• Legislative Roundup: Crowdfunding bill signed, voter bill amended

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Online crowdfunding legal for Colorado startups Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Rep. Pete Lee's bill this week enabling Colorado companies to raise capital online through crowdfunding such as Kickstarter where the public invests in the idea. Lee, D-Colorado Springs, introduced the bill...

  • Colorado GOP invites snubbed gay group to summit

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    DENVER — The Colorado Republican Party has invited a gay GOP group that was barred from setting up a table at the Western Conservative Summit to share its booth. The Denver Post reports (http://goo.gl/06887P ) party Chairman Steve House announced the decision Thursday, the day after...

  • Tax breaks pave the way for two hangar projects at Colorado Springs Airport

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Construction crews are expected to begin building hangars at the Colorado Springs Airport this summer for Sierra Nevada Corp. and Rampart Aviation LLC, the first wave of development expected as a result of recently adopted tax breaks for projects on airport property. Denver-based H+L...

  • Colorado GOP invites snubbed gay group to summit

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    DENVER — The Colorado Republican Party has invited a gay GOP group that was barred from setting up a table at the Western Conservative Summit to share its booth. The Denver Post reports (http://goo.gl/06887P ) party Chairman Steve House announced the decision Thursday, the day after...

  • Outgoing Colorado Springs Council members get fond farewell

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Jan Martin wept, and Val Snider choked up a bit as both were praised effusively Tuesday for their years of "servant leadership" on the Colorado Springs City Council. The compliments and appreciation continued Wednesday night during a reception at the Patty Jewett Clubhouse. Martin...

  • Fire prediction technology bill moves through Colorado House

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER AND RYAN MAYE HANDY The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    DENVER - The National Center for Atmospheric Research has fire behavior prediction software that could save lives during a wildfire. When NCAR runs the program using the exact conditions of the Yarnell Hill fire that killed 19 Arizona firefighters in 2013, it predicts the unexpected...

  • Colorado Springs senator defends fetal homicide bill

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    DENVER - Senate President Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs, defended on Wednesday his fetal homicide bill from accusations that it would allow mothers to be charged with murder for health care decisions like abortions or refusing a potentially life-saving cesarean section. Cadman's...

  • Colorado Springs watershed will finally get restoration plan

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    A $300,000 state grant will help create a flood restoration plan for the Monument Creek watershed, it was announced Wednesday. The 2012 Waldo Canyon fire killed two people and destroyed 346 homes in Colorado Springs. It also denuded hillsides, setting the stage for floods in 2013 that...

  • Colorado weighs 'Homeless Persons' Bill of Rights' proposal

    The Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    DENVER -€” Homeless people in Colorado told state lawmakers Wednesday of being kicked by police, blocked from sleeping and thrown in jail for sitting in parks as lawmakers started work on a bill giving homeless people the right to seek civil remedies if they're harassed by authorities...

  • Colorado Springs residents unhappy with council's apartment complex OK

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    It's called progress, but that's not how it felt Tuesday to residents who saw the Colorado Springs City Council approve a 272-unit apartment building near their 5-acre residential lots. Councilman Andy Pico, a dissenter in the 6-2 vote, expressed concern about rezoning from...

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