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  • Obama outlining mission to fight Islamic militants

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will outline in an address to the nation Wednesday night an expanded military and political effort to combat Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, possibly including airstrikes in Syria, officials said. The president will also urge Congress to...

  • Colorado politics heat up as summer ends; polls are tight

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    After the doldrums of summer politics have ended, two polls came out this week speculating who has the lead in the close Colorado races for governor and U.S. Senate. Rasmussen Reports - a public opinion media outlet - said its survey of 800 voters in September showed Gov. John...

  • Council cuts Regional Business Alliance from list of proposed recipients for Colorado Springs LART funds

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -By monica mendoza - the gazette
    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    The Colorado Springs City Council will send its recommendations for the city's $4.1 million Lodgers, Automobile and Rental Tax fund to the mayor for inclusion in the 2015 city budget. - Pickleball is in. The Regional Business Alliance is out. - The council approved a list of 35 events...

  • Colorado Springs council sets electric rates below what they were before Drake fire

    By monica mendoza - the gazette
    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Come next month, Colorado Springs Utilities customers will see lower rates in their electric bills. - The Colorado Springs City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to lower electric rates by 5.3 percent, which for a typical residential customer is $4.02 a month. The rate decrease comes...

  • Route to Fort Carson's Gate 19 to see improvements

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    El Paso County has won $1.2 million in federal funds to help fix a rutted road that leads to Fort Carson's southernmost gate. The money, from the Department of Transportation, will be used to pave and straighten the route to Gate 19, which leads to Butts Army Airfield from Fountain...

  • Hickenlooper optimistic about fracking task force

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday announced 21 members of a new task force he hopes will be able to resolve the conflict between residents and nearby oil and gas extraction operations like drilling and hydraulic fracturing. "This is one of the most important issues I've ever worked...

  • Rep. Doug Lamborn not interested in providing platform for challenger Irv Halter

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn's campaign said Monday that the Republican will not debate Democratic challenger Irv Halter as the two face off for the 5th Congressional District seat. "The Congressman will not be providing Mr. Halter with a platform to spread his deceptive rhetoric and...

  • El Paso County commissioner candidate ready to run ... in 2016

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    The race for the El Paso County District 4 commissioner's seat won't be decided until 2016, but one candidate is so excited she just could not wait to toss her hat into the ring. "I decided to announce it early, just so that I could start meeting with the residents to learn more about...

  • Obama says he has authority for Islamic militant campaign

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama has told congressional leaders he has the authority he needs to take the action against the Islamic State militants that he will outline Wednesday night. Obama discussed his plans with congressional leaders Tuesday. Following...

  • Colorado Springs Forward won't pursue Utilities charter change, for now

    Monica Mendoza
    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Speculation about the agenda of the newly formed Colorado Springs Forward group is running high. Some suspect the group wants to change the city’s charter regarding the governance of Colorado Springs Utilities. Currently, the City Council doubles as the Utilities board of directors....

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