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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: 1 hr 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 andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 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...

  • Macoubrie's entry gives state Rep. Joshi his first challenger

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    For the first time in his political career, Republican House Rep. Janak Joshi has a challenger. The House District 16 representative in November faces Democrat Ryan Macoubrie, who said he was in part prompted to join the race because he felt Joshi needed a challenger. At a March...

  • Lathen far behind Suthers in mayoral campaign fundraising bid

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    El Paso County Commissioner Amy Lathen has raised $3,461 for her Colorado Springs mayoral campaign, records filed with the city clerk show. Lathen filed her report Wednesday, the first official filing deadline for the April municipal election. Lathen will have some catching up to do...

  • Green Party gubernatorial candidate to speak on need to raise minimum wage in Colorado Springs

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Green Party gubernatorial candidate Harry Hempy will speak in Colorado Springs on Sunday about his support for a higher minimum wage. The event, sponsored by the Pikes Peak chapter of the Colorado Green Party, is from 
4 to 6 p.m. at the Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St. Hempy...

  • Green Party gubernatorial candidate visits Colorado Springs

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    If it were up to Green Party gubernatorial candidate Harry Hempy, cities and counties would have the choice to raise their minimum wages individually, the best way for Colorado communities to keep up with the rising cost of living. Hempy, a retired IBM computer scientist with a...

  • Ballot Countdown: Udall gets campaign boost, Beauprez under fire

    By Megan Schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Udall gets campaign assist from Warren U.S. Sen. Mark Udall got some campaign help in Jefferson County from his popular Democratic colleague Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the pair kicked off a canvassing effort Friday in the battleground county as Udall tries to retain his seat. Warren...

  • Ballot Countdown: Campaign news and notes

    By Megan schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    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....

  • Big money contributed, spent in race for Colorado governor

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    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...

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

    By megan schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 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...

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