• Colorado responds to Firestone gasline explosion with advanced safety guidelines

    By Peter marcus ColoradoPolitics.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    After a three-month review following a home explosion that killed two people in Firestone, Gov. John Hickenlooper placed some of the onus on oil and gas operators. The April explosion was caused by natural gas leaking from an old pipeline, an incident that renewed a broader political...

  • Appeals court rules against football coach suspended for kneeling in prayer after games

    Ryan Lovelace, Washington Examiner
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled against a high school football coach who was suspended for kneeling in prayer after games, saying it was unlikely the coach could show that a school district in Washington state violated his constitutional rights. A three-judge panel of the...

  • Clinton calls Trump a ‘creep,’ says her ‘skin crawled’ during debate

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump's pacing, hovering demeanor onstage during an October 2016 presidential debate made her so uncomfortable "my skin crawled." She says in her upcoming book that Trump shadowed her so closely she had to resist shouting out, "Back up you...

  • City to host community workshop Wednesday to review North Nevada Avenue master plan

    BY CONRAD SWANSON conrad.swanson@gazette.com ­-
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Plans for North Nevada Avenue will be reviewed Wednesday night during a workshop hosted by the City of Colorado Springs. The public is invited to attend the workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Tile Traders meeting room, 3104 N. Nevada Ave., Unit 100, city spokeswoman Krithika...

  • Colorado's Coffman tries to move VA away from psychotherapeutic medications

    By Peter marcus ColoradoPolitics.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, a Republican, is working on moving the Department of Veterans Affairs away from prescribing "strong" psychotherapeutic medications to veterans. He said the department uses the medications as its "primary method of treating" veterans with mental health...

  • Trump blames media for condemnation of comments on Virginia 

    JULIE BYKOWICZ, Associated Press
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    PHOENIX — President Donald Trump is blaming the media for the widespread condemnation of his response to a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest organized by white supremacists that led to the killing of a counter-protester. Trump opened his political rally in Phoenix with a call for...

  • Stormwater fees headed for November ballot in Colorado Springs

    By CONRAD SWanson conrad.swanson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    After months of debates, arguments and unanswered questions, the Colorado Springs City Council voted Tuesday to cement a set of proposed stormwater fees onto El Paso County's November ballot. With Councilmen Don Knight, Bill Murray and Andy Pico in opposition, the council approved an...

  • Charlottesville votes to shroud statues after the violence

    SARAH RANKIN, Associated Press

    The Charlottesville City Council voted to drape two Confederate statues in black fabric during a chaotic meeting packed with irate residents who screamed and cursed at councilors over the city's response to a white nationalist rally. The anger at Monday night's meeting, during which...

  • Colorado: No online oil, gas pipeline map after fatal blast 

    DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press

    DENVER — Colorado will not offer an online map of oil and gas pipelines in the wake of a fatal house explosion blamed on a gas leak, Gov. John Hickenlooper said Tuesday, citing concerns about security and theft. The state will instead require energy companies to provide location...

  • Perlmutter's zig-zag back into 7th Disrict race draws support

    By Peter Marcus ColoradoPolitcs.com -

    Supporters of U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter are standing by the candidate despite the clear disruption his decision to run for re-election has brought to the Democratic primary. Perlmutter on Monday officially announced that he would run for re-election in the 7th Congressional District,...

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