• Pennsylvania House GOP leader talks taxes, medical marijuana

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican floor leader in the state House said Monday that property tax reform, public pensions and liquor privatization need to be in the mix as budget talks get underway with the new Democratic governor. Majority Leader Dave Reed told the Pennsylvania...

  • Colorado Springs area business events starting Jan. 25, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    MONDAY Pikes Peak Workforce Center - Federal Jobs - How to Apply, 
10 a.m.-noon, Citizens Service 
Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, free. Registration required: 667-3777. Pikes Peak Workforce Center - Linkedln and Your Job Search, 
2-4 p.m., Citizens Service Center, 1675 Garden...

  • Man charged in fatal Colorado Springs shooting is convicted

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    Jason Romeo Forbes was convicted of murder Friday in last year's shooting death of David "DJ" Johnson in what appeared to be a drug deal gone bad. In a verdict announced by 4th Judicial District Judge Barbara Hughes, the jury found Forbes guilty of first-degree murder in Johnson's...

  • El Paso County DHS to require drug testing, and more for some clients to continue benefits

    By jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    El Paso County welfare recipients suspected of abusing drugs or alcohol soon will be required to enter and comply with a substance abuse treatment plan to keep benefits. Beginning Monday, people in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, also known as Colorado Works,...

  • Councilman Snider won't seek re-election, guaranteeing three new council members in April

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    Colorado Springs City Councilman Val Snider will not seek re-election, and that means at least three new faces on the council in April. Snider broke the news Friday morning on Facebook. "After much thought and personal reflection I have decided I'd like to take my life in a new...

  • Petition supporting dad arrested for giving daughter cannabis oil gains huge support

    By Jessica Best and Chris Richards, Daily Mirror
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    A staggering 150,000 supporters have put their name to a petition in support of a father who gave his dying daughter cannabis oil to ease her pain. Adam Koessler was arrested and charged earlier this month after giving his two-year-old daughter Rumer a medicinal form of the...

  • Colorado Springs man makes rare move of testifying in his own defense

    BY LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    A man accused of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a 38-year-old Colorado Springs man last May took the rare move of testifying in his own defense Wednesday. For roughly three hours Wednesday afternoon, 31-year-old Jason Romeo Forbes spoke about money, sex, marijuana and...

  • Colorado starting over on medical marijuana rules

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    DENVER — A marijuana fight is headed back to the Colorado statehouse. A panel of state senators voted Tuesday to scrap most of the administration's plans to change Colorado's rules regulating how medical marijuana is grown and sold. The vote came in a hearing called to renew the...

  • Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    EDITORS: NEWS DIRECTORS: Thanks to all members for submitting editorials that help The Associated Press assemble the weekly Illinois Editorial Roundup. Due to several factors, it has become more challenging to find fresh, original editorials on member websites. We would very much...

  • Blog: Marijuana-infused sex oil is almost in Colorado

    Dalton Walker
    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Apparently there is a market for marijuana-infused lube.  The stuff is in high demand in California. Medical-weed cardholders love it there, according to metronews.ca. Colorado residents won’t have to wait long. The lube, called Floria, launches this week in Aspen during the...