<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - colorado]]> http://gazette.com/rss/colorado Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:41:35 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Mental health and guns an issue after Waffle House attack]]> http://gazette.com/mental-health-and-guns-an-issue-after-waffle-house-attack/article/feed/559204?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mental-health-and-guns-an-issue-after-waffle-house-attack/article/feed/559204?custom_click=rss

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Without knowing who he was or what he might do, police briefly had Travis Reinking in their sights days before the deadly assault on a Waffle House restaurant.

Alerted to the theft of a BMW from a car dealer last week, officers decided against a risky police chase, knowing the car had a GPS device and could soon be located.

Sure enough, the car was recovered the same day, outside Reinking's apartment. But police didn't figure out who stole it until Sunday, after the Waffle House attack. By then, police say, the 29-year-old with a troubled past used an assault weapon — the same AR-15 once taken from him at the FBI's request — to kill four people and wound four others.

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]]> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:22:25 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: Bond revoked for suspect in Waffle House attack]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-bond-revoked-for-suspect-in-waffle-house-attack/article/feed/559354?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-bond-revoked-for-suspect-in-waffle-house-attack/article/feed/559354?custom_click=rss

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local):

10:50 a.m.

A Nashville judge has revoked the bond of a man accused of killing four people at a Waffle House restaurant.

Court records show that a judge struck the $2 million bond for Travis Reinking until a hearing can be held Wednesday. The records did not give a reason why General Sessions Judge Michael Mondelli revoked the bond.

Reinking has been charged with four counts of criminal homicide. Police say the 29-year-old man opened fire outside the restaurant with an AR-15 rifle and then stormed the restaurant, wearing only a green jacket. Four other people were injured in the shooting.

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]]> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:19:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Teacher protests lead to more Colorado school cancellations]]> http://gazette.com/teacher-protests-lead-to-more-colorado-school-cancellations/article/feed/559340?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/teacher-protests-lead-to-more-colorado-school-cancellations/article/feed/559340?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — More Colorado schools are cancelling classes because of planned teacher protests later this week.

As of Tuesday, over a dozen Colorado school districts, including the state's 10 largest, say they will close their schools or release students early because of the demonstrations planned Thursday and Friday at the state Capitol. The moves affect over half of the approximately 910,000 students enrolled in Colorado schools.

Some of the latest districts to call off classes include Colorado Springs' largest district, District 11, and Aurora.

About 10,000 teachers are expected to participate in the day long demonstrations, which will also include lobbying lawmakers and "grade-ins" to show how much work teachers d

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]]> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:28:59 -0600 <![CDATA[Padres score 9 runs in 7th inning, beat Rockies 13-5]]> http://gazette.com/padres-score-9-runs-in-7th-inning-beat-rockies-13-5/article/feed/559215?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/padres-score-9-runs-in-7th-inning-beat-rockies-13-5/article/feed/559215?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — The last time the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres met, tempers flared and punches were thrown. This time, the Padres let their bats do all the damage.

Carlos Asuaje homered and had a career-high four RBIs, Franchy Cordero went deep during a nine-run seventh inning and San Diego romped past the Rockies 13-5 on Monday night.

Asuaje hit a three-run shot in a four-run first and Cordero added a two-run drive during a 45-minute seventh for San Diego. Wil Myers had four hits and two RBIs, and Eric Hosmer drew a career-high four walks to go with his two hits.

The Padres won for just the second time in seven games.

"It was a fun night for the guys," manager Andy Green said.

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]]> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:01:18 -0600 <![CDATA[Arizona governor pushes for teacher pay deal as strike looms]]> http://gazette.com/arizona-governor-pushes-for-teacher-pay-deal-as-strike-looms/article/feed/559162?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/arizona-governor-pushes-for-teacher-pay-deal-as-strike-looms/article/feed/559162?custom_click=rss

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey pushed lawmakers Monday to approve big teacher raises as school districts make plans to close if educators who call his proposal insufficient launch the first-ever statewide strike this week.

The Republican governor has stuck to his plan to increase teacher pay 20 percent by 2020 after educators voted to walk off the job Thursday because it didn't include an overall boost in school funding or raises for support staff. The GOP-dominant Legislature and others are wary of how the state will pay for the plan.

Ducey, who is running for re-election, has sent a message to lawmakers, vetoing 10 pieces of Republican legislation last week to show that he wants serious discussions on a state budg

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]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 22:11:16 -0600 <![CDATA[CO Lottery]]> http://gazette.com/co-lottery/article/feed/260544?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/co-lottery/article/feed/260544?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) _ These Colorado lotteries were drawn Monday:

06-08-09-19-25

(six, eight, nine, nineteen, twenty-five)

Estimated jackpot: $20,000

07-12-20-27-48, Lucky Ball: 13

(seven, twelve, twenty, twenty-seven, forty-eight; Lucky Ball: thirteen)

Estimated jackpot: $96 million

7-0-6

(seven, zero, six)

1-6-4

(one, six, four)

Estimated jackpot: $158 million



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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:58:25 -0600
<![CDATA[Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 5' game]]> http://gazette.com/winning-numbers-drawn-in-cash-5-game/article/feed/260545?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/winning-numbers-drawn-in-cash-5-game/article/feed/260545?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Colorado Lottery's "Cash 5" game were:

06-08-09-19-25

(six, eight, nine, nineteen, twenty-five)

Estimated jackpot: $20,000

¶ Drawings are held nightly except Sunday.

