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Springs has a different image now

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Recently, on a quick driving trip into the mountains, we made a conscious decision to inject Colorado Springs into every conversation with strangers, just to see what the reaction would be. It’s usually worth the effort anyway, even without an ulterior motive. But this time the intent was simply to gauge whether the response would… Continue Reading Springs has a different image now

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Regarding Amendment 64 on the November ballot, the arguments for passing a constitutional amendment that would forever alter the state’s fabric have significant holes that the public must understand. First, we continue to hear that marijuana is not addictive. This argument is often combined with the term “harmless.” But the quality of marijuana has changed… Continue Reading 64: It’s not the answer

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It’s been a tough week for Colorado Springs Utilities. Continue Reading Utilities faces new hurdles

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State moves toward new insurance standards

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Health insurance plans will soon have more benefits — coverage for pediatric dental and vision care, mental health care and rehabilitative services. Continue Reading State moves toward new insurance standards

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Manitou Springs small-business owner Safron Neusaenger took a call this week from a vendor who said her debit card only covered half of what she owed. Continue Reading Small businesses’ injuries hard to treat

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Back in 2000, the rural intersection where Woodmen Road ran into U.S. Highway 24 felt like a good start toward Kansas. Continue Reading Houses ‘selling like hotcakes’ in Meridian Ranch

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Just how big is the city’s backlog of unfunded capital improvement projects? According to the city’s 2012 final budget document, it’s $2.8 billion. Continue Reading Infrastructure needs grow into the billions

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CST seeks businesses to participate in card program

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The nonprofit fire-victim assistance organization, Colorado Springs Together, is asking businesses to participate in a discount shopping-card program that will aid 1,700 families affected by the fire. CST, a partnership among the city, community organizations and business owners, aims to aid victims while bolstering local business, said spokesman John Henry. He said the number of… Continue Reading CST seeks businesses to participate in card program

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Maketa deserves open-minded voters

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Hard to believe, but five weeks from now, mail ballots for the 2012 general election will arrive at thousands of homes across Colorado Springs. That means the time is now for voters to begin making judgments on the ballot measures that often have direct effect on all of us. Since the Business Journal’s ownership change,… Continue Reading Maketa deserves open-minded voters

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We need to raise ethical expectations

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Just as behavioral economists incorporate the insights of psychologists in their economic models to portray a more accurate picture of human behavior in the marketplace and predict trends, commentators should be concerned to focus on ethical issues that are ignored when corporate lawyers sanction the behavior of their clients. As Michael Rothfeld reports in the… Continue Reading We need to raise ethical expectations

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