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State

    • Legislators in Congressional races work to balance duties at the statehouse (Denver Post).
    • House committee approves PERA pension change (Denver Post).
    • Prescription drug abuse on the rise (KOAA).


Regional

    • Representative Scott Tipton (R-D3) mistakenly promotes campaign event with taxpayer dollars, violating House rules (Denver Post).


Colorado Springs/El Paso County

    • Cyber attacks give rise to niche business opportunities (CSBJ*).
    • A new scanner at the Criminal Justice Center aims to catch contraband at bookings (Gazette).
    • Former CEO of Springs-based Spectranetics acquitted of all but one charge (Gazette).
    • Air Force Academy continues base readiness exercises (KKTV).
    • Streetlights still a question in the budget (KXRM).


Pueblo/Pueblo County

    • Young Pueblo drivers are among the worst in the state (KOAA).
    • Groups advocate for the demolition of contaminated buildings near the Colorado State Fair (Chieftain).
    • Cooperative Care Center opens new doors (Chieftain).
    • Power plant dedicated (Chieftain).
    • Longstanding tradition seeking the return of the USS Pueblo gets big reaction from North Korea (Chieftain).


LaJunta/Otero County


Trinidad/Las Animas County


Raton/Northern New Mexico

    • Redistricting splits Colfax County (Raton Range).
    • Raton residents face a full ballot (Raton Range).
    • Colfax County to build a new fire-training facility at Philmont Scout Camp (Raton Range).


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