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]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:58:17 -0600 <![CDATA[Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game]]> http://gazette.com/winning-numbers-drawn-in-pick-3-evening-game/article/feed/416500?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/winning-numbers-drawn-in-pick-3-evening-game/article/feed/416500?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Colorado Lottery's "Pick 3 Evening" game were:

7-0-6

(seven, zero, six)



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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:08:09 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Supreme Court knocks US Rep. Lamborn off ballot]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-supreme-court-knocks-us-rep.-lamborn-off-ballot/article/feed/559148?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-supreme-court-knocks-us-rep.-lamborn-off-ballot/article/feed/559148?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Supreme Court on Monday knocked six-term U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn from his party's primary, saying the Colorado Springs Republican didn't collect enough valid voter signatures to qualify for the ballot.

The court reversed a lower court ruling in a lawsuit that challenged the validity of voter signatures that Lamborn's campaign tried to use to make the June 26 primary.

The court ruled that Lamborn fell 58 signatures short of the 1,000 from registered Republicans he needs to qualify for the primary ballot because two of the people who circulated petitions for Lamborn were not legal Colorado residents.

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]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:04:15 -0600 <![CDATA[Giants acquire punter Dixon from Broncos for draft pick]]> http://gazette.com/giants-acquire-punter-dixon-from-broncos-for-draft-pick/article/feed/559170?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/giants-acquire-punter-dixon-from-broncos-for-draft-pick/article/feed/559170?custom_click=rss EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have acquired punter Riley Dixon from the Denver Broncos for a conditional seventh-round draft choice in 2019.

The Giants announced the move Monday. New York waived Brad Wing after last season.

Dixon was the Broncos' seventh-round pick in 2016. He averaged 45.7 yards in his two seasons with a net of 40.8 yards.

The Broncos recently signed former Oakland Raiders punter Marquette King as a free agent.

First-year pro Austin Rehkow is also on the Giants' roster.

New York also waived second-year wide receiver Darius Powe. He made his NFL debut against Dallas on Dec. 10 when he started at wide receiver and had two catches for 13 yards.

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For more NFL

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]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:11:06 -0600 <![CDATA[Anti-gerrymandering reforms clear first hurdle in Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/anti-gerrymandering-reforms-clear-first-hurdle-in-colorado/article/feed/559171?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/anti-gerrymandering-reforms-clear-first-hurdle-in-colorado/article/feed/559171?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers want to ask voters to outlaw gerrymandering in the state's constitution.

A bipartisan package of redistricting reforms cleared its first hurdle Monday, passing a state Senate committee on a unanimous vote.

The referendum seeks to boost the influence of unaffiliated voters in the political map-drawing process. It would prohibit the state redistricting commission from drawing maps designed to help a candidate or party.

Changing the state constitution requires a two-thirds vote in both chambers and voter approval.

Both sides say the existing process has failed to prevent gerrymandering. The Colorado Supreme Court has had to step in and choose a map three of the last four redistricti

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]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:04:27 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Supreme Court rules six-term GOP Rep. Doug Lamborn didn't qualify for party primary, cannot seek re-election]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-supreme-court-rules-six-term-gop-rep.-doug-lamborn-didnt-qualify-for-party-primary-cannot-seek-re-election/article/feed/559140?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-supreme-court-rules-six-term-gop-rep.-doug-lamborn-didnt-qualify-for-party-primary-cannot-seek-re-election/article/feed/559140?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — Colorado Supreme Court rules six-term GOP Rep. Doug Lamborn didn't qualify for party primary, cannot seek re-election.

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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:14:54 -0600
<![CDATA[After brief relief, forecasts indicate drought will continue]]> http://gazette.com/after-brief-relief-forecasts-indicate-drought-will-continue/article/feed/559094?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/after-brief-relief-forecasts-indicate-drought-will-continue/article/feed/559094?custom_click=rss

Dry weather will prolong the wildfire threat through summer in the southwestern United States, even though weekend showers temporarily relieved drought conditions in parts of the area, forecasters said Monday.

The drought is rooted in a dry spell that began in October and is considered "extreme" from southern California to central Kansas. Conditions are even worse in the Four Corners region and the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles, warranting their description as "exceptional."

"The proverbial spigot shut off," said Brian Fuchs, a climatologist at the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. "Drought isn't necessarily a signal for wildfires, but it can exacerbate the conditions that do take pl

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]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:07:58 -0600 <![CDATA[Young, speedy Avalanche show promise before playoff exit]]> http://gazette.com/young-speedy-avalanche-show-promise-before-playoff-exit/article/feed/559132?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/young-speedy-avalanche-show-promise-before-playoff-exit/article/feed/559132?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Fair warning to the rest of the league: As fast and young as the Colorado Avalanche were this season, general manager Joe Sakic vows to make them even faster and younger.

It's become a full-speed-ahead priority.

That blend of quickness, youth and skill boosted the Avalanche from the bottom of the league a year ago to a playoff contender this season. Having an MVP candidate like Nathan MacKinnon leading the charge certainly didn't hurt, either.

"We love the way we play the game," Sakic said a day after the Avs were eliminated from the first round of the postseason by top-seeded Nashville in six games. "It's fast. It's entertaining. It's exciting."

Few expected this kind of run from a Colorado team t

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]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:25:25 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Supreme Court upholds tax hike for transit, culture]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-supreme-court-upholds-tax-hike-for-transit-culture/article/feed/559084?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-supreme-court-upholds-tax-hike-for-transit-culture/article/feed/559084?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday upheld the constitutionality of a state law that added sales taxes to some items to benefit public transportation and cultural groups in metropolitan Denver without voter approval.

The ruling by the state's highest court rejected a lawsuit from the TABOR Foundation, a taxpayer advocacy group that alleged the Regional Transportation District and a cultural district were violating Colorado's Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, or TABOR, which requires voter approval for any tax hike.

The lawsuit stemmed from a 2013 measure passed by lawmakers allowing the districts to collect taxes on items previously exempt from local sales taxes, such as candy, soft drinks, cigarettes and food conta

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