U.S. Census data indicates an increase in the poor in El Paso County (Gazette). A Colorado Springs coalition hires a lobbying firm (Gazette). City Council adopts medical marijuana regulations (Gazette, KOAA, KRDO). Council also supports the notion of turning Memorial Health System into a nonprofit, an idea that gains opposition from anti-tax advocate Doug Bruce (Gazette).
The Water Quality Control Commission delays a decision regarding the planned Souther Delivery System pipeline after Pueblo's District Attorney issues a challenge (Chieftain). Pueblo Community College expects a jump in enrollment (Chieftain).
In Canon City, a council vacancy is filled (Daily Record).
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