• Hickenlooper begins new state tour to sell TABOR fix

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    LEADVILLE — Gov. John Hickenlooper is launching a statewide tour to push for a change in how the state spends money, asking Coloradans to help him overhaul the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, also known as TABOR. Hickenlooper wants to exempt the hospital provider fee from state revenue...

  • 3 new laws will benefit Colorado veterans

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A measure that will allow military honors to be displayed on handicap license plates is one of three veteran-friendly Colorado General Assembly measures becoming law Wednesday. Colorado Springs Republican Rep. Kit Roupe said she wrote HB-1026 to give extra honor to those disabled in...

  • El Paso County commissioners to consider Yankowski as full-time administrator

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The Board of El Paso County Commissioners on Aug. 11 will decide whether to remove Henry Yankowski's interim tag to make him permanent El Paso County Administrator. Yankowski has been interim administrator since June 4, when he was appointed to replace Jeff Greene, who left the...

  • Klingenschmitt interviews 'new friend' with molestation convictions

    By Megan Schrader, megan.schrader@gazette.com
    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

      A few weeks before Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt found himself in hot water for saying Jesus said child molesters should be drowned, he interviewed a man on his show who has been convicted twice of sexual assault on a child and called him a "new friend." David Dorty, who is...

  • Colorado seatbelt sting finds numerous children unbuckled

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado law officers are warning parents to buckle up their children after a statewide seat belt patrol issued numerous tickets because kids weren't in car seats or seat belts. Authorities say they wrote about 1,300 seat belt citations. The state transportation department...

  • Tougher penalties for multiple DUIs among new Colorado laws

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado will begin punishing habitual drunken drivers with felonies and longer prison sentences. The new law is among dozens taking effect Aug. 5. Now a fourth DUI conviction will be punishable by up to six years in prison and a fine of as much as $500,000. Previously,...

  • Colorado Springs Utilities meeting draws big crowd with many questions

    BY BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The complexity of Colorado Springs Utilities' nine proposed energy plans didn't seem to faze the 100 or so citizens at a public hearing Thursday night. But their key question - how much each plan will cost - won't be answered until a public hearing in September, well after the U.S....

  • Fluoride debate hits Colorado's largest water utility

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado's largest supplier of public drinking water is in the midst of a debate over how much fluoride — if any — to put into its delivery system after the federal government announced new standards in April. The discussion at Denver Water, which serves about one out of...

  • Gay Boy Scout leaders statement has Klingenschmitt under fire again

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    DENVER - Rep. Grodon Klingenschmitt, a Colorado Springs Republican who frequently finds himself in trouble for his religious-right speech, admonished the Boy Scouts of America for ending a ban on gay leaders, saying it opened the door for child molestation. There was an immediate...

  • Comcast whiffs on customer service as Colorado Springs contract is up for renewal

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Comcast isn't the most popular company in Colorado Springs or across the nation. City Council is preparing to renew the firm's local franchise contract, but Comcast again has ranked among the worst in the American Customer Satisfaction Index. The company's already dismal score on...

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