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  • Bob Beauprez makes Colorado gubernatorial primary ballot

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    DENVER - Bob Beauprez is officially a candidate for governor after the Secretary of State confirmed Wednesday he has turned in enough signatures to get on the June primary ballot. The Secretary of State threw out more than 12,000 signatures, and in things got close in two...

  • City Council's Merv Bennett becomes Utilities Board chairman

    By Monica mendoza The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Colorado Springs Utilities Board will now be headed by Council member Merv Bennett. The board, which is the City Council, voted Wednesday to make the change to the board's by-laws that says the City Council president does not automatically become the board chairman. Council...

  • Youth tanning bed limits rejected in Colorado

    Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    DENVER — A proposal to ban children from artificial tanning beds has been rejected in the Colorado Legislature. A Senate committee voted 4-3 against the tanning bed proposal on Wednesday. The measure had already passed the House. At least 33 states and Washington, D.C., limit or...

  • Republican convention scouts visit Denver

    Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    DENVER — Denver is putting out the welcome mat for a group from the Republican National Committee on the first of six visits to potential hosts for the party's national convention in 2016. Committee officials want to take a closer look at venues, hotels and financing on Wednesday....

  • City for Champions organizers plan to visit other downtown stadiums

    by Monica Mendoza Monica.Mendoza@Gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Organizers of the City for Champions plan to visit at least 11 cities that have built downtown sports and event centers in search of the secrets to their success. The travel itinerary includes stops in Texas, Alabama, Georgia and Florida to name a few, said Laura Neumann, former...

  • Lamborn makes push to allow religious expression at academy

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    U.S. Rep Doug Lamborn penned a letter signed by 21 of his colleagues demanding that the Air Force relax its rules on religious expression. It's the latest fallout of March's "whiteboard gate," an incident in which a cadet penned a Bible passage on a message board outside a dorm room...

  • Lamborn bolsters campaign with $100,000 loan

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazettte.com
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn raised just $38,253 during the first quarter of 2014 but gave his campaign a bump with a $100,000 loan guaranteed by the congressman. Lamborn was forced into an unexpected primary last week when Republican challenger Bentley Rayburn won support from enough state...

  • Colorado budget finalized, heads to governor

    Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    DENVER — Lawmakers approved a $23 billion budget for Colorado next year, sending to the governor a spending plan that increases money for public schools, colleges, and funds an aerial firefighting fleet. The House approved the budget Tuesday on a 38-26 vote with only one Republican...

  • Castle Rock council approves open carry election

    Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    CASTLE ROCK — The Castle Rock Town Council has agreed to let voters decide whether or not to repeal the town's ban on openly carrying firearms in town-owned buildings and parks. The approval came Monday after a successful petition against council's vote to repeal the ban in...

  • Senate approves Colorado college tuition cap

    Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    DENVER — A tuition cap and funding boost would be headed to Colorado's public colleges and universities under a bill approved Tuesday by in the state Senate. The Senate voted 34-1 for a bill to lower maximum tuition hikes from 9 percent to 6 percent. The bill also adds about $100...

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