• Legislators change course on audit of Colorado's tourism incentive program

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DENVER - Colorado lawmakers backed away from an audit of the millions of dollars pledged to developments through the Regional Tourism Act on Monday and instead are asking economic development officials to come before the joint Audit Committee in June. Rep. Dan Nordberg, R-Colorado...

  • GOP leaders remove Klingenschmitt, despite his apology, from Colorado statehouse committee

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DENVER - Republican leadership removed Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt from one of his committee assignments Monday in response to the lawmaker's comments about a pregnant woman who was attacked in Longmont. "I was very disturbed by Rep. Klingenschmitt's comments last week, and want to...

  • Former Rep. Bob Gardner to run for Senate District 12

    Megan Schrader
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Former state Rep. Bob Gardner filed paperwork with the Secretary of State Monday to run for Senate District 12 in 2016. Gardner, a Colorado Springs attorney, said after encouragement from many people he decided to file for office early and begin formally talking to voters in the...

  • Blog: Watch Klingenschmitt apologize for saying attack on Colorado pregnant woman was a 'curse of God'

    Megan Schrader
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Video posted March 20, 1015 on Klingenschmitt's YouTube page. Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt apologized Monday in an online video for calling the attack on a pregnant woman and her unborn child a "curse of God." "My words were not compassionate and therefore I apologize," the freshmen...

  • Victim's family refuses Klingenschmitt donation

    Megan Schrader, The Gazette
    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    The family of Michelle Wilkins, the pregnant Longmont woman whose baby girl was cut out of her body, gave back a donation from Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt Friday after the Colorado Springs Republican called the attack “a curse of God upon America for our sin of not protecting innocent...

  • Colorado law kept Boulder DA from charging Lane with murder

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    DENVER - A woman accused of brutally cutting an unborn child from the womb of a woman who was 7 months pregnant will not face homicide charges - even though the infant did not survive the attack. Republican lawmakers say the lack of a homicide charge in the case proves there is a gap...

  • Colorado GOP appalled over Klingenschmitt's act-of-God comment in baby's death

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    DENVER - Colorado Springs Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt said in an online video that a pregnant woman in Longmont who had her baby cut from her womb was the result of "a curse of God upon America for our sin of not protecting innocent children in the womb." Republicans and Democrats...

  • Colorado officials, pot industry support more regulation in wake of massive bust

    by Megan Schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    DENVER - As Colorado grapples with a loophole in medical marijuana laws, state and federal prosecutors on Thursday unveiled details of a large-scale illegal grow that trafficked tens of thousands of pounds of pot out of Colorado. The 32-person indictment is being called the largest...

  • Teachers' rally shines light on Colorado legislature's work toward education consensus

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    DENVER - As teachers rallied on the west steps of the state Capitol on Wednesday chanting "more than a score," lawmakers inside scrambled to find consensus on reducing the number of standardized tests. Students starting kindergarten in the fall will be mandated to take close to 30...

  • Colorado's gun debate will likely rage on for years

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    DENVER - Colorado's mandatory background checks on private gun sales and a ban on high-capacity magazines are unlikely to be repealed this year, but only because of a razor-thin margin. "I think eventually they will be overturned, who knows when, but I think eventually," says Rep. Ed...

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