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  • Democratic-controlled Senate defeats Keystone pipeline - but GOP vows replay

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON — In a combustible blend of oil and politics, the Democratic-controlled Senate rejected legislation Tuesday night to force completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Republicans vowed to resurrect the controversial issue soon after taking two-house control of Congress in...

  • Colorado panel makes no progress on edible marijuana

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    GOLDEN — A Colorado task force wrapped up a final task force meeting on Monday with no consensus on what marijuana-infused foods and drinks should look like. The group of regulators, law enforcement, parent groups and edible-pot makers has mostly argued about whether it would be...

  • El Paso County commissioner launches campaign for Colorado Springs mayor

    by monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    Amy Lathen's first campaign speech for Colorado Springs mayor was a salvo against the style of the city's current executive leadership. "I do not believe that the strong mayor form of government ever intended for there to be a holy war between City Council and the mayor's office,"...

  • Enrollments off to good start on Colorado health exchange, official says

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    Colorado's health insurance exchange, Connect for Health Colorado, got off to a good start on the first day of open enrollment, a spokesman said Saturday. Minor issues were reported, such as a page loading with some indecipherable characters, said Curtis Hubbard, a spokesman for the...

  • Shopping for best-price policies on Colorado health exchange encouraged

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    An ironic twist could leave some Coloradans paying more for health insurance next year even though average rates in parts of the state, including Colorado Springs, fell slightly. The lesson, observers say: Start shopping, and soon. Open enrollment - that time of the year when people...

  • El Paso County election counting, verifying is complete

    By stephen hobbs stephem.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    Results for the Nov. 4 general election in El Paso County are complete. 
The numbers include ballots from military and voters overseas, provisional ballots, and ballots that needed additional verification. There were more than 345,600 voters registered to vote in the General...

  • Colorado Springs police demonstrate body-worn cameras

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    The Colorado Springs Police Department showcased some of its body-worn cameras to media Friday. The department is in the midst of a multi-month pilot program in which it is using five models of cameras worn by officers on the job. Two cameras are at each of the department's four...

  • Voter ‘stupidity’ video creates Obamacare stir

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

      WASHINGTON — Newly surfaced videos are adding fresh energy to the efforts of congressional conservatives to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, feeding into their contentions that the overhaul was approved through a scheme of deception. Some are calling anew for...

  • Colorado Democrats pick new House speaker

    By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado Democrats chose Rep. Dickey Lee Hullinghorst to be the next House speaker Friday, making her only the second woman in state history to hold that position. The Boulder County representative was the second-ranked Democrat the previous two legislative sessions, serving...

  • House approves Keystone pipeline proposal

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House passed legislation Friday approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting the stage for a Senate showdown that mixes energy politics with a fight over Louisiana's Senate seat. The vote was 252-161 in favor of the bill, which was...

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