• Utah lawmakers to talk Medicaid, gas tax, medical marijuana

    Updated: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — With three weeks left before Utah lawmakers wrap up their annual session, the House and Senate hope to fuse their competing visions for tackling Medicaid and the state gas tax while moving through hundreds of other bills. Add into the mix issues such as medical...

  • EDITORIAL: Protect kids from pot-infused candy

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    It is heart-wrenching to visualize a toddler in the emergency room for mistaking marijuana food with an innocent helping of cinnamon bears. So we respectfully ask state Sen. Owen Hill to stop messing around with a popular law intended to protect children. He is better than this....

  • Bill for medical marijuana dispensaries advances in House

    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    HONOLULU (AP) — Michelle Tippens was taking more than a dozen medications for years after a car accident left her with multiple spine fractures and traumatic brain injuries. But when she switched to medical marijuana she was able to wean herself off all of the pills, she said....

  • Not-guilty plea for Colts' Ahmad Bradshaw on Ohio pot charge

    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    CINCINNATI (AP) — An Indianapolis Colts running back pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a marijuana possession charge after being stopped this month by state troopers on an interstate highway in western Ohio. Preble County court officials said a Dayton attorney filed the plea for Ahmad...

  • El Paso County likely surpassed Denver with marijuana-involved traffic arrests

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Even with just a single recreational pot shop to its 655,000 people, El Paso County likely had at least as many marijuana-related traffic arrests in 2014 as Denver - and maybe even more. Colorado State Patrol kept special tabs on citations involving marijuana in 2014, the first year...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Regulate marijuana candy for the kids

    Gordon Klingenschmitt
    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    As a newly sworn Republican state representative, I am surprised by strange alliances or conflicts on niche issues at the Capitol. Take the regulation of marijuana, for example. I didn't vote for Amendment 64, but it's in the State Constitution (for now), so I'll defend it until we...

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

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 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...

  • Volunteer effort launched to halt human trafficking in El Paso County

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    Mary Pearsall has been aware of human trafficking around the world for years but hasn't been sure of what she could do to help. But after an "eye-opening" presentation Saturday about the issue in her community, she knows exactly what she wants to do: patrol the streets with other...

  • 'SNL' celebrates 4 decades of being 'Live, from New York!'

    By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press -
    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    NEW YORK - "Saturday Night Live," which never has shied from self-congratulation with countless best-of, holiday and anniversary shindigs, is doing it again, big-time. "The SNL 40th Anniversary Special," three-plus hours of it, will air 7 p.m. Sunday on NBC. Everyone who ever has...

  • Bills would legalize medical pot centers, drug alternatives

    Updated: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Confusion surrounding the legality of marijuana dispensaries and non-smokable forms of the drug are prompting lawmakers to propose changes related to Michigan's voter-approved law that legalized marijuana for medical use. Bipartisan legislation introduced...

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