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  • Miller's no-nonsense, questioning approach splits some Colorado Springs voters

    Joel Miller has been called divisive. But it's not a term he shies from. He believes there are two political camps in Colorado Springs: one that he calls "go along, to get along politicians" and one willing to question special interest groups. Miller has heard all over the campaign trail that citizens are upset with the political fighting...

  • Advocates of convicted killer stunned by his arrest

    Advocates for a teen killer whose life sentence was commuted two decades after he gunned down his mother expressed shock and despair Thursday amid new allegations that he seriously injured a motorist while fleeing a crash. "Chuck had really done a really good job of turning his life around," said Colorado Springs mayoral candidate John...

  • Colorado legislature works together in effort to grow middle class

    Democrats and Republicans unveiled six bills Thursday that they hope will expand the middle class by providing better job training and education. The press conference was among the most bi-partisan of the session and highlighted the commitment of both parties to creating jobs and improving the economy. "I'm a parent with a kid in a...

  • Complaint: Councilwoman Helen Collins 'appears' to have violated city's ethics code

    Colorado Springs City Councilwoman Helen Collins, already the target of a recall election, is now facing an ethics complaint that alleges she participated in a real estate deal with tax-limitation author and convicted felon Douglas Bruce, which helped him avoid payment of a nearly $7,600 court judgment he owes the city. The complaint, brought...

  • Future of busy, dangerous Colorado Springs intersection debated at meeting

    About four dozen city and elected officials, residents and other Colorado Springs stakeholders gathered Thursday to discuss future plans for the Hancock Expressway and Academy Boulevard intersection project. The area has accessibility and congestion issues, said Todd Frisbie, project manager for the engineering firm working with the city....

  • Friday Military Salute: Huge city-wide birthday party in Colorado Springs open to all

    A special birthday is coming up to recognize a pivotal player in our community to help veterans and civilians. It is also the focus of our Friday Military Salute. V.F.W. Post 101 is celebrating its 95th year in existence. It is the oldest Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Colorado Springs and members are proud of its rich heritage to help...

  • Colorado Springs Rep.'s bill would require transparency from youth corrections facilities

    DENVER - A bill to open for public scrutiny reports of incidents like rapes and assaults at the state's youth detention facilities cleared its first committee hearing Thursday as lawmakers work to make the Department of Youth Corrections more transparent and accountable. The department is exempt in state statue from the Colorado Open Records...

  • Ballot countdown: Latino group to lunch with mayor hopefuls

    The Latino Community Luncheon will host a mayoral candidates forum from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 11 at Hotel Elegante, 2886 S. Circle Dr. Candidates Mary Lou Makepeace, Amy Lathen, Lawrence Martinez and John Suthers have committed to attend. The candidates will be asked to discuss the top issues facing the Latino community. RSVP to...

  • Remains of Korean War POW returned to Colorado

    CENTENNIAL — An honor guard and police cars with flashing lights on Thursday accompanied the remains of an Army corporal who died while a prisoner of war in North Korea. His coffin was returned to Colorado 65 years after he disappeared. The body of Army Cpl. Floyd J.R. Jackson was flown to Denver International Airport after he was identified...

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

    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 own policy that is directly counter to federal policy against...

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