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  • Lamborn: Deal brokered to restart Aurora VA hospital work

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has reached an interim agreement to put construction crews back on the job at its troubled Aurora hospital project. The four-month deal is worth an estimated $220 million and could see workers return to the Colfax Avenue project Monday, U.S. Rep....

  • Colorado funds medical marijuana research, a first

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado will spend more than $8 million researching marijuana's medical potential — a new frontier because government-funded marijuana research traditionally focuses on the drug's negative health effects. The grants awarded by the Colorado Board of Health will go to studies...

  • County commissioners decree ensures Bear Creek park will never be sold

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Come rain, shine, high water or the end of the world, Bear Creek Regional Park Open Space will remain undeveloped for all time, thanks to a new El Paso County Board of Commissioners decree. Not that the county's largest open space was in danger of going anywhere, said Dave Rose, a...

  • Nine from Pikes Peak region chosen for state House committees

    By RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    El Paso County lawmakers hold spots on most of the Colorado House committees for the 2015 legislative session that begins Jan. 7. House committees, which focus on topics including business affairs, local government and the environment, are part of the bill process that sends measures...

  • Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach: It's time to step aside

    BY WAYNE HEILMAN wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach ended speculation Monday about whether he would run for re-election, announcing that he decided to stick to an earlier pledge to serve just one term. Bach, 71, said Monday that he made the decision last weekend with his wife, Suzi, after "talking...

  • Retired Air Force officer appointed to City Council's District 2, will serve 4 months

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Larry Bagley, a retired Air Force officer, likes the City for Champions proposal, believes a stormwater funding plan needs to be developed soon and does not want recreational marijuana sales in Colorado Springs. Bagley was appointed by City Council on Monday to temporarily fill the...

  • A closer look at the 10 candidates for vacant Colorado Springs council seat

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    The person appointed to the City Council on Monday will be more than a seat-filler for the next four months. Whoever replaces Joel Miller in the Colorado Springs District 2 seat could be a pivotal member of the council as it prepares to decide in January proposed ballot questions on...

  • Powdered alcohol? Not so fast, Colorado lawmakers say

    IVAN MORENO, Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    DENVER — Powdered alcohol hasn't even arrived in stores yet, but states already are moving to ban the product touted by its inventor as an easy way to mix a drink on the go. Colorado is the latest state considering prohibiting "Palcohol" amid concern it will increase underage...

  • Money, power driving the race for Colorado Springs mayor

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    Political power and money have changed the atmosphere of the mayoral election, as candidates jumped into the 2015 race well before January. Money already is being raised. And for the first time in the Colorado Springs' history, the field includes a former mayor, a state elected...

  • Deadline to enroll in health insurance is Monday

    By jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    Coloradans who still need health insurance effective Jan. 1 need to act fast. Monday is the deadline to enroll in a health insurance plan for most people without government or employer-based plans, should shoppers want that coverage to take effect at the start of 2015. With the...

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