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  • Shopping for best-price policies on Colorado health exchange encouraged

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    An ironic twist could leave some Coloradans paying more for health insurance next year even though average rates in parts of the state, including Colorado Springs, fell slightly. The lesson, observers say: Start shopping, and soon. Open enrollment - that time of the year when people...

  • El Paso County election counting, verifying is complete

    By stephen hobbs stephem.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    Results for the Nov. 4 general election in El Paso County are complete. 
The numbers include ballots from military and voters overseas, provisional ballots, and ballots that needed additional verification. There were more than 345,600 voters registered to vote in the General...

  • Colorado Springs police demonstrate body-worn cameras

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    The Colorado Springs Police Department showcased some of its body-worn cameras to media Friday. The department is in the midst of a multi-month pilot program in which it is using five models of cameras worn by officers on the job. Two cameras are at each of the department's four...

  • Voter ‘stupidity’ video creates Obamacare stir

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

      WASHINGTON — Newly surfaced videos are adding fresh energy to the efforts of congressional conservatives to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, feeding into their contentions that the overhaul was approved through a scheme of deception. Some are calling anew for...

  • Colorado Democrats pick new House speaker

    By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado Democrats chose Rep. Dickey Lee Hullinghorst to be the next House speaker Friday, making her only the second woman in state history to hold that position. The Boulder County representative was the second-ranked Democrat the previous two legislative sessions, serving...

  • House approves Keystone pipeline proposal

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House passed legislation Friday approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting the stage for a Senate showdown that mixes energy politics with a fight over Louisiana's Senate seat. The vote was 252-161 in favor of the bill, which was...

  • Mark Udall to consider all options to reveal CIA torture report

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Mark Udall has seven weeks left in office, but the Colorado Democrat isn't prepared to go quietly — especially when it comes to the twin issues of CIA torture and government snooping. In his first interview since Election Day, Udall told The Denver...

  • Colorado Ag Commissioner John Salazar retiring

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado Agriculture Commissioner John Salazar is retiring after four years leading the agency through restructuring and a listeria outbreak that threatened the cantaloupe industry. Salazar announced his retirement Friday. Several members of Gov. John Hickenlooper's Cabinet...

  • Cimarron interchange project gets multi-million dollar boost

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    The Interstate 25 and Cimarron interchange project received a crucial $20 million boost this week to help construction stay on track. "This is good news to keep a high priority project moving forward," said Dave Watt, resident engineer with the Colorado Department of Transportation,...

  • Williams ready for the leap to state office

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    The man known in El Paso County for pulling off on-time election results in 2012 as the Clerk and Recorder's Office was evacuated during the Waldo Canyon fire is headed to Denver in January to run the state's elections. Wayne Williams, a 51-year-old Republican who has been the El Paso...

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