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  • Parents of Aurora victims slam Rep. Mike Coffman

    Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    AURORA — Parents of two people killed in the Aurora theater shooting are calling on Rep. Mike Coffman to support universal background checks. Coffman opposes a bill in Congress that would expand background checks to almost anyone purchasing a firearm. The parents of Jessica Ghawi...

  • Colorado Springs City Council gives green light to private marijuana club

    by monica mendoza Monica.Mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    City Hall chambers erupted with cheers and about 30 supporters hugged and congratulated each other Tuesday when the Colorado Springs City Council allowed a private downtown club for marijuana smokers to remain open. The city administration had sought to close the club - Studio A64 at...

  • Colorado lawmaker pushes for school arrest stats

    Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    DENVER — A Colorado state senator says she'll be pushing law enforcement agencies to report statistics showing what happens when trouble at school leads to the arrests of young people, but police see the new requirement as just one more unfunded burden. The Smart School Discipline...

  • City Council eyeing charter change to allow it to have its own staff, attorney

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    The Colorado Springs City Council needs its own attorney and needs to be able to hire and fire its own staff, council President Keith King says. He says the city's charter, which is the city's constitution, needs to be changed to give the City Council those powers. He proposed the...

  • Gov. Hickenlooper has comfortable lead over Colorado challengers

    Associated Press
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    DENVER — A new poll shows that Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper has a comfortable lead over his potential Republican challengers, backed by support from women and unaffiliated voters. The poll from Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-ih-pee-ak) University released Wednesday found that 52 percent...

  • Colorado lawmakers trying to restrict solitary confinement

    By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    DENVER — A year after a Colorado inmate held in solitary confinement allegedly gunned down the state prisons chief upon being released, lawmakers are moving to restrict use of the punishment for the mentally ill. The bill continues the efforts that Colorado Department of...

  • Manitou to power its municipal buildings from SunShare's solar garden

    by wayne heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Manitou Springs has agreed to buy all of the electricity for city-owned facilities from a solar array that will be built in the Security area by Colorado Springs-based SunShare, becoming what the company says is the first city in the nation to have all of its facilities powered by a...

  • Colorado Springs City Council votes 7-1 to spend $2 million on potholes

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    The Colorado Springs City Council voted 7-1 Tuesday to allocate $2 million from the city's reserve fund for pothole repair. Council member Joel Miller cast the lone no-vote. Check back at Gazette.com for updates to this story.

  • Council told to abandon Colorado Springs' master plan, instead focus on short-term fixes

    by monica mendoza The Gazette -
    Yesterday

    Colorado Springs' city staff asked the City Council to abandon a three-year plan to update the city's master plan and instead spend the money on some short-term fixes. Peter Wysocki, the city's planning and development director, told the council Monday that there might not be enough...

  • Sen. Bennet brings his 'Innovation' tour to Colorado Springs company

    Wayne Heilman
    Yesterday

    U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., was in Colorado Springs to tour Diversified Machine Systems. The tour was part of Bennet's CO Innovation Tour to highlight innovation and entrepreneurship across the state. DMS employs 66 to make large precision-cutting and shaping machines. Last...

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