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Iraqi refugee sentenced to 45 years in prison for shooting Colorado Springs police officer in the head

Karrar Noaman Al Khammasi was convicted in June of attempted murder and other charges in the 2018 shooting that left Officer Cem Duzel with a serious brain injury

Crime and Courts

Planned Parenthood shooting suspect ruled incompetent by federal judge

Robert Dear, 63, is accused of killing three people and wounding eight others during the Nov. 27, 2015, attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs.

Crime and Courts

Two years into Colorado’s home school boom, pandemic uncertainties bring new families into the fold

The state’s population of home-school students doubled in the year after the pandemic hit classrooms. The growth could be long-lasting.

Education

As aquifers drain, El Paso County is hoping a nearly endless loop of water can fight future shortages

Could a $134 million pipeline recycling suburban water help wean communities off depleted aquifer sources? The latest complex solution for the arid, fast-growing West.

Environment

Life after coal: How workers at Colorado Springs’ shuttered power plant are transitioning to new careers

Chris Cox worked at the Martin Drake Power Plant for 10 years. He's among 80 people finding new jobs as power companies switch to cleaner fuels.

Environment

An obituary for coal at the Martin Drake Power Plant in Colorado Springs, by the numbers

Final burn of black carbon at the Colorado Springs Utility plant prompts a reckoning of its impact on the mechanical and environmental worlds.

Energy

Inside Colorado’s attempt to police the growing number of homeless camps in national forests

More homeless camps have been popping up in Colorado’s national forests during the pandemic

Outdoors

Racial segregation is getting worse in big U.S. cities — except for Colorado Springs

Among the 113 largest cities examined by researchers for a decade only two qualified as "integrated." One of them was Colorado Springs. Denver ranked as "highly segregated"

Housing

Pikes Peak “bolt war” pits veteran climbers against each other on America’s Mountain

Two long-time climbers are removing fixed protection installed by author of new guidebook to Pikes Peak climbing routes.

Outdoors

What should Colorado’s new Department of Early Childhood look like? Leaders want parent, teacher say.

With three months to figure out the department’s structure, the state wants to know how to improve preschool services and financial aid for families.

Education

Colorado Springs officer who said “Kill Them All” at protest against racial injustice sued for excessive force

A woman alleges Keith Wrede ambushed her and a friend from behind after police ordered them and other protesters to disperse

Crime and Courts

Billionaire Phil Anschutz and his wife are suing Colorado for a tax refund. How much they want is a secret.

Anschutz and his wife, Nancy, claim that changes in the federal tax code made through the CARES Act entitle them to lower taxes in previous years

Politics and Government

A Colorado hospital charged $722.50 to push medicine through an IV. Twice.

In Colorado, the average charge for the code corresponding to pushing drugs into an IV has nearly tripled since 2014, and the dollars hospitals actually get for it has doubled. In Colorado Springs specifically, the cost for IV pushes rose even more sharply than it did statewide.

Health

“Finding out that we are all human”: COVID-19 brought Colorado teachers back to the basics of connecting with kids

Teachers learned lessons of their own during the pandemic. They’ll return next year with new ways to educate and a focus on relationships.

Education

Hundreds mourn Colorado Springs shooting victims at candlelight vigil

Police said the shooting was an act of domestic violence

Crime and Courts

Former staffer sues Doug Lamborn, claims he took a “reckless and dangerous” approach to coronavirus

The legal action also accuses Lamborn of using his position in Congress to benefit his family, making staff run errands for his wife. The Colorado Springs Republican denies the allegations.

Politics and Government

Colorado Springs police say mass shooting was fueled by domestic violence, identify seven people killed

“At the core of this horrendous act is domestic violence,” said Colorado Springs Police Department Chief Vince Niski

Crime and Courts

7 killed, including suspected gunman, in mass shooting at Colorado Springs birthday party

The suspected gunman was a boyfriend of one of the female victims. Authorities say he walked inside the home "and began shooting people at the party before taking his own life."

Crime and Courts

Man gets 60 years for 1988 slaying of Colorado Springs woman

James Papol, who was 15 when he attacked 24-year-old Mary Lynn Vialpando in an alley

Crime and Courts

Jill Biden thanks military spouses in Colorado for their service

The First Lady is set to speak at Fort Carson military base near Colorado Springs ahead of Military Spouse Appreciation Day on Friday

Politics and Government
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