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  • 8 medical marijuana projects could receive grant money

    By Jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Eight research projects examining the medical use of marijuana have been recommended to Colorado's Board of Health for approval. The studies selected from a pool of 57 applicants cover a variety of topics, including chronic pain, Parkinson's disease, post-traumatic stress disorder,...

  • Black Forest Fire announces finalists for new chief

    By Ryan Maye Handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Four months after its fire chief resigned following a prolonged sick leave, the Black Forest Fire Department board has narrowed its search for a new chief to three finalists, including current acting Chief Jim Rebitski. The new chief, who will be announced on Dec. 10, will replace...

  • Colorado court upholds Day of Prayer proclamations

    Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DENVER — The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday rejected a legal challenge to the governor's right to issue Day of Prayer proclamations, finding that non-believers who objected to the annual events did not suffer harm and do not have grounds to sue. The ruling reversed a state Court of...

  • Colorado Springs restaurant celebrating Thanksgiving by serving up free meals

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    No family or friends to share Thanksgiving with, or can't afford to make a holiday dinner? The north location of Amanda's Fonda is preparing to fill in as a surrogate this year. Normally closed on Thanksgiving, Amanda's Fonda at 8050 N. Academy Blvd., will open its doors from noon to...

  • Mother of slain UCCS student offers reward for information about killer

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Some mornings, Pam Lively wakes up to lovely, peaceful memories of her daughter. Other days, it's violent images of the way in which Angelina Sicola was slain last year in her apartment. "Every morning when I wake up, I think of her," Lively said on Monday. The grief will never go...

  • City Councilman Joel Miller resigns his seat, will run for mayor in 2015

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Colorado Springs City Councilman Joel Miller dropped a double bombshell Monday with an announcement that he is resigning from City Council and will turn his attention to the 2015 mayor's race. Miller, 44, beat District 2 incumbent Angela Dougan in April 2013. He is part of what was...

  • Denver bar shooting victim ID'd as popular rapper; no suspects

    By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Authorities in Denver on Monday identified a man killed in a shooting at a bar near Sports Authority Field early Sunday that also left several injured. Kevie Durham, 24, of Denver, was pronounced dead about 2 a.m. at Denver Health Medical Center after the shooting, the...

  • Rising prices push Colorado Springs cost of living closer to national average

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Rising housing, gasoline and medical costs pushed living costs in the Colorado Springs area closer to the national average in the third quarter, according to a quarterly survey. Area costs were 2.6 percent below the national average in the July-to-September quarter, compared with 
2.8...

  • 2 flu hospitalizations confirmed in El Paso County

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Flu season is officially upon us. Two people were recently hospitalized with flu symptoms, according to a news release from El Paso County Public Health, marking the first two cases of flu causing hospitalization in the county this season. The health department recorded 212...

  • Colorado health exchange offers local help with walk-in facility

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Most of the people enrolling in health insurance plans through Colorado's exchange so far either renewed or picked different plans for 2015, exchange officials said Monday. Connect for Health Colorado tallied 6,144 people enrolled in health or dental plans from Nov. 15 through...

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