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  • Food-label measure in Colorado sparks big spending

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    DENVER — Farms and fields dominate Colorado ads opposing a ballot measure to require labels on some foods that have been genetically modified, with farmers telling voters the labels will damage their businesses. But farmers and agriculture groups are just bit players in the $11...

  • Republicans outvoting Democrats by huge margin in El Paso County

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    As of Friday afternoon, two times more Republicans than Democrats had turned in their ballots in El Paso County. Across the state, Republicans are leading Democrats by more than 60,000 returned ballots as of Wednesday's report from the Secretary of State. But Democrats aren't...

  • Incorrect ballots turn up in Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    BRIGHTON — A malfunctioning piece of equipment used by a ballot printing service is being blamed for delivering the wrong ballots to at least 94 Adams County voters. The Adams County Clerk & Recorder says the ballots have correct statewide candidates and questions, as well as...

  • Bill Elder wants to restore stability, respect to El Paso County Sheriff's Office

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    Even though he must wait until Nov. 4 for the official word, Bill Elder is prepared to take over as the next El Paso County Sheriff. Elder, who is running unopposed in the General Election, acknowledges that he will likely be the sheriff-elect in less than two weeks since there isn't...

  • Rep. Doug Lamborn may cruise to reelection with 'noncampaign' strategy

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    Voters in the El Paso County-centered 5th Congressional District likely won't see a slew of yard signs for U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn. He hasn't purchased TV ad time leading up to Election Day on Nov. 4. And he's refused to debate Democratic challenger Irv Halter. In fact, Lamborn...

  • Congressional District 5 race pits military veteran against long-time politician

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado Springs is seeking his fifth term in office, but standing in his way is retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Irv 
Halter. The race for the 5th Congressional District has been odd, with the incumbent engaging in little active campaigning while his...

  • Watch: Gubernatorial candidates trade shots in Colorado Springs debate

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    The fifth Colorado gubernatorial debate Wednesday night seemed like a Wimbledon match, as the two opponents volleyed their best shots. Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat seeking his second term, believes the state and Colorado Springs are on the brink of a turning point. "We've...

  • Top 10 contributors to the stormwater initiative campaign

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    Nearly $200,000 has rolled in for the effort to pass a stormwater initiative in four cities and most of El Paso County. Citizens for Responsible Stormwater Action have raised $197,975 and $1,400 in non-monetary contributions, according to campaign finance reports filed with the...

  • Council members open City Hall to hear from public about City for Champions

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    A handful of citizens and council members gathered at City Hall Saturday afternoon to discuss the City for Champions project and collect signatures for a petition effort. Council members Joel Miller and Helen Collins held office hours to hear from and talk to members of the public....

  • Beauprez campaign removes reference to slain prisons chief from ad

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    DENVER - Gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez agreed to remove a reference to the tragic slaying of Tom Clements, former executive director of Colorado's prison system, after Clements' widow sent a letter requesting her husband not be used as a political tool. "While it is a...

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