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  • House GOP sues Obama administration over health care law

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

      WASHINGTON — House Republicans sued the Obama administration on Friday over its implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law, saying he had overstepped his legal authority in carrying out the program. GOP lawmakers filed the lawsuit in federal district...

  • Green Mountain Falls Town Hall is up but not quite running

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

    The small town of Green Mountain Falls held a grand opening for its newly constructed Town Hall last Saturday, declaring it was open for business. But it hasn't been business as usual. The office phones haven't worked. The Internet service hasn't worked. Cellphone coverage has been...

  • Emotions rise as people hear Obama's immigration plan

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Thousands of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about five million people. But after the initial burst of emotion Thursday evening at hastily...

  • Lamborn keeps alive the impeach Obama talk

    Denver Post
    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    A Colorado congressman is doing exactly what Republican leaders in Washington don’t want him to do: suggest the possibility of impeaching President Barack Obama. Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado Springs asked his supporters and constituents today to take a poll about how...

  • Obama's immigration speech Thursday night; McConnell issues warning

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is poised to claim broad authority to grant work permits to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States and to protect them from deportation. But Republicans are vowing an all-out fight against it. "Congress will act," Senate...

  • Colorado Springs informed lawsuit could be coming for lack of stormwater plan

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    ROCKY FORD - Colorado Springs City Councilman Merv Bennett threw himself on the mercy of the Lower Arkansas water board Wednesday asking for more time for the city to develop a permanent stormwater funding plan. Colorado Springs has had plenty of time, said Melissa Esquibel, a board...

  • Colorado plans right-to-die legislation

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    DENVER — Two Colorado lawmakers inspired by a letter from a terminally ill man plan to propose legislation next year that would allow people to choose when they die. Before Brittany Maynard became a national advocate for giving dying patients the option to end their lives, Charles...

  • Drivers, passengers have long list of improvement for Colorado Springs bus system

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    George Borja spoke up at a transit meeting Wednesday evening to make a point. He and other bus drivers for the city of Colorado Springs want better communication with officials about bus routes and a say in improvements that can be made. Riders note long wait times, better access for...

  • Obama to announce immigration action Thursday

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

      WASHINGTON — In a broad test of his executive powers, President Barack Obamadeclared Wednesday he will sidestep Congress and order his own federal action onimmigration — in measures that could spare from deportation as many as 5 million people illegally in the U.S....

  • Commissioners discuss transition of emergency management

    By Ryan maye handy The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Emergency management programs will continue to receive $1 million in funding under a 2012 taxpayer-approved measure if the Office of Emergency Management moves under El Paso County commissioners' control next year, county and private attorneys have determined. In September,...

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