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

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

    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...

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

    By jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    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...

  • Ballot Countdown: Campaign news and notes

    By Megan schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 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. 8 at...

  • Colorado schools counting on students on Wednesday

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    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...

  • Hickenlooper, Beauprez face off in second debate

    By megan schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 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...

  • Big money contributed, spent in race for Colorado governor

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 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...

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

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    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...

  • Fort Carson soldiers head to Africa to assist in Ebola crisis

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Fort Carson soldiers are headed to Africa to assist in the Ebola crisis. In a statement from Sen. Michael Bennet, he said 160 Fort Carson soldiers will go Liberia in late October to supervise the construction of Ebola treatment units. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel signed the...

  • Colorado Springs police arrest Department of Corrections fugitive

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    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...

  • Court mulls legality of firing for marijuana use off job

    By Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
    Updated: 8 hr ago

      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...

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