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  • Congressional District 5 race pits military veteran against long-time politician

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn of Colorado Springs is seeking his fifth term in office, but standing in his way is retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Irv Halter. The race for the 5th Congressional District has been odd, with the incumbent engaging in little active campaigning while his...

  • Beauprez campaign removes reference to slain prisons chief from ad

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    DENVER - Gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez agreed to remove a reference to the tragic slaying of Tom Clements, former executive director of Colorado's prison system, after Clements' widow sent a letter requesting her husband not be used as a political tool. "While it is a...

  • Colorado Springs Utilities' incentives for energy savers might not grow in 2015

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Colorado Springs Utilities offers millions each year in incentives to customers who buy energy-saving appliances and lights, but that program won't grow in 2015. Instead, the Colorado Springs City Council, which doubles as the Utilities Board, moved a proposed increase of $1.9 million...

  • Controversial ad a topic of last governor's debate

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper said Friday he was dumbfounded by a television ad from Republican challenger Bob Beauprez referencing the death of state Corrections Director Tom Clements in an effort to criticize Hickenlooper's public-safety record. In their...

  • Bill Elder wants to restore stability, respect in El Paso County Sheriff's Office

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Even though he must wait until Nov. 4 for the official word, Bill Elder is prepared to take over as the next El Paso County Sheriff. Elder, who is running unopposed in the General Election, acknowledges that he will likely be the sheriff-elect in less than two weeks since there isn't...

  • Widow of slain prisons chief asks Beauprez to leave tragedy out of gubernatorial fight

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    The widow of slain prisons chief Tom Clements asked gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez to stop using her family's tragic loss for personal and political gain. "We're requesting you to please stop referencing our tragedy in your debate statements and in your campaign ads," Lisa...

  • Hickenlooper, Beauprez meet for another debate

    The Associated Press -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    DENVER - Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican challenger Bob Beauprez have debated seven times in their too-close-to-call gubernatorial contest, and it's clear they're beginning to get on each other's nerves. Hickenlooper has likened Beauprez's debating style to a...

  • Michelle Obama urges thousands to vote in Colorado campaign stops

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    DENVER - First lady Michelle Obama urged a Denver crowd of about 1,500 supporters Thursday to be the votes that tip the scales for Democrats in Colorado during next month's midterm elections. "A lot of people were shocked when Barack won because they were counting on people like us to...

  • Transit is the topic at City Council budget hearing

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Cianna Reider was late to the City Council budget meeting Thursday. Her bus was late, she said. Again. Reider, 24, asked the council to consider pumping up the 2015 transit budget to increase bus routes, frequency and hours. It has been a struggle, she said, to find a job near bus...

  • Food-label measure in Colorado sparks big spending

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    DENVER — Farms and fields dominate Colorado ads opposing a ballot measure to require labels on some foods that have been genetically modified, with farmers telling voters the labels will damage their businesses. But farmers and agriculture groups are just bit players in the $11...

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