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  • VA reform legislation clears House

    Nick Beadleston Nick.beadleston@gmail.com -
    Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    Both sides of the aisle took a step toward an improved Veterans Affairs Department with Wednesday's passing of The Veterans Access Choice and Accountability Act, cleared the House. The bill, a product of the Joint House-Senate VA Reform Conference Committee, sailed through with a vote...

  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday. While the administration was publicly assuring consumers that...

  • Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing...

  • Black Forest fire cause investigation moves to DA's office

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.comc -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    The El Paso County Sheriff's Office investigation into the cause of the Black Forest fire is now complete and in the hands of the District Attorney. The sheriff's office announced Wednesday that it had received the missing information it needed before being able to give its report to...

  • City Council, county commissioners finalize stormwater deal

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Mayor Steve Bach made a last-minute attempt to control the board of a proposed regional stormwater authority, which if approved by voters in November will oversee millions of dollars a year in construction of drainage projects. In a proposal to take the creation of a regional...

  • VA employees face discipline for manipulating data

    The Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    FORT COLLINS — The Department of Veterans Affairs says six employees at a clinic in Fort Collins and the VA Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming, should be disciplined for manipulating data about veteran care. The VA has proposed unspecified action against Rocky Mountain Network...

  • BOCC passes resolutions in wake of sheriff's account controversy

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    The El Paso County commissioners passed a pair of resolutions Tuesday brought on by uncertainty surrounding a Sheriff's Office bank account that apparently was unnoticed by county auditors for years. The commission made the sheriff's commissary account a part of the county's general...

  • Mental health court produces first graduate

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Too often, mentally ill defendants find that cracks in the criminal justice system lead straight to jail or prison, Deborah Grohs said. She noticed it as a public defender, and then as a 4th Judicial District Court judge. "The jails became the mental health institutions," Grohs...

  • Colorado Supreme Court halts gay marriages in Boulder

    By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
    Yesterday

    DENVER — Boulder County must stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the Colorado Supreme Court considers an appeal from the state's attorney general, justices said in a ruling Tuesday. The court ruling was in response to an appeal from Republican Attorney General John...

  • Medical marijuana oil bill aims to help children across U.S.

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Parents who flocked to Colorado in search of medical marijuana oil to treat their children's severe epilepsy reacted with guarded optimism to legislation announced Monday aimed at legalizing the oil - calling it a first step at returning home. The bill by a Pennsylvania...

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