• Gazette, KKTV mayoral runoff debate televised live today, streamed online at Gazette.com

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    As ballots go out to Colorado Springs voters, the first debate for the mayoral runoff election will be televised live Monday evening. The Gazette and KKTV will host the half-hour debate between Mary Lou Makepeace and John Suthers. It will be televised live on KKTV beginning at 6:29...

  • City Council vote will pave way for next step in long-running Colorado Springs road project

    By STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    The second phase of construction on a major east-west Colorado Springs road is expected to get one step closer to starting after a City Council vote this week. Officials are acquiring about 160 pieces of land, including full parcels and temporary easements, a necessary step before...

  • Urban renewal at heart of dueling bills in Colorado Statehouse

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Colorado counties are again trying to get a say in how and when property tax dollars are pledged to urban renewal projects. Gov. John Hickenlooper vetoed a bill in 2014 that attempted to do just that, but state lawmakers are trying again this year. In an interesting twist, however,...

  • Events in and around Colorado Springs this week

    By name newspaper -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Ballots for the May 19 Colorado Springs mayoral runoff election are being mailed out citywide. The election features former Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and former mayor and city councilwoman Mary Lou Makepeace. Colorado Springs mayoral candidates John Suthers and Mary...

  • 5 things To Know at the Colorado statehouse

    Associated Press
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    DENVER — With less than two weeks to go, lawmakers are scrambling like they do every year to finish all their work before the legislative session ends May 6. Some of the highlights from the coming week: ___ FETAL HOMICIDE In what's expected to be one of the most emotionally...

  • The truest GOP believers? Mormons

    Salt Lake Tribune -
    Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Mormons lean more heavily toward the Republican Party than any other major demographic group - whether clustered by race, age, gender, educational attainment or religion. So says a study released this month by the Pew Research Center, based on more than 25,000 survey interviews...

  • Average voter in April 7 Colorado Springs election: A 60-year-old Republican woman

    By Maria St. louis-sanchez maria.sanchez@gazette.com -

    To get a bigger voice in local politics, young people may need to overcome a big obstacle: They must vote. In the April 7 Colorado Springs municipal election, young voters hardly showed up, according to a Gazette analysis of voting records from the Colorado Springs city clerk and the...

  • Rancher gets $4.6 million judgment vs. Colorado Springs Utilities

    Chris Woodka, The Pueblo Chieftain
    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    A Pueblo jury late Thursday awarded rancher Gary Walker a $4.6 million judgment against Colorado Springs Utilities for the Southern Delivery System pipeline crossing Walker Ranches in Northern Pueblo County. Walker contends the amount is far short of what the pipeline has cost him....

  • As theater shooting trial opens, gun debate dwindles

    NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — When a gunman opened fire inside a packed movie theater in July 2012, killing 12 and injuring 70, it did more than spread fear and heartbreak across the Denver suburbs. It helped revive the national debate over gun control. That argument gained intensity in the state...

  • Governor praises cooperation as he signs off on Colorado budget

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday signed the state's $25 billion budget that increases funding for K-12 education and higher education and invests millions for the first time in eight years in transportation needs. "In a lot of states the partisanship is so divisive, and here there...

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