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  • Fort Carson soldiers head to Africa to assist in Ebola crisis

    By monica mendoza -
    Updated: 3 min ago

    Fort Carson soldiers are headed to Africa to assist in the Ebola crisis. In a statement from Sen. Michael Bennet, he said 160 Fort Carson soldiers will go Liberia in late October to supervise the construction of Ebola treatment units. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel signed the...

  • Court mulls legality of firing for marijuana use off job

    By Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
    Updated: 9 min ago

      DENVER — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Now, the state's highest court is considering whether workers' off-duty use of medical marijuana is protected under state law. Colorado's Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments in a case...

  • Hickenlooper, Beauprez face off in second debate

    By megan schrader -
    Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper and his Republican opponent, Bob Beauprez, went head-to-head Tuesday night for the second time in the state's heated gubernatorial campaign - each trying to trip the other up on hot-topic issues like abortion and the death penalty. Beauprez - after...

  • Colorado's pot market getting new competition

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 23 min ago

    DENVER — Colorado's new marijuana industry is in for a brand new element Wednesday — competition. The state gave medical marijuana dispensaries and growers a nine-month exclusive on the new recreational pot business, fearing an unmanageable explosion of new businesses. The...

  • Colorado school protests roil swing state politics

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 28 min ago

      DENVER — The protests over a Colorado school district's proposal to promote patriotism and de-emphasize civil disobedience in American history classes have found their way into the state's marquee midterm election races, injecting a volatile issue two weeks before early voting...

  • Judge allows video of theater shooting trial

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 40 min ago

      DENVER — News organizations will be allowed to broadcast the Colorado theater shooting trial using a closed-circuit TV camera already in the courtroom, but they won't be allowed to have their own cameras in court, the judge said Tuesday. Still images can be captured from the...

  • Colorado schools counting on students on Wednesday

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Schools want every student to be in their seat when the bell rings on Wednesday. Along with being National Homemade Cookie Day and National Fire Pup Day, Oct. 1 is "count day" in Colorado. That's the official pupil enrollment date for Colorado's 178 school districts to establish...

  • Jury: Colorado Springs teen guilty in killing of Fort Carson soldier, wife

    By jakob Rodgers -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    A reluctant witness claiming to forget a murder confession left Maryln Dunlap weeping and in tears last week, scared that her son's alleged killer would walk free. Her eyes grew moist once more Tuesday as she texted her younger son a verdict: He's guilty. After deliberating only...

  • Springs council members board city bus to learn riders' wishes

    By stephen hobbs -
    Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    The bus rolled out of the downtown transit terminal just before noon. Two Colorado Springs City Council members, the director of Mountain Metropolitan Transit and people hoping for restored funding for the bus line sat alongside a handful of regular riders as the large vehicle...

  • Big money contributed, spent in race for Colorado governor

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Money has poured into the Colorado governor's race over the last two weeks - more than $500,000 to the candidates alone - as Gov. John Hickenlooper and Bob Beauprez try to win over voters before ballots go out in early October. Hickenlooper, a Democrat, led the two-week campaign...