• State agency accused of violating rights of disabled

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    DENVER — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has determined that human services officials violated the privacy, dignity and respect of people with disabilities during body checks to determine whether residents at state-run group homes had been abused. The health...

  • Western Conservative Summit abuzz with news of Supreme Court rulings

    By Megan Schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    DENVER - On the heels of the Supreme Court upholding a key part of the Affordable Care Act and striking down more than a dozen states' bans on gay marriage, conservatives gathered in Denver to look to 2016. The Western Conservative Summit was buzzing with the news as it kicked off...

  • Suthers wants no sitting, lying on sidewalks and planters in downtown Colorado Springs

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    City officials are working on an ordinance, at Mayor John Suthers' behest, to ban people from sitting or lying on sidewalks, planters or anywhere else not specifically designed to be sat upon downtown and in Old Colorado City. "I don't see this as a civil rights or human rights...

  • Colorado Springs event celebrates court's same-sex marriage ruling

    By debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Citizens Project and Poor Richard's Restaurant will host city-wide celebration of the legalization of same-sex marriage at 4 p.m. Friday at the business's complex at 320 N. Tejon St. Rico's, which is part of the complex, also is serving free 3-ounce beer and wine all day. As part...

  • Supreme Court ruling provides certainty, safety net for Colorado health exchange, analysts say

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    The Supreme Court's ruling on health insurance subsidies in dozens of other states ensured two things for Colorado: Certainty and a safety net, health policy analysts said. The biggest impact of Thursday's decision should be that it will allow the state to continue several...

  • Highway, military officials launch plan to make El Paso County road safer

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Transportation and military officials hope changes to a stretch of an El Paso County highway will reduce injury and fatal traffic crashes. A construction project to widen a road at a problem intersection, more frequent patrols from law enforcement, and staggered arrival times for...

  • Poll: Colorado Springs voters support tax increase for road improvements

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Voters should be asked for a sales tax increase to pay for road fixes, and city employees will make "significant sacrifices" to provide $8 million toward stormwater improvements, Mayor John Suthers said Thursday. Armed with a new poll showing voter support for two initiatives,...

  • Western Conservative Summit bringing GOP presidential hopefuls to Colorado

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Seven of the GOP's 15 presidential hopefuls will be in Denver on Friday for the Western Conservative Summit, and each will share leadership plans with thousands of potential delegates. This is the sixth year of the three-day summit and arguably the biggest with about 4,000 delegates...

  • Tom Tancredo interview last straw for Colorado radio station, say upset conservative talk-show hosts

    By Lynn Bartels, The Denver Post
    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Three conservative talk-radio hosts resigned from KLZ 560 AM as a protest over “journalistic integrity and control of the content of their shows,” including what they said was an order that former Congressman Tom Tancredo could not be a guest. All three members of the “Liberty...

  • Colorado Springs council ignores Collins' request, sends ethics case to hearing officer

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    An infuriated Councilwoman Helen Collins accused her colleagues Tuesday of "pre-planning" their 7-1 vote to appoint a hearing officer in her ethics case, against her wishes. Collins had asked for the full City Council to hear her case, saying a city-appointed hearing officer would be...

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