What the law’s opponents don’t seem to get is that the red flag law was designed to keep guns away from those with mental health issues.
Marijuana legalization in Colorado is 10 years old. Here’s the story of how it happened.
An oral history of Colorado’s unprecedented approval of Amendment 64, told by the people who fought for — and against — it
Colorado Springs reaches $3 million settlement in fatal police shooting of De’Von Bailey
COLORADO SPRINGS — The city of Colorado Springs has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in a civil lawsuit brought by the family of a 19-year-old Black man who died after being shot in the back by police officers in 2019. De’Von Bailey’s death spurred protests against the use of excessive force by police and […]
Colorado Springs police say mass shooting was fueled by domestic violence, identify seven people killed
A mass shooting Sunday at a Colorado Springs mobile home where family members were gathered for a birthday party was fueled by domestic violence, police said Tuesday as they formally identified the seven people killed in the massacre, including the gunman. “At the core of this horrendous act is domestic violence,” said Colorado Springs Police […]
Colorado Democrats formally introduce their transportation-fee bill with Republican, business community support
Colorado Democrats formally rolled out their massive transportation fee-implementation and spending bill on Tuesday with support from top business leaders and two Republicans, saying 2021 is the year to finally tackle the holy grail that is the state’s long standing infrastructure deficit. “This is the year we will make it happen,” Senate Majority Leader Steve […]
Carman: Some devout Catholic girls grow up to be handmaids, others proud ex-cons
When Ardeth Platte was released in 2005 after more than two years in federal prison in Danbury, Conn., she made a confession. Smiling, her eyes crinkling, she admitted to me that the nice soft sheets on the beds on the outside felt truly wonderful. The then-69-year-old Dominican nun was happy to be free, but wholly […]
Colorado Springs has big plans for its downtown. But first the city must deal with the Martin Drake Power Plant.
The Martin Drake Power Plant is as prominent as it is controversial in Colorado Springs. It’s an unmistakable landmark on the downtown horizon, especially in winter when steam from its coal-fired electric generation billows high into the air over the city’s handful of tall buildings and nearby Pikes Peak. But alongside the debate about public […]
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, one of the state’s top Republicans, on what’s ahead for the GOP, his city and his future
When John Suthers termed out of statewide office in 2015, after one of the longest runs as Colorado attorney general in state history, the powerful Republican did not slide into retirement. Within six months, he was elected mayor of the second-largest city in the state and quietly began working to jumpstart Colorado Springs’ listless recovery […]