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  • Marijuana caregivers face Colorado crackdown

    DENVER — Marijuana caregivers who grow pot on behalf of medical patients are under the microscope on Colorado — again. The state Board of Health is due to vote Tuesday on a new rule limiting those marijuana caregivers to 10 patients. Currently caregivers can have up to five patients, but they can get waivers to serve many more. The rule...

  • Denver delays restrictions on homemade hash oil

    DENVER — Denver has delayed debate on proposed restrictions on amateur hash oil production. A City Council committee delayed consideration of the restrictions Tuesday so that they could be amended to accommodate residents who use an alcohol-based process. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1m92Tgj ) that several people argued for...

  • House passes 'no welfare for weed' bill

    WASHINGTON — The House passed a bill Tuesday that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal. Supporters call it the "no welfare for weed" bill. The bill would prevent people from using government-issued welfare debit cards to make purchases at stores that...

  • El Paso County officials hope to see consultant's report on City for Champions by early October

    El Paso County officials hope to receive a report in early October from a consultant the county hired to analyze economic projections contained in the City for Champions tourism initiative. The report, being conducted by BBC Research & Consulting of Denver, will be used by the county commission as it decides whether to eventually spend a...

  • D-38 board to review Palmer Ridge High's crisis response

    A review of the crisis response at Palmer Ridge High School following the Labor Day death of two students in a car crash is among the items that Lewis-Palmer School District 38's board of education will discuss at a regular meeting Wednesday night. Board President Mark Pfoff said although the accident did not have anything to do with the...

  • Parents of Colorado theater shooting victim sue ammo seller

    DENVER — The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings are suing four online retailers they say sold ammunition, tear gas and equipment used in the attack. The lawsuit was announced Tuesday by attorneys for the parents of Jessica Ghawi and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. It alleges it was illegal and negligent to...

  • Opening arguments begin in trial of teen accused in double-slaying

    Armed with two guns, Macyo Joelle January ran into the house of a Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife. But he didn't fire a round, his defense attorney said Tuesday. The newlyweds were already dead, she said. Public defenders revealed the theory during opening statements in the first-degree murder trial of January, who was 17 years old...

  • Contractor says no more road closures after Broncos' games in wake of massive delays on I-25

    A lack of communication about striping work on southbound Interstate 25 contributed to hours of delays for frustrated drivers on Sunday night, a situation highway officials say they'll work to avoid in the future. Bob Wilson, a spokesman for the Colorado Department of Transportation said the company RoadSafe Traffic Systems "got on the road...

  • Colorado Springs-area singer Miguel Dakota two performances away from $1 million

    Does Miguel Dakota have a $1 million performance in him? After thousands auditioned for Season Nine of NBC's "America's Got Talent," one of Monument's own made the final six last week. The 22-year-old blues and soul singer-guitarist will compete for the last time on Tuesday, going up against five other acts, including an acrobatic troupe,...

  • Colorado Springs' economic growth hit the skids in '13, report shows

    Economic growth in the Colorado Springs area last year hit its slowest pace since 2009 and was the second worst among Colorado's seven metropolitan areas, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The area's economic output grew 1.5 percent in 2013 to $28.3 billion, less than half of 3.4 percent growth rate...

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