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  • State's only approved initiative concerns teachers

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    DENVER — A new law to change the way school boards negotiate with teacher unions was the only statewide Colorado ballot measure approved by voters Tuesday. And it's not clear how the little-noticed Proposition 104 will change the way teachers and school districts negotiate. The...

  • Beauprez, after hours-long wait, concedes Colorado governor race to Hickenlooper

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Bob Beauprez, the GOP candidate for governor, conceded to Gov. John Hickenlooper late Wednesday afternoon, saying that while there are still ballots to be counted, "there just aren't enough options to get us across the finish line." Beauprez said in a statement that he called and...

  • Colorado governor: Hickenlooper winner in cliffhanger

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Gov. John Hickenlooper celebrated his narrow victory Wednesday morning pledging to move forward and work for the next four years on building Colorado's economy. "Not to dwell on the wedge issues that so often divide us, but to come together as a state and seize this momentum that we...

  • Election update: Hickenlooper projected as winner over Beauprez

    The Gazette
    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Gov. John Hickenlooper is projected to hold his office, according reports from Denver media outlets on Wednesday morning. Hickenlooper surged further ahead of challenger Bob Beauprez with 93 percent of votes counted at about 7:20 a.m. The latest totals showed Hickenlooper, a...

  • Iraq and Afghanistan vet elected to US Senate

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton defeated two-term Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor on Tuesday in Arkansas, capping a multimillion race driven by voters' dissatisfaction with President Barack Obama. Cotton, 37, was elected to a six-year term in the Senate after a...

  • Merrifield wins state Senate race, returning seat to Democrats

    By tom roeder 
and JAKOB RODGERS The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    A year after a recall election handed the state Senate District 11 seat to the GOP, Democrats returned the favor Tuesday, sending Michael Merrifield to the General Assembly in final unofficial results. The district covers western and southern Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs....

  • Gardner's anti-climactic win has national ramifications

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Congressman Cory Gardner rode a Republican wave into the U.S. Senate Tuesday night to oust incumbent Democrat Mark Udall. Unofficial early results had Gardner up 7 percentage points over Udall, a lead he held through the night in an anti-climatic end to an election many people...

  • El Paso County's Wayne Williams elected secretary of state

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    DENVER — Republican Wayne Williams has won an open contest for the position of secretary of state, which oversees Colorado elections. Williams is El Paso County's clerk and recorder. He defeated Democrat Joe Neguse, who serves on the University of Colorado Board of Regents....

  • Utah elects first black female Republican to Congress

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY — Republican Mia Love pulled out a tight victory over Democrat Doug Owens Tuesday as she won a House seat on her second try and became the first black female Republican in Congress. The matchup in the Republican-leaning 4th Congressional District of Utah was the most...

  • Lamborn, fresh off re-election, vows to work hard for defense spending

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Voters have overwhelmingly returned Rep. Doug Lamborn, a Republican mainstay, to office for his fifth term. Lamborn was challenged by Democrat Irv Halter, a long-shot candidate with an impressive campaign in an exceedingly Republican district. Unofficial results showed Lamborn...

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