• Colorado starting over on medical marijuana rules

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    DENVER — A marijuana fight is headed back to the Colorado statehouse. A panel of state senators voted Tuesday to scrap most of the administration's plans to change Colorado's rules regulating how medical marijuana is grown and sold. The vote came in a hearing called to renew the...

  • FACT CHECK: Obama claims credit for an incomplete recovery in State of the Union address

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    EDITOR'S NOTE: An occasional look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don't tell the full story WASHINGTON — The U.S. may not have "risen from recession" quite as rousingly as President Barack Obama suggested in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. Seven...

  • Response to State of the Union: Iowa Sen. Ernst promises GOP focus on Americans' concerns

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    WASHINGTON — The new Republican Congress understands Americans' suffering from the economy, health care system and Washington gridlock and will steer the country away from President Barack Obama's failed policies, the newly minted senator delivering her party's official response to the...

  • Why the State of the Union still matters for Obama

    By Jena McGregor, The Washington Post
    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    The State of the Union gets a bad rap. The president's annual speech is a modern-day invention that's not really required, and it appears to be increasingly irrelevant as viewers drop off in an around-the-clock news world driven by...

  • Mayor to honor Pikes Peak region young professionals

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Mayor Steve Bach will host his first Mayor's Young Leadership Awards Reception Wednesday to recognize the achievements of young professionals in the Pikes Peak region. Awards will be presented in the areas of: Future Industries, Innovation in Education, Economic Impact, Creative...

  • Colorado marijuana caregivers, doctors face legislative scrutiny

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    DENVER — Two years into recreational marijuana legalization, Colorado is taking a second look at its rules for medical marijuana. The Colorado state Senate starts work Monday on the state's regulations governing medical pot production and sales. The rules were the blueprint for...

  • Klingenschmitt bill could have unintended consequences in Colorado

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    On first read, Colorado House Bill 1044 might seem like bureaucratic jargon, with little meaning or implications for Colorado residents. As one of more than 100 bills introduced in the House this month, 1044 "concerns the periodic legislative review of executive branch agency rules."...

  • Colorado Springs Pearl Harbor survivor to attend State of the Union

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    A 101-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor from Colorado Springs will accompany Sen. Michael Bennet to the State of the Union address Tuesday in Washington. Retired Navy Lt. Jim Downing is the oldest known survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941, surprise attack on the American fleet at anchor in...

  • Tell The Gazette what stories you want leading up to the Colorado Springs city election

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    The 2015 Colorado Springs Municipal Election is fast approaching, and with four city council seats and the mayor's office up for grabs, plenty is on tap. The Gazette wants to partner with readers to determine the stories we write. If you would like to take part in The Gazette's...

  • 4 things to know about medical marijuana and the Colorado legislature

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado lawmakers are taking another look at the state's medical marijuana market this week. That's because the state's medical marijuana regulations were passed in 2010 with a five-year sunset provision, so they expire this year if legislators don't renew them. Everything...

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