• Denver airport bans sale of marijuana-themed souvenirs

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DENVER — Tourists who fly to Colorado, home of legal pot, can forget about buying souvenir boxer shorts, socks or sandals with a marijuana leaf on them when passing through the Denver International Airport. The airport has banned pot-themed souvenirs, fearing the kitsch could taint...

  • American Indian tribes to discuss legal pot at conference


    SEATTLE (AP) — American Indian tribes wrestling with whether to legalize marijuana have scheduled a national conference on the topic next month in Washington state. Organizer Robert Odawi Porter, a tribal law expert and former president of Seneca Nation in New York, says there's been...

  • Councilman Snider won't seek re-election, guaranteeing three new council members in April

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -

    Colorado Springs City Councilman Val Snider will not seek re-election, and that means at least three new faces on the council in April. Snider broke the news Friday morning on Facebook. "After much thought and personal reflection I have decided I'd like to take my life in a new...

  • LETTERS: The definition of is; accommodating a drug culture

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    The definition of 'is' Tom Brady seems to be an example of a young man whose early adult years were experienced during a presidency where the moral character of the holder of our highest office taught us an important life lesson. To succeed (and get away with whatever is necessary to...

  • Pennsylvania House GOP leader talks taxes, medical marijuana

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican floor leader in the state House said Monday that property tax reform, public pensions and liquor privatization need to be in the mix as budget talks get underway with the new Democratic governor. Majority Leader Dave Reed told the Pennsylvania...

  • Colorado Springs area business events starting Jan. 25, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    MONDAY Pikes Peak Workforce Center - Federal Jobs - How to Apply, 
10 a.m.-noon, Citizens Service 
Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, free. Registration required: 667-3777. Pikes Peak Workforce Center - Linkedln and Your Job Search, 
2-4 p.m., Citizens Service Center, 1675 Garden...

  • Man charged in fatal Colorado Springs shooting is convicted

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    Jason Romeo Forbes was convicted of murder Friday in last year's shooting death of David "DJ" Johnson in what appeared to be a drug deal gone bad. In a verdict announced by 4th Judicial District Judge Barbara Hughes, the jury found Forbes guilty of first-degree murder in Johnson's...

  • El Paso County DHS to require drug testing, and more for some clients to continue benefits

    By jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    El Paso County welfare recipients suspected of abusing drugs or alcohol soon will be required to enter and comply with a substance abuse treatment plan to keep benefits. Beginning Monday, people in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, also known as Colorado Works,...

  • Petition supporting dad arrested for giving daughter cannabis oil gains huge support

    By Jessica Best and Chris Richards, Daily Mirror
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    A staggering 150,000 supporters have put their name to a petition in support of a father who gave his dying daughter cannabis oil to ease her pain. Adam Koessler was arrested and charged earlier this month after giving his two-year-old daughter Rumer a medicinal form of the...

  • Colorado Springs man makes rare move of testifying in his own defense

    BY LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    A man accused of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a 38-year-old Colorado Springs man last May took the rare move of testifying in his own defense Wednesday. For roughly three hours Wednesday afternoon, 31-year-old Jason Romeo Forbes spoke about money, sex, marijuana and...