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  • Colorado considers background checks for youth sports leagues

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    DENVER — Colorado is considering becoming the first state to require background checks for people who work for youth sports organizations. Bill supporters argue that hairdressers and child care workers need criminal background checks, but not people going on overnight trips with...

  • Child who started grassfire in Colorado Springs was under 10 years old

    By Sue McMillin sue.mcmillin@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    The child who started a fire Tuesday in the Stratton Open Space won't be charged because he or she is under 10 years of age, the Colorado Springs Fire Department said Wednesday in a release. Fire investigators said the child was playing with a lighter. The nearly 6-acre fire in...

  • Suspected car thieves nabbed after chase through Colorado Springs neighborhood

    By Ryan Maye Handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Mountain Ridge Middle School in northeastern Colorado Springs was locked down for 10 minutes on Wednesday morning while Colorado Springs police chased two suspected thieves through the neighborhood. The two had allegedly stolen a car and then crashed it near the middle school, near...

  • Congress asked to raise spending cap for Denver VA hospital

    Associated Press
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    DENVER — Colorado's congressional delegation is asking the House and Senate to raise the spending limit on Denver's new veterans hospital from $800 million to $1.1 billion so the troubled project can be completed. Sen. Michael Bennet, Sen. Cory Gardner and Rep. Mike Coffman...

  • Colorado Springs council says no to ballot measure, yes to stormwater promise

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    There will be no Colorado Springs bond election in April for capital improvement projects. Instead, the City Council made a promise to residents that it will spend $19 million a year from the city's general fund and Colorado Springs Utilities on stormwater projects. It was the City...

  • Worst flu season in at least a decade may have peaked

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    The most virulent flu season in years appears to be losing steam. Flu-related hospitalizations in El Paso County dipped below five last week, adding credence to suspicions that the worst flu season in at least 10 years may have hit its peak. As of Saturday, 249 people have been...

  • Gov. Hickenlooper backers were Colorado's top 2014 campaign spenders

    Associated Press
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    DENVER — Two groups that supported the re-election of Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper were the biggest spenders in last year's state-level elections, according to a new analysis of campaign finance data by the Center for Public Integrity. The report found that the Democratic...

  • Side Streets: 'Selma' film a shocking reminder of America's racist past and it echoes loudly in today's headlines

    By Bill Vogrin, The Gazette -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Recently, Brown Bomber Joe Morgan urged students at Holmes Middle School to go see "Selma," a movie about the civil rights movement and the violent clashes in Alabama 50 years ago that awakened America to thriving Southern racism and ultimately led to passage of the Voting Rights Act...

  • Authorities' account of shooting disputed; prosecutors promise thorough probe of Denver police killing of teen

    By Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    DENVER — A passenger who was in a car when a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed by Denver police has disputed authorities' account of her death, saying officers opened fire before one of them was struck by the vehicle. The passenger, speaking late Tuesday to The Associated Press on...

  • As snow blows in northeast, Colorado Springs ties decades-old high temp record

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Summer in January is coming to an end almost as quickly as it began, providing a brief and enjoyable - but not-quite historic - respite from record-breaking cold. Colorado Springs and Pueblo 
tied daily records for high temperatures Tuesday. In Colorado Springs, the high topped out...

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