• Colorado bill addresses campus sex assaults

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    DENVER — The Colorado House has given preliminary approval to a bill that would require colleges and universities to designate a nearby medical facility for students who need sexual assault exams. The bill was prompted by reports that only one Colorado campus has the so-called "rape...

  • This Week: Events and meetings in the Pikes Peak region

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    It's spring break week for most area schools, so children and teens will be looking for activities. Check out suggestions for fun around the region at gazette.com and search for "spring break" for an interactive list of ideas. Christopher Hill, a former ambassador to Iraq, Korea,...

  • Insights at Large: City Council candidate Jariah R. Walker

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    Jariah R. Walker comes across as an affable, smart, young professional as he campaigns for an at-large City Council seat, but that isn't what sets him apart from the other 12 candidates vying for three at-large positions. What makes Walker different is his support for the...

  • Bi-partisan support in Colorado statehouse for full audit of state's health insurance exchange

    By megan SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    DENVER - Rep. Dan Nordberg has tried for two years to get a full audit of the nonprofit Connect for Health that is spending millions in federal dollars to set up Colorado's health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act. Last year the bill died in the Senate. This year it's...

  • Legislative roundup: Bills signs, town hall planned

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    Address protection granted to victims Starting immediately, victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault or stalking can use the state's Address Confidentiality Program to conceal their addresses in real estate transactions, information that most counties post online. Rep. Terri Carver,...

  • Insights at Large: City Council candidate Tom Strand

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    In his bid for an at-large Colorado Springs City Council seat, Tom Strand offers something younger and less experienced candidates can't: decades of leadership experience. One would expect to hear a lot of references to "leadership" during a race among 13 would-be leaders, but the...

  • Colorado may end its unique ban on rain barrels

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado's only-in-the-nation ban on backyard rain barrels is getting a new look from state lawmakers. The state House gave preliminary approval Friday to a bill allowing homeowners to use up to two 55-gallon rain barrels. "This puts the water user in the mindframe of...

  • A bit of tension surfaces among Colorado Springs mayoral candidates

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Four mayoral candidates reiterated the same views they've been expressing for weeks during a Thursday night discussion, but a few candid comments enlivened the conversation, sponsored by The Gazette, KKTV and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Amy Lathen, Mary Lou...

  • Sparks fly as Colorado Springs council candidates converse

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Strong opinions and even some snarkiness erupted among City Council wannabes Thursday night in an event sponsored by the Gazette and KKTV and held at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. "This is coal country," at-large candidate Al Loma declared about the fate of the...

  • Colorado cracking down on texting and driving

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado state troopers are cracking down on texting and driving this weekend. Extra patrols are planned at several locations around the state to watch for drivers distracted by texting. The campaign also includes highway signs telling drivers to "Get your head out of your...

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