    DENVER — A Colorado proposal to widen a ban on certain types of edible marijuana advanced Thursday in the state House amid concerns that it could be too broad. What lawmakers are trying to prevent is accidental ingestion by children who can't tell the difference between a regular...

  • Colorado recall election changes being finalized

    Associated Press -
    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    DENVER — A contentious Democrat-led effort to change rules governing recalls after two of their senators were booted from office has cleared the House on a party-line vote. The House voted 37-28 on Thursday with only Democrats in favor. The bill updates recall requirements that...

  • Uncertainty about environmental policy changes leaves Drake decision on hold

    by monica mendoza Monica.Mendoza@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Colorado Springs City Council should not make a hasty decision based on federal regulations when it comes to closing Martin Drake Power Plant, an energy regulations expert said Wednesday. It could be several years before additional federal regulations related to greenhouse gases and...

  • Colorado Democrats abandon divisive abortion bill

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press -
    Yesterday

    DENVER — Colorado Democrats abandoned their own divisive abortion proposal Wednesday, axing the bill after one lawmaker expressed indecision and it became clear they might not have the votes to pass it in a chamber where every vote matters. Democrats used a legislative maneuver to...

  • Colorado considers edible marijuana restrictions

    Associated Press -
    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    DENVER — A measure to broaden a ban on certain types of edible marijuana to include products that mimic other foods or candies is up for a vote in the Colorado Legislature. A House committee is considering the proposal Thursday. It comes amid concerns that children can accidentally...

  • Congressional candidates slam Lamborn letter about AFA religious freedoms

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Fifth Congressional District candidate Bentley Rayburn on Wednesday chided his primary election opponent, Rep. Doug Lamborn, saying the congressman is not doing enough to guarantee religious freedoms at the Air Force Academy. Lamborn announced Tuesday that he had written a letter to...

  • Bob Beauprez makes Colorado gubernatorial primary ballot

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    DENVER - Bob Beauprez is officially a candidate for governor after the Secretary of State confirmed Wednesday he has turned in enough signatures to get on the June primary ballot. The Secretary of State threw out more than 12,000 signatures, and in things got close in two...

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