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Get out and vote on Tuesday: Yes on C&D

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Since this is my last column before Referenda C and D get passed by voters, I figured I had better remind everyone to vote on Tuesday. One of last week’s front page stories in CSBJ provided information about what happens to the growth in our state if C and D pass or fail. The good… Continue Reading Get out and vote on Tuesday: Yes on C&D

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Get out and vote on Tuesday: No on C&D

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In the next week, we as Coloradoans have the opportunity to choose the kind of state we want. When you cast your ballot, I strongly urge you to vote against Referenda C and D. I oppose these two measures because together they will cost more than $3,200 per working family of four over five years… Continue Reading Get out and vote on Tuesday: No on C&D

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Before discussing vouchers, let’s first discuss kids. Are enough kids in Colorado Springs learning enough, and are they learning it well enough and fast enough? Are we satisfied with the quantity and quality of what our kids are learning in school? If the answer is “yes,” then is that conclusion based on facts or perception?… Continue Reading Vouchers not ‘the’ answer, they are ‘an’ answer

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Don’t use public money for private schooling

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The concept of funding private school education with public money is materially flawed. I suggest that after fair consideration of the several flaws discussed in this article, all or any of which is fatal, it appears that this concept is not worthy of serious consideration. Fatal Flaw No. 1 Unfair Competition – An Uneven Playing… Continue Reading Don’t use public money for private schooling

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Links in Montana were highlight of last season

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Buffalo Hill Golf Club in Kalispell, Mont. As I look back over this past season there are many golf adventures that come to mind. However, one stands out above the others. This summer I, along with five other golf writers and photographers, was invited to fly to northern Montana, the Big Sky state, to review… Continue Reading Links in Montana were highlight of last season

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Everyone responsible for ensuring change

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Ed Barlow was in town last week to talk about preparing for a 21st-century economy. Being out of town last week is the only excuse other than being in the hospital that I will accept for not attending Ed Barlow’s talk on “Preparing the Pikes Peak Area for a 21st Century Economy.” The event was… Continue Reading Everyone responsible for ensuring change

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Righting a resume? Don’t write a wrong

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If you’re one of the increasing number of people who has developed a fondness for the latest buzzwords or power phrases, you might want to reconsider – at least when it comes to typing up your resume. Laura Morsch of CareerBuilder.com recently posted a story about words that could hurt rather than help your chances… Continue Reading Righting a resume? Don’t write a wrong

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As I related a couple of weeks ago, New Orleans CityBusiness is a sister publication of CSBJ. As the staff CityBusiness was scattered across the country because of Hurricane Katrina, our parent company, Dolan Media, started trying to find “fits” for New Orleans’ staffers who might be able to fill openings at other papers. Here… Continue Reading The real Katrina story, from a real Katrina victim

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C&D right thing to do

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Dear Editor: Budget issues are not interesting. The problem with Referenda C&D is they are complicated. Most of us do not want to learn about public financing until it changes our family’s quality of life. The truth and some good analysis about C&D are finally available. As the Gazette has stated, this is not a… Continue Reading C&D right thing to do

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On Sept. 1, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a report with far-reaching implications for employers, workers and educators. While the pre-Katrina report announced that the unemployment rate had dropped to a four-year low of 4.9 percent, the average time that the 7.4 million unemployed spent searching for work in August was 18.9 weeks –… Continue Reading As unemployment falls, class of 'skill-handicapped' will grow

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