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DENVER, CO. - JANUARY 07: Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt sits at his desk during the opening of the Colorado legislature at the State Capitol in Denver, CO January 07, 2015. The GOP won back the Senate with a one-seat majority and picked up three seats in the House. Democrats remain the majority party in the lower chamber with a 34-31 edge. (Photo By Craig F. Walker / The Denver Post)
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Tony Exum smiles after talking with a supporter while campaigning in the area of Tahoe Blvd and Yellowstone Rd on Friday, October 14, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
Mayor John Suthers speaks during a press conference at Deerfield Hills Community Center on Thursday, October 20, 2016. El Pomar Foundation announced El Paso County Public Health as the lead agency in a community-led initiative to strengthen southeast Colorado Springs. The initiative was introduced in June when El Pomar Foundation released a proposal seeking cross sector community coalitions. Behind Suthers is Mina Liebert, a Public Health Planner for El Paso County Public Health, who will facilitate the RISE Steering Committee, Janet Brugger, representing Colorado Springs Black Chamber of Commerce, who will facilitate the Healthy Economy Committee, Aubrey Day, Director of Population Wellness at YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region, who will facilitate the Healthy Families Committee, and Dave Munger, Executive Director of Council of Neighbors and Organizations, who will facilitate the Healthy Communities Committee. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
Sen. Jim Stamas, a Republican, right, and Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich, a Democrat, speak to reporters about the release of their panel's report and recommendations related to the Flint water crisis outside the Michigan Senate chamber Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, in Lansing, Mich. Michigan should consider abandoning its one-person emergency management structure and instead install a team of three experts when deficit-ridden municipalities and school districts fall under state control, according to a report released Wednesday by a legislative committee that investigated Flint’s lead-tainted water crisis. (AP Photo/David Eggert)