The Gazette, Colorado Politics and KOAA News5 will host the Republican and Democratic candidates for governor, attorney general, secretary of state, and state treasurer — all in one place for the first time — on Saturday, Oct. 13.
The final numbers for the 2018 community survey of the homeless population in Colorado Springs are not yet available, but the total number of homeless persons is expected to exceed the 2017 count of 1,415.
Colorado Springs has always prided itself on lower housing prices than other Front Range cities, but that has changed fast in the last couple years. As the city's housing market has gone white-hot, affordable housing has suddenly become scarce as playoff wins for the Broncos in the last two years, fueling the city's homeless problem and creating a price crisis for lower- and even middle-income residents.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recent decision to clear the way for possible enforcement of federal laws that outlaw marijuana contradicts what Donald Trump told The Gazette during his presidential campaign.