• Insights at Large: Joe Woyte

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    Joe Woyte wants to empower citizens if he's elected to a Colorado Springs at-large City Council seat - by listening to them, holding council meetings at night to accommodate them and by letting them vote on key issues. "Ask people what they think about things instead of shoving it...

  • Insights at Large: Al Loma

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    The Rev. Al Loma, senior pastor at Victory Outreach Church, works with at-risk youth when he's not campaigning for an at-large seat on the Colorado Springs City Council. "I not only lead organizationally, but more important, I lead people as a pastor," says Loma, 55. "That's what I...

  • Lack of votes holding up bill that could stave off water lawsuit for El Paso County

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER AND RYAN MAYE HANDY The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    DENVER - It's a "no-brainer" to pass a law this session that protects fire mitigation efforts in El Paso County from the threat of water rights enforcement, said Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling. But his bill is facing an uphill battle. "We're still trying to find a compromise. I...

  • Indian mascot bill advances, with less help for Colorado schools

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    DENVER — A Colorado bill to ban schools from using American Indian mascots without permission from a panel of Native Americans has been cleared for a vote by the full House. But lawmakers amended the proposal Thursday so that the state won't use tax dollars to assist schools that...

  • El Paso County jail working to fix issues from audit

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    The El Paso County jail had some issues when health care auditors visited in October, but the Sheriff's Office said it has fixed most of them and plans to submit proof of compliance two months ahead of its deadline. In February, the National Commission on Correctional Health Care...

  • McCain, Graham talk terror in Denver

    By TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    DENVER - Two top Senate Republicans talked terrorism Wednesday night before a packed opera house at a gathering for the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab. Arizona's John McCain and South Carolina's Lindsey Graham, political allies and fellow hawks on the Senate Armed Services...

  • Garcia's April Fool's Day move: Push amendment to defund agency he wants to preserve

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    DENVER - Call it an April Fool's joke or a sly political maneuver, on Wednesday Sen. Leroy Garcia pushed an amendment to the state's $25 billion budget that would have defunded the state agency he's been working to save. It was one of 51 amendments to the long bill asking for an...

  • Insights at Large: Nicholas Lee

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    Nicholas Lee is most assuredly the only one of 13 at-large Colorado Springs City Council candidates who's opening a gin joint this summer. The 34-year-old entrepreneur, with cousin Ian, started Tins.ly software company several years ago with a QR code named QRlette. Now they plan to...

  • Muddled Colorado Springs charter has precipitated conflict between mayor and Council

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    When a new mayor and new City Council members are sworn in this year, they'll look to the Colorado Springs city charter to guide them on their roles and responsibilities. The charter, for example, says the mayor shall enforce all city laws and ordinances. The mayor shall present a...

  • Insights at Large: Jesse Brown Jr.

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    Jesse Brown Jr.'s campaign for Colorado Springs City Council can be summed up in one word. Inclusion. Whatever the issue, the pastor of Christ Temple Community Church likely will view it through the prism of inclusiveness. "If we do not set the climate of inclusion, other companies...

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