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  • Legislation sprouts from the ashes; disaster-related measures expected to win bipartisan approval

    by Megan Schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    DENVER - Colorado lawmakers are gearing up for the 2014 fire season, prepping to spend millions on a new firefighting air fleet, tax incentives for fire mitigation and an improved statewide fire information website. Chairs of the state's wildfire and flood task forces say lawmakers...

  • Colorado Democrats enter abortion-rights debate

    Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    DENVER — A symbolic election-year fight over abortion rights is headed to the Colorado Senate. A bill up for debate Tuesday is described as a guarantee that state or local policies won't interfere with reproductive decisions such as abortion and contraception. Democratic sponsors...

  • Ethics panel dismisses complaint against Hickenlooper

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    DENVER - An ethics complaint against Gov. John Hickenlooper was dismissed Monday in a 4-1 vote by the Independent Ethics Commission. Commissioners ruled that Hickenlooper did not violate state ethics laws by using state employees to help prepare for a Democratic Governors Association...

  • Udall concerned military cuts could impact firefighting readiness

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Colorado's U.S. Sen. Mark Udall said the military is ready for another season of battling wildfires from the air, but remains worried that planned cuts could impact readiness. The Democrat visited U.S. Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs on Monday and met...

  • Panel dismisses Gov. Hickenlooper ethics complaint

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado's ethics panel ruled that Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper did not violate the state's gift ban or improperly use staff time during his attendance at a Democratic Governors Association conference. The Independent Ethics Commission issued its ruling Monday after...

  • Tuition hike cap, college funding boost approved in Colorado Senate

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado's public colleges and universities will have lower tuition increase caps next year under a bill that won unanimous approval Monday in the state Senate. The Senate gave voice approval to a bill to lower maximum tuition hikes from 9 percent to 6 percent. The bill...

  • Packed Colorado Springs City Council agenda might be streamlined

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    The clock struck midnight on April 8, and Colorado Springs City Council was still in session. The council convened at 11:30 a.m. in City Hall for a planning session and went into its regular meeting at 1 p.m. There was a short dinner break and then the council hunkered down for a...

  • Mike Kopp, Scott Gessler make their way onto Republican primary ballot for Colorado governor

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    BOULDER - In the five-way Republican showdown for the governor's office Saturday, former state lawmaker Mike Kopp and Secretary of State Scott Gessler eked their way onto the primary ballot. At the daylong event at the University of Colorado Coors Events Center, 3,961 voting GOP...

  • This week: Your calendar of events around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Here's a look at what's happening around Colorado Springs this week: - The Colorado Springs Police Department will host a neighborhood and business watch program training class Saturday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Sand Creek Division, 4125 Center Park Drive. The class is open to...

  • Utilities: Effectiveness of NeuStream scrubber test system will not be shared

    by Dave Philipps dave.philipps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    How well did a test version of the $156 million Neumann Systems Group pollution scrubbers work on the downtown Colorado Springs power plant? Colorado Springs Utilities won't say publicly. Though the performance of the scrubbers has serious implications for air quality in the region...

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