• Colorado man pleads guilty to mailing pot outside state

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, May 12, 2015

    DENVER — A Castle Rock man who earned hundreds of thousands of dollars shipping more than 100 packages of marijuana from Colorado to other states has pleaded guilty to federal charges. Brian Daniel Evins entered his plea late last month, U.S. Attorney John Walsh and U.S. Postal...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Budget Committee also tackles reform role

    Sen. Kent Lambert
    Updated: Tue, May 12, 2015

    The average Coloradan, if asked about it, might correctly presume that the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) plays some key part in budget work at the Statehouse. But in addition to its traditional budget-writing work, the JBC these days is also assuming a larger role in safeguarding tax...

  • Pueblo City Council: No to marijuana store licenses

    By Peter Roper, The Pueblo Chieftain
    Updated: Tue, May 12, 2015

    The Pueblo City Council changed direction and voted down licensing recreational marijuana stores in the city Monday with members saying they’d let city voters decide in November.  The 6-1 vote came in front of a full council chamber with the audience dotted with yellow shirts...

  • Not all of the Colorado Springs mayoral candidates' ideas are feasible

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, May 11, 2015

    Mary Lou Makepeace and John Suthers agree on most fundamental city issues, but the Colorado Springs mayoral candidates' approaches differ - and each has made suggestions that proved unfeasible or unpopular. They have separate tactics, for example, on what to do with $2.1 million in...

  • NFL free agent Bradshaw pleads no contest to Ohio pot charge

    Updated: Mon, May 11, 2015

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A veteran NFL running back with two Super Bowl rings has pleaded no contest and paid a fine to settle a misdemeanor count of marijuana possession. Court documents at Eaton Municipal Court first obtained Monday by The Associated Press showed that Ahmad Bradshaw paid...

  • EDITORIAL: Don't normalize using marijuana

    The Washington Examiner
    Published: Sun, May 10, 2015

    States are challenging the supremacy of federal law on drug policy, so the Drug Enforcement Agency is likely to be confronted increasingly with petitions to remove marijuana from Schedule One of the Controlled Substances Act - the drugs that have "no accepted medical use." Whatever...

  • EDITORIAL: CEOs don't like our pot law

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Sat, May 9, 2015

    If we want economic development in Colorado - meaning good new jobs - we need to have a high reputation among corporate executives throughout the country. These are the men and women who decide whether to relocate or expand into Colorado Springs, Denver and other parts of the state....

  • Hawaii Legislature approves system of medical marijuana dispensaries 15 years after legalizing

    Updated: Thu, May 7, 2015

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Legislature approves system of medical marijuana dispensaries 15 years after legalizing.

  • Majority of money to Colorado Springs candidates from handful of ZIP codes

    BY MARIA ST. LOUIS-SANCHEZ AND BILLIE STANTON ANLEU The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Individual people - not businesses or PACs - have provided the biggest chunks of campaign money to Mary Lou Makepeace and John Suthers, who are vying to be the second strong mayo of Colorado Springs. And residents in only a handful of ZIP codes gave the most. With the May 19 runoff...

  • Colorado Springs mayoral candidates get feisty in final planned showdown

    BY BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Colorado Springs mayoral candidate Mary Lou Makepeace taunted opponent John Suthers a time or two in their final planned forum Tuesday night, but Suthers was ready with rejoinders at every turn. Appearing before a Broadmoor crowd at the Penrose House Garden Pavilion, both candidates...

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