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1 year 7 months ago

NRA Day controversy highlights political divide

COLORADO SPRINGS - El Paso County Commissioners will vote this week whether to declare Thursday as Friends of the National Rifle Association Day . The resolution of appreciation is entirely symbolic. "They're fabulous community partners," said commissioner Peggy Littleton, who doesn't mind people knowing that she carries a concealed...

1 year 8 months ago

Council Set to Vote on Fracking in City Limits

To drill or not to drill, that is the question facing Colorado Springs City Council Tuesday. Council members are voting on new regulations that would allow oil and gas drilling within city limits. In particular, the concern is over hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking. The process is already permitted...

2 years 4 days ago

El Paso County voters set election record

COLORADO SPRINGS - A record 292,698 voters cast ballots in El Paso County during in the 2012 General Election. The county election department finished the canvassing process Wednesday which officially certifies the results. The final vote tally beat the 2008 record by 17,991 votes. According to a news release...

2 years 5 months ago

Facebook wants your vote on privacy

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook is letting its nearly 1 billion users vote on changes to its privacy policy beginning on Friday. This is the second time Facebook Inc. is letting users vote on policy changes. The first time was in 2009 when Facebook was a much smaller, privately held...

2 years 6 months ago

Hickenlooper ready to start signing bills

DENVER (AP) - The Legislature has finished work and the bills have been passed. That means it's time for Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to tour the state signing bills into law to highlight the news laws he wants to draw public attention to. The tour starts Saturday afternoon in Poncha...

2 years 6 months ago

We could be voting with tablets

DENVER (AP) - Secretary of State Scott Gessler and Denver Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson are touting Denver County's plan to use tablet computers for voting. The iPad computer voting pilot project being discussed Monday is funded by the Help America Vote Act. Denver's pilot project uses new software that...

2 years 7 months ago

Will you need an ID to vote?

DENVER (AP) - Lawmakers are considering whether to ask voters to decide if people should provide their photo ID before casting ballots. The measure faces long odds Wednesday in a Senate committee controlled by Democrats. House Republicans have already passed the measure. Republicans say requiring photo IDs to vote would...

2 years 8 months ago

Democrats to hold caucuses today

DENVER (AP) - It's Super Tuesday, and Colorado isn't entirely left out of the action. Colorado Democrats hold precinct caucuses Tuesday night. Democrats are meeting four weeks after their Republican counterparts held precinct caucuses to choose presidential favorites. Democrats have no contested presidential contest, so their precinct caucuses have attracted...

2 years 8 months ago

Vote for the News 5 Elephant!

We need your help! The "News 5" elephant is campaigning for your votes to win a behind-the-scenes experience at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo for some lucky viewers. The proud designers of this one-of-a-kind elephant... News 5 Today's Adam Atchison and Jennifer Horbelt. Believe it or not, they finished their...

2 years 9 months ago

Voters could be required to show ID's

DENVER (AP) - A long-debated requirement that voters show photo IDs when they cast ballots is back before the Colorado Legislature. A state House committee planned to hear testimony Wednesday on requiring voters to show photo ID. Republicans generally support the idea, including Colorado's top elections official, Secretary of State...

3 years 3 weeks ago

CU to consider voter registration change

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Students at the University of Colorado are used to registering for classes online. School regents are considering a new option for students to register to vote at the same time. The Daily Camera newspaper reports that CU Regent Joe Neguse of Boulder will propose giving students...

3 years 4 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

Voter info cards to be mailed

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorders Office will be mailing voter information cards to citizens in the county over the next few days. The card gives voters the opportunity to update and reactivate their registration if they did not cast a ballot in the 2010 election. Voters who...

3 years 9 months ago

Colorado union workers authorize strike

PEORIA, Ill.-Union members at Caterpillar Inc. facilities in Colorado and three other states have authorized the United Auto Workers to strike if necessary. The UAW says the vote is not a reflection of how negotiations are going, and it expects to reach a deal by the time the current...

3 years 10 months ago

Proposed Memorial ballot language released

The proposed ballot language on whether or not Memorial Health Systems should become a non-profit has been made public. The language, as it's written, says the hospital will become a non-profit entity which would be independent and not under city control, which it currently is. Voters would have final say...

