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ICYMI: Hemp bill hot water, redistricting outcry in El Paso County, Aurora performing arts center in the works

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A bill designed to help an Arkansas Valley hemp farmer in a water dispute with the federal government landed state Sen. Don Coram, R-Montrose, in some hot water with at least one constituent. Coram sponsored Senate Bill 117, which recognizes industrial

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Mike Merrifield talks about getting gaveled down and mountain biking ‘until his legs fall off’ in Senate Dems’ podcast

State Sen. Mike Merifield, D-Colorado Springs, bikes through the woods in this 2013 photograph posted to his Facebook page. (Photo courtesy Mike Merrifield via Facebook)

State Sen. Mike Merrifield discusses his love for the outdoors and the reason he doesn’t miss “The Big Bang Theory,” a sitcom about nerds, in a new episode of “Behind the Politics,” the weekly podcast produced by Colorado’s Senate Democrats. He also recalls with pride that he had the distinction during his first term in […]

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New political group pushing progressive politics in Colorado Springs

Members of Together for Colorado Springs protest a local newspaper's negative editorial on two progressive candidates for City Council.
In one of the reddest cities in the state and the country, three political progressives were elected in landslides to the Colorado Springs City Council earlier this April. Though those City Council seats are nonpartisan, Dawn Haliburton-Rudy says it’s the first steps in changing the political geography of the long-time conservative stronghold in El Paso […]

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Colorado Springs town halls: Likely good pregame fodder for Lamborn vs Hill GOP congressional primary

State Sen. Owen Hill, R-Colorado Springs, speaks at a rally in support of Senate Bill 156 on Feb. 27, 2017, on the east steps of the state Capitol in Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Town hall season in Colorado Springs is not only of interest for the way angry crowds are meeting Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn, it’s also of interest for Colorado election politics watchers looking for pregame action by which to gauge a likely top primary races in the state. Lamborn is gamely wrestling at town halls across […]

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Colorado Springs transportation tax concerns difficult to address

Republican Senate President Kevin Grantham said he understands the concerns of Colorado Springs taxpayers on transportation funding, but that a solution is difficult to reach. Grantham, from Cañon City, responded to concerns raised by Mayor John Suthers, a fellow Republican, who last week told Colorado Politics that he can’t support a tax increase for statewide transportation […]

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Officials: Fire near Boulder, Colorado, may be human-caused

Crews battle the Sunshine Fire in the Sunshine canyon area of Boulder, Colo. on Sunday, March 19, 2017. The small wildfire forced people from their homes early Sunday and ignited dead trees that exploded into black plumes of smoke, authorities and residents said. (Jeremy Papasso/Daily Camera via AP)

Firefighters made progress Sunday in battling a small wildfire that forced people to flee hundreds of homes in the mountains just outside downtown Boulder, Colorado, and authorities said they believe the blaze may have been human-caused. Light winds pushed the flames in the wooded area a couple of miles west of Pearl Street, the shopping […]

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Bill forging better military-community ties en route to guv’s desk

Gov. John Hickenlooper soon could ink legislation to help combine overlapping services — like schools, restaurants, parks and shops— that are provided at military bases and by the local communities that host them. House Bill 1054, which was OK’d unanimously by the state Senate, was touted today in a press release by the Senate Democrats as “creating a closer […]

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Colorado Springs a sanctuary city? Give the Greens points for trying

In this morning’s Colorado Springs Gazette: A group of local residents petitioned the Colorado Springs City Council on Tuesday to adopt policies that would make the city a safe harbor for undocumented immigrants. Yes, THAT Colorado Springs. Don’t worry; the world hasn’t shifted on its axis; Donald Trump is still president; Colorado’s 5th Congressional District […]

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Rep. Doug Lamborn squeals about student art depicting cops as pigs

U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado Springs is squealing about a student’s artwork on display on Capitol Hill that depicts two police officers as pigs, one shooting a black man. Fox News reported that the painting has been taken down by Republicans and replaced by Democrats twice since last Friday, and Tuesday afternoon it was […]

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