More Megan Schrader Articles

  • Democratic opponent wants Klingenschmitt to withdraw from Colorado State Senate race

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Democratic state House candidate Lois Fornander called on her opponent to withdraw a day after Gordon Klingenschmitt made news for comparing Congressman Jared Polis, D-Boulder, to rebel armies in Iraq and Syria that are beheading Christians. The comment - included in a newsletter...

  • Glenn Carlson, HD14 candidate, to meet voters

    Megan Schrader
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Colorado House District 14 candidate Glenn Carlson is holding a meet and greet 5 p.m. Tuesday at Joey's Pizza, 1829 Briargate Blvd. The Democrat is set to face incumbent Rep. Dan Nordberg, a Republican, in the November election and will be meeting with voters at the pizza place to...

  • Blog: Opponent calls for Klingenschmitt to withdraw

    Megan Schrader
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Lois Fornander is calling for her opponent for the state House of Representatives to withdraw from the election after what she calls "a homophobic attack on Congressman Jared Polis." Fornander, a Democrat, is set to face Republican Gordon Klingenschmitt in November for the eastern...

  • El Paso County candidate for state House issues apology video after Dems, GOP criticize comments

    By Megan Schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    After both Democratic and Republican leaders cried foul Monday, an El Paso County candidate for the state House of Representatives issued a video apology for his comments in a newsletter email comparing a Colorado congressman's bill to beheadings of Christians in Iraq. "Apparently...

  • Aurora, taxpayers face off in district court over taxing district for hotel project

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    BRIGHTON - The city of Aurora asked an Adams County District Court judge on Monday to dismiss a lawsuit that claims the city violated TABOR with parts of a multimillion-dollar incentive package for a hotel developer. "The project has been held up pending the litigation and we are...

  • State politicians don cowboy clothes at annual State Fair fundraiser

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    PUEBLO - The state's top politicians and political hopefuls donned their cowboy hats and boots for the Colorado State Fair's annual legislative barbecue - a key networking event in a particularly competitive election year. Gov. John Hickenlooper touted the state's strong agricultural...

  • Udall pledges to get permanent federal funding for watershed protection

    By mEGAN sCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    U.S. Sen. Mark Udall pledged Friday in flood-ravaged Williams Canyon to work at the federal level to secure permanent funding for watershed protection so future emergencies do not leave cities scrambling to find money for repairs. "We need to make the funding permanent. We need to...

  • Ben Carson expected to draw crowds in Colorado Springs this weekend

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    When Colorado Springs resident Mick Hartley mentions Ben Carson he gets either an excited proclamation about the need to get Carson to run for president of the United States or a confused "Who's Ben Carson?" It's the dichotomy of being a rising star in the GOP with no political...

  • C4C lawyer's 'success fee' the best option for Colorado Springs

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    The $100,000 "success fee" coming to Attorney Jason Dunn, who handled the city's application for Regional Tourism Act incentives, isn't as nefarious as it sounds. Dunn, with the Denver firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, will be paid a total of $175,000, including the success fee,...

  • Commission: Olympic museum or bust for Colorado Springs' City for Champions

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Without the Olympic museum the City for Champions project won't be a success, members on the Colorado Economic Development Commission said Thursday, when they proposed making 16 percent of state funding for the project contingent on completion of the museum. "This was really sold to...

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