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For the past year, a team of nearly 40 people have watched about 300 films made by women and narrowed a select 34 films for the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival, which begins this weekend in Colorado Springs. The festival, in its 24th year, begins with a gala Nov. 4 and continues throughout the weekend… Continue Reading Weekend of films made by women, 24th Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival

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With immigration slowing, babies born in the U.S. rather than newly arrived Mexican immigrants are now driving most of the fast growth in the Latino population. A new analysis of census data highlights a turning point in Hispanics’ rapid U.S. growth. Demographers point to the potential for broader political impact as U.S.-born Mexican-Americans widen their… Continue Reading Births, not new immigrants, push US Latino growth

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A constitutional amendment to repeal Colorado’s gay marriage ban and replace it with language saying marriage is allowed regardless of sex could be headed to the 2012 ballot. A state title board will review language next week to clear the proposal for ballots. If approved, supporters would have to collect about 86,000 signatures to put… Continue Reading Gay marriage could be on Colo. ballots

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Synthetic pot ban up for CO vote

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A state ban on synthetic marijuana is up for a vote in the Colorado Senate. The bill that will be debated today would outlaw several chemicals used to make synthetic cannabinoids. The chemicals are widely available on the Internet and mimic the effects of marijuana in products called “Spice” or “K2.” The legality of the… Continue Reading Synthetic pot ban up for CO vote

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House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that private talks with President Barack Obama failed to produce a deal to avoid a government shutdown and warned that the House Republicans “will not be put in a box” of accepting options they refuse to endorse. Short of an agreement to cover the rest of the budget year,… Continue Reading No deal to avoid shutdown after White House meeting

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The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs landed twice on the annual rankings list of graduate programs from U.S. News & World Report. The School of Public Affairs – with programs at UCCS and CU Denver – ranked 32nd nationally. Four CU campuses received 37 mentions in the 2012 edition of Best Graduate Schools. Nine ranked… Continue Reading UCCS grabs two spots on U.S. News and World rankings

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Two years after Operation 6035 was launched, a key group is being formed to implement its recommendations. Other than that, there’s little hard evidence of any progress since the initial economic development strategy was published. Phil Lane was appointed to head the operation in February 2010, and he acknowledged the program hasn’t unfolded as swiftly… Continue Reading 2 years after launch, 6035 creeping at a glacial pace

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Blue Star Recyclers puts disabled to work

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By Dennis Huspeni To anyone else, the huge pile of old computers stacked at Blue Star Recyclers looks like trash. But Bill Morris sees something else in that jumbled pile — jobs. And the bigger Morris can make that pile, the more jobs Blue Star can create. “That’s our mission statement,” said Morris, Blue Star’s… Continue Reading Blue Star Recyclers puts disabled to work

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Recession meant cuts to diversity programs

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The economic slowdown meant less spending on diversity programs at area corporations. Diversity remains important to many of these companies, but efforts are more “targeted,” or “streamlined,” and their recruiters are trying to make better use of the Internet rather than, say, attending or hosting job fairs for minorities. The effect shows up clearly in… Continue Reading Recession meant cuts to diversity programs

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Immigrant-rights advocates welcomed a federal judge’s decision last month to temporarily block Arizona’s immigration law. But the ruling appears to have only strengthened the resolve of anti-immigration forces to pass similar legislation in Colorado and elsewhere. The legislation, blocked by the judge before it could go into effect, would have given law enforcement sweeping new… Continue Reading Colo. lawmakers likely to introduce immigration reforms

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