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Colorado Springs school board race too tight to call; recount to start next week
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 12 hr ago

Doug Lundberg figured this year's board race in Academy School District 20 would be tight, but he didn't think it would be close enough to warrant a...

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Commentator Michelle Malkin throws support to Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo
By: Joey Bunch - 0 Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin endorsed Tom Tancredo for governor at a fundraiser at a gun club in Colorado Springs Saturday night.

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LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans' 1st woman mayor
By: - 0 Sun, Nov 19, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood...

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Centrist Project aims to elect independent candidates in Colorado
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Despite the fact that more Colorado voters are unaffiliated than belong to any one political party, the state has never elected an independent...

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George Brauchler drops out of Colorado governor's race, announces bid for attorney general
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Mon, Nov 13, 2017

George Brauchler, the district attorney who prosecuted the Aurora theater shooting, is abandoning his race to become Colorado's next governor and...

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Community effort led to ballot victory for Colorado Springs' largest school district
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Nov 13, 2017

What made the difference between  November 2016's election defeat and last week's voter approval for Colorado Springs School District...

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Colorado Springs mayor on a winning streak asking voters for money
By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Thu, Nov 9, 2017

When John Suthers was elected Colorado Springs mayor in 2015, he said he inherited crumbling roads and long-neglected stormwater infrastructure.

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Voting postmortem: 13 winners and losers in the Colorado Springs 2017 election
By: - 0 Thu, Nov 9, 2017

Tuesday's election produced both winners and losers on the Colorado Springs political landscape:

Winners:

Mayor John Suthers - The...

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Colorado AG Coffman joins crowded GOP field for governor
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

Attorney General Cynthia Coffman launched a long-anticipated campaign for governor Wednesday, joining a crowded Republican primary field and turning...

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Recount likely for Colorado Springs school board race
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

An 18-vote difference between two school board candidates in Academy School District 20 likely will require a recount of ballots that will need to be...

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Student as role model in fight against Douglas County's incumbent school board majority
By: Marianne Goodland - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

A handful of students from Ponderosa High School who spoke to Colorado Politics before the polls closed in Douglas County Tuesday night didn't have...

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Voters approve new taxes on marijuana around Colorado
By: - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

DENVER — Voters around Colorado have approved new local taxes on marijuana.

The Vail Daily reports residents in Eagle County approved new...

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El Paso County voters support more funding for fire protection districts
By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

El Paso County fire protection districts seeking money in this year's election said voters were the real winners Tuesday.

Unofficial election...

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Election 2017 recap: New roads, schools and infrastructure approved in the Colorado Springs area
By: - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

Residents in Colorado Springs, El Paso County and the Pikes Peak region woke up Wednesday looking ahead to new roads, schools and infrastructure...

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Ken Jaray jumps to big lead in bid to unseat incumbent Nicoletta for Manitou Springs mayor
By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

A longtime Manitou Springs attorney and community activist took a strong lead in his bid to unseat the city's first-term mayor.

Ken Jaray...

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National implications? Major upset for pro-voucher education forces in Douglas County
By: Marianne Goodland - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

With the likely win of four anti-voucher newcomers to the Douglas County school board, the future is bleak for the controversial voucher program...

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Final seat on D-20 board headed for recount; challenger defeated board president in D-38
By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

The race for the final seat on the Academy School District 20 Board of Education appeared headed for a mandatory recount with fewer than 2,000 votes...

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Ballot issues in Cañon City School District approved in close election
By: - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

The Cañon City School District passed a major hurdle Tuesday after the community voted in favor of its bond issue, paving the way to rebuild...

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Colorado Springs, El Paso County voters open wallets for stormwater fees, I-25, school districts
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

Voters in El Paso County shed their anti-tax reputation Tuesday, giving landslide approval to using $14.5 million in tax dollars for transportation...

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D-11 voters pass tax increase for Colorado Springs' largest school district - finally
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

A collective sigh of relief accompanied boisterous cheers that erupted from Colorado Springs School District 11 supporters Tuesday night.

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El Paso County voter turnout trails recent off-year elections
By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

Voter turnout in El Paso County was lower this year than in other recent off-year elections.

The county issued nearly 400,000 ballots, but...

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Voters overwhelmingly back regional tax for I-25 widening
By: Rachel Riley - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

A measure designating regional transportation tax revenue as a funding source for widening Interstate 25 from Monument to Castle Rock passed with...

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Widefield schools win OK for bond issue, tax increase
By: Joe Purtell - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

Widefield voters Tuesday passed a property tax increase and bond measure that will give District 3 students new schools and upgrade technology in...

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El Paso voters approve use of TABOR funds for park and infrastructure projects
By: Rachel Riley - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

A ballot measure allowing El Paso County to spend about $14.5 million in excess revenues on park and infrastructure projects passed with sweeping...

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Stormwater vote will free up money for more police and firefighters
By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

A set of controversial stormwater fees is the key to financial stability for the city and the solution to a dire shortage of first responders, Mayor...

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Democrats sweep Virginia, New Jersey governor's races 
By: - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. — Voters in Virginia and New Jersey gave Democratic gubernatorial candidates large victories Tuesday and sent a clear message of rebuke...

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Lodging tax winning in Cripple Creek, west of Colorado Springs
By: Rich Laden - 0 Tue, Nov 7, 2017

A lodging tax that would add a 6 percent daily charge on Cripple Creek hotel rooms was headed to vicotry Tuesday in the gambling town west of...

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School boards get new representatives across El Paso and Teller counties
By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Tue, Nov 7, 2017

Here's a roundup of unofficial election results for school board seats in districts across El Paso and Teller counties:

◘ In Big Sandy School...

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Voter suppression complaints hitting both sides in Douglas County
By: Marianne Goodland - 0 Tue, Nov 7, 2017

It must be Election Day, because complaints about harassment and voter suppression in one of the nation's most-watched school board elections are...

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Colorado voters set to decide school board and city council races, contentious ballot measures
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Tue, Nov 7, 2017

Voters across Colorado finish casting ballots at 7 p.m. tonight, deciding city council and school board races as well as local ballot issues ranging...