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As President Joe Biden was sworn into office, Gov. Jared Polis and Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera expressed optimism about the new administration’s approach to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges.

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Andrew Wommack Ministries announced Dec. 18 that the state and Teller County Public Health abandoned their lawsuit alleging the nonprofit failed to follow guidelines meant to curtail the spread of the deadly coronavirus, which has killed more than 4,200 people in Colorado.

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As the Indy reported in August, the federal government has done little to support artists and art organizations in the face of challenges posed by COVID-19, which include widespread venue shutdowns that have forced the cancelation of live performances, art openings and more. And though Congr…

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Public safety appears to be the big winner in Mayor John Suthers 2021 budget proposal that exceeds 2020 spending by 5.3 percent. The budget was submitted to City Council Oct. 5.

The Downtown Partnership announced the weekend street closure of Tejon Street between Pikes Peak and Colorado avenues will be extended through Oct. 24, weather permitting. Dine Out Downtown, in which more than 25 restaurants offer expanded outdoor seating on sidewalks and other public spaces…

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Colorado Springs City Council appointed 11 members and two alternates to the newly-formed Law Enforcement Transparency and Accountability Commission during its Sept. 22 meeting. There is at least one representative from each of the six council districts.

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An issue committee has formed to support Mayor John Suthers' ballot measure to keep more revenue than the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights (TABOR) would otherwise allow. Meantime, backers of the "real" Protect Our Parks will try to push their measure despite a lack of funding.

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Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold said Sept. 12 that she would file a lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service to try to stop it from sending a mailer to all voters nationwide that contains inaccurate voter information for multiple states, including Colorado.

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The state of Colorado is preparing to issue three weeks of unemployment checks due to President Donald Trump's executive order to pay $300 a week to those who qualify. The payments will come amidst Congress' failed efforts to reach an agreement regarding the continuation of the $600 per week…

Gregg Deal of Peyton won $10,000 from the Art on the Streets program, a first-place award for his mural, “Take Back the Power.” Deal is an indigenous artist from the Pyramid Lake Paiute tribe. His 77-foot work at the northeast corner of 3 N. Tejon St. is a portrait of his oldest daughter. Th…

Back in December 2013, the city of Colorado Springs got word the state was willing to pump $120.5 million of state sales tax into four tourist attractions, collectively dubbed City for Champions. The plan was to have all four open within five years.

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The coronavirus sickens people of color in Colorado at a higher rate than their representation in the population, according to data released on Aug. 20 by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, bolstering other data nationwide that shows similar findings.

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Progress on the Prospect Land Beach House in Memorial Park recently got a boost from a $316,100 Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) grant.

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A communitywide COVID-19 testing facility opened at The Citadel mall Aug. 11, but those tested on that day were called back for a second test due to concerns over sample corruption due to improper storage temperatures maintained by the contractor, Mako Medical. Tests are free and are adminis…

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Gov. Jared Polis issued a proclamation declaring Aug. 14 Victor L. Vela and Marta Moreno Day. The two activists were honored for sparking a Latino movement in Colorado four decades ago when they created the activist group El Comité De Longmont in the wake of the shootings of two unarmed youn…

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The city of Colorado Springs posted a Request for Information Aug. 3, seeking to identify qualified firms for development and operation of the Westside Community Center. Responses are due Sept. 1, after which the city will consider whether to issue a formal Request for Proposals.Woodmen Vall…

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On Aug. 3, local activist organizations the Empowerment Solidarity Network and MOVE organized a protest to commemorate the one-year anniversary of De’Von Bailey’s shooting by Colorado Springs police officers Alan Van’t Land and Blake Evenson. The protest took place in Van’t Land’s neighborho…