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  • Colorado's marijuana market getting new competition

    The Associated Press
    Yesterday

    DENVER — Colorado's new marijuana industry is in for a brand new element Wednesday — competition. The state gave medical marijuana dispensaries and growers a nine-month exclusive on the new recreational pot business, fearing an unmanageable explosion of new businesses. The...

  • Jury: Colorado Springs teen guilty in killing of Fort Carson soldier, wife

    By jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A reluctant witness claiming to forget a murder confession left Maryln Dunlap weeping and in tears last week, scared that her son's alleged killer would walk free. Her eyes grew moist once more Tuesday as she texted her younger son the verdict: He's guilty. After deliberating only...

  • Colorado Capitol dome reopening

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    DENVER — State officials will be holding a dedication ceremony Thursday to mark the reopening of the newly restored Colorado Capitol dome. The $17 million project was necessary because Colorado's intense freeze-thaw cycle caused the exterior metal surfaces to deteriorate during the...

  • Colorado Springs police arrest Department of Corrections fugitive

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Officers and police dogs nabbed a man wanted on a Department of Corrections fugitive warrant Tuesday, Colorado Springs police said. Police arrested 30-year-old Gary Davis after responding to reports of a wanted person spotted near Bijou Street and North Circle Drive shortly after 5...

  • Colorado Springs council members board city bus to learn riders' wishes

    by stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    The bus rolled out of the downtown transit terminal just before noon. Two Colorado Springs City Council members, the director of Mountain Metropolitan Transit and people hoping for restored funding for the bus line sat alongside a handful of regular riders as the large vehicle...

  • Colorado schools counting on students on Wednesday

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Schools want every student to be in their seat when the bell rings Wednesday. Along with being National Homemade Cookie Day and National Fire Pup Day, Oct. 1 is "count day" in Colorado. That's the official pupil enrollment date for Colorado's 178 school districts to establish...

  • Colorado Springs, El Paso County leaders unite in effort to spare military cuts in region

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON - Political rivalries and local squabbles subsided Tuesday as Pikes Peak region politicians and business leaders hit the Pentagon in a bid to spare El Paso County's five military bases from steep budget cuts. While Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach and El Paso County...

  • Court mulls legality of firing for marijuana use off job

    By Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

      DENVER — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Now, the state's highest court is considering whether workers' off-duty use of medical marijuana is protected under state law. Colorado's Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments in a case...

  • Colorado school protests roil swing state politics

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

      DENVER — The protests over a Colorado school district's proposal to promote patriotism and de-emphasize civil disobedience in American history classes have found their way into the state's marquee midterm election races, injecting a volatile issue two weeks before early voting...

  • Judge allows video of theater shooting trial

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

      DENVER — News organizations will be allowed to broadcast the Colorado theater shooting trial using a closed-circuit TV camera already in the courtroom, but they won't be allowed to have their own cameras in court, the judge said Tuesday. Still images can be captured from the...

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