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Just look at them. They are men of principle, to be sure. They are strong-willed, strong-minded and have spines of steel. They are not to be messed with. Unfortunately for us, they’re also easily blinded by ideology and appear to lack much common sense. That’s right: I’m talking about our very own Colorado Springs City… Continue Reading Mayor, council send the wrong message ­— again

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If the Citizens’ Commission on Ownership and Governance of Memorial Health System is supposed to be an objective body, then the recent sudden resignation of its chairman can only help. Stephen Hyde would disagree, but both his actions and words left little doubt about his bent. As the Business Journal’s Amy Gillentine reported last month,… Continue Reading When facts don’t line up

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Independent board needed for CSU

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A critical vote is coming on the $1.2 billion Southern Delivery System, and I’m hoping it passes. Actually, I can hardly imagine it failing. As a result, Colorado Springs water rates will be going up in the next two years, climbing from an average of $36.86 to $46.24. Additional votes will be needed for additional… Continue Reading Independent board needed for CSU

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It’s nearly 200 pages long and chock-full of well-intentioned ideas on how to tackle one of our most intractable problems. Adopted in early 2009, the “10-Year Blueprint to Serve Every Homeless Citizen in the Pike’s Peak Region” reflects the sort of thinking that leaves you believing something good is right around the corner. The economic… Continue Reading Much remains missing from homeless strategy

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What makes Colorado Springs different than other cities in America? How do you describe the Springs to people who don’t live here? What sets us apart? Those are some of the questions that the editors and reporters who work here asked themselves recently as we explored whether we were tracking the right “beats,” those areas… Continue Reading In print, online, why our coverage is now different

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With deficits swelling everywhere, local and state governments this year have been dealing with the mother of budgeting headaches. Lawmakers in Denver, having already cut education funding, among other areas, were at one point considering whether to hack another $1.5 billion from the state’s $18 billion budget. Whether they go that far was up in… Continue Reading Opinion: Budget shortfall brings out best, worst in us

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When Greg Ballard, a retired Marine lieutenant colonel, became mayor of Indianapolis in 2008, few people had any idea who he was, nor did they care. They were just glad to get rid of the “bum” in office, a man who had been honest in telling them he needed to raise their taxes to pay… Continue Reading Just what should Springs look for in ‘strong mayor’?

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USOC: On road to recovery?

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Scott Blackmun, on the job as CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee since January, was finally, formally introduced to the community at a reception last week at the Carriage Museum at the Broadmoor. In attendance: assorted local luminaries, elected officials, a few Olympic stars and, the one guy in the room with undeniable gravitas, former… Continue Reading USOC: On road to recovery?

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UC tuitions on way up

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In-state undergraduate students at the University of Colorado will pay 7 percent to 9 percent more in tuition at the Boulder, Colorado Springs and Denver campuses starting this fall. The Board of Regents approved the increases Monday on an 8-1 vote. Out-of-state undergraduates will pay 2 percent to 5 percent more. CU system officials say… Continue Reading UC tuitions on way up

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If your mother tells you she loves you, check it out. Generations of reporters have been raised on that journalistic bromide, and now, after suffering an embarrassing mistake in full public view, Mike Kazmierski has come to embrace it, too. Kazmierski, the head of the Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp., got burned last month… Continue Reading Opinion: EDC to ramp up vetting

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