3 years 11 months ago

Water board President recalled

Residents of the embattled Cherokee Water District in Colorado Springs have voted overwhelmingly to recall the board President. By a margin of 82%, voters decided to oust Robert Lovato as water board President. Among other things, they initiated the recall effort following claims his position on two local water...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Candidates Trick or Treating For Votes This Weekend

DENVER (AP) - Having tried to win over undecided voters, Colorado's candidates spent yesterday trying to run up their numbers in places where they're already popular. Senate candidate Ken Buck and other Republicans were focusing on GOP-friendly turf along the Western Slope, around Colorado Springs and in Denver's southern suburbs....

4 years 1 month ago

What influences your vote?

The reason people vote is generally the same, they think it's important and want their voice heard. But why do people vote for what they vote for? Do campaign signs and advertisements really make a difference? When voters head to the polls to cast their ballot, it's a vote...

4 years 1 month ago

Early voting continues

Those who would rather not stand in line to vote on election day can cast their ballot early at several locations in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Early voting runs through Friday, October 29, except for Sunday in Colorado Springs. In Colorado Springs go to: Centennial Hall...

4 years 1 month ago

Early voting starts Monday

Those who would rather not stand in line to vote on election day can cast their ballot early at several locations in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Early voting begins Monday, October 18 and runs through Friday, October 29. In Colorado Springs go to: Centennial Hall ...

4 years 1 month ago

Negative Ads Frustrate Voters

There's less than a month to go before the elections and campaigns are trotting out the attack ads in larger numbers. Colorado Springs voters say their tone is unmistakable. "It seems like people are pretty vicious and pretty competitive in what they are trying to say," said David Zazzaro....

4 years 1 month ago

County Question 1A

Supporters of the medical marijuana industry met in downtown Colorado Springs on Thursday to kick off their "No on 1A" campaign. The opposition group calls itself Citizens for Safer Communities. They hope to encourage voters to vote against County Question 1A, which will appear on November's ballot. If...

4 years 2 months ago

Clerk clears up confusion about voter cards

The Pueblo County Clerk wants to clear up some confusion about a card all registered voters should receive in the mail. It's called a voter information card. The card lists your precinct location, party affiliation and whether you're a permanent mail-in voter. Registered voters who want to change their address,...

4 years 4 months ago

Tancredo answers critics

The path has been cleared for former republican congressman Tom Tancredo to head the American Constitution Party, as candidate for governor. Benjamin Goss resigned his candidacy on Tuesday morning, paving the way for Tancredo, who submitted the proper paperwork Tuesday. "This is it! It's all I can do!" he told...

4 years 6 months ago

Pueblo charter schools facing probation

Wednesday afternoon, the Pueblo City Schools board voted to put Cesar Chavez Academy and Dolores Huerta High on probation. The reason goes back to a state audit which criticized the school's former leaders, Lawrence and Annette Hernandez for wasting taxpayer dollars. Once the schools are served with the probation notice,...

4 years 7 months ago

Battle over redistricting begins

Redistricting--the redrawing of boundaries for political races--happens after each census. And in Colorado, the battle is off to a heated start. Republicans are opposing an attempt by Democrats to strip out limits that were placed on the role of the courts after a Denver District Court judge drew congressional...

4 years 7 months ago

Zebulon Pike trail idea gains steam

San Luis County commissioners are endorsing a proposal to establish a national historical trail honoring the route Zebulon Pike took across the Midwest and into Colorado in 1807. Pike National Historic Trail Association President Harv Hisgen is trying to convince Colorado's congressional delegation that the proposal is worthy. ...

4 years 8 months ago

Abortion ban proposal to be on Colorado ballot

A proposal to ban abortion in Colorado will be on state ballots this fall. The Secretary of State's Office said Friday that Colorado-based Personhood USA submitted enough valid signatures to put an abortion-ending proposal to a statewide vote this fall. The proposal would give unborn fetuses human rights in the...

4 years 8 months ago

Health care reform bill passes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democratic-controlled Congress has approved historic legislation extending health care to tens of millions of Americans who lack it and cracking down on insurance company abuses. The vote in the House was 219-212. Republicans were unanimously opposed. The bill now goes to President Barack Obama for...

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