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  • US secretly created 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest

    ALBERTO ARCE, Associated Press, DESMOND BUTLER, Associated Press, JACK GILLUM, Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    WASHINGTON — In July 2010, Joe McSpedon, a U.S. government official, flew to Barcelona to put the final touches on a secret plan to build a social media project aimed at undermining Cuba's communist government. McSpedon and his team of high-tech contractors had come in from Costa...

  • Colorado close to ban on water-wasting plumbing

    Associated Press -
    Published: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    DENVER — Inefficient faucets, toilets and showerheads are closer to becoming illegal in Colorado. The state House approved the phase-out Thursday passed after a lively debate full of potty humor. The measure would prohibit the sale of low-efficiency plumbing fixtures by 2016. The...

  • State agency will review Colorado Springs' newly submitted City for Champions contract

    by monica mendoza Monica.Mendoza@gazette.com
    Updated: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    A proposed contract that says Colorado Springs promises to build four tourism projects in the next 10 years is now in the hands of the state. Colorado Springs submitted a resolution Tuesday to the Colorado Economic Development Commission outlining the details of the City for...

  • Some Palmer Lake residents vow to keep fighting for recreational marijuana

    by carol MCGRAW and Garrison Wells The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Even though Palmer Lake's recreational marijuana measure was voted down Tuesday, the smoke hasn't settled on the issue. Already, proponents are poised to get names on petitions to place it on the ballot again in November. "We aren't surprised it lost because there was a lot of...

  • Las Vegas, Denver among leaders in push for GOP convention

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    LAS VEGAS — Backed by one of the GOP's most powerful benefactors, Las Vegas has emerged as an early leader in the multi-city fight to host the next Republican National Convention. The competition is far from over as Republican officials weigh nagging concerns about unveiling the...

  • Colorado town votes down drone-hunting licenses

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    DEER TRAIL — A small town in Colorado won't be issuing hunting licenses to shoot down drones. Voters in Deer Trail overwhelmingly defeated a proposal Tuesday that would have authorized the rural community east of Denver to issue drone-hunting permits. Town officials say 73...

  • Denver makes latest cut, remains RNC 2016 finalist

    By Jon Murray, The Denver Post -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Denver made the latest cut to the shrinking list of candidates seeking to host the Republican National Convention in 2016, according to the Denver mayor's office. The Mile High City remains one of six finalists, said Denver mayoral Chief of Staff Janice Sinden, who said the office...

  • Side Streets: Pat on the rump to public servants doing the right thing

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Who doesn't like an attaboy now and then? I sure do and I like giving them out. So here we go. I've got a high-five for Mike Chaves, a senior civil engineer for the city of Colorado Springs. And I've got celebratory pats on the rump for the Manitou Springs School District and Mayor...

  • Palmer Lake rejects marijuana sales with record turnout, mayor gets another term; Monument, Green Mountain Falls pick mayors

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Palmer Lake residents, in a record turnout, voted against the sale of recreational marijuana within the city limits by a 538 to 481 margin Tuesday. Manitou Springs remains the only town in El Paso County that has approved recreational marijuana shops after its City Council voted 6-1...

  • Record turnout for Palmer Lake marijuana, mayoral votes

    by Matt Steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    UPDATE Palmer Lake have voted against the sale of recreational marijuana within the city limits by a 538 to 481 margin. On April 8, residents in Larkspur will vote on the same measure. --- A record number of ballots were turned in Tuesday as Palmer Lake residents, town...

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