• New England editorial roundup

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    The Concord (N.H.) Monitor, Jan. 27, 2015 Whether she knows it or not, Sarah Palin penned her own political obituary during the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines on Jan. 24. For 35 minutes, the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate — and perennial fundraising...

  • Colorado considers ban on welfare cards at marijuana shops

    KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    DENVER — Welfare money or food stamps for marijuana? It's an urban legend that won't go away in Colorado, and state lawmakers this year are poised to pass a law clarifying that public benefit cards can't be used at dispensary ATMs. A bill facing its first hearing next week in the...

  • Priority for Gazette readers: Fewer words, more action from elected Colorado Springs leaders

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Colorado Springs voters will elect a new mayor and as many as five new City Council members in April and Gazette readers, thinking about the dozen candidates who will make promises over the six weeks, say they want fewer words and more action from their future elected officials. They...

  • Colorado State Patrol: Legal marijuana brought 'new era' of DUI arrests in 2014

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    The legalization of marijuana in Colorado brought with it a "new era" of impaired driving, the Colorado State Patrol said Thursday. Of more than 5,500 drug- and alcohol-related tickets served to impaired drivers in 2014, 354 of them involved only marijuana. CSP released statewide...

  • Colorado lawmakers touring marijuana dispensaries

    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — A marijuana industry group is taking Colorado lawmakers on a tour of some Denver dispensaries to show them how the pot business works. The tour is sponsored by a new industry group called the Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce. They'll be loading up a handful of...

  • 'Medical' marijuana trade undermines voters' intent

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    If Colorado voters won't reverse their decision to create the world's most permissive marijuana environment, the Colorado Legislature should at least make the system work as promised. Legal marijuana sales were supposed to generate big money for schools and snuff out the untaxed black...

  • Denver airport bans sale of marijuana-themed souvenirs

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    DENVER — Tourists who fly to Colorado, home of legal pot, can forget about buying souvenir boxer shorts, socks or sandals with a marijuana leaf on them when passing through the Denver International Airport. The airport has banned pot-themed souvenirs, fearing the kitsch could taint...

  • American Indian tribes to discuss legal pot at conference

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    SEATTLE (AP) — American Indian tribes wrestling with whether to legalize marijuana have scheduled a national conference on the topic next month in Washington state. Organizer Robert Odawi Porter, a tribal law expert and former president of Seneca Nation in New York, says there's been...

  • Councilman Snider won't seek re-election, guaranteeing three new council members in April

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Colorado Springs City Councilman Val Snider will not seek re-election, and that means at least three new faces on the council in April. Snider broke the news Friday morning on Facebook. "After much thought and personal reflection I have decided I'd like to take my life in a new...

  • LETTERS: The definition of is; accommodating a drug culture

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    The definition of 'is' Tom Brady seems to be an example of a young man whose early adult years were experienced during a presidency where the moral character of the holder of our highest office taught us an important life lesson. To succeed (and get away with whatever is necessary to...