• Analysis: Kara Tippetts, Brittany Maynard and 'death with dignity'

    By Cathy Lynn Grossman Religion News Service -
    Yesterday

    Metastatic breast cancer took Kara Tippetts from her pastor husband, Jason, and their four children Sunday. She was only 38. But in her last years of life, her saga of accepting suffering became, in a quietly powerful way, a cultural force for another way of choosing death with...

  • Colorado woman dies after U.S. 50 wreck in Fremont County

    By Sarah Rose, Cañon City Daily Record
    Yesterday

    A Cotopaxi woman died after the Lincoln she was a passenger in collided with a truck on Wednesday in Fremont County, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Donna Colwell, 70, was pronounced dead Thursday morning at St. Thomas More Hospital. The driver of the Lincoln, Coleen Adams,...

  • 3 families displaced, 4 dogs killed by Colorado Springs house fire

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A house fire on Constitution Avenue displaced three families and killed four dogs on Wednesday evening. The fire, which began shortly before 6 p.m. at 4806 Constitution Ave. in eastern Colorado Springs, started in the basement and spread to the upper levels of the home. The fire...

  • Colorado Senate considers expanded snow tire requirement

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    DENVER — A debate over expanding requirements for snow tires on Colorado highways faces a test Thursday in the state Senate. The bill would require snow tires or chains on noncommercial vehicles at all times during winter and spring months, an attempt reduce accidents and mountain...

  • Facebook fight apparently led to northern Colorado stabbing

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    LONGMONT — Police in Longmont are investigating a stabbing that was apparently sparked by an argument that started on Facebook. The Longmont Times-Call (http://dpo.st/1HMHiA1 ) reports that a man was found in an apartment Wednesday night with multiple stab wounds. He is expected...

  • School has four programs coming to feed Colorado Springs homeless

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Colorado College plans to replace a two decadelong program offering Sunday meals to the homeless with four new initiatives created by about a dozen students. Beginning this summer or early fall, the students will run a weekly writing and visual arts program, a mobile meals service, a...

  • Victim of Tuesday shooting identified by Colorado Springs police

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A Colorado Springs woman who was shot to death on Tuesday has been identified by police as 26-year-old Shelley Dorsey. Dorsey was found with gunshot injuries in the parking lot of the Mountain Country Estates apartment complex in southeast Colorado Springs early Tuesday morning. She...

  • Memorial service for Kara Tippetts scheduled in Colorado Springs

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A public memorial service will be held Saturday for a Colorado Springs woman who gained a national following in the debate over physician-assisted suicide. Kara Tippetts, 38, died Sunday after a lengthy battle with breast cancer. The 1:30 p.m. service will be at Village Seven...

  • Colorado's legalization spurred early run of gay marriage, but rate has slowed

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Toni and Katy Morrison soon will celebrate their six-month anniversary, and so will Colorado's legalization of same-sex marriage. The lesbian couple was among the first to officially tie the knot in El Paso County after a U.S. Supreme Court decision on Oct. 6, 2014 cleared the way...

  • Teachers' rally shines light on Colorado legislature's work toward education consensus

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    DENVER - As teachers rallied on the west steps of the state Capitol on Wednesday chanting "more than a score," lawmakers inside scrambled to find consensus on reducing the number of standardized tests. Students starting kindergarten in the fall will be mandated to take close to 30...

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