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1 year 5 months ago

Marijuana tax debate stalls in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Marijuana taxation brought the Colorado Legislature to a standstill early Saturday, with the House giving up and heading home without voting after the pot debate stretched past midnight. The standstill was not exactly caused by the bill to tax pot more than 30 percent, though Republicans were...

1 year 7 months ago

Ga. debates relaxing gun laws for mentally ill

ATLANTA (AP) - While some states push to tighten gun control laws after the Connecticut school massacre, some lawmakers in gun-friendly Georgia want to ease rules preventing some mentally ill people from getting licenses to carry firearms. Legislation up for a vote in Georgia's House on Thursday would allow people...

1 year 7 months ago

Ga. lawmakers debate easing gun carrying rules

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lawmakers will debate rules Thursday that could allow more mentally ill people to carry firearms, though hasty changes may blunt some of the impact. The issue arose as House Republicans make a last-minute push on legislation permitting school districts to arm their employees and allowing those...

1 year 8 months ago

Two local sheriffs weigh in on gun debate

With the gun control debate firmly in the cross hairs at the state legislature and controversial proposals to ban assault weapons, expand background checks, and limit ammo clips, local law enforcement is having a chance to weigh in. Tonight, a conversation with both the Pueblo and Fremont County Sheriffs. ...

3 years 1 week ago

Huntsman boycotts Nevada debate

EXETER, N.H. (AP) - Jon Huntsman is boycotting next week's Republican presidential debate in Nevada. The former Utah governor and other candidates say Nevada has unfairly shifted the date of its presidential caucuses. But Huntsman becomes the first to announce plans to skip next Tuesday's nationally-televised GOP debate in protest....

3 years 1 month ago

Republican debate tonight

The Republican Presidential candidates will debate in California today. Polls show Texas Governor Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in the lead. Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachman is trailing. Gov. Perry could miss the debate though, because of the wildfires in his state. He is...

3 years 2 months ago

Vote postponed in House over debt plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - House GOP leaders are postponing a vote on a plan to trade more than $1 trillion in spending cuts for an increase in the government's borrowing cap that would be nearly as large. Rep. David Dreier of California says the postponement is because congressional scorekeepers said...

3 years 4 months ago

Drafting a constitution on Facebook

In modern day Iceland everyone can be James Madison or Thomas Jefferson. The citizens of the North-Atlantic nation are drafting a new constitution and they're opening debate over document to the public via social media. Serving in place of the State House of Philadelphia are Facebook, Twitter, Fllickr and YouTube....

3 years 5 months ago

Mayor Debate - Video

Colorado Springs is about to elect its first "Strong Mayor" after a change in government was approved by the voters. Two men will face each other in a run-off election on May 17. The choice is between Steve Bach and Richard Skorman. News First 5 sponsored an hour-long debate...

3 years 6 months ago

Runoff mayoral candidates face-off

Voters are about one month away from the runoff election to see who will be Colorado Springs' first strong mayor; and with the field narrowed down to two, we're hearing more from the two remaining candidates. They faced off for the first debate of the runoff election on Friday at...

3 years 7 months ago

Pot docs face new rules in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's dispute over which doctors can recommend medical marijuana could become more confusing this week when state health authorities consider tighter limits at the same time lawmakers debate conflicting rules. One question is whether doctors with conditions on their medical licenses - such as a surgeon...

3 years 7 months ago

Watch mayor candidates in 90 minute forum

Nine candidates for mayor in Colorado Springs gathered to answer reporter questions on February 22. The forum was sponsored by the Gazette and News First 5. Colorado Springs government is about to change, with a so-called Strong Mayor form of government, so this position is more important than ever....

3 years 8 months ago

Live Stream: Colorado Springs Mayor Debate

The nine candidates running for Colorado Springs Mayor will answer questions from reporters tonight at a public forum sponsored by News First 5 and the Gazette. Rob Quirk will moderate and reporters Jeannette Hynes and Daniel Chacon will ask questions, many of them submitted by voters. The election...

4 years 1 week ago

Bennet , Buck on "Meet the Press"

On the national NBC political Sunday morning talk show "Meet the Press", Senate-hopefuls Michael Bennet and Ken Buck discuss taxes and the economy. They also try to clear up some of the muddy waters on certain issues. David Gregory asked Buck to clarify his view on gays. Buck's answer...

4 years 1 week ago

Hickenlooper: tap PERA for business loans

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper says the state could tap part of the $33 billion state retirement fund for loans to small businesses. Hickenlooper told workers at a prescription data center on Tuesday the state should use its assets for loans. He says the state could raise $100...

4 years 1 week ago

Gubernatorial candidates debate in Pueblo

The three major candidates for Colorado's governor came together in Pueblo Tuesday night for a debate in front of a packed crowd at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. Republican candidate Dan Maes was about 25 minutes late, after getting caught in heavy traffic from a bizarre accident involving...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Giron, Ortegon face-off in Senate 3 debate

Two women running for State Senate District 3 debated in Pueblo Wednesday night. The candidates are Angela Giron (D) and Vera Ortegon (R). More than a hundred people attended the debate which was held at Pueblo Community College. Giron was appointed to the position in August, when her predecessor Abel...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Strong mayor debate takes center stage

Colorado Springs ballot initiative 300 will ask voters to create a "strong mayor" form of government, where the mayor becomes a full-time position and a member of the executive branch. It would also eliminate the city manager position. Currently, the mayor is a part-time position and part of city council,...

4 years 1 month ago

Gubernatorial debate schedule announced

The Republican and Democratic nominees for Colorado governor have agreed to a fall debate schedule. Dan Maes and John Hickenlooper will participate in 10 debates, including the Colorado Decides 2010 "Gubernatorial General Election Debate" that aired last week. The debate schedule is based on invitations to the candidates and...

4 years 2 months ago

Sheriff candidate debate set for tonight

The two Republican candidates for El Paso County sheriff will meet in a debate cosponsored by The Gazette and KOAA-TV News First 5. Sheriff Terry Maketa, who is seeking a third term as the county's top law officer, and Monument Police Chief Jake Shirk, will present their platforms and...

4 years 8 months ago

Raw milk debate spills into Capitols, courts

Debate about the health attributes and risks of raw milk is spilling into statehouses and courtrooms across the country. Proponents of unpasteurized dairy products are pushing to make them easier for consumers to buy. Supporters of the raw milk cause say the pasteurization process of heating milk to...

4 years 8 months ago

Bennet, Romanoff hold 1st debate in Senate race

In the first debate between Colorado's two Democrats running for the U.S. Senate, former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff railed against special interests that he says are subsidizing some in Congress. Sen. Michael Bennet said he wouldn't defend the Senate and should be judged on his own record. Supporters cheered...

4 years 10 months ago

Pueblo Marijuana Debate

It's a battle seemingly being fought all over the state. What to do with businesses that want to sell medical marijuana to card carrying patents? In the Pueblo City Council's case that answer seems to be to wait it out for now. "If the state is going to change the...

5 years 1 month ago

15 doctors behind most pot referrals in Colorado

Statistics from the Colorado health department show two doctors are responsible for referring more than a third of the patients on the state's medical-marijuana registry. The Denver Post reports that of the roughly 10,000 medical-marijuana patients on the registry, 75 percent received their recommendations from one of 15 doctors. ...

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