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  • Colorado sheriffs tee off on Hickenlooper's death penalty stance

    Megan Schrader
    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    In a video released Thursday by gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez's campaign, three Colorado sheriffs criticize Gov. John Hickenlooper's position on the death penalty. The videos were shot at a private campaign event at a home in Jefferson County and the sheriff's tee off on...

  • Who took more presidential vacations?

    USA Today
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Q: Is it true that George W. Bush took more vacation days than Barack Obama? A: Yes. Before his two-week trip to Martha's Vineyard in August, Obama's count was 125 full or partial days and Bush's total at the same point in his presidency was 407. Our inbox is chock full of...

  • Colorado Springs police officers to begin wearing cameras in October

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Colorado Springs police officers will soon be outfitted with body-worn cameras as part of a five-month pilot program, a change many police departments throughout Colorado have already adopted. Beginning Oct. 1, officers from all of the department's subdivisions will rotate use of...

  • Bach uses proclamation to officially oppose stormwater initiative

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    In another volley fired in the campaign on a proposed stormwater initiative, Mayor Steve Bach issued a proclamation Tuesday listing reasons he believes the plan is flawed. Bach, who has issued one other proclamation since he took office in June 2011, said this is an important...

  • Cripple Creek district, library board reach agreement; books to stay in high school

    By Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    After a summer of conflict that included preparing to pick up and move shop, the public library in Cripple Creek is staying put. At a monthly meeting Monday, the school board for Cripple Creek-Victor School District RE-1 gave final approval on a 20-year memorandum of understanding...

  • Martindale sheds 'interim' director tag for El Paso County Public Health

    By Jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    A longtime El Paso County Public Health employee was named its director, shedding the "interim" title he had held since early July as head of the agency. Dan Martindale, who has spent about 20 years with the agency, was approved by the El Paso County Board of Health after a search...

  • Colorado Springs business alliance funding a hot potato for council, mayor

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    It seems that city funding for an economic development organization in Colorado Springs has become a game of hot potato. The City Council, which gave the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance $70,000 last year from its Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax, is tossing the...

  • State leaders 'appalled' by report of drug prescriptions to juveniles in Colorado correction facilities

    By megan schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    DENVER - Juveniles in the state's correctional facilities have been prescribed psychotropic and other medications without proper parental consent, pertinent medical screenings or adequate record keeping of symptoms and diagnosis, according to a report released Tuesday by the Colorado...

  • Residents invited to voice their concerns regarding Colorado Springs public transit

    By JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    A meeting will be held Thursday allowing residents to voice their opinions on the future of public transit in Colorado Springs. Mountain Metro Transit and the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments will host the meeting, which will be used to help transportation officials draft...

  • Colorado Springs councilman: Voters should decide on stadium portion of City for Champions

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Colorado Springs City Council member Joel Miller says voters should decide if local tax money is spent on a sports and event center. He will ask his colleagues to put a question on the April 2015 ballot asking voters if they will amend the city's charter to require voter approval for...

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