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  • Uncertainty about environmental policy changes leaves Drake decision on hold

    by monica mendoza Monica.Mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Colorado Springs City Council should not make a hasty decision based on federal regulations when it comes to closing Martin Drake Power Plant, an energy regulations expert said Wednesday. It could be several years before additional federal regulations related to greenhouse gases and...

  • Colorado Democrats abandon divisive abortion bill

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado Democrats abandoned their own divisive abortion proposal Wednesday, axing the bill after one lawmaker expressed indecision and it became clear they might not have the votes to pass it in a chamber where every vote matters. Democrats used a legislative maneuver to...

  • Colorado considers edible marijuana restrictions

    Associated Press -
    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    DENVER — A measure to broaden a ban on certain types of edible marijuana to include products that mimic other foods or candies is up for a vote in the Colorado Legislature. A House committee is considering the proposal Thursday. It comes amid concerns that children can accidentally...

  • Congressional candidates slam Lamborn letter about AFA religious freedoms

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Fifth Congressional District candidate Bentley Rayburn on Wednesday chided his primary election opponent, Rep. Doug Lamborn, saying the congressman is not doing enough to guarantee religious freedoms at the Air Force Academy. Lamborn announced Tuesday that he had written a letter to...

  • 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...

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