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  • Colorado Springs police strive for elusive goal in minority hiring

    By Maria St. Louis-Sanchez and Lisa Walton, The Gazette
    Updated: 30 min ago

    The Colorado Springs Police Department wants a force that's representative of the community, but that goal appears elusive. CSPD has a higher percentage of white, male police officers than the overall population and its ranks do not reflect the percentage of black, Latino and Asian...

  • Slight majority of El Paso County courthouse users satisfied with procedures

    By andrea sinclair -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Every two years, the people who use the services of the El Paso County courthouse get a chance to tell the court administrators how they think everything is running, whether people are getting fair treatment and their opinion of how their case was handled. More than half of the 528...

  • Scalia talks about pot in Colorado appearance

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BOULDER — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia gave a fiery takedown of the idea that the constitution changes with time Wednesday. The conservative justice was speaking at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He joked that if the nation wanted nine judges to rewrite the U.S....

  • Suthers raises more than $20,000 for Colorado Springs mayoral campaign

    By monica mendoza -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has raised $20,542 in his campaign to be Colorado Springs mayor. Suthers was the first to file his campaign finance report this week. Anyone running for Colorado Springs mayor or City Council in 2015 who has raised more than $20 needs to file...

  • Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigns after security lapses

    Associated Press
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday, a day after bitingly critical questioning by Congress about a White House security breach. There had been increasing calls for her departure during the day. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said she...

  • Hickenlooper, Beauprez find common ground, note differences in second debate

    By megan schrader -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper and his Republican opponent, Bob Beauprez, went head to head Tuesday night for the second time in the state's heated gubernatorial campaign - each trying to trip the other up on hot-topic issues like abortion and the death penalty. Beauprez - after...

  • Colorado Capitol dome reopening

    Associated Press
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    DENVER — State officials will be holding a dedication ceremony Thursday to mark the reopening of the newly restored Colorado Capitol dome. The $17 million project was necessary because Colorado's intense freeze-thaw cycle caused the exterior metal surfaces to deteriorate during the...

  • Colorado Springs council members board city bus to learn riders' wishes

    by stephen hobbs -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    The bus rolled out of the downtown transit terminal just before noon. Two Colorado Springs City Council members, the director of Mountain Metropolitan Transit and people hoping for restored funding for the bus line sat alongside a handful of regular riders as the large vehicle...

  • Ballot Countdown: Campaign news and notes

    By Megan schrader -

    Hip-hop star to 
moderate debate A gubernatorial debate that's focused on including third-party candidates will be moderated by Professor Griff from the hip-hop group Public Enemy. The debate is being organized by the Free & Equal Elections Foundation and begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at...

  • Big money contributed, spent in race for Colorado governor


    Money has poured into the Colorado governor's race over the past two weeks - more than $500,000 to the candidates alone - as Gov. John Hickenlooper and Bob Beauprez try to win over voters before ballots go out in early October. Hickenlooper, a Democrat, led the two-week campaign...