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  • Green Party gubernatorial candidate to speak on need to raise minimum wage in Colorado Springs

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Green Party gubernatorial candidate Harry Hempy will speak in Colorado Springs on Sunday about his support for a higher minimum wage. The event, sponsored by the Pikes Peak chapter of the Colorado Green Party, is from 
4 to 6 p.m. at the Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St. Hempy...

  • Green Party gubernatorial candidate visits Colorado Springs

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    If it were up to Green Party gubernatorial candidate Harry Hempy, cities and counties would have the choice to raise their minimum wages individually, the best way for Colorado communities to keep up with the rising cost of living. Hempy, a retired IBM computer scientist with a...

  • Colorado Springs hospitals take precautions after first U.S. Ebola case

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Hospitals officials in the Pikes Peak region began taking heightened precautions Wednesday in light of the first positive stateside test for the deadly Ebola virus. The precautions, mandated in guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, come as a man in Dallas tested positive for...

  • Ballot Countdown: Udall gets campaign boost, Beauprez under fire

    By Megan Schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Udall gets campaign assist from Warren U.S. Sen. Mark Udall got some campaign help in Jefferson County from his popular Democratic colleague Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the pair kicked off a canvassing effort Friday in the battleground county as Udall tries to retain his seat. Warren...

  • Ballot Countdown: Campaign news and notes

    By Megan schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Hip-hop star to 
moderate debate A gubernatorial debate that's focused on including third-party candidates will be moderated by Professor Griff from the hip-hop group Public Enemy. The debate is being organized by the Free & Equal Elections Foundation and begins at 7 p.m. Oct....

  • Big money contributed, spent in race for Colorado governor

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Money has poured into the Colorado governor's race over the past two weeks - more than $500,000 to the candidates alone - as Gov. John Hickenlooper and Bob Beauprez try to win over voters before ballots go out in early October. Hickenlooper, a Democrat, led the two-week campaign...

  • Hickenlooper, Beauprez find common ground, note differences in second debate

    By megan schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper and his Republican opponent, Bob Beauprez, went head to head Tuesday night for the second time in the state's heated gubernatorial campaign - each trying to trip the other up on hot-topic issues like abortion and the death penalty. Beauprez - after...

  • Colorado Springs police strive for elusive goal in minority hiring

    By Maria St. Louis-Sanchez and Lisa Walton, The Gazette
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    The Colorado Springs Police Department wants a force that's representative of the community, but that goal appears elusive. CSPD has a higher percentage of white, male police officers than the overall population and its ranks do not reflect the percentage of black, Latino and Asian...

  • Colorado Springs killer gets 28-year prison sentence

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    The man who pleaded guilty to shooting another man to death last year in Colorado Springs was sentenced to nearly three decades in prison at the El Paso County courthouse Wednesday. Preston Deangalo Johnson pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and will serve 28 years in the Colorado...

  • Nearly two-thirds of misprinted immigrant IDs have been returned

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    More than 60 percent of the misprinted IDs, permits and driver's licenses issued to non-citizens under a new program in Colorado last month have been returned, according to state officials. The cards were printed without the black label that indicates they are "Not Valid For Federal...

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