• ENDORSEMENTS: The Gazette's editorial board's city council election picks

    The Gazette editorial board
    Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    We are on the verge of greatness in Colorado Springs. Companies are moving in and creating good jobs. The population continues to grow. A massive water pipeline, coming in ahead of schedule and under budget, will soon transport water uphill from Pueblo Reservoir. All we need to...

  • Washington House readies its version of pot-market overhaul

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — With the state Senate passing a bill to regulate medical marijuana, Washington's House of Representatives is preparing its own version of a pot-market overhaul, one that could cut prices at licensed recreational stores. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Reuven Carlyle,...

  • Second recreational marijuana shop to open in Manitou Springs

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    The tight-knit Manitou Springs community coupled with the streams of tourists that pass through for the Incline, Pikes Peak and small mountain-town relaxation make the city a prime spot for a new recreational marijuana shop, a spokeswoman for an emerging business says. Owners of...

  • LETTERS: Plowing the city's streets

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Dancing takes a bad turn Throughout the years, the art of dance has taken a dramatic turn. The 17th century was characterized by long balls, filled with men in fancy suits and women in elegant dresses. Small orchestras would play, and a man would formally ask a woman to dance,...

  • EDITORIAL: Return of marijuana taxes will undermine promise

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Most have heard the stories about Colorado's disappointing revenues from marijuana taxes. At roughly half expectations last year, they serve as a cautionary tale in other states. When legalization advocates promise big new revenues for schools, anti-drug messaging and drug addiction...

  • New medical marijuana bill in Senate stricter than House's

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — A senator said Monday that he has filed a new bill to legalize medicinal marijuana in Georgia that would avoid legal problems that could arise under the House version, which passed overwhelmingly last week. Sen. Lindsey Tippins of Cobb County said his proposal would set...

  • Everyone in Colorado may get a marijuana tax refund

    Fox 31
    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    DENVER — Thanks to Colorado’s new marijuana tax and a quirky state law, residents may get a special one-time tax refund next year. The total could be about $59 million, according to Fox 31. That’s how much the state expects to collect from taxes on the sale of recreational...

  • 3rd mayoral bid for Tony 'The Truth' Carpenter

    By BILLIE stanton anleu billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Tony Carpenter is an unlikely mayoral candidate in many respects. In others, he's the likeliest guy in town to seek the mayor's seat. Carpenter has run for Colorado Springs offices five times - for mayor in 2003 and 2007 and for the City Council in 2005, 2009 and 2011. Now the...

  • 12 people eligible for ban from downtown Colorado Springs are homeless, documents show

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Colorado Springs police said enforcing downtown bans would be a tool to target criminal activity, not an effort to drive the homeless from the city's core. But hundreds of pages of police records suggest otherwise. All 12 people initially tagged for the downtown ban are homeless,...

  • Colorado Springs Election 2015: Readers wants to know stance on recreational marijuana sales

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    The way Andreas Nilsson sees it, Colorado Springs voters favored Amendment 64 and sent a message that they wanted recreational marijuana sales in the city. He feels that the Colorado Springs City Council has thumbed its nose at the voters by banning the sale of marijuana for...