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Colorado Springs settlement will pay dozens of wrongly jailed homeless and impoverished people

Thu, May 5, 2016 - 10:21 PM 0

The only thing Colorado Springs' debtors' prison system collected over the last two years: A $103,000 bill. Colorado Springs must pay...

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Latest ruling on U.S. Senate primary: Let candidate on ballot - for now

Fri, May 6, 2016 - 6:59 AM 0

DENVER - Robert Blaha is officially on the ballot for U.S. Senate, according to a judge's order that clarified questions Wednesday about...

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$800,000 grant gives big boost to Pikes Peak region veterans-services organization
By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 2 min ago

An organization dedicated to helping active-duty troops, veterans and their families with a litany of services has more than doubled in size.


Student privacy bill flies through Colorado Statehouse with unanimous support
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Fri, May 6, 2016

DENVER - A student data privacy bill is headed to the governor's desk after Republicans and Democrats came together on the issue just as the 2016...

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First Friday Fun: Murder by Chocolate in Colorado Springs
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Care for a tasty mystery? Then check out “Murder By Chocolate,” two mystery performances at Cacao Chemistry, 109 N. Tejon St., part of the Downtown...

Circumstances muddled in case of west Colorado Springs shooting victim
By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Fri, May 6, 2016

Few details have been released about the death of a 21-year-old man found shot to death Monday night, but neighbors paint a disturbing scene.


Friends, family of man stabbed to death in his Colorado Springs home say he had no enemies, loved life
By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Fri, May 6, 2016

The violence of Kyle Sullivan's death cannot overshadow his life, according to his friends.

"Sully," as friends knew him, was on a mission to...

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Buyout money may be much lower than expected for owners of Colorado Springs homes ravaged by landslides
By: Maria St. Louis-Sanchez - 0 1 hr ago

William Farkas has been trying to keep his good credit rating by making $1,500 monthly mortgage payments on his landslide-destroyed house in Colorado...

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BLM wants to turn scenic swimming hole outside of Colorado Springs into true attraction
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 1 hr ago

Being popular isn't always a good thing.

Once a little-known hangout for locals, Guffey Gorge, nicknamed Paradise Cove, has become such a...

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Lawmakers want a do over on Colorado primary bill
By: Megan Schrader - 0 1 hr ago

DENVER - Colorado lawmakers are taking a mulligan on an effort to institute a presidential preference primary for the 2020 election.

A bill...

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Busy Colorado Springs road will be closed for months
By: Chhun Sun - 0 1 hr ago

A 3.5-mile stretch of a busy eastern Colorado Springs will be closed for months as part of a $31-million corridor transportation improvement...

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Army: No one disciplined after Fort Carson training crash that killed 1
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DENVER — The Army says nobody was disciplined after a vehicle crashed at a Colorado training range last year, killing one soldier and injuring...

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UCCS' Swasey among 4 fallen officers added to Colorado memorial
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GOLDEN — Law enforcement agencies from around Colorado are honoring the latest officers killed in the line of duty.

The names of four officers...

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Man who died in early-morning crash on North Academy Boulevard ID'd
By: Maria St. Louis-Sanchez - 0 3 hr ago

A 22-year-old man was killed Thursday morning in a single-vehicle crash that closed a portion of North Academy Boulevard for several hours.


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Paralyzed soldier says Army was at fault in fatal wreck on Fort Carson
By: Tom Roeder - 0 3 hr ago

The Army says a wrong turn led to a fatal rollover wreck last year that sent a 18-ton Stryker vehicle tumbling over a cliff.

A soldier who...

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Best and Brightest: Palmer High student is passionate about the law
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This is the 20th of 25 profiles about The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2016.

DeAnna Christensen quickly learned she has a passion for...

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WATCH: Illegal pot grows becoming epidemic in southern Colorado
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It's happening in our local neighborhoods and could even be taking place in the home next door to yours.

We're talking about marijuana being...

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Trump sweep of GOP field deflates federal land transfer push
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Donald Trump's apparent lock on the Republican presidential nomination means advocates of large-scale transfers of federal lands to...

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Denver police officer was wounded by friendly fire during fatal shooting of suspect
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A Denver police officer seriously wounded during the fatal shooting of a wanted suspect in December was struck by friendly fire, a report released...

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Academy Blvd open after fatal crash investigation
By: Maria St. Louis-Sanchez - 0 8 hr ago

A young man was killed Thursday morning in a single-vehicle crash that has closed a portion of North Academy Boulevard for several...

Semi slices another truck in 2 on Colorado highway
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WIGGINS — Authorities say a semitrailer that rolled on its side on in northeastern Colorado was split in two by another truck headed down the...

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Colorado Springs Police investigating man's shooting near Prospect Lake
By: Chhun Sun - 0 11 hr ago

Colorado Springs police were investigating a shooting Thursday evening near Prospect Lake that left one man with a gunshot wound to the torso.


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Former Sierra High basketball star allegedly shot teen at Colorado Springs house party
By: Chhun Sun - 0 11 hr ago

A witness said a former Sierra High School basketball standout shot another teenager during a house party over the weekend in southeast Colorado...

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Pueblo sheriff: Another illegal pot grow busted, Cuban national arrested
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Pueblo County authorities seized 120 marijuana plants Thursday and arrested a Cuban national in another raid of suspected illegal pot.


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Bills that aim to protect indigent defendants await Colorado governor's signature
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Colorado Springs' $103,000 settlement over debtors' prison tactics comes as similar practices have come under fire by state lawmakers.


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2 Pikes Peak region students awarded Boettcher Foundation scholarships
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 20 hr ago

Boettcher Foundation scholarship winners were announced Thursday, and two of the state's 42 recipients are from the Pikes Peak region.


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Talks underway about increasing Colorado Springs' lodging, auto rental tax
By: Rich Laden - 0 20 hr ago

A proposal to increase Colorado Springs' tax on car rentals and hotel stays - an idea already floated in the last year by local tourism officials -...

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Colorado highways bond bill advances in state Senate
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DENVER — A last-minute bill to ask Colorado voters to approve a $3.5 billion bond issue for underfunded highways has advanced in the Senate.


Police arrest man swinging hatchet in Colorado Springs homeless camp fight
By: Chhun Sun - 0 20 hr ago

A hatchet-wielding man was arrested Thursday after he was punched in the face during an attack on another man at a homeless camp near Fountain Creek...

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Student privacy upgrades wait signature of Colorado governor
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DENVER — A bill giving Colorado one of the nation's toughest state laws to protect the privacy of student data awaits the governor's signature.


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Crews put out 40-acre fire in Ellicott on Thursday evening
By: Chhun Sun - 0 23 hr ago

Fire crews have put out a 40-acre fire in Ellicott on Thursday evening, according to a report by Gazette news partner KKTV.

The fire was...

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Best and Brightest: Passions for music and math drive Palmer High's Ryan Mike
By: - 0 23 hr ago

This is the 19th of 25 profiles about The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2016.

Ryan Mike was 3 years old when a music legend sparked...

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