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  • Department of Revenue makes tweaks to immigrant licensing, ID program

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 57 min ago

    Officials continue to smooth out the kinks in a program that, beginning Friday, will give undocumented immigrants the opportunity to obtain Colorado driver's licenses and identification cards at five locations across the state. In the weeks leading up to the Friday rollout of the...

  • VA reform legislation clears House

    BY Nick Beadleston nick.beadleston@gmail.com -
    Updated: 57 min ago

    Both sides of the aisle took a step toward an improved Veterans Affairs Department on Wednesday when 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 of 420-5....

  • VA wants to fire two accused of manipulating data

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    DENVER - The Veterans Affairs Department said it wants to fire two supervisors accused of manipulating health care data in Colorado and Wyoming. The VA said Tuesday that four other employees face suspension, demotion or admonishment. The firings would be the strongest discipline...

  • State Sen. Steve King charged with 3 felonies

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    GRAND JUNCTION — Republican state Sen. Steve King is facing three felony charges alleging he falsified time cards and defrauded two former employers out of thousands of dollars. King, a longtime resident of western Colorado's Grand Valley, was issued a summons Wednesday on felony...

  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    Associated Press
    Updated: 8 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: 8 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: 9 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: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    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: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    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...

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