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  • New England editorial roundup

    The Concord (N.H.) Monitor, Jan. 27, 2015 Whether she knows it or not, Sarah Palin penned her own political obituary during the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines on Jan. 24. For 35 minutes, the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate — and perennial fundraising darling for the Republican Party — meandered from one...

  • Colorado considers ban on welfare cards at marijuana shops

    DENVER — Welfare money or food stamps for marijuana? It's an urban legend that won't go away in Colorado, and state lawmakers this year are poised to pass a law clarifying that public benefit cards can't be used at dispensary ATMs. A bill facing its first hearing next week in the state Senate would add marijuana businesses and strip clubs to...

  • Priority for Gazette readers: Fewer words, more action from elected Colorado Springs leaders

    Colorado Springs voters will elect a new mayor and as many as five new City Council members in April and Gazette readers, thinking about the dozen candidates who will make promises over the six weeks, say they want fewer words and more action from their future elected officials. They want to know how council candidates would improve public...

  • Colorado State Patrol: Legal marijuana brought 'new era' of DUI arrests in 2014

    The legalization of marijuana in Colorado brought with it a "new era" of impaired driving, the Colorado State Patrol said Thursday. Of more than 5,500 drug- and alcohol-related tickets served to impaired drivers in 2014, 354 of them involved only marijuana. CSP released statewide data late Thursday; no county or city breakdown was...

  • Colorado lawmakers touring marijuana dispensaries

    DENVER (AP) — A marijuana industry group is taking Colorado lawmakers on a tour of some Denver dispensaries to show them how the pot business works. The tour is sponsored by a new industry group called the Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce. They'll be loading up a handful of lawmakers Friday afternoon to tour some dispensaries and see how...

  • 'Medical' marijuana trade undermines voters' intent

    If Colorado voters won't reverse their decision to create the world's most permissive marijuana environment, the Colorado Legislature should at least make the system work as promised. Legal marijuana sales were supposed to generate big money for schools and snuff out the untaxed black market. Each promise has disappointed. Last year's taxes on...

  • American Indian tribes to discuss legal pot at conference

    SEATTLE (AP) — American Indian tribes wrestling with whether to legalize marijuana have scheduled a national conference on the topic next month in Washington state. Organizer Robert Odawi Porter, a tribal law expert and former president of Seneca Nation in New York, says there's been a lot of discussion among tribes since the Justice...

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

    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 direction, other than running for another four years on City...

  • LETTERS: The definition of is; accommodating a drug culture

    The definition of 'is' Tom Brady seems to be an example of a young man whose early adult years were experienced during a presidency where the moral character of the holder of our highest office taught us an important life lesson. To succeed (and get away with whatever is necessary to do so) one must understand the concept of considering "what...

  • Pennsylvania House GOP leader talks taxes, medical marijuana

    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 Press Club that the education debate should focus on whether...

  • Colorado Springs area business events starting 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 of the Gods Road, free. Registration required:

Interactive map: Colorado's licensed retail marijuana stores

Fri, Dec 27, 2013 - 2:26 PM 0

See the list of the locations that have received licenses for recreational marijuana sales.