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Election Coverage

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School board candidates in eight Pikes Peak region districts talk about their bids
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 6 hr ago

Eight of the Pikes Peak region's 17 public school districts have contested school board races on the Nov. 7 ballot. Here's a roundup of the 36...

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Friends of D-11 lead fundraising, as issue committees, candidates report
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Oct 19, 2017

An issue committee has raised nearly half a million dollars to promote a $42 million mill levy override that Colorado Springs' largest school...

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Stormwater fees, D-11 ballot issue debated in Colorado Springs forum
By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Wed, Oct 18, 2017

In a panel peppered with audience interjections, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers and a School District 11 representative squared off Tuesday...

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Big outside money pours into Denver, Dougco school board races
By: Marianne Goodland - 0 Tue, Oct 17, 2017

The first volley of big money that will be spent on school board races in Colorado this year comes from opposing sides, but most of the money is...

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El Paso County's new election equipment expected to save division time, money
By: Rachel Riley - 0 Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Just inside the El Paso County Elections Department, a hulking gray giant serves as a reminder of how far the office has come.

To operate the...

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Election 2017 roundup: Ballots get mailed Monday
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Ballots for the Nov. 7 election will go in the mail Monday, asking voters in the Pikes Peak region to decide who will lead school boards and small...

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Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne raises more than $384,000 in Democratic gubernatorial race
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne, a Democratic candidate for governor, plans to report bringing in $384,335 during the most recent fundraising quarter, her first...

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Widefield School District 3 supporters to promote ballot issues Saturday
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Oct 13, 2017

The Widefield Information Network is hosting a community walk Saturday to inform voters about two ballot measures that, if passed, would provide...

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Colorado Springs firefighters join police association in endorsing stormwater fees
By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Colorado Springs firefighters have joined the city's police association in supporting a set of proposed stormwater fees for Colorado Springs.


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Colorado Springs mayor having to walk a fine line while campaigning for stormwater fee
By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Thu, Oct 5, 2017

By stumping for a Nov. 7 ballot proposal to reinstate stormwater fees in Colorado Springs, Mayor John Suthers may have crossed into an ethical gray...

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Colorado Springs-area school districts holding forums for board candidates, issues
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Oct 4, 2017

Hanover School District 28, with 280 students this school year, has the most school board candidates of all area districts on the Nov. 7 ballot.


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Anti-tax crusader's complaint about unlawful campaigning by Colorado Springs schools to get a hearing
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Sep 29, 2017

A complaint filed by the author of Colorado's Taxpayer's Bill of Rights and a former Colorado Springs City Councilwoman alleging Colorado Springs...

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Tancredo challenges Mike Coffman to run against him for governor in GOP primary
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Wed, Sep 27, 2017

In an earlier time, it might have been pistols at 20 paces. On Wednesday, however, former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo challenged Mike Coffman, the...

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Military and overseas ballots are out; El Paso County residents can look in the mail in upcoming weeks
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Sep 27, 2017

The first wave of ballots for the Nov. 7 election has gone out.

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office snail mailed and emailed 4,654...

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Colorado Republicans will keep 2018 primaries open to unaffiliated voters
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Sat, Sep 23, 2017

Unaffiliated voters will be able to cast ballots next year in Colorado’s Republican primary.

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El Paso County unveils next-generation voting machines
By: Rachel Riley - 0 Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Colorado Springs resident Nicole Curtis, who is totally blind, used a voting machine for the first time on Thursday.

On the mock ballot: A...

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Douglas Bruce speaks out against Colorado Springs and El Paso County ballot measures
By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Fri, Sep 15, 2017

Anti-tax advocate Douglas Bruce sang a familiar tune Thursday afternoon, decrying city and county ballot measures coming up in November.


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Colorado IDs handful of possible double-voting cases 
By: - 0 Fri, Sep 15, 2017

DENVER — Colorado is investigating whether a handful of voters cast two ballots in the 2016 presidential election.

Secretary of State Wayne...

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State Rep. Brittany Pettersen to run for Colorado Senate
By: Erin Prater - 0 Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Colorado state Rep. Brittany Pettersen of Lakewood, recently a Democratic candidate for U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter's Congressional seat, instead will...

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Cary Kennedy, other Democratic candidates for Colorado governor, talk health care
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Former State Treasurer Cary Kennedy, one of five Democrats running for governor in next year's election, has proposed allowing residents to purchase...

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Second case of voter fraud found in El Paso County
By: Lance Benzel - Tue, Sep 12, 2017

A woman caught voting in her late mother's name is the second person this year to admit to casting a phony ballot in El Paso County by forging the...

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Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne formally enters race for governor
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Thu, Sep 7, 2017

Colorado Lt. Gov Donna Lynne, a former top executive at Kaiser Permanente, entered the Democratic gubernatorial primary field Thursday saying...

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Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne to announce Democratic gubernatorial bid Thursday
By: Erin Prater - 0 Wed, Sep 6, 2017

Colorado Lt. Gov Donna Lynne will make a “major announcement” Thursday related to the state’s 2018 gubernatorial primary, according to a Wednesday...

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6 things to know about Colorado gubernatorial hopeful Donna Lynne
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Wed, Sep 6, 2017

Here are six things to know about Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne as the Democrat makes it official Thursday that she's running for governor of Colorado:


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El Paso County commissioners approve putting TABOR excess revenue question on November ballot
By: Rachel Riley - 0 Wed, Sep 6, 2017

El Paso County voters will decide this fall if roughly $14.5 million in excess government revenue will be returned to citizens via property tax...

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DOJ confirms Obama did not wiretap Trump during 2016 campaign
By: - 0 Sat, Sep 2, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department says in a legal filing that it has no information about wiretaps President Donald Trump once claimed had been...

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Retired school Colorado Springs principal Terry Martinez running for the Legislature
By: Joey Bunch - 0 Mon, Aug 28, 2017

The recently retired principal of Will Rogers Elementary School has a new assignment: running for the state legislature.

Terry Martinez tells...

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Colorado Springs City Councilman Tom Strand juggling obligations to run for Congress
By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Sun, Aug 27, 2017

Tom Strand isn't planning on giving up his seat on the Colorado Springs City Council to run for Congress against Republican Doug Lamborn, the...

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Colorado Springs Councilman Strand says he'll join 5th CD GOP primary
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Thu, Aug 24, 2017

Colorado Springs City Councilman Tom Strand plans to enter the crowded Republican primary for the 5th Congressional District seat held by five-term...

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Clinton calls Trump a ‘creep,’ says her ‘skin crawled’ during debate
By: - 0 Wed, Aug 23, 2017

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump's pacing, hovering demeanor onstage during an October 2016 presidential debate made her so...