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  • House passes 'no welfare for weed' bill

    Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON — The House passed a bill Tuesday that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal. Supporters call it the "no welfare for weed" bill. The bill would prevent people from using...

  • Supporters, opponents of Colorado Springs' City for Champions project weigh in

    By MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Tuesday's City for Champions monthly meeting at the new 21st Century Library was like a networking holiday party with 200 of your closest friends. Singers performed, desserts were served, and everyone - supporters and opponents of the proposed four tourism projects - worked the room....

  • Colorado among states most reliant on income tax

    By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
    Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado is among the top 10 states most reliant on income taxes for revenue, according to a new report concluding that income inequality is contributing to slower economic growth nationally. The report released Monday by the credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's finds...

  • Lamborn 499 mailing draws attention to loophole in campaign rules

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    A week before his surprisingly close primary election in the 5th Congressional District and during a blackout period barring taxpayer-funded mass mailings, Rep. Doug Lamborn sent a letter from his congressional office touting his work fighting an "overreaching president." The letter,...

  • Ballot Countdown: Floods are political talking point; polls show tight races

    The Gazette
    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Floods topic du jour in U.S. Senate race Both candidates running for U.S. Senate in Colorado spent Friday at events that highlighted their 2013 flood recovery work, a topic that has become a political talking point. U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, the incumbent Democrat, spent part of the...

  • 5 important, and fun, questions for Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com
    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Q. Is it true you keep a copy of the Beer Drinker's Guide to Colorado, Great Beer Map in your car? A. Someone told me we had to get to all 64 counties in reelection. We have gotten to all 64 counties. What we have to do is get to the 263 breweries. Q. You went to Manitou Brewing...

  • Colorado Springs ready for her close-up in C-SPAN feature

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    What's so special about Colorado Springs? Ask a local, and the answer likely depends on how much time you've got to listen. When producers from C-SPAN's 2014 Cities Tour called Pioneers Museum director Matt Mayberry to chat themes for a feature about Colorado Springs' history and...

  • Software error invalidates IDs for undocumented immigrants

    by lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    The first batch of Colorado driver's licenses, permits and ID cards issued to immigrants in the country illegally are invalid, according to the Colorado Department of Revenue. Officials said 524 cards were misprinted by the state's vendor, MorphoTrust, because of a software update...

  • Gov. Hickenlooper headed to Manitou Springs as part of flood tour

    The Gazette
    Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Gov. John Hickenlooper will visit area communities affected by natural disasters as part of the Colorado United Day of Service on Saturday. Hickenlooper will begin with a tour of Royal Gorge Bridge and Park at 2:45 p.m. Friday before heading to a 6 p.m. Manitou Springs recovery...

  • Petraeus tells Denver crowd that new Obama strategy likely will work against ISIS

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    DENVER - The man who penned most of America's strategy to counter al-Qaida and stop the insurgency in Iraq told a packed theater here that a new strategy to roll back the terror group ISIS will likely work quickly in Iraq. "In Iraq, all the ingredients are there," retired Army Gen....

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