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  • UCCS professor earns university system's highest award

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    When you're stuck in traffic and, like every other 21st-century driver, want to ram your car into the person in front of you, think Stone Age. The 4 percent of Neanderthal genetic throwback thought to linger in human makeup is responsible for such desires, academician Tom Wynn says....

  • Rape kits available at only 1 Colorado campus

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    DENVER — Despite calls to reduce sexual violence on college campuses, few college health centers have access to forensic sexual assault exams. That problem extends to Colorado, where only one college campus has the so-called "rape kits," or SANE exams, which can reveal injuries and...

  • It's time to put those butts out

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Thursday is the 39th annual Great American Smokeout and some local high school students have joined forces with El Paso County Health to educate others about the harmful effects of tobacco. At Palmer High School in Colorado Springs School District 11, the Students Working Against...

  • Local high school ranks No. 1 in Newsweek and will get mayoral recognition

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach will present the Spirit of the Springs Award to The Vanguard School at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at The Vanguard School at Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy, 1605 S. Corona Ave. The Vanguard School, a charter high school for grades 9-12, was ranked as the...

  • Fast facts from "America After 3 p.m." report on kids after school

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    What do kids do after school? Nationally, one in five kids are unsupervised. The After School Alliance Report this month released its "America After 3 p.m." report, which surveyed 30,000 families across the country. The alliance works with community gorups and government to provide...

  • Human Services offers expanded hours at area libraries

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    El Paso County Department of Human Services supervisors plan to host evening hours at two libraries to better answer questions and offer services. The expanded hours are the result of a partnership between the department and the Pikes Peak Library District, and it will allow residents...

  • Muslim students embrace America, hope to teach others about their homelands

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    While their homelands may be fraught with strife and unrest, local Muslim foreign exchange students want Americans to know this: Just as Americans are not defined by the bad actions of a few, the same goes for people of Islam. "We have problems in Yemen, but it is a beautiful country...

  • Students' computer skills gain importance with new Colorado testing program

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    The irascible goat in the purple jumpsuit is teaching the class how to keyboard. He tells everyone to put their fingers on the "home row" and exclaims "Let's rock and roll." Ashlyn Cortez, 8, positions her fingers perfectly on the keyboard and carefully types what she sees on the...

  • Cold weather no obstacle for Girls on the Run in Colorado Springs

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    They were two girls on the run, wearing fun animal stocking caps and sneaking under the starting line tape to join participants just as the Girls on the Run 5K got underway Saturday morning at America the Beautiful Park. Dakota Turner, 10, said she and her friend Maddy Bishop, 10,...

  • Night in the cold gives Colorado Springs residents a taste of homelessness

    By kassondra cloos and lisa walton - the gazetteBy kassondra cloos and lisa walton - the gazette
    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    They could have stayed at home, or gone inside, or left early.
But because homeless teens don't have those kinds of options, 22 people set out to sleep in the cold on Thursday night in solidarity, and most of them stuck it out. Nineteen of the participants in Urban Peak's first Night...

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