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  • Pope maps out personal (and progressive) policy


    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has made some of the most important policy speeches of his pontificate in recent days, catching up for lost time following months of attention to bureaucratic reform and the turbulent meeting of bishops on family issues that just ended. Often speaking...

  • Pope Francis says evolution is real and God is no wizard

    By Ishaan Tharoor, The Washington Post
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Delivering an address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Pope Francis continued his habit of making provocative, seemingly progressive statements. The pontiff appeared to endorse the theory of the Big Bang and told the gathering at the...

  • Colorado Springs family struggles after crash - but not with forgiveness

    By kassondra cloos
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Megiddeh Goldston carefully pulled Raphael Hameed's wheelchair through the front door of his apartment on a warm, sunny fall day. Then she sat next to Hameed's wife, Heidi, on the couch as Goldston's young son played on the floor with toys that had belonged to the Hameeds' son. ...

  • Community comes together to bring high-speed Internet to remote Colorado mountain town

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    There's no gas station in the remote mountain town of Guffey, about 60 miles west of Colorado Springs, but there is a post office with 420 boxes, a library, a school, an auto repair shop, three restaurants and now, high-speed Internet for all. "It's huge," said resident Kim McAlear....

  • Man claims sanctuary in Denver church basement

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    DENVER — A Mexican man who is living in a Denver church basement has claimed sanctuary to avoid deportation. First Unitarian Society of Denver on Sunday officially welcomed Arturo Hernandez Garcia, who is living in the United States illegally. The Denver Post reports...

  • Homefront Cares' aid to veterans spreads beyond Pikes Peak region

    By Tom Roeder -
    Published: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    More than 750 people gathered at a gala this month to mark the 11th birthday of a homegrown charity that helps troops and their families and is rapidly shifting to a postwar role for veterans. The Home Front Cares drew the crowd and its donations. Founded by a pair of Colorado Springs...

  • 10-year-old with cerebral palsy aids school for special-needs children

    By Heather Warlick The Oklahoman -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    TULSA, Okla. - Ten-year-old Keith Boyd might be considered an unlikely business magnate. Over the summer, Keith's Ice Cold Lemonade Stands raised about $150,000, and he donated the proceeds from the 10 lemonade stands he operated for 10 consecutive weeks to The Little Lighthouse, a...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting Oct. 26, 2014

    By carlotta olson -
    Published: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    Music/Drama Sunday "Ben-Hur" Silent Movie with Theatre Organ - 2-4:30 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 846 E. Pikes Peak Ave., $5, free for ages 16 and younger; 355-4014. "The Beethoven Project" - Presented by Rocky Mountain Music Alliance, 3 p.m., Sunrise United Methodist Church,...

  • Speakers: Colorado Springs is not immune from human trafficking, slavery

    By stephen hobbs -
    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    Human trafficking and slavery may seem like a far away problem to residents of the Pikes Peak region. The issue is often stigmatized as an international worry or representative of a different age in American history. But arrests by Colorado Springs police this year, including last...

  • Latest survey on LGBT students show schools remain hostile environments

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network released on Friday its biennial National School Climate Survey report, which shows how ongoing hostile school climates impact the safety and mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, as well as their education....