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  • Lawmaker on Division of Youth Corrections exemption: The law needs to be tweaked

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    After The Gazette was denied access to records detailing violent incidents at a Colorado Springs youth corrections facility, two lawmakers pledged to look into changing a state law that exempts the Division of Youth Corrections from the Open Records Act. "There is a need for some...

  • Colorado Springs DMV office busy on first day of issuing state IDs to undocumented immigrants

    by lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Dozens of undocumented immigrants in Colorado can now drive legally on roads across the state. Friday, the Division of Motor Vehicles issued 62 licenses, 23 permits and five identification cards to undocumented immigrants under the Colorado Road and Community Safety Act, signed into...

  • City Council, county commissioners finalize stormwater deal

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Mayor Steve Bach made a last-minute attempt to control the board of a proposed regional stormwater authority, which if approved by voters in November will oversee millions of dollars a year in construction of drainage projects. In a proposal to take the creation of a regional...

  • $1,000 reward offered for Buddy's return

    By Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Buddy Myers, the sweet, handsome pooch who loves being dressed up in Thanksgiving Santa and Halloween costumes for the holidays, is still missing. But a good Samaritan has come forward to offer a $1,000 reward for his return. "We are so thankful," said owner Tyler Myers, a Fort...

  • A Colorado Springs native travels the nation with free ice cream and a message to love the planet

    By CELINE WRIGHT celine.wright@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Caleb Kruse has always loved to explore. It all started in the woods behind his home in the Black Forest, and has continued into his adult life in many forms - from hiking in the mountains to traveling the world. Now, as a 22-year-old college graduate, he's trying to share that...

  • Denver fair's bong, edible contests celebrate pot

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DENVER — Marijuana joined roses and dahlias Friday in blue ribbon events at the nation's first county fair to allow pot competitions. This weekend's Denver County Fair includes a 21-and-over "Pot Pavilion" where winning entries for plants, bongs, edible treats and clothes made from...

  • Colorado's birthday celebrated by stepping back in history

    Corrie Sahling, The Denver Post
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    To celebrate the 138th birthday of their state, Coloradans could take a step back in time. The History Colorado Center opened its doors Friday with free admission, like many other museums around the state, and provided a day full of performances, food and hands-on activities....

  • Colorado Day marks state's 138th anniversary

    Associated Press
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DENVER — Friday is Colorado Day, marking the 138th anniversary of the Centennial State. The History Colorado museum in Denver is offering free admission both Friday and Saturday to mark the occasion. Colorado Proud, which promotes homegrown produce, is also hosting a farmer's market...

  • Man's coffee shop rendezvous with teen ends in arrest

    By MATT STEINER matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    A rendezvous at a local coffee shop Thursday for a 31-year-old Colorado Springs man wasn't what he'd expected. Instead of meeting what he thought expected to be a 14-year-old girl, Jason Aaron Kozak was confronted by an undercover detective and arrested on suspicion of felony Internet...

  • Air Force Academy superintendent orders investigation of athletic department after Gazette inquiry into cadet misbehavior

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    The superintendent of the Air Force Academy has ordered an investigation into athletic programs in response to Gazette inquiries about player misconduct and issues involving the teams. The Gazette investigation, which will appear in Sunday's edition, examines recruiting, academic...

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