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  • State's top court halts Denver gay marriages

    By Jordan Steffen The Denver Post -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    DENVER - The Colorado Supreme Court on Friday ordered Denver to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but stopped short of blocking other clerks already issuing the licenses. Denver immediately stopped issuing licenses, but clerks in Boulder and Pueblo said they would...

  • Unlike others in Colorado, El Paso County not planning to house immigrant children

    By Jakob Rodgers, The Gazette
    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Unlike elsewhere in the state, El Paso County officials have no plans to start housing unaccompanied minors from the Mexican border, a county spokeswoman said Friday. A shelter for those children is being considered by Denver Human Services, which might repurpose a 54-bed...

  • Denver considers housing immigrant children

    Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    DENVER — Denver officials say they're considering offering to take care of some of the immigrant children who have overwhelmed border facilities in recent months. Denver Department of Human Services spokeswoman Ana Mostaccero told The Associated Press on Friday that the department is...

  • Undocumented immigrants line up to get new Colorado driver's licenses, ID cards

    by LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    The chance to drive legally and obtain a driving permit or identification card has undocumented immigrants lining up around the state. The Colorado Road and Community Safety Act, signed into law in June 2013, goes into effect Aug. 1. It allows residents who cannot demonstrate lawful...

  • Proposed Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs gets a boost from new agreement with USOC

    by rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Supporters of a proposed downtown U.S. Olympic Museum have signed a 30-year agreement with the Colorado Springs-based U.S. Olympic Committee that will allow the venue to showcase Olympic artifacts and displays, the two organizations announced Thursday. The agreement is crucial because...

  • Hickenlooper asks public to reject oil, gas limits

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    DENVER — A day after giving up on efforts to call a special legislative session on oil and gas drilling, Gov. John Hickenlooper appealed to the public Thursday to decry possible ballot measures to curb the industry. Hickenlooper joined dozens of industry allies to say that proposed...

  • Sen. Mark Udall, challenger Cory Gardner each lead in 2 separate polls

    Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    DENVER — Two new polls paint two different pictures of the critical Colorado Senate race. A Quinnipiac University Poll released Thursday shows Republican challenger Rep. Cory Gardner two points ahead of Democratic Sen Mark Udall. That's technically a tie because it's within the...

  • Petition puts recreational marijuana sales in Manitou Springs on November ballot

    by matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Manitou Springs residents will have a chance in November to prohibit recreational marijuana sales in the western El Paso County town. A petition was approved July 3 by the city clerk's office, forcing a question onto the ballot for the Nov. 4 election. The clerk's office said 275...

  • Electric rates in Colorado Springs may be rolled back in September

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Electric rates could be rolled back again in September when a second boiler inside Martin Drake Power Plant is expected to be up and running. Colorado Springs City Council members, in their role as the Colorado Springs Utilities Board, said Wednesday they will consider rolling back...

  • Gay marriage guidance requested by Colorado clerks

    Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    DENVER — Five county clerks in Colorado are asking the state Supreme Court to give them a yes or no answer when it comes to the legality of same-sex marriage licenses. KUSA-TV reports (http://on9news.tv/1mNCpzj ) that county clerks of Jefferson, Douglas, La Plata, Arapahoe and Mesa...

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