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  • Southern Colorado residents speak up about issues important to them

    By stephen hobbs -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Transportation, broadband and cellphone access and water were some of the topics discussed Wednesday morning at a meeting about important issues for residents of southern Colorado. The group Action 22 held the meeting to give citizens, business leaders and local government officials...

  • Some Colorado Springs officials may want to keep Jones Park

    By monica mendoza -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    The Jones Park land discussion took an unexpected turn Wednesday with some City Council members saying maybe Colorado Springs Utilities ought to keep the 1,200-acre swath of forestland. The notion was raised as the City Council, sitting as the Colorado Springs Utilities board,...

  • Colorado senate candidates back Syria provision

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    DENVER — Both of the candidates in Colorado's Senate race support legislation that would allow the Obama administration to train and arm Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State. Democratic Senator Mark Udall said Wednesday that he backs the provision in a broader budget package. And...

  • Five Constitution Day questions for gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Wednesday marks the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, and as we celebrate that historic day of Sept. 17, 1787, we bring you five Constitution Day questions with Bob Beauprez, former congressman and current candidate for governor of Colorado. Q. What is one...

  • Test group: Some Colorado Springs-area student data released in error

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    The ACT national college entrance exam testing company is working to resolve a breach of personal information that happened last weekend involving Colorado Springs-area students. While attempting to change the test date for a Colorado Springs site on Sept. 13, the company said it...

  • Side Streets: Permanent home for Colorado Springs' neighborhood group 'a big deal'

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    The sign on the modest little building identifies it as the headquarters of the Council of Neighbors and Organizations, or CONO, the umbrella group for the hundreds of neighborhood associations across Colorado Springs and El Paso County. But CONO president Dave Munger sees the...

  • House passes 'no welfare for weed' bill

    Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON — The House passed a bill Tuesday that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal. Supporters call it the "no welfare for weed" bill. The bill would prevent people from using...

  • El Paso County officials hope to see consultant's report on City for Champions by early October

    By rich laden -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    El Paso County officials hope to receive a report in early October from a consultant the county hired to analyze economic projections contained in the City for Champions initiative. The report, being conducted by BBC Research & Consulting of Denver, will be used by the county...

  • Colorado among states most reliant on income tax

    By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
    Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado is among the top 10 states most reliant on income taxes for revenue, according to a new report concluding that income inequality is contributing to slower economic growth nationally. The report released Monday by the credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's finds...

  • Lamborn 499 mailing draws attention to loophole in campaign rules

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    A week before his surprisingly close primary election in the 5th Congressional District and during a blackout period barring taxpayer-funded mass mailings, Rep. Doug Lamborn sent a letter from his congressional office touting his work fighting an "overreaching president." The letter,...