President Obama speaks in Denver (Denver Post, Denver Business Journal). The recent listeria outbreak could become the second worst for deaths (Denver Post). The Colorado Supreme Court hears arguments regarding campaign finance (Denver Post). Congressmen ask the U.S. Department of Justice to look into actions from Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler regarding mail ballots and inactive voters (Denver Post). Colorado cities rank among the worst for traffic (Denver Post, Denver Business Journal). Colorado has lost more than 55,000 jobs in the past decade due to a trade deficit with China (Denver Business Journal). Cougars routinely show up near Front Range neighborhoods (Denver Post).

In Colorado Springs, city council has approved a special taxing district to help fund a data center park (Gazette). The new presidents of Pikes Peak Community College and Colorado College talk partnerships with the business community (Gazette). Council approves a plan for solar gardening (KXRM, Gazette). A deadline looms for medical marijuana businesses to apply for licenses (Gazette). Postal workers rallied yesterday to draw attention to legislation that they say would help, and another bill they say would hurt, the organization (Gazette, KOAA, KXRM).

In El Paso County, Sheriff Maketa expresses a desire to buy cameras and wire taps to show deputies act appropriately while carrying out court orders to seize funds at businesses (Gazette). Former meth labs may not have been officially cleaned (KOAA). Commissioners consider a moratorium on drilling (KOAA).

In Pueblo, council candidates participate in a forum (Chieftain). A group works to save a historic home (KRDO). Otero County Commissioners approve land use, and take other actions (LaJunta Tribune-Democrat).

In Trinidad, candidates for office will participate in a forum tonight (Trinidad Times-Independent). Trinidad State Junior College receives a grant (Trinidad Times-Independent). Raton hires its new city manager (Raton Range). Property taxes in Colfax County, NM drop in most areas (Raton Range).

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