• El Paso County welcomes tiny homes in unincorporated areas

    BY RACHEL RILEY rachel.riley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    El Paso County will allow tiny houses in unincorporated areas, commissioners agreed unanimously Tuesday. They voted to amend the land use code to allow the miniature structures in agricultural zoning districts, on some residential lots and in recreational vehicle parks - wherever...

  • Democrat Doug Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset

    KIM CHANDLER and STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual...

  • Hickenlooper, 11 other governors call on Congress to reauthorize children's health program 

    Jessica Machetta, Colorado Politics
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Gov. John Hickenlooper has joined a bipartisan group of 11 other governors calling on Congress to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program, which is set to expire Jan. 31. About 75,000 children and nearly 800 pregnant women in Colorado stand to lose health care coverage if...

  • Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner: ‘People of Alabama deemed Roy Moore unfit to serve’

    Joey Bunch, ColoradoPolitics.com
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner of Yuma had to be one of the happiest Republicans in Washington over the results of the Roy Moore-Doug Jones race in Alabama Tuesday night. He’s in charge of building on the GOP’s narrow lead in the chamber next year and beyond as chairman of the National...

  • Backers of universal health care coverage set to rally at noon in Colorado Springs, statewide

    Ernest Luning, ColoradoPolitics.com
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Coloradans will be rallying around the state at noon Tuesday to show support for universal health care and mark the first anniversary of the United Nations’ endorsement of the principle on what’s become known as International Health Coverage Day, organizers said. The Colorado...

  • Trump attacks Gillibrand in tweet critics say is sexually suggestive and demeaning

    CATHERINE LUCEY, The Associated Press
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, pushing back against women accusing him of sexual misconduct, insisted Tuesday he's the target of "false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don't know and/or have never met." Trump lashed out on Twitter a day after three women who...

  • Turbulent Senate race now in hands of Alabama voters

    BILL BARROW and KIM CHANDLER , Associated Press
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Depending on who is making the case, Alabama's special Senate election Tuesday is about either continuing the "Trump miracle" in Washington or allowing "decency" to prevail back home. At the center is Roy Moore — "Judge Moore," to his supporters. The 70-year-old...

  • Colorado Rep. Nordberg resigning seat to join Trump administration

    By Ernest Luning ColoradoPolitics.com -
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    State Rep. Dan Nordberg plans to resign his legislative seat to serve as regional administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Colorado Springs Republican announced Monday. His resignation takes effect at the beginning of January, and a GOP vacancy committee is...

  • Mike Coffman's DACA tweet in Spanish draws heated response

    By Ernest Luning ColoradoPolitics.com -
    Updated: Mon, Dec 11, 2017

    U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman must have struck a nerve when he tweeted Friday that he planned to appear on a Spanish-language radio talk show to discuss legislation he supports to protect certain young immigrants from deportation. In the tweet, the Aurora Republican urged listeners to tune...

  • Colorado's plan for meeting rising water demand turns 2 with growing pains ahead

    By Marianne Goodland ColoradoPolitics.com -by name ColoradoPolitics.comBy marianne goodland - colorado politics
    Updated: Mon, Dec 11, 2017

    Cotton is the symbol for the second anniversary: According to one definition, cotton is both a symbol of increasing strength and an ability to adapt. That seems an appropriate way to describe Colorado's water plan, which recently hit its second anniversary. The plan, under the...

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