Pete Lee has served one term in the Colorado House, and as a Democrat from conservative Colorado Springs, he is a marked man. He calls himself a moderate, but he supports abortion rights and same-sex civil unions, which makes him a radical liberal in the eyes of some El Paso County Republicans.
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Gov. John Hickenlooper lifted a statewide fire ban Sunday, saying recent rainfall and milder weather have brought relief to all 64 Colorado counties but he noted local fire restrictions may still be in effect.
Armando Montaño, a former intern for the Colorado Independent, died this past weekend in Mexico City, where he was writing for the Associated Press. Mexican officials are investigating his death and, according to the AP, the U.S. embassy is monitoring that investigation.
In the last 24 hours, Coloradans have gained a more clear picture of the kind of aid the Obama administration and federal authorities will offer to help address the wildfires raging in the state and aid displaced residents.
El Paso County Democrats joined members of the Colorado Springs LGBT community for a news conference on the steps of Colorado Springs City Hall Monday afternoon to condemn recent hate crimes in the city.
The Colorado Springs City Council decided unanimously last week to impose a $2,200 charge on all medical marijuana businesses in the city. The fee went into effect July 1 and applies to all new and existing businesses. Prior to this vote, medical marijuana businesses were only required to pay a $500 pre-registration fee.
If you were a Democrat trying to win statewide office in Colorado, you might be tempted to ignore El Paso County altogether, or you might look for an angle.
Make no mistake, incumbent U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is looking for…
Organizers say “a broad-based coalition of nurses, doctors, faith and religious leaders, attorneys, community groups and health advocacy organizations” will rally in Colorado Springs Thursday at noon to oppose Amendment 62.
The so-called “Personhood Amendment” seeks to extend legal protections…
There are certain things you can count on in Colorado politics. Denver will vote Democrat. Colorado Springs will vote Republican. Well, it may be time to reconsider that, at least in the case of Colorado Springs.
The Colorado Springs District Attorney Dan May cut a deal with Douglas Bruce for his testimony in a grand jury hearing on irregularities surrounding three controversial anti-tax initiatives. Bruce stonewalled the court Wednesday, afraid to incriminate himself and subject…