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UCCS student government hosts regent candidate debate Monday

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs student government will host a debate among at-large candidates for a seat on the University of Colorado Board of Regents. The one-hour debate is at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 in Centennial Hall, Room 108 on the UCCS campus, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway. Parking will be available in lots… Continue Reading UCCS student government hosts regent candidate debate Monday

State employees are under the microscope in Colorado as lawmakers tackle broad revisions to employee protections that haven’t been changed in decades. But don’t expect the fireworks other states have seen when revising how state employees are hired and fired. The Colorado overhaul has bipartisan support, and the state’s public employee union says it likes… Continue Reading Colo. workers’ seniority, pay rules up for debate

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CU officials to try again on tuition increases

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University of Colorado officials say they plan to try again after a plan to raise tuition nearly 16 percent ran into opposition. Republican Regent Sue Sharkey told lawmakers on the House Education Committee on Monday that regents are backing off the increase because of a public outcry over plans to use some of the money… Continue Reading CU officials to try again on tuition increases

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Suthers, Polis debate legalizing marijuana

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Colorado’s most prominent politicians for and against legalizing marijuana are talking about the question today in Vail. Democratic Rep. Jared Polis and Republican Attorney General John Suthers are among the participants in a discussion at the Vail Symposium. Polis says the federal government should end marijuana prohibition and let states decide whether to allow the… Continue Reading Suthers, Polis debate legalizing marijuana

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About 500 people turned out to watch the final debate between mayoral candidates Steve Bach and Richard Skorman Monday night at the Pikes Peak Center. Candidates squared off on a myriad of business and social issues during the event, which was sponsored by Colorado Springs Community Forum, a component fund of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation.… Continue Reading Watch highlights of this week’s mayoral debate

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Bennet, Buck face off in 3rd debate

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Colorado’s Senate candidates are facing off as both face questions about previous jobs. Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet meets Republican Ken Buck Thursday in Pueblo for their third debate. The meeting comes as political allies on both sides ramp up attacks about past jobs. A Democratic-leaning group started airing ads this week attacking Buck for a… Continue Reading Bennet, Buck face off in 3rd debate

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Colo. Senate candidates to hold 2nd debate

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A second Senate debate between Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet and Republican Ken Buck has been set for Friday. The Gazette newspaper and KOAA-TV are sponsoring the forum in Colorado Springs. Last weekend, Bennet and Buck debated for the first time in Grand Junction. The candidates sparred over government spending. Bennet says the nation needs to… Continue Reading Colo. Senate candidates to hold 2nd debate

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