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  • This Week: Events and meetings in the Pikes Peak region

    The Gazette -
    Published: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    The Colorado Springs City Council might retreat behind closed doors Monday at the start of its 1 p.m. work session in City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave., to discuss a "council member-initiated city code and city charter 
proposal." At the work session, the council also will consider the...

  • Political balance for Colorado senate hangs on victories in eight seats

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    Colorado Springs is once again on the front lines of a vicious partisan battle over eight seats on the ballot in November that will determine which party controls the state Senate in 2015. Democrats have held Colorado's state Senate since 2005. Recall elections in fall 2013 ousted...

  • Ballot Countdown: Election news and notes

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    Go ahead and vote: No clothing required Democrats are encouraging El Paso County voters to cast their ballots in the buff this year with a "Vote Naked" campaign that reminds people ballots will be mailed out this week and even can be filled out in the nude. Although it's probably...

  • Denver-area students to protest history review

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    LITTLETON — Jefferson County high school students upset about an expected review of the Advanced Placement U.S. history course plan to protest again, but not by walking out of class. Students from schools around the county plan to rally at 3 p.m. Saturday in Littleton's Clement Park....

  • Colorado AG says cybercafes are illegal gambling

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    DENVER — The Colorado Attorney General's office has issued a legal opinion concluding that cybercafes are a form of gambling requiring approval from voters before they can continue to operate, and they do not qualify for an exemption as sweepstakes. It will be up to local law...

  • Manitou Springs sets a record that businesses can appreciate

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    Manitou Spring's record-breaking summer continued in August, with a 17 percent sales tax revenue increase from the previous month. The $362,293 sales tax revenue total for the month was an increase of more than $50,000 from July, which had been the city's highest total. It was also...

  • Beauprez touts plan to limit early releases for Colorado prison inmates

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Bob Beauprez was in Colorado Springs on Friday morning touting his plan to improve public safety, including a "truth in sentencing" policy that would limit early release of inmates from the Department of Corrections. The gubernatorial candidate held the news conference at the Colorado...

  • President Clinton papers on Monica Lewinsky, others released

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    WASHINGTON — The White House plotted strategies to defend President Bill Clinton against the political fallout of his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky and other scandals, according to documents released Friday by the National Archives that delve into painful chapters in Hillary...

  • State House candidate chastised for sending insensitive email

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Gordon Klingenschmitt, a Colorado Springs state House candidate who has gotten attention from making controversial statements, told three members of the Colorado Springs lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community he would only meet with them after the election and only if his...

  • Senate candidates trade barbs before raucous Pueblo crowd

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    PUEBLO - It was a fun U.S. Senate debate in Pueblo on Thursday night, a break from the tense public exchanges candidates Mark Udall and Cory Gardner had in Grand Junction and Denver this election season. The crowd at the Action 22 debate was noisy as people cheered and sometimes...

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