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  • Colorado Springs council raises some fees, leave others intact

    By monica mendoza Monica.Mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    After much talk from elected officials about the need to reduce city fees for Colorado Springs businesses, developers and citizens, Tuesday's City Council meeting ended with all existing fees intact and an increase in golf and cemetery fees. The City Council was unable to override...

  • Communities move to regulate where electronic cigarettes can be used

    By John Aguilar, The Denver Post
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    LAKEWOOD — Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers, which have experienced an explosive growth in popularity in the last few years, are beginning to face stiff resistance in Colorado as an increasing number of communities crack down on the battery-powered devices. Last week, both...

  • Pueblo County clerk ‘reluctantly’ stops issuing same-sex marriage licenses

    By Emily Donovan emily.donovan@gazette.com —
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    Pueblo County has stopped issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples at the request of Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. County clerks in Pueblo and Boulder began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples after the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction in...

  • Lamborn defends Veteran's Affairs committee attendance record

    by Megan Schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    DENVER - U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn says he must juggle his time sitting on three committees and six subcommittees at Capitol Hill, but his opponents are questioning why he's missed more than half of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs meetings in the past two years. "Sometimes three...

  • Colorado Springs ties aided Apollo program, first step on moon

    By NICK BEADLESTON AND TOM ROEDER, The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    Forty-five years ago, millions of people around the world watched as Neil Armstrong planted his boot on moon soil. What none of those people saw, however, was the Colorado Springs residents who helped rocket Armstrong and the Apollo program's predecessors into space. It may have...

  • Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday gave employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, after being convinced by advocates of what he called the "irrefutable rightness of your cause." "America's federal...

  • Public meetings explain Stormwater Task Force proposal for Colorado Springs area

    By Emily Donovan, emily.donovan@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    The Pikes Peak Stormwater Task Force is trying to explain its stormwater prevention proposal so the public will understand why they might be asked to pay $10 a month. The task force, a citizen's group of engineers, business leaders, community activists and elected city and county...

  • This week: Your calendar of events around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    The Colorado Springs City Council will discuss a proposed regional stormwater authority at its work session meeting at 1 p.m. Monday in City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave. The proposed intergovernmental agreement says a regional authority would be among the city, Manitou Springs, Fountain,...

  • Half of Colorado voters back Hobby Lobby ruling

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    DENVER — A new poll says half of Colorado voters support the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling allowing some religiously oriented business to opt out of contraception coverage for their employees. The Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-ih-pee-ak) University poll released Monday found that 50...

  • Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Sarah Palin top Western Conservative Summit straw poll for '16

    Denver Post
    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    DENVER — Former Alaskan governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin energized the crowed at a conservative summit with talk of impeaching President Barack Obama. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1jOz7fs ) Palin spoke for 35 minutes Saturday at the 2014 Western...

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