• Army sets time to announce details of troop cuts

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    Details of how the Army will cut an estimated 40,000 active duty troops and 17,000 civilians across the U.S. will be unveiled at 11 a.m. Thursday, according to Cynthia O. Smith, deputy division chief with Army Media Relations. El Paso County, home to Fort Carson, has long anticipated...

  • Recreational marijuana advocates want Denver voters to allow use in bars, clubs

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    DENVER - Authors of the constitutional amendment that legalized marijuana in Colorado want to legalize public recreational pot clubs in Denver, while Colorado Springs officials work in the opposite direction. Denver, which does allow private pot clubs, forbids the consumption of...

  • Colorado senators team up to prevent major cuts to Pikes Peak region military facilities

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    DENVER - Colorado's senators crossed party lines last week and teamed up to ask the secretary of defense to look kindly on the state when making decisions about reducing forces at military installations. "As you grapple with difficult force structure decisions and the confines of the...

  • Paul to Denver crowd: Government should mind its business

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    DENVER - A few hours after meeting with leaders of Colorado's marijuana industry, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul didn't talk about legalizing pot when he addressed a crowd of about 300 packed into a bar in Denver's Cherry Creek neighborhood Tuesday. The Republican presidential hopeful from...

  • Colorado's TABOR law will be reviewed in appeals court

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    DENVER - The U.S. Supreme Court didn't take up a legal challenge to Colorado's Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, known as TABOR, and instead remitted the case back to the federal court of appeals for reconsideration Tuesday. A group of 33 plaintiffs, including current and former lawmakers,...

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