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Referenda C & D offer voters tough choices

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As voters consider Referenda C and D on this November’s ballot, the fundamental choices they will make about state government are far more complex than the bumper stickers and 30-second commercials that proponents and opponents will use to influence their votes. Opponents suggest that the state budget is awash in waste – ignoring the fact… Continue Reading Referenda C & D offer voters tough choices

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Media culpa: we gave government a bad rap

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I’d like to offer a journalistic confession of sorts. Here it is: As a political and government reporter in the mainstream media around here for some years, I helped create the false impression that Colorado government is a bloated, unmanageable mess that does the citizens no good. Stories I’ve written through the years about government… Continue Reading Media culpa: we gave government a bad rap

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If you took a minute and catalogued all the leadership organizations in our area, it wouldn’t be a stretch to envision marketing the Springs as the leadership place to go in the United States. Here are the groups I know about: • Center for Creative Leadership • Catamount Institute • Colorado Springs Leadership Institute •… Continue Reading Could the Springs become leadership capital of U.S.?

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Dear Editor: TABOR author and El Paso County Commissioner Doug Bruce recently produced a flyer that lists 12 statements against Referenda C and D. Next to each statement is a paragraph describing the world according to Bruce. It is worth reading, sort of like an underground high school newspaper, inflammatory statements from a forever anti-tax… Continue Reading The choice on referenda C&D: acting together or going it alone

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Squiggles, dots, dashes and other stuff

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Jeff Rubin sweats the small stuff – like the preceding dash and the period at the end of this sentence. The publisher and owner of Put It In Writing, a Pinole, Calif.-based newsletter publisher, takes the squiggles and dots and dashes and such that we wrap around words so seriously that he created National Punctuation… Continue Reading Squiggles, dots, dashes and other stuff

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'C' and 'D' stands for chase and deliver

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In November, voters will decide whether the state can keep surplus revenue and use the money for items such as education, transportation, etc., or should give the overage back to Colorado residents. Two ballot initiatives outline what the state plans to do if it gets to keep the money. Referendum C gives the state permission… Continue Reading 'C' and 'D' stands for chase and deliver

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Web Sightings

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People of all ages are hooked on video games. In fact, recent studies have found that 83 percent of children between the ages of 8 and 18 live in a home with a video game console. And while the age of players can vary greatly, so can the content of certain video games. For this… Continue Reading Web Sightings

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The Colorado Economic Futures Panel has released its preliminary report, and it isn’t a stretch to say that the state wouldn’t be close to making the dean’s list. The panel was created last December by the University of Denver to analyze Colorado’s fiscal situation and provide a platform for discussion and possible solutions. There were… Continue Reading Economic Futures Panel concludes the state's broken and needs fixing

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Herman Trend

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Several trends point to increased use of the Internet in job searches and recruiting. However, indicators suggest that there is a disconnect that substantially inhibits the process. Forrester Research (www.forrester.com) reports that nearly half of all marketers plan to decrease spending in traditional advertising channels like magazines, direct mail and newspapers, to earmark dollars for… Continue Reading Herman Trend

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Our region has been suffering a drought for the past several years. But as we saw with recent storms this summer, the pendulum always swings back. Drought and flooding may seem like opposite ends of the spectrum. But the reality is that with our constantly changing weather patterns, our community needs to be prepared for… Continue Reading City looks to address stormwater drainage issues

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