The Denver Post reports on a rise in child poverty rates in the state.

In Colorado Springs, candidates for El Paso County sheriff debate a second time (Gazette). The candidates also spoke to KKTV. City Council looks to enact medical marijuana regulations (Gazette).

In Pueblo, City Council approved medical marijuana licensing, and is calling on the federal government for comprehensive immigration reform (Chieftain).

Otero County unemployment numbers are up (LaJunta Tribune-Democrat).

Candidates for various offices in and around Las Animas County held a televised debate (Trinidad Times-Independent). Las Animas County commissioners take a look at two ballot measures, one pertaining to the state owned nursing home, the other regarding medical marijuana (Times-Independent). The A.R. Mitchell Museum in Trinidad will soon receive three new original Mitchell paintings (Times-Independent).

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