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  • 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...

  • Mary Lou Makepeace officially joins race for Colorado Springs mayor

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Former Colorado Springs Mayor Mary Lou Makepeace stood at the podium Wednesday before a crowd of about 80 people and simply said, "I'm in." For months, people have speculated whether Makepeace, the city's first female mayor, would jump into the race for mayor in 2015. It's a new job...

  • Hickenlooper presents budget with $137 million refund

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper says Colorado voters would be resistant to let government keep money above the limit set by the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, even though areas of the budget can use the funding. The Democratic governor made the comments Wednesday while presenting lawmakers...

  • Gazette Rewind: Former Colorado Springs mayor announces mayoral candidacy

    The Gazette
    Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    Former Colorado Springs mayor Mary Lou Makepeace announced her run for Colorado Springs mayor on Wednesday. Makepeace served 18 years on the City Council and six of those were as mayor, under the previous form of council-manager form of government. The job has changed since then. The...

  • Side Streets: Mayor Bach 
delivers on 
guardrail 
promise

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    It took two months to get the attention of City Hall concerning the mangled guardrail on Rockrimmon Boulevard. But once Mayor Steve Bach found out, he didn't waste any time getting his team launched. Less than 10 days after my column detailing the frustration of Mitch Logue and...

  • Colorado Springs' Cadman elected as state Senate President

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    Colorado Springs Sen. Bill Cadman was named Senate president Tuesday by an 18-member GOP caucus celebrating its takeover of the chamber for the first time in nearly a decade. It puts the longtime El Paso County lawmaker in one of the state's most powerful seats. Cadman's nomination...

  • City for Champions proposals draw crowd to Colorado Springs council meeting

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    City for Champions took center stage in City Hall on Monday with all the drama of a television reality show. Proponents of the City for Champions tourism project testified before City Council in attempt to stop a proposal that would ask voters for prior approval of a city-funded...

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