• Sheriffs from 3 states sue over Colorado marijuana law; US rep calls it 'silly'

    Associated Press
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    DENVER — Ten sheriffs from three different states sued Colorado Thursday for legalizing marijuana. The sheriffs from Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska say that Colorado's 2012 marijuana legalization vote violates federal law and shouldn't be permitted. "A state may not establish its...

  • Former Broncos player Nate Jackson calls for NFL to allow marijuana

    By Arnie Stapleton, Associated Press
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    DENVER — Former Broncos tight end Nate Jackson says he believes the NFL will have no choice but to remove marijuana from its lists of banned substances in the near future. Speaking at a marijuana business conference, Jackson called on the league to allow medical marijuana...

  • Colorado Springs mayoral candidates tell all in debate

    BY BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    The essence of each city mayoral candidate was crystallized Wednesday night in a well-orchestrated debate conducted by El Pomar Foundation's Forum for Civic Advancement and KOAA TV-5 at The Broadmoor. Crisp questioning by Emmy-winning anchor Rob Quirk unveiled the six candidates'...

  • Everyone in Colorado may get a marijuana tax refund

    Fox 31
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    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...

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

    The Gazette editorial board
    Updated: 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: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    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: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    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...