• One big difference in Colorado Springs District 2 race: The money

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Once the shock wore off after Colorado Springs Councilman Joel Miller resigned his seat in District 2, a couple of politically active residents found the news to be a certain calling. Larry Bagley and Kanda Calef launched campaigns to become the new District 2 council member. Bagley,...

  • Sunshine Week: Gazette's use of records aids in keeping public informed

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Gazette reporters routinely use public records in the course of their reporting. Here is a sampling of recent stories in which access to public records played a role in the story - or was the story itself. See this story at gazette.com for links to the original stories. - Headline:...

  • Teens cited in X Games drinking, marijuana sting face consequences

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    ASPEN — Dozens of teens and young adults caught in an underage drinking and marijuana sting at the X Games in Aspen are facing the legal consequences. The Aspen Daily News (http://bit.ly/1GXypTG ) reports that an unprecedented operation by Colorado Department of Revenue agents...

  • Police believe marijuana plant dispute spurred Colorado shooting

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    DURANGO — Investigators believe a dispute over marijuana plants led two men to shoot two others at a Durango motel and condo complex, killing one of them. Fifty-year-old Daniel Johnson died of his injuries after his shooting early Monday at the Iron Horse Inn. Police say one of the...

  • Insights at Large: City Council candidate Vickie Tonkins

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Vickie Tonkins is all business and all about business. But ask the at-large City Council candidate what makes her different from the dozen other contenders, and she immediately says, "I'm one of the few women. And I'm a black woman." She's also a professor of critical thinking for...

  • EDITORIAL: Let's keep rain from roofs

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Anyone who lives in Colorado for long hears about a rule so bizarre it sounds like urban legend. It's the law that says Colorado residents cannot collect rainwater that runs off their rooftops, which could otherwise be used to water flowers and grass. To collect the rain water is akin...

  • Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

    Updated: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    Quad-City Times. March 16, 2015 Iowa ends voter fraud goose chase Former Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz's two-year, $250,000 witch hunt ended ignobly Friday. Schultz's successor, Republican Paul Pate, dropped his office's Iowa Supreme Court appeal of a lower court ruling that...

  • Colorado's marijuana money problem will be difficult to solve

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    Colorado has a serious pot money problem. And it's not that it's being laundered. The state is on track to have to refund the revenue it generates this fiscal year from two voter-approved retail marijuana taxes: the 10 percent sales tax and 15 percent excise tax were intended to...

  • Mayoral candidates' essays

    Updated: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    Tony Carpenter I, Tony Carpenter, have decided to run for the mayor of our beautiful city, Colorado Springs, because I have heard from the citizens that our government does not listen and I want to listen and act. I am a very hands-on person that does what I say I will do and hold...

  • Man pleads not guilty to killing wife after eating marijuana candy

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    DENVER — A Denver man accused of killing his wife after eating marijuana-infused candy has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. Forty-eight-year-old Richard Kirk entered his plea during a brief court appearance Friday as members of his family watched. He's accused of killing...

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