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  • Azerbaijan touts itself as alternative to Russian energy as Ukraine crisis deepens

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    America has a pint-sized ally that's working on a solution for easing tensions with Russia in coming years. Azerbaijan, a country on the Caspian Sea with legendary oil wealth, is building a natural gas pipeline to feed the riches of the Baku oil field to Europe in a move that will...

  • Hickenlooper has comfortable lead over challengers

    The Associated Press
    Yesterday

    DENVER — A new poll suggests that Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper has a comfortable lead over his potential Republican challengers, backed by support from women and unaffiliated voters. The poll from Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-ih-pee-ak) University released Wednesday said that 52 percent...

  • Colorado lawmaker pushes for school arrest stats

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    DENVER — A Colorado state senator says she'll be pushing law enforcement agencies to report statistics showing what happens when trouble at school leads to the arrests of young people, but police see the new requirement as just one more unfunded burden. The Smart School Discipline...

  • Bill prohibiting jail for fines heads to governor

    The Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    DENVER — A proposal to stop jailing poor people for being unable to pay municipal court fines is expected to be signed into law in Colorado. A spokesman for Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday the governor is expected to agree to the measure, which got final approval from the...

  • New Manitou Springs spa gets blessing with sacred pipe ceremony

    by matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    MANITOU SPRINGS - One by one, about two dozen people on Wednesday morning passed five colorful sacred pipes around a small room on the third floor of a building in Manitou Springs. The group thoughtfully took in the smoke from the pipes, or chanupas as the Northern Ute Tribe...

  • 13-year-old rapper touts environmental message at Pikes Peak Community College

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com
    Yesterday

    Think recycling one plastic bottle or turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth doesn't matter? Think again, challenges 13-year-old Xiuhtezcatl Martinez. "How does one college kid make a difference on a global scale? It's simple things in everyday life. It's always going to...

  • Athena Award goes to Colorado Springs City Councilwoman Jan Martin

    by rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    City Councilwoman Jan Martin has followed women who have been role models for her in politics and in the community, and she takes pride in mentoring young people who now follow her. For her mentoring efforts, community work and service to others, Martin was honored as the 2014 Athena...

  • Parents of Aurora victims slam Rep. Mike Coffman

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    AURORA — Parents of two people killed in the Aurora theater shooting are calling on Rep. Mike Coffman to support universal background checks. Coffman opposes a bill in Congress that would expand background checks to almost anyone purchasing a firearm. The parents of Jessica Ghawi...

  • 4th grader tries to sell marijuana in northern Colorado

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    GREELEY — School officials in northern Colorado are asking parents to take care with their newly legal recreational marijuana, after fourth graders were caught dealing the drug on an elementary school campus. John Gates, director of safety for Weld County School District 6, said...

  • Colorado Springs City Council gives green light to private marijuana club

    by monica mendoza Monica.Mendoza@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    City Hall chambers erupted with cheers and about 30 supporters hugged and congratulated each other Tuesday when the Colorado Springs City Council allowed a private downtown club for marijuana smokers to remain open. The city administration had sought to close the club - Studio A64 at...

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