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1 year 8 months 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...

1 year 8 months ago

Long lines greet some Colorado voters

DENVER (AP) - Voters in some Colorado counties are facing long lines and problems meeting voting requirements. Elena Nunez of the watchdog group Colorado Common Cause said some voters on Tuesday were being asked for photo identification papers, which is not required under Colorado law. Voters can still use utility...

2 years 5 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...

2 years 6 months ago

Colorado Republican caucus to play national role

Colorado's Republican caucus shifted from March to February. Local political figures expect that our caucus--only two weeks from now--will have a loud voice in the national conversation about our next president. Political analysts believe Mitt Romney could have swept the nations votes with a win South Carolina. To the surprise...

2 years 9 months ago

'Survivor' fan favorite to run for Indiana governor

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Rupert Boneham earned a nifty $1 million as the fan favorite on 2004's "Survivor: All-Stars." Now the bushy-bearded, tie-dye-wearing Boneham is hoping Indiana voters will find him just as charming. The 47-year-old Boneham announced Saturday that he's seeking the Libertarian Party nomination for Indiana governor. He told...

2 years 11 months ago

Deadline for hospital vote approaching

Few hospitals run like Memorial Health System anymore. Three decades ago as many as half of the nation's hospitals were government owned, but today less than 10 percent share that model. A change in ownership requires voter approval and Colorado Springs City Council will need to move quickly if...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Parks group drops tax effort for now

Voters will not get to decide whether to raise taxes for parks this fall. The group Great Parks Great Communities officially pulled their request for a ballot initiative at Tuesday's county commissioners meeting. They had wanted to ask voters for a dedicated sales tax increase of 15 cents on...

3 years 4 months ago

Loveland medical pot shops shutting down

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - Medical marijuana centers in Loveland have been closing shop to meet a March 1 deadline set by voters who decided in November to prohibit the businesses. The Loveland Reporter-Herald reported Sunday that most of the 11 businesses that were operating on Election Day are now...

3 years 9 months ago

Challenge to Colorado voter guide dismissed

Abortion opponents hoping Colorado officials would revise language about a ballot measure to outlaw abortion on a state voters' guide have lost their fight in court, for now. Denver District Court Judge Robert Hyatt took less than an hour Thursday to reject the attempt by abortion opponents to change...

3 years 11 months ago

Colorado awaits word on military ballot waiver

Colorado is awaiting word on whether it will be exempted from a federal requirement to mail ballots to military service members overseas 45 days before the November election. Wisconsin was notified Friday that its waiver request had been denied. If Colorado's waiver is approved, some military ballots from...

4 years 1 day ago

Aurora will vote on pot dispensary ban

The Aurora City Council wants its residents to decide whether they want to prevent medical marijuana dispensaries from ever coming to the city. The Council approved a proposal Monday to put the question of marijuana dispensaries on the November ballot. Aurora does not yet have any dispensaries. The...

4 years 1 day ago

Weld County bans new medical pot operations

The Weld County commissioners are saying "no" to any new medical marijuana operations or dispensaries in unincorporated parts of the county. The commissioners voted 5-0 Monday against allowing the cultivation, distribution or sale of medical marijuana. The exception is primary caregivers or patients who were licensed by the state...

4 years 2 months ago

Voters send message to incumbents

Yesterday's primary elections have reaffirmed the danger faced this year by congressional incumbents and candidates who were hand-picked by national party leaders. Democratic voters in Pennsylvania rejected Sen. Arlen Specter, while Arkansas Democrats forced Sen. Blanche Lincoln into a run-off. And in Kentucky, Rand Paul -- with the backing...

4 years 3 months ago

Colorado tax hike hearing at capitol

The Legislature may ask voters for permission to raise taxes whenever they choose to pay for education. The proposal is up for its first hearing Monday in the House Education Committee. It seeks to ask voters this fall if they would give the Legislature approval to raise taxes...